Subject to your consent where required by applicable law, our website uses cookies and similar technologies (“Cookies”).

This Cookie Policy (the “Policy”) describes how HCI (“HCI” or “we”) is committed to respecting your privacy in relation to its use of cookies on this website, accessible at (the “Site”).

Before using our Site, please read the Cookie Policy (including the Online Privacy Policy) carefully. If you do not accept this Cookie Policy or the Pernod Ricard Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy or the Pernod Ricard Privacy Policy at any time. Such changes would come into force in the near future in order to take into account the provisions on e-privacy regulations currently under discussion in the EU Parliament, as well as recommendations from data protection authorities.

Personal Data for the purpose of this Cookie Policy means any information that can be used to personally identify or contact the user via the Internet or offline. This information includes data such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, demographic information such as date of birth, age, gender, and habits or preferences regarding the linking of said data with personally identifiable information (collectively, “Personal Data”).

We will notify the user, by appropriate means, of any material/fundamental changes to this Cookie Policy or Pernod Ricard’s Privacy Policy. We also encourage you to periodically read this Cookie Policy or Pernod Ricard’s Privacy Policy to ensure you are aware of any changes and how your Personal Data may be used.


Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer or mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) when visiting our Site. Cookies typically store the name of the web page/application the cookie came from, the duration of the cookie (i.e. how long it stays on your device), and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.


Cookies make our Site easier to use and help us tailor our Site and products to users’ needs.

Cookies do this because our Site can read and write these files, allowing them to recognize users and remember important information that will make using our Site more convenient for you (for example, remembering user preferences).

Cookies may also be used to streamline future activities and user experience on our Site. We also use cookies to compile aggregate, anonymous statistics that help us understand how our Site is used and improve the content and structure of our Site.


• Persistent cookies are used to save users’ login information and remember their settings for future visits to our Site. A persistent cookie is a cookie stored as a file on the user’s computer, where it remains even after the browser is closed. These cookies can be read by the Site that created them the next time users visit the Site.

• Session ID cookies are used to enable certain features of our Site and service, to better understand how users interact with our Site, and to monitor aggregate usage and Internet traffic. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are removed from your computer when you close your browser. As a general rule, they store an anonymous session identifier on the computer, which means that users can browse a web page / application without having to log in on each page, for example.

• First party cookies are our own cookies that we use to improve the user experience. They are associated with the Personal Data of a user. No third party has access to the information we collect through our own cookies. • Third party cookies are cookies used by third parties on our Site to provide their services; this includes advertising cookies. Third parties place these cookies on our behalf on users’ devices when they visit our Site to help them provide their services. You will find more information about these cookies in the privacy policies of these third parties. Below is a list of the different types of cookies we use on our Site. To the extent that information collected through cookies constitutes Personal Data, the provisions in the Online Privacy Policy will apply in conjunction with this Cookie Policy. to. essential cookies Essential cookies are cookies that are strictly necessary for our Site to function and for users to use its services and features. In the absence of these cookies, our Site will not function properly as we would like and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features of the Site that users request. We also use technical cookies to remember choices made on our Site (such as user name, language or the region in which users live) for personalization purposes. These cookies do not collect information about the user for advertising purposes or to remember their Internet browsing activity. These cookies are necessary for the operation of our Site and therefore their use cannot be refused.

Who is placing the cookie ?TypeDescription/purpose
HCISession cookieCookies Directive visibility cookies: HCI installs a cookie on the user’s computer that indicates whether or not they have been informed of the use of cookies through a notice in a pop-up banner and if the user has indicated their consent to use cookies when you continue to use the website/application or service, so that the banner is not displayed every time you visit a page.
HCISession or persistent cookie (if the “remember me” box has been checked)Age Box Cookie: HCI places a cookie on the user’s computer that will retain the information you filled in on the age box screen.
HCISession CookieCookie de Javascript HCI installs a cookie that indicates whether or not the user’s browser uses Javascript

These cookies are necessary for the operation of our Site. They are considered non-invasive privacy cookies that improve the Internet experience and, therefore, their use cannot be rejected.

b. Analytical cookies

Our Site may also use Google Analytics cookies. These third party cookies collect information about how users interact with our Site. For example, they track the most visited pages, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), referring/exit pages, operating systems, date/time, and visit data. We use this information to analyze usage trends, administer our Site, track how users move around our Site, and gather general demographic information about who uses our website. Our Site uses the following analytical cookies:

Who is placing the cookie ?TypeDescription/purpose
GooglePersistent cookies and session identifier cookiesGoogle Analytics: Google Analytics cookies work together to provide us with information about how our Site is used.

To opt out of Google Analytics cookie tracking on any website, you can visit To stop being tracked only on this Site, use the cookie configuration tool: add a link.


Cookies will have a maximum retention period after having placed them in the user’s terminal under the applicable legislation.


Except for cookies classified as essential, the cookies described above will be installed on users’ computers only if they explicitly accept them. If you wish to choose them personally, use the link to the Cookie Configuration Tool: add a link, also accessible from the banner to accept/reject non-essential cookies from our Site. To do this, click the corresponding button when it appears in the menu as follows:

Analytical cookies to analyze the audience of our website

You can also control how your browser uses cookies. The browser’s “Help” function tells you how to do this. All cookies can be rejected in this way, except Javascript cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to log in to your account, view content, or use other features of our Site, and parts of the Site may not work at all or behave in unexpected ways. If you use different devices to view or access our Site (e.g., a computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your viewing preferences. cookies.


If you have any questions, comments or problems regarding the use of Cookies, please contact us at