Website Cookie Policy

At Danone, we want to be open and transparent in the way we use cookies and what this means for you. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the functionality of our website but there are also cookies that you can opt out of or block.
We strive to provide you with sufficient information on the cookies we use so you can make an informed choice on the information you share with us.
If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to contact us via email at

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file saved on your computer or mobile device. It has a unique ID assigned to your device and enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as location, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time. That way, you don’t have to keep re-entering the information whenever you come back to the website or browse from one page to another. Cookies can also help customize your browsing experience.
Not all cookies contain personal information but where they do, we will treat this information as personal data in accordance with our Privacy Statement. We also treat cookie information as personal data where it is associated with your account or other contact information.

Types of cookies

There are two broad categories of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically. Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser and are thereby automatically deleted.

Why do we use cookies?

Generally speaking, there are a few reasons why we may use cookies:

  • Cookies that are strictly necessary for the website to function and to enable you to make use of the services we provide;
  • Cookies that collect data related to the use of our website and the performance of it. We use this information to improve our online products and services;
  • Cookies that we use to personalize and optimize your experience on our website. These cookies store information on your choices such as text size, language and screen resolution.
  • Cookies that are placed by third parties for enhanced services (such as social media cookies) or for advertising purposes.
  • Please see below for further information on the types of cookies we use.

    Analytics and performance-related cookies

    These cookies help us measure traffic patterns to determine which areas of our website have been visited. We use this to research a visitor’s habits so that we can improve our online products and services. We may log IP addresses (that is, the electronic addresses of computers connected to the internet) to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information.

    These cookies are not essential to the website and we will always ask for your consent before placing these cookies. You can withdraw your consent at all times. See Your preferences below

    List of performance cookies

    Purpose Type of data collected Cookie name How long is the cookie stored?
    Used to feed into Google Analytics Website activity _ga 2 Years
    Used to feed into Google Analytics Website activity _gid 1 Min
    Used to feed into Google Analytics Website activity _gat_UA-58549377-1 1 Min
    Used to feed into Google Analytics Website activity _gat_UA-36527001-1 1 Min
    Split platform used to compare two versions of a webpage against each other to determine which one performs better Stores a visitor’s unique Optimizely identifier optimizelyEndUserId 10 Years
    Persists the visitor’s Optimizely Classic segments None optimizelySegments 10 Years
    Records the Optimizely Classic variation that the visitor has seen for each experiment. This allows us to deliver a consistent experience on successive page loads. A record of the experimental webpage optimizelyBuckets 10 Years
    This ensures that all events are efficiently tracked Clicks on experimental webpage optimizelyPendingLogEvents 15 seconds
    Measures effectivness of social media campaign Pages Viewed 2 Years
    Measures effectivness of social media campaign Pages Viewed 2 Years
    Measures effectivness of social media campaign Pages Viewed 2 Years

    Other technologies

    Our website may make use of other technologies, as detailed below.

    Name of technology Type of data collected Purpose
    Expression Engine Content Management System exp_last_visit Records last visit
    Expression Engine Content Management System exp_tracker Records last 5 pages visited to re-direct users effectively, such as after login
    Expression Engine Content Management System exp_csrf_token It prevents submissions to forms from other websites and is a security measure against certain forms of hacking attacks
    Custom Cookie SignInShown1 Displays if you are signed in

    Your preferences

    It’s possible to restrict or block cookies or even delete cookies that have already been placed on your device. If you do so, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website and we may think that you have never visited us before and will therefore show you the Cookie Notice again and ask for your consent in placing cookies.

    You can also restrict or block cookies by changing your browser’s settings. Check the specific information in your browser’s help section to find out how to manage your cookie settings.

    How to contact us

    If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding cookies, please contact us via email at

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