Cookie Policy

What cookies are?

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 a 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 [if applicable, also indicate if profiling cookies may have been installed also by advertising agencies & networks]. For further information regarding these third parties please read their the information notices and consent forms available here.

 

Please note, that the list contains cookies that are present on all Ferrero Rocher websites, but on some of the local pages other cookies might appear.

Technical name

Purpose

Type of cookie

Expiration

Domain

Information

__utma

Google Analytics

Technical-Analytics cookie

2 years

.ferrerorocher.com

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmb

Google Analytics

Technical-Analytics cookie

30 minutes

.ferrerorocher.com

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

Google Analytics

Technical-Analytics cookie

Session

.ferrerorocher.com

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmt

Google Analytics

Technical-Analytics cookie

10 minutes

.ferrerorocher.com

Used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic

__utmt_~1

Google Analytics

Technical-Analytics cookie

10 minutes

.ferrerorocher.com

Used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic

__utmz

Google Analytics

Technical-Analytics cookie

6 months

.ferrerorocher.com

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__atuvc

AddThis

Technical-functional cookies

1 years

www.ferrerorocher.com

Used to embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count

__atuvs

AddThis

Technical-functional cookies

30 minutes

www.ferrerorocher.com

Used to embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.

AWSELB

Used to map the session to the instance 

Technical cookie

Session

www.ferrerorocher.com

Cookie related to the Elastic Search Balance

COOKIE_SUPPORT

Indicates if you support cookie 

 Technical cookie

549 months

www.ferrerorocher.com

Indicates if you support cookies

JSESSIONID

Portal functionality 

Technical cookie

Session

www.ferrerorocher.com

Indicates that you are actively using the site and records, at any given time, how many users are visiting the site.

GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID

 Language

Technical-Functional cookie

549 months

www.ferrerorocher.com

Detect function for language user

GPS

Youtube (Google) 

Technical cookie

30 minutes

.youtube.com

YouTube - GPS data for mobile users

PREF

Youtube (Google) 

Technical cookie

10 years

.youtube.com

YouTube - Unique session Id to identify the client displaying a YouTube video

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Youtube (Google) 

Technical cookie

240 days

.youtube.com

YouTube - Bandwidth Measurement

YSC

Youtube (Google) 

Technical cookie

Session

.youtube.com

YouTube - Unique session id for that visitor

loc

AddThis

Technical-Functional cookie

13 months

.addthis.com

Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).

mus

AddThis

Technical-Functional cookie

13 months

.addthis.com

Functional cookies are created by Addthis JavaScript. We use AddThis across the site to allow sharing of content between different services.

ouid

AddThis

Technical-Functional cookie

13 months

.addthis.com

Functional cookies are created by Addthis JavaScript. We use AddThis across the site to allow sharing of content between different services.

uid

AddThis

Technical-Functional cookie

13 months

.addthis.com

Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers.

uvc

AddThis

Technical-Functional cookie

13 months

.addthis.com

Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.

 

Browsers' settings for cookies

You may signify your choices on the use of cookies by way of your device's browser settings at any time. Nonetheless, some functionalities of this Site will not be accessible if you disable certain cookies (some cookies are necessary for the basic operations of this site). Your choices can be verified and modified in the browser's preferences to select the preferred use of cookies by the website. Please select herein below the browser you are using to be led to the settings' page and to the procedure to be followed to configure those settings [If the technology underlying the website is compatible with the user's browser version, make available a direct link with the settings configuration section in the browser].

 

In addition, certain advertising networks allow you to deny consent to customized communications. This will not prevent cookies from being installed, but will suspend the use and collection of certain data by the advertisers affiliated to the network. Please note that, although such networks include many of the leading advertising companies, a third party that sets cookies through the website may not belong to any such networks and, as a consequence, you may continue to receive cookies from said third party. If you wish to learn more on this matter, we invite you to visit the following address: www.youronlinechoices.com

For more information please check our Privacy Policy.