What are they?
A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your device so that the website can remember who you are.
There are two types of cookies on our sites – “session” cookies that are temporary cookies that remain on your browser only while you’re on our site, and “persistent” cookies, that remain on your browser for much longer.
Do I want to stop them?
Many cookies are used to enhance the usability or functionality of a website; therefore disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of this website. We explain the cookies we use in the table below and give you a button by which you can block the optional cookies.
If you wish to restrict or block all the cookies which are set by our website (which as we say may prevent you from using certain parts of the site), or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. For more information go to www.aboutcookies.org
Which cookies are being used on this site?
We use four different types of cookies on this site – those that are strictly necessary for the website to function, functionality cookies, performance/analytics cookies, and targeted/advertising cookies.
Strictly Necessary cookies: These are cookies that are essential for our website to work correctly. They may be required for system administration, to prevent fraudulent activity, or for a shopping cart function. These cookies cannot be switched off.
Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance and simplify your user experience. For example, they may remember information about previous choices you have made, remember your password, or allow video or social media content to be properly viewed on the website.
Analytics and Performance cookies: These are used for internal purposes to help us understand how you interact with our site, so we can provide you with an improved user experience e.g. to assess the performance of our website, or to test different design ideas for the website. We may work with third parties to perform these services for us, so these cookies may be set by a third party.
Targeting and advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver relevant and tailored content (including advertising content) to you, and also to evaluate the effectiveness of that content. This content may be delivered on our websites, or on a third party website. We often work with third parties to deliver this content, so some of these cookies may be set by a third party. You can opt out of targeted advertising by clicking on the “Ad Choices” logo on our advertising, or at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. Note however by opting out of these cookies you do not opt out of receiving advertising content altogether; you will instead receive general content that does not take into account your interests and preferences.
We also use web beacons in combination with cookies.
Where we work with third parties, they may set cookies to deliver the services that they are providing (e.g. tailored advertising). We make every effort to identify these cookies and detail them below.
There may be additional cookies managed by third parties, for example:
a) Social Media Networks and Third Party Content. On our website we may use social networking icons and sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, or click on a social network icon that takes you to a that social network, you will be presented with third party cookies from Youtube or that site as applicable. We do not control these cookies and you need to check with the applicable third party website for more information.
b) [Flash cookies. L’Oréal uses Flash files to deliver part of its content, such as Video Player, throughout the site. To improve user experience Local Shared Objects – or flash cookies as they are commonly known – are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored in your terminal much in the same way as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.
How to disable Flash Cookies - the adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like www.loreal.co.uk or for all websites – see www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Restricting the use of Flash cookies may affect your enjoyment of this site.]
c) [Spotlight tags – These are something we use to track measure and report on activities that happen when you see or click on one of our advertisements somewhere on the web and then either click through to our website from that ad or visit certain pages on our website within 30 days of having seen one of our advertisements somewhere on the web. Our spotlight tags are managed by Google Inc. You can block the use of these spotlight tags by visiting www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and scrolling down to “Google Inc” and ticking the opt out box.
All cookies used on this website are detailed below
Purpose of the cookie
Banner Acceptance Cookie
Drop Down Promotion (optional)
Records whether you have been shown the promotional dropdown banner, so as to not display this to you again in the same session. It collects information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. Expires after 1 hour.
Basket Cookie (compulsory)
This cookie is used to store the number of items and total cost of the basket when you are internet shopping with us. It collects information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. Expires after 1 hour.
Website pages (compulsory)
Cookie required to navigate from one page to another and to maintain the login/logout information during your visit. It collects information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. Expires after 1 hour.
Website category (optional)
These cookies provide information on how you browse our website categories in order to optimize your experience. They collect information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier.
These cookies expire when you finish your session.
Google Analytics (optional)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. They are placed on the site by Google, Inc an American Corporation. They collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited on the site. This information is then used by Google to make reports for us and to help us improve the site. These cookies remain on your computer after the session has finished.
For more information visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Google AdWords (optional)
These cookies are used to track orders that were generated by searching activities on Google or on the Google Display Network Board. They collect information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. These cookies remain on your computer after the session has finished. For more information visit:
Microsoft Bing (optional)
These cookies are used to track orders that were generated by searching activities on Bing. They collect information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. These cookies remain on your computer after the session has finished. For more information visit: http://www.microsoft.com/privacystatement/en-us/MicrosoftOnlineAdvertising/Default.aspx#
Newsletter registration pop up
These cookies allow us to check if you've seen the newsletter registration popup. They collect information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. These cookies remain on your computer after the session has finished.
This cookie allows us to check if you have been shown the online survey popup. It collects information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. This cookie remains on your computer after the session has finished.
These cookies allow us to analyse your path on our website after opening our newsletter. They collect information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. These cookies expire after one week.
Google Tag Manager (optional)
This cookie allows us to measure traffic and users browsing behaviour and better understand the results of our online advertising and social media channels. It collects information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. This cookie remain on your computer after the session has finished
This cookie allows us to serve you personalised offers on our website. It collects information in an anonymous form.
This cookie expires after 1 hour.
Any changes we may make to our Privacy and Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy.
Last updated: January 2017