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Cookie Policy

Last Updated: May 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.

Cookies used on Unilever sites

Type of Cookie

What do they do?

Do these cookies collect my personal data / identify me?


These cookies are essential to make Unilever websites work correctly, they enable you to move around our websites and use our features. Examples include remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session.

These cookies don't identify you as an individual.

If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of the website, or parts of it.


These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.

These cookies don't identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.


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.

Targeting / advertising

These cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on Unilever and non-Unilever websites.

We may use these cookies to remember websites you have visited and we may share this information with other parties, including advertisers and our agencies.

Most types of these cookies track consumers via their IP address(Link opens in a new window) so may collect some personal identifiable information. For more information about these cookies, including the information they collect and how this is used, see the Targeting / Advertising section below.

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.



Cookie used:

What does it do?

How long does the cookie stay on your device?

Cookie Details

Analytics / Tracking

Provides anonymous / aggregated information about where you go and what you do on Unilever and other websites.

Persistent, session and third party.

Unilever uses the following Analytics Cookies & Web Beacons

  1. Unica: For more information about how Unica works click here
  2. Google Analytics: For more information about Google Analytics click here
  3. Web Trends: For more information about Web Trends click here
  4. Omniture / Site Catalyst: For more information about Omniture and Site Catalyst click here
  5. YouTube Tracking: For more information about YouTube click here
  6. pixel.quantserve.com (third party cookies): For more information about quantserve click here
  7. Gemius: For more information about Gemius click here
  8. Wordpress Stats: For more information about Wordpress Stats


Social Media / sharing

Allows you to share comments / ratings/pages / bookmarks and helps to provide access to social networks and social online tools more easily.

Third Party.

Add This: For more information about Add This click here

Facebook: For more information about Facebook Connect click here  and for more information about Facebook social plug-ins click here

Twitter: For more information about Twitter Buttons click here  and more information about Twitter Badge click here

YouTube: For more information aboutYouTube click here

LinkedIn: For more information about LinkedIn click here

Careers PortalRemembers your preferences, login details and jobs you are interested in for current and future visits.Third Party.Oracle: For more information about Oracle click here


Cross site tracking

Provides anonymous information about visitors, such as the websites they visit before and/or after visiting a Unilever website.

Persistent, session and third party.

360tag.com: For more information about 360tag.com click here

admeta.com: For more information about admeta.com click here

adnxs.com: For more information about adnxs.com click here

doubleclick.net: For more information about doubleclick.net click here

mathtag.com: For more information about mathtag.com click here

Nielsen NetRatings Site Census: For more information about Nielsen NetRatings Census  click here

quisma.com: For more information about quisma click here

specificclick.net: For more information aboutspecificclick.net click here

undertone.com: For more information about Undertone.com click here


Rich Media

Support various different parts of functionality on Unilever websites and partner websites such as playing videos, using online voucher codes / loyalty apps and downloading music.

Persistent, session and third party.

YouTube: For more information about YouTube click here

pushexp.com: For more information about pushexp.com click here

telemetryverification.net:  For more information about telemetryverification.net click here

Beacons Domains

Web beacons Support various different parts of functionality on Unilever websites. Web beacons (also known as web bugs / pixel tags/clear GIFs) monitor the behaviour of visitors on websites and can provide information such what users do on websites and user IP addresses to third party companies.

Persistent, session and third party.

We use a number of different beacons across Unilever websites, we have provided some examples about some of the most used web beacons work.

Flashtalking and TangoZebra collects Anonymous data (browser information, operating system, page views) which can be used to provide users with more relevant content and the data can be used to measure popular campaigns / web pages. This aggregated data is shared with third parties.

Used on Unilever sites such as:

Vzaar.com: is used with flash players to play videos on websites.

Used on Unilever sites such as:


Support various different parts of functionality on Unilever websites.

Persistent, session and third party.

maps.google.com:   For more information about maps.google.com click her e

JSESSIONID:   For more information about JESSIONID click here

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