Privacy Policy

The effective date is Sept 16, 2020

Cookies and similar technologies are used on the websites of the company REFINERY22.

Cookies are files deposited and stored, subject to your choice, on your device (smartphone, tablets, computer, etc.) when browsing on one of our sites or on third-party sites and applications. Cookies are a common technology that can’t damage your device, they only serve to store information to give you the best possible experience on our sites. Access to cookies is limited to sites that emit them and cannot be read by third-party sites. Cookies issued by our sites do not store any personal information, passwords, or credit card numbers.


The cookies we issue on our sites are used to recognize the user’s terminal when they visit one of our sites in order to:

  • Optimize the presentation of our sites to your device’s display preferences (display resolution, operating system used, etc.) during your visits depending on the hardware and software for viewing or playback in your device.
  • To allow you to access reserved and personal spaces on our sites, such as your personal account based on the information you may have given us if you have created an account (from which you can access content reserved for you).
  • To make it easier for you to stay connected or access your account or subscription.
  • To establish statistics and volumes of attendance and use of our sites.
  • To put security measures in place (for example, to ask you to re-login after a certain amount of time on one of our sites).

When you have subscribed to one of our online services R22’s subscription, Newsletters, etc.), identify yourself on our sites and gather information to help us and our partners get to know you better.

To adapt the advertising content of our sites, as well as the advertising and promotional emails that may be sent to you by Refinery22, to your interests.


Some cookies deposited and/or read from our sites are issued by third parties. They can then access and read the information contained in these cookies.

These cookies issued by third parties are of different natures. We can distinguish, among other things:

Cookies issued by advertisers or advertising intermediaries that are directly embedded in advertisements displayed on our sites.

Because of third-party applications built into our sites, some cookies may be issued by other entities. These third-party apps allow visitors to share content on our sites, such as Facebook’s “Share” or “Like” buttons, or “Twitter,” “Google” buttons, etc. The third-party providing one of these applications is likely to identify you through its apps and cookies, even if you did not use these applications when you visited our sites, simply because you have an account open on your device with the third party concerned. We have no control over the process used by these third parties to collect this information and invite you to consult their privacy policies on their respective sites.


You’d probably rather see or receive offers of products and services that match what you’re interested in than offers that are of no interest to you.

Our goal is to present you with the most relevant advertising content possible. To this end, cookie technology allows us to determine in real-time what content to display at a terminal, based on the information we have on that device or recipient.

If your device is used by multiple people and the same terminal has multiple browsers, we cannot certainly ensure that the advertising content intended for your device or that will be sent to you by email corresponds well to your own use of that terminal and not that of another user of that terminal. If so, sharing your device’s use with others and setting your browser settings for cookies is your free choice and responsibility.


When you have subscribed to one of our online services (subscription to the Refinery22, newsletters, etc.), we are likely, subject to your choices, to associate browsing information relating to your terminal, processed by the cookies we issue, with the information we hold about you lawfully in order to send you, for example, advertising or promotional emails or to display on your terminal advertising content adapted to your interests.

We may also use data about you collected from third parties.

You can ask at any time to stop receiving advertising or promotional emails tailored to your interests:

By clicking on the opt-out link included in all of our advertising or promotional emails.

By contacting us directly and free of charge at [email protected]

You can ask at any time to stop displaying advertising content tailored to your interests by opposing the use of cookies to adapt to this display.


When you access a third-party site or app containing advertising or promotional space running one of our advertising operations, our advertising content may contain a cookie and/or use a cookie previously registered on your device.

These cookies allow us, subject to your choices, to:

  • Recognize your device’s browser
  • Counting the number of views and activations of our advertising content on third-party sites or applications, identifying that content and sites and applications, and determining the number of users who clicked on each content;
  • To calculate the sums due to the actors of the advertising channel (communication agency, advertising agency, website, or broadcaster application)
  • To establish statistics
  • To adapt the presentation of our site to which one of our advertising content leads:
    • Depending on your device’s display preferences (language used, display resolution, operating system used, etc.)
    • Depending on the hardware and playback software in your device
    • Depending on the location data (longitude and latitude) that are transmitted to us (or to our service providers) by your terminal with your prior consent
    • Track your device’s subsequent browsing on sites or apps or other advertising content.

How to manage and oppose the use of cookies?

We have a legitimate interest in depositing cookies on your device. Thus, continuing your browsing on our sites on a page other than this page, you consent to the use of these cookies on these sites.

However, if you wish, you may refuse the use of cookies or, after giving your consent, withdraw this consent partially or completely through the means mentioned above.

If you accept the filing and playback of cookies on your device, cookies embedded in the pages and content you have viewed can be stored temporarily in a dedicated space in your terminal. They will be readable only by their transmitter.

If you refuse this repository or read, or if you delete cookies that have been deposited on your device, the normal operation of our sites is likely to be hindered. This could be the case if you are trying to access your account or subscription, which requires you to identify yourself and allow you to stay connected by browsing from page to page. This could also be the case when we or our service providers will not be able to recognize, for technical compatibility purposes, the type of browser used by your device, its language and display settings, or the country from which your device appears to be connected to the Internet. If so, we do not accept responsibility for the consequences of the degraded operation of our sites resulting from the inability of us to register or consult the cookies necessary for their operation and which you have refused or deleted.

That being said, you can express and modify your cookie wishes at any time, by the means described below.


The configuration of your browser may not allow you to object to the use of certain cookies or similar technologies.

You can set up your browser so that cookies are stored in your device or, on the contrary, rejected, either systematically or according to their sender.

You can also set up your browser so that you may be offered the acceptance or rejection of cookies on an ad hoc basis before a cookie is likely to be registered in your device. This manipulation can be done at any time.

The configuration of each browser is different. We invite you to check out your browser’s help menu, which will let you know how to change your cookie’s wishes.


When you browse one of our sites, the following cookies can be dropped off and/or read on your device. This table is not exhaustive and does not list, in particular, cookies and similar technologies that can be integrated by third parties into the advertising content they display on our sites.


These cookies are used to perform statistical analyses of how visitors to our sites behave on it. The results of these analyses are treated anonymously and for statistical purposes to improve their experience on our sites and appreciate the interest generated by our sites.



Description: Google Analytics published by Google Inc. is our audience measurement solution. Google has developed a complementary browser module for deactivating Google Analytics. To do this, it is necessary to download and install this module for the browser by clicking here. For more information about Google’s analytics cookies, you can also view Google Analytics’ privacy rules on the page at


These cookies are used by third parties such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest to share our content and target ads on these networks.



Description: The Facebook Like sharing button displayed on our pages is hosted by Facebook. Facebook is therefore likely to drop a cookie on your device even if you don’t have a Facebook account. The Facebook log in log button allows Facebook to associate a cookie with your Facebook account. For more information, see



Description: The Instagram sharing button on our pages is hosted by Instagram. Instagram is therefore likely to drop a cookie on your device even if you don’t have an Instagram account. The Instagram login button allows Instagram to associate a cookie with your Instagram account to secure your connection. For more information, see



Description: The Twitter sharing button on our pages is hosted by Twitter. Twitter is therefore likely to drop a cookie on your device even if you don’t have a Twitter account. The Login Twitter connection button allows Twitter to associate a cookie with your Twitter account and thus secure your connection. For more information, see



Description: The Pinterest sharing button on our pages is hosted by Pinterest. Pinterest is therefore likely to deposit a cookie on your device even if you don’t have a Pinterest account.


Some cookie issuers offer cookies management tools. These are mentioned in the table below.

Some tools on the Internet can also help you control the use that is made of advertising cookies on and from your devices, such as

Your Online Choices (accessible at