Nestlé Cookies Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

How and why do we use Cookies?

We use Cookies to improve the use and functionality of our websites and to better understand how visitors use our websites and the tools and services offered on it. The storage of Cookies on your computer provides an easy and convenient way for us to personalize or enhance your experience on our websites and to make your next visit more enjoyable. We do not use Cookies to collect personal information such as your name; however, we may link information contained in a Cookie to personal information collected from you by other means (e.g., general website registration).

How can I change my Cookie settings?

Please ensure that your computer/mobile device setting reflects whether you are happy to accept Cookies or not. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting Cookies, or you can simply set it to refuse them, although you may not have access to all the features on our websites and/or applications if you do so. See your browser 'help' button for how you can do this. You do not need to have Cookies on to use or navigate through many parts of our websites and/or applications. Remember that if you use different computers in different locations, you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your Cookie preferences.

What types of Cookies are used?

When you visit this website, the following types of Cookies are used.

Necessary Cookies

These are Cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website.  Without these cookies, this website won’t work properly.  

Functional Cookies

These are Cookies which are set up to improve the functionality of the website. For example, Cookies that remember the content you previously viewed on this website or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to this website. Cookies may also remember items you have previously placed in your shopping cart while visiting a Nestlé Online Store. Using Functional Cookies, therefore, may allow us to serve you content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-register or re-enter information when you re-visit this website or try to access certain member-only sections. On some websites, Cookies enable us to store your favorite recipes, activities, points or high scores. We may also use Cookies to lockout underage users from certain activities.

First Party Cookies

These are Cookies which are set by this website and can only be read by this site.

Third Party Cookies

These are Cookies which are set by third parties we use for different services (for example, website analytics or advertising).

 Flash Cookies

We are also using Flash Cookies, to store your preferences such as volume control or high game score, or display content based upon what you view on our website to personalize your visit. Third parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our websites such as games and promotions, use Flash Cookies to collect and store non-personal information.
Flash Cookies are different from the other Cookies used on this website because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash Cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash Cookies please click here:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html#117118

 

List of Cookies used on this Website

 

The following tables categorise and describe the various Cookies used on this website:

Necessary Cookies

 

Cookie name: ASP.NET_Sessionid

Purpose:
Nestlé web sites use one specific Cookie which is essential for its software (ASP.NET) to work properly: ASP.NET_SessionId. This Cookie is used to create a session ID for the user, so that the system itself can identify the user as a unique and individual user, distinct from anyone else looking at the website. This information is not used or stored outside Nestlé systems, and is held only temporarily while the user is accessing account pages and other pages which require unique and secure access. Without this Cookie, such access could not remain secure, so it is very important.
 

Functional Cookies

 

Cookie Name:selectedLanguageCat

Purpose:
Used to tailor the default language for the site. Disabling this may cause more of an annoyance to users as they would be prompted to re-enter their language preference.

Cookie Name:TeaserIndex

Purpose:
Inserts a highlight box of products such as products on sale in a particular site category.

Cookie Name:UserHasRegistered

Purpose:
Modifies site behaviour for a user once they have registered but before they have logged in.

Cookie Name:AuthForm

Purpose:
Modifies site behaviour for a user once they have registered but before they have logged in.

 

First Party Cookies

 

Cookie name: Google analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz)

Purpose:
These Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The Cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Comment:
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can find out more about Google cookies by visiting the Google Privacy Policy.

Cookie name: BIGipServer

Purpose:
This Cookie allows load balancing for applications. In load balancing the BIGIP router monitors the server equipment for availability. In the event that one of the devices it manages is down, the BIGIP will no longer forward connections to that device. A session cookie is used to minimise the amount of traffic coming back from the server to the client machine.

Cookie name: sIFR sifrFetch (or Scalable Inman Flash Replacement)

Purpose:
The purpose of this Cookie is to minimise the amount of unnecessary loading of font resources when a page is loaded that uses sIFR technology. Closing the browser will delete the cookie.

Cookie name: addthis.com

Purpose:
These Cookies are placed by the company AddThis providing social network sharing buttons for displaying the Site.
 

Third Party Cookies

 

Cookie name: Flashtalking

Purpose:
Flashtalking is an online ad server delivering ads to websites across the web for well known brand names and advertisers. Flashtalking is a company which delivers Nestlé adverts on numerous websites.

Comment:
You can find out more about Flashtalking services by visiting http://www.flashtalking.com/.

Cookie name: Facebook Social Plug Ins

Purpose:
This Cookie is used on websites that include a Facebook share link. It is used to remember your Facebook log-in so you do not need to enter these details each time you use Facebook Connect to log in. This cookie data is stored on the Facebook servers and not the Nestlé servers

Comment:
Visit Facebook for more information

Cookie name: doubleclick.net

Purpose:
These Cookies are used to understand how people engage with our digital advertising campaigns. They allow us to understand and evaluate clicks on our adverts so that we can improve the service you receive.

Comment:
You can find out more information about doubleclick cookies by visiting http://www.doubleclick.net/

Cookie name: Mookie1.com

Purpose:
This is an advertising customisation service. This Cookie is used with Doubleclick (above) if you have responded from another site to a Nestlé advert or advertising link, to ensure we advertise in the right places to the right people. Some of these cookies are automatically removed when you close your browser.

Cookie name: Flickr (BX, __atuvc, _sm_au_c)

Purpose:
Needed to retrieve Flickr images through its API.

Cookie name: Incapsula (incap_ses_{Proxy-ID}_{Site-ID} / visid_incap_{Site-ID})

Purpose:
These Cookies improve performance and security on the website.

Cookie name: Kaltura (_sm_au_c, sm_au_d)

Purpose:
Used to play video in pop-up windows or in pages.

Legal Notice Update

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this policy. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and new additional information.

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