Terms starting with a capital letter and not defined in this document have the meanings of the terms defined in the Terms of Service.
A cookie (hereinafter “Web Cookies”) is a small text file stored on the hard drive of a user’s terminal (PC, Smartphone, etc.) when he/she visits a website. Cookies are designed to contain a small amount of data attached to the user’s terminal, and can only be read by the website server that deposited them. Cookies allow a website to provide a page customized to a specific user, to recognize previous settings and to facilitate the browsing experience. Web pages can also contain scripts that are able, thanks to cookies, to send browsing information and setting preferences from one visit to a website (or related website) to the next visit.
A cookie can be categorized based on its lifetime and domain to which it belongs.
The lifetime of a cookie is either:
Domain refers to either:
Third-party websites can store or access cookies from the hard drive of your terminal when you visit our website, or collect the unique identifier of your cell phone when you visit the HAPPN Application, in order to track your browsing habits, measure audiences and/or for targeted advertising purposes.
Web Cookies that are essential for HAPPN to provide access to its website and its features do not require any consent. They are stored on the hard drive of your terminal as soon as you connect to the HAPPN website from your PC, cell phone or any other device.
However, Web Cookies used for targeted advertising purposes or for audience measurements are only placed or read on your terminal's hard drive when you have given your explicit consent and/or when you continue to browse the HAPPN website after ignoring the cookie banner.
When you install the HAPPN Application, you agree to the collection of the unique advertising identifier of your cell phone by the Tracking tools of the Application, in order to receive personalized advertising, unless you configure your terminal to object to such targeted advertising (see “Managing your cookies and Mobile Identifiers”). Equally, by installing the HAPPN Application, you agree to the use of your Mobile Identifiers for audience measurement purposes.
Consent is also not required for other uses of Mobile Identifiers when they are essential for the operation of the HAPPN Application, as their use is required to guarantee access to and the stable functioning of the Services.
Mandatory cookies (for example, see below SECURITY and SYSTEM cookies): these may be used for authentication or security purposes. They are mandatory for the operation of some features of the website or the HAPPN Application, and for security reasons.
Functional cookies (for example, see below LANGUAGE cookies): these cookies improve and optimize the users’ experience on the HAPPN website by, for example, remembering the preferred language of users when they browse the website.
Advertising cookies (see below ADVERTISING cookies): these cookies collect information about your browsing habits and interests in order to offer you relevant ads.
Audience-measurement cookies (see below MEASUREMENT cookies): they are used to obtain information on the browsing history of users, to analyze traffic on the website or the HAPPN Application and for audience measurement purposes (for example, cookies collect information on the pages visited (number of visits, etc.). Information collected is anonymized and aggregated, which allows us to improve the functioning of our services.
All information on Web Cookies and Tracking tools of the Application are detailed in the list below, particularly in terms of their purpose and retention times.
8.1 Web Cookies
Cookies indicated below in bold are proprietary cookies. Cookies indicated below in blue are third-party cookies.
Company: Google Analytics
Refuse the cookies of Google Analytics: download and install opt-out module of Google Analytics
Refuse Realytics cookies: Realytics.io/Optout
Refuse Youtube cookies: refuse third-party cookies via the settings on your browser. Some identifiers are pixels. You cannot refuse third-party pixels; however, when refusing third-party cookies, you prevent the pixels from tracking your activity via the cookies.
Third-party purpose: Google uses these cookies and pixels for advertising purposes and/or to measure audiences.
Refuse Google cookies: refuse third-party cookies via the settings on your browser. Some identifiers are pixels. You cannot refuse third-party pixels; however, when refusing third-party cookies, you prevent the pixels from tracking your activity via the cookies.
*Google Analytics does not allow HAPPN to reduce the retention time to less than two years.
**This is the reason why HAPPN allows its partners to store the cookies indicated in blue.
8.2 Tracking tools of the Application
9.1 Web Cookies
When visiting the website of HAPPN for the first time, a cookie banner lets you accept or refuse any Web Cookies that are not essential for the stable operation of the website.
By continuing to browse the HAPPN website, you agree to the creation and use of all Web Cookies listed in this document. However, you can refuse/disable these Web Cookies at any time, with the exception of Web Cookies required for the stable operation of the website.
Regarding proprietary cookies that are not required for the operation of the website, you can disable them by following the procedures detailed in the list of Web Cookies above. Our partner websites provide a step-by-step procedure showing how to refuse their cookies.
In addition, you can refuse most behavioral advertising cookies via the following links:
For third-party cookies, you can configure your browser settings to refuse third-party cookies.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT BLOCK AND DISABLE ALL COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER’S SETTINGS. In fact, if you block all cookies, our website may not operate properly, and you may not be able to use some of its features.
9.2. Mobile Identifiers
Mobile Identifiers are collected and used for as long as the HAPPN Application is installed on your device.
If you do not want HAPPN to collect and use your Mobile Identifiers, you should not install the HAPPN Application on your device.
With the exception of Tracking tools used for advertising purposes, all Tracking tools of the Application listed above are essential for the stable operation and use of the Services of the Application you have subscribed to.
Regarding Tracking tools for advertising purposes, you can configure your device to refuse personalized advertising:
(In the event of any changes, go to: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205223) .
(In the event of any changes, go to: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/6048248?hl=fr).
Disabling the personalization of advertising will not disable advertising on the HAPPN Application: however, you will only see non-personalized ads.
Otherwise, you can download the AppChoices Application (https://youradchoices.com/appchoices) which allows you to select which advertisers are authorized to collect your advertising preferences.
You can stop the tracking tools of the Application from using your Mobile Identifiers at any time by un-installing/deleting the Application from your device.
For the attention of the Data Protection Officer
8 rue du Sentier 75002, Paris,
HAPPN, a company with a capital of €36,982.92 registered under the number 535 217 723 in the Paris Trade and Companies Register. The company’s headquarters are located at 8 rue du Sentier 75002 Paris, France, and it is represented by its CEO, Mr. Didier Rappaport.