At Unilever, we respect your privacy concerns and value the relationship we have with you.
Like many companies, we use technology on our website to collect information helping us to improve your experience and our products and services. The cookies we use at Unilever enable the functioning of our website and help us understand what information and advertising is most useful to visitors.
Please take a moment to familiarize with our cookie practices and let us know if you have any questions by sending us an email or submitting a request via the “Contact Us” form on our websites.
We tried to keep this Notice as simple as possible, but if you are not familiar with terms such as ‘cookies’, IP addresses and browsers, please read these key terms first.
Who Gathers Information?
Any personal data provided or collected by Unilever through cookies and other tracking technologies is processed, as Data Controller, by Unilever Mkt. Operations S.r.l., a company in the Unilever group, with registered office at Via Paolo Di Dono no. 3/A, Rome, with the exception of targeted advertising cookies, for which the processing of personal data is carried out by Unilever Mkt. Operations S.r.l. in co-ownership with Equilibra S.r.l., a company incorporated under Italian law with registered office at Via Plava no. 74, 10135 Turin. Further details on the co-ownership agreement signed by Equilibra and Unilever Mkt. are available by clicking here.
The following section summarizes the different types of cookies we use on our websites, along with their respective purposes, and provides you with an opportunity to manage these cookies.
Unilever will collect, use or disclose your personal information in accordance with applicable law and your wishes.
For a more detailed understanding of how we use personal data collected by Unilever cookies, please refer to our Privacy Notice.
What Does Cookie Mean?
Cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies (collectively “cookies”) are files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to any Internet-enabled device, such as your computer, smartphone or tablet, when you visit a website.
Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website recognizing that cookie. Cookies play many different and useful roles, for example remembering your preferences and generally improving your online experience and helping us to provide you with the best product and services.
There are many types of cookies. They all work the same way, with a few minor differences. For a detailed list of the cookies used on our websites, please refer to the relevant section below.
The cookies you consent to are also used to collect your personal data which we then process so that we can deliver advertising tailored around your interests and avoid that you are exposed to countless ads. For more detailed information on the profiling activities undertaken by Unilever with your personal data for advertising purposes, please see our Privacy Notice .
We also place cookies in emails and newsletters to improve our content and advertising.
to understand how people use our websites. This helps us improve their structure and content, as well as measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on Unilever and non-Unilever websites.
More detailed information about the types of cookies we use and for what purposes can be found under the relevant section below.
How Can I Control Or Delete Cookies?
There are many ways to manage cookies:
you may refuse to give your consent;
you may disable Unilever or third party cookies by accessing your personal browser settings (click here to find out how to do this);
or you may use our cookie management tool to disable Unilever or third party cookies (click here to find out how to do this).
Control via browser settings
Most internet browsers are initially configured to automatically accept cookies. If you do not want our websites to store cookies on your device, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. You can also change your settings so that your browser rejects most of our cookies or only certain third-party cookies. You can also withdraw your consent to cookies by deleting cookies that have already been stored.
If you disable the cookies we use, this may impact your experience when browsing the Unilever website, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of a website or receive personalised information when you visit another website.
If you use different devices to view and access the Unilever website (e.g. computers, smartphones, tablets), you should ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to your cookie preferences.
The procedures for changing settings and cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use your browser’s help function or click on one of the following links to go directly to your browser’s user manual.
There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you.
To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Control via our cookie management tool
You can disable Unilever or third-party cookies by using our cookie consent template.
For example, if you disable cookie tracking, Unilever will not be able to find out about
your online behaviour. However, keep in mind that disabling tracking cookies does not necessarily mean that you will receive less advertising from Unilever. It just means that the advertising you will receive will not be tailored around your interests.
What cookies do we use?
The cookies used on Unilever’s websites can generally be categorized as follows.
Necessary Cookies. These cookies do not identify you as an individual. Performance Cookies. These cookies do not identify you as an individual.
Functionality Cookies. The information collected by these cookies may include personal information that you have disclosed.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies. Most types of these cookies track consumers by their ID device or IP address, so they can collect personal data. For the processing of personal data underlying the use of these cookies, Unilever Mkt. operates in co-ownership with Equilibra.
Third Party Cookies. Depending on the type of cookies used by the relevant third party, the information collected by these cookies may include personal data.
The cookies used on Unilever’s websites can generally be categorized as follows.
Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of Unilever’s websites, as they enable you to move through our websites and use our features. Without these cookies, services such as shopping baskets cannot be provided. Examples include remembering previous actions (such as entered text) when you return to a page during the same session.
Do these cookies collect personal data/identify you? These cookies do not identify you as an individual. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of the website or parts of it.
Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, such as which pages you access most often, the time you spend on our websites and any problems you experience, such as error messages. These cookies are also used to inform affiliates if you arrived at one of our websites from an affiliate and if your visit resulted in the use of a service or purchase of a product from us, including details of the product or service purchased. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.
Do these cookies collect personal data/identify you? These cookies do not identify you as an individual. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve the functioning of a website.
Functionality Cookies. These cookies allow our websites to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) to provide a more personalised online experience. These cookies may also be used to remember changes you make to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. Similarly, they may be used to keep track of what products or videos have been viewed to avoid repetition and to allow you to play games and engage with social media, such as blogs, chats and forums.
Do these cookies collect personal data/identify you? The information collected by these cookies may include personal information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the website and may limit your access to content on the website.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies. These cookies are used to provide you with content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to deliver targeted advertising or limit the number of times you see the same ad, and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on Unilever and non-Unilever websites. They remember that you have visited one of our websites and this information is shared with other parties, including advertisers and our agencies. These cookies may also be linked to site features provided by third parties.
Do these cookies collect personal data/identify you? Most types of these cookies track consumers by their ID device or IP address, so they can collect personal data.
Third Party Cookies. We work with a number of partners that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our websites to enable them to deliver tailored Unilever advertising within their domains, for example Facebook and Google DoubleClick. We try to identify these cookies before they are used so that you can decide whether or not to accept them. We also work with a number of partners to provide digital experiences and features on our websites. For example, while browsing Unilever websites you may receive third party cookies that provide certain features on our websites (for example, a YouTube video), even though you have withdrawn or not provided your consent to our cookies. This happens because you have directly given your consent to the use of their cookies. In those cases, you shall revoke your consent directly on the relevant third-party website.
Do these cookies collect personal data/identify you? Depending on the type of cookie
used by the relevant third party, the information collected by these cookies may include personal data.
Term of the cookies we use
In terms of duration, we may use two different types of cookies on our websites:
Cookie Session. These cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave our websites; or
Persistent Cookies. These cookies remain on your device for much longer or until you manually delete them (the duration of the cookie on your device will depend on the duration or “life cycle” of the specific cookie as well as your browser settings).
Last updated October 2020