Cookie Policy

Last Updated: June 2012

This Cookie Policy applies to any websites, branded pages on third party platforms (such as Facebook or YouTube), and applications accessed or used through such websites or third party platforms ("Unilever Sites") which are operated by or on behalf of the Unilever group of companies.

By using the Unilever Sites, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to our use of cookies in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use the Unilever Sites. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while on the Unilever Sites.

The table below summarises the different types of cookie we use on Unilever Sites, together with their respective purpose and duration (i.e. how long each cookie will remain on your device).

What are cookies?

Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a Unilever Site. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to make the Unilever Sites easier to use and to better tailor the Unilever Sites and our products to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on our Sites. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our Sites and to help us improve their structure and content. We cannot identify you personally from this information.

What types of cookies do we use?

Two types of cookies may be used on the Unilever Sites - "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Unilever Site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie and your browser settings).

Some of the pages you visit may also collect information using pixel tags (also called clear gifs) that may be shared with third parties which directly support our promotional activities and website development. For example, website usage information about visitors to Unilever Sites may be shared with our third party advertising agency to better target Internet banner advertisements on our websites. The information is not, however, personally identifiable, although it could be linked to your personal information.

Type of Cookie

What do they do?

Do these cookies collect my personal data / identify me?

Functionality

These cookies allow our websites to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide a more personalised online experience. They can also enable visitors to watch videos, play games and engage with social tools, such as blogs, chatrooms and forums.

The information these cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed, such as your username or profile picture. We shall always be transparent with you about what information we collect, what we do with it and with whom we share it.

If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the website and may restrict access to content on the website.

Do we use third party cookies?

We use a number of suppliers that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit the Unilever Sites to allow them to deliver the services they are providing. To get more information about these cookies, as well as information about how to opt-out of receiving such cookies, see the relevant sections below.

When you visit the Unilever Sites you may receive cookies from third party websites or domains. We endeavour to identify these cookies before they are used so that you can decide whether or not you wish to accept them. More information about these cookies may be available on the relevant third party's website.

How can I control or delete cookies?

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the Unilever Sites, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of a Unilever Site or you may not receive personalised information when you visit a Unilever Site.

If you use different devices to view and access the Unilever Sites (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

More detailed information

Session / temporary: These cookies are deleted from your device after you leave the website.

Permanent / persistent: These cookies are not deleted from your device after you leave the website. They remain on your device for a longer period of time.


 Cookies used on Partners for Growth  http://partnersforgrowth.unilever.com

FUNCTIONALITY

Cookie used:

What does it do?

How long does the cookie stay on your device?

Cookie Details

Visitor Survey Action / Preference: 'pfgSurvey'

Lets us know whether or not to show you our arrival pop-up survey when you visit our homepage.

No personal data is stored - only an anonymous, single-word value, indicating whether you have already 'completed' or 'closed' (ie. interacted with) our pop-up.

Stored for 30 days.

Persistent, first party. This cookies is non-essential but, if you remove it, you will continue to be shown our survey pop-up on all subsequent site visits.

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