Nestlé Cookies Policy

Thursday, May 18, 2017

What are Cookies?

When visiting Nestlé websites, both the site being viewed and third party sites will store small text files on your computer called Cookies.

Although these files are invisible to most users, we want to be transparent in communicating why they exist and why they are of benefit. We feel it’s important to inform you which cookies our sites use and how we use the data they hold.

How and why do we use Cookies?

Nestlé is committed to protecting your privacy. We never store personally identifiable information in a Cookie, but we use them for the following purposes:

1. To give you a better experience.
Cookies allow us to keep you logged into the website and remember if you prefer English or French text. Without them, you would need to log in every time you click a link and visit a new page. Additionally, we sometimes use cookies to customize the content on our websites based on the pages you are viewing or whether you have been to the website before.

2. To keep you secure.
Cookies play an important role in helping keep our website secure. We use them to prevent other people from impersonating you or causing other fraudulent and disruptive activity.

3. To integrate with social media.
In order to connect our websites to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks, those third party websites store cookies through our site. These allow you to do things like Tweet about a video or see which of your Facebook friends have liked a page.

4. To help us understand our audience.
We want to provide our visitors with the most relevant content and to do that we need to know who they are, where they are, and the pages they view most. We use third party systems including Google Analytics which gather anonymous information to help provide us with this data. These third parties don’t provide us with your personal information but rather, they give us anonymous information about our visitors.

What types of Cookies are used?

Necessary Cookies
These are Cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website.  Without these cookies, the website won’t work properly. Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those Cookies. For all other Cookies your informed consent is required.

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 the website or the email address and password you provided when registering during an earlier visit to the website. 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 a website

First Party Cookies
These are Cookies that are set by a website and can only be read by that site.

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

Flash Cookies
We may also use Flash Cookies to store your preferences such as volume control 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 data stored, the types of data stored and the manner in which that 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: ml#117118

Comprehensive list of cookies in use

Cookie Category
Cookie Category

Nestléss-shell-auth, firstTime, Culture, call, csrftoken, searchCategory, searchSelectedOn our own website, Cookies provide security while keeping you logged in when visiting a new page. These Cookies are essential to the functionality of our websites; without them you may not be able to access all content.
WebtrendsWT_FPC, WEBTRENDS_ID, ACOOKIEThese Cookies are essential to the functionality of our websites; without them you may not be able to access all content.
Google & Google Analytics__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmt, __utmt__nesglobalhqtag, ___utmvc, _ga, _gat, NID, APISID, HSID, OTZ, PREF, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, _sm_au_c, ACCOUNT_CHOOSER, GALX,GAPS, GoogleAccountsLocale_session, LSID, id, _drt_Google creates Cookies on our websites for Google Analytics, which helps us better understand our audience, for Google Maps which allows more functionality from embedded website maps, for Google+ which allows you to +1 a web page on the site, and for Google AdSense DoubleClick which limits the ads you see and ensures the same ad doesn’t appear twice on a page.
Add This_atuvc, _atuvs, uid, uit, uvc, bt2, di2, bt, dt, loc, _conv_r _conv_v, um,  user_segmentThese Cookies enable the use of AddThis,a group of buttons found on our page that
allows you to ‘share’ your experience on social networks.
Magnetic Media (Domdex)PAD,PIXELnqqguvfThese Cookies enable us to show ads
relevant to you.
AdSrvr.OrgTDCPM, TDIDThese Cookies enable us to show ads relevant to you.
ScoreCard Research BeaconUID, UIDRThese cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the ShareThis function provided on the website. This information is used to compile reports to help use and improve the site. The cookies will only personally identify you if you have previously independently signed up with ShareThis and have given consent.
Omnitures_vi, s_cc, s_sqThese Cookies help us better understand our audience so we can, in turn, provide
more relevant content.
MediaMindu2These Cookies help us determine the effectiveness of the ads found on our websites.
Facebookdatr, reg_fb_ref, reg_fb_gate, act, c_user, csm, fr, locale, lu, p, presence, s, xs, wdThese cookies allow us to keep your information secure while showing how many of your friends have liked a page or entered a contest.
LinkedInlidcThis Cookie allows us to integrate with LinkedIn.
Twitter (3)_ga, guest_id, pid, _twitter_sess, metrics_tokenThese Cookies allow us to provide a Tweet button on our website pages.
Incapsulavisid_incap_{Site-ID}, incap_ses_{Proxy-ID}_{Site-ID}These Cookies improve the performance and security of our websites.
EloquaELOQUA, ELQSTATUSThese Cookies help us better understand our audience so we can, in turn, provide
more relevant content.


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