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USE OF COOKIES AND OTHER SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES COOKIES

Effective Date: May 2018

1. How we use cookies and similar technologies
[Firmenich SA] (hereafter “Firmenich”) uses cookies and similar technologies including web beacons, embedded scripts and e-tags (together referred to as “cookies”, unless otherwise stated) to provide users an efficient experience in using the website.

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by web site owners in order to make their web sites work, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of a website.

A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal data a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of our website use cookies to track user traffic patterns. Firmenich does this in order to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. Firmenich does not connect this information with data about individual users [, nor does it share this information or sell it to any third party.]

By using our website you accept our use of these cookies. If your browser settings are set up as ‘Do Not Track’, we will not use cookies and tracking technologies. See section four below for more details on how you can opt-out of cookies. Here are some additional things you should know about our use of cookies:
  • you may encounter cookies from our third party service providers, that we have allowed on our website that assist us with various aspects of our website operations and services.
  • you also may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of the websites that we do not control and have not authorized. For example, if you view a web page posted as a link from our website, there may be a cookie placed by that web page.


  • 2. Cookies used on our website
    Firmenich uses cookies for a variety of reasons, including providing you the service you have requested, to enhance the performance of and analyse how our website is used and to enhance your online experience, for example, by, remembering your log-in status and viewing preferences from a previous use of our website.

    Our use of cookies falls into four categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you have asked for cannot be provided.

  • Performance cookies: also known as “analytical” cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the sites when they are using them. For example, they allow us to understand which pages are visited most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

  • Functionality cookies: these cookies are necessary for our website to operate and allow us to remember what choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

  • Advertising and marketing cookies: these cookies are used to send you advertising and marketing-related material tailored to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers.

  • We may change our use of cookies over time, but our use of cookies will generally fall into the above categories. Please visit this page regularly so that you are aware of any changes.

    3. Google Analytics

    This Website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymization is activated on this Website, your IP address will be partially used within the European Union or just in the European Economic Area if it is used by other parties. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States, and then shortened so it is only partially used there. The IP-anonymization is active on this Website.

    Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this Website for the purpose of analysing your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for Website operators and providing them other services relating to Website activity and internet usage. The IP address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to use the full Website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics in the future by downloading and installing ‘Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on’ for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

    Alternatively, you can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics in the future by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

    4. Opting out of cookies

    You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; please visit your browser's help menu for further details. Please note that if you choose to reject cookies, doing so may impair some of our web site functionality. For more information and how cookies they can be managed and deleted please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
    This website intends to use cookies to improve the site and your experience. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to accept our use of cookies. If you require further information and/or do not wish to have cookies placed when using the site, visit Cookies page. ×