Last revised: [04-06-2020 [A1] ]
What are Cookies?
When you visit our website, open our e-mails, or view our services online, Essity or an authorized third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files located in your browser directory that may be placed on your device. When the website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Cookies are extremely common and used on a number of websites. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value (usually a unique number). For a more thorough explanation of what cookies are and how they operate, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Why are Cookies useful?
Cookies allow a website owner to do useful things; for example, a cookie would permit a website owner to find out whether a computer (and probably its user) has visited the site previously. In general, the purpose of cookies is to improve the performance of the website and the user’s experience in using that website. Cookies help to make a website work more efficient, enable extra functionality, and provide website owners with additional information about your visit to a website. Cookies also allow a website owner to track overall site usage and determine areas that users prefer. Cookies help make the user’s visit to a website easier by recognizing the user upon return and providing a customized experience.
First Party and Third Party Cookies
Session and Persistent Cookies
Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. Whereas the difference between a first party and third party cookie relates to the party controlling the initial placement of the cookie on your device, the difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser or as the browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.
Linking of Cookie data with other data
Information gathered through usage of a cookie is not linked to any direct personal identifiers (e.g., your name or e-mail address), unless you become a customer of Essity. Once you submit personal data on our sites (e.g., by signing up to receive information from us) we may link such personal data with cookies or other data that are associated with your visit(s) to our websites. Before we do so, we will notify you of this fact and seek your consent or grant you a right to object, if required by the law.
Cookies used on our websites
The following table lists the cookies that we use on our websites.
Information collected by Essity through use of this cookie includes: number of visitors, referring URLs, and pages visited.
For further information, please see:
Expires 2 years from set date at the latest.
You may opt out of the collection of your usage data (including your IP-address) and the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the add-on for your current web browser from the following link:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Expires 1 year from set date at the latest.
Contains visitor personalisation data used to generate personalised pages.[A4]
Expires 3 months from set date at the latest.
Used to remember original URL to redirect visitor back when he/she wants to cancel the sign up/sing in process in the website.[A5]
Expires 5 minutes from set date at the latest.
Disabling, Deleting, or Opting-Out of Cookies
If you do not want to have cookies placed on your device by third parties, many of them offer ways to opt-out. Where possible, we have provided a link in the table above that explains how to opt-out of that third party serving you cookies.
However, please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. In particular, you may have limited access to some areas or be transitioned to a different experience.
There are other technologies that perform a similar function to cookies. These include web beacons and clear gifs. These are often used in conjunction with cookies to help a website owner understand its users better. When we send you newsletters or other messages we use these technologies as follows so that we can track e-mail open and click rates:
In order to determine a user's ability to receive HTML e-mail in addition to whether or not an e-mail has been opened, Essity includes a "web beacon" in the majority of HTML e-mail messages we send. A web beacon (actually a small .gif image) is activated when an HTML e-mail is opened via a request for the image on our servers. This capability helps Essity send e-mail in a format that users can read and enables Essity to track the aggregate number of e-mails opened. The web beacon does not collect any personal data. Users that do not want to receive e-mail messages with web beacons can choose to receive their e-mails in text (non-HTML) format.
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[A1] Please note that the EU lawmakers are currently working on an ePrivacy Regulation which will provide specific data privacy rules for website and app operators, in particular on cookies. Depending on the final version of the ePrivacy Regulation, further changes may be necessary.
[A2] Please include short description of the kind of data contained in the cookie.
[A3] Please add information on opt-out options for each cookie or whether the cookie is necessary for the operation of the website.
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