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Nestlé Cookie Policy

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.

Some of our websites allow you to log in and view information such as recipes you’ve “liked” or details on a contest you’ve entered. 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.

How can you change your Cookie settings?

Although the Cookies we use will give you the best experience on our websites, you can always use your browser to block cookies from being stored on your computer. VisitAll About Cookies for instructions on how to do this. However, please be aware that as a result, you may not be able to access all content on our website.  Also, 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?

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. 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 a website or try to access certain member-only sections. On some websites, Cookies enable us to store your favourite recipes, activities, points or high scores. We may also use Cookies to lockout underage users from certain activities.

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 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 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:

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Comprehensive list of cookies in use

 

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