What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user's device (usually to the web browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user's device to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user's subsequent visits to those websites. When navigating a website, a user may happen to receive cookies from other websites or web servers, which are the so-called "third party" cookies. This happens because the visited website may contain items such as images, maps, sound files, links to individual web pages on different domains that are located on servers other than the one where the page being visited is stored.
Cookies do not damage your device and may allow us to provide you with a faster and better navigation (their purposes may range from IT authentication to the storage of information on user configurations in accessing a given server, etc.) on our Site. Further uses of cookies, like those who are targeted to offer you commercial proposals, are stored on your device only after your explicit consent expressed by unambiguous behavior or through the tools described hereinafter. Cookies are present as a rule in substantial numbers in each user's browser and at times they remain stored for long.
Cookies may be distinguished into two major group: "technical" cookies and "profiling" cookies.
a. Technical Cookies, which are those used exclusively for better running the site from a technical point of view, carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to provide a service that has been explicitly requested by the user. Technical cookies can be grouped into browsing or session cookies, which allow users to navigate and use a website (e.g. to purchase items online or authenticate themselves to access certain sections); analytics cookies, which can be equated to technical cookies insofar as they are used directly by the Site manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website; functional cookies, which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language or products to be purchased so as to improve the quality of service.
Users' prior consent is not necessary to install these cookies but the user must be made aware of their presence and may object to their installation.
b. Profiling and marketing cookies
Marketing cookies are aimed to send commercial proposals following certain navigations on a website while profiling cookies are used to create user profiles to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation. As this may mean collecting personal data, and for a certain time after the access to the Site, users must be informed appropriately on their use so as to give their valid consent.
This information might be shared with third parties, i.e. the entities involved in the installation of cookies on the user's terminal, which are linked to Ferrero by contractual means in order to protect your rights; this may happen for example for social network plug-ins. In such cases our site will connect to the social network which may use your personal data in order to show tailored advertising messages on different sites which are not under Ferrero's control.
Cookies we use
Information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them is set out in the table below:
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Used to collect information about how visitors use our Website(s). The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website(s), where visitors have come to the Website(s) from and the pages they visited.
Strictly necessary cookie required for the usage of the site
Browsers' settings for cookies
Some modern browsers have a feature that will analyse website privacy policies and allow a user to control their privacy needs. These are known as "P3P" features (Privacy Preferences Platform).
You can also easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:
• Open 'Windows Explorer'
• Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar
• Type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and Files'
• Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box
• Click 'Search Now' and double click on the folders that are found
• 'Select' any cookie file
• Hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select "cookies" in the "Help" function for information on where to find your cookie folder.
Click on the link for your browser below to get information on how to prevent or clear cookies from being created on your particular browser.
Netscape Navigator 3.0
Firefox 2.0+ / 3.0+ / 4.0+/8.0+
Internet Explorer 3.0
Internet Explorer 4.0
Internet Explorer 5.0+
Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0+
Internet Explorer (IE) 8.0+
Internet Explorer (IE) 9.0+
Internet Explorer (IE) 11.0+
For information on how to manage and disable cookies on your mobile device please refer to the handset manual or online help guide.
For further information on cookies you may wish to visit the website of The Interactive Advertising Bureau, an industry body, which develops standards and guidelines to support online business processes. Its website at www.allaboutcookies.org gives further details about cookies, web beacons and suchlike, and explains how they can be managed and disabled.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may on occasion impact on the functionality of Ferrero websites.