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The Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Website Cookie Management

Cookie Management

Thank you for visiting The Estée Lauder Companies website (“the Site”). Like many companies, we collect certain information about your usage or device by automated means or by using technologies such as cookies. These cookies help us understand what information you are looking for and help us enhance your experience.

When you first visit the Site, a cookie banner will inform you of the use of these analytics technologies. They will only be used if you accept, or continue to use the Site. You may change your cookie settings at any time to accept or refuse these analytics technologies

You can read more about the types of cookies we use, why we use them and how you can manage your cookies below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser.

There are different types of cookies, for example:

  • Cookies served directly by The Estée Lauder Companies ('first party cookies') and cookies served by third parties, for example by data analytics companies ('third party cookies'); and
  • Cookies which endure for different periods of time, including those that only last only as long as your browser is open (referred to as 'session cookies') and those which are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they remain after your browser is closed. For example, they recognize your device when you reopen your browser and browse the internet again.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first-party cookies to help the Site work in the best possible manner. Cookies may tell us whether you have visited the Site before or whether you are a new visitor. In conjunction with obtaining information through cookies, our web servers may log details your browser already makes available such as your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the location and time zone in which your device is located. Web server logs also may record information such as the address of the web page that linked you to our Site and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet.

To control which web servers collect this information, we may place tags on our web pages called “web beacons.” These are computer instructions that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies.

We may use third party web analytics services on this Site and our social media platforms, such as Google Analytics. The service providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze how visitors use the Site. The information collected through these means (including IP address) is disclosed to these service providers, who use the information to evaluate use of the Site.

The following describes the different categories of cookies that we may use.

a. Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to provide you with some of the features of the Site, such as supporting log in forms. These cookies do not identify you as an individual.
Types of cookies which may be used: .ASPXROLES, ASP.NET_SessionId

b. Functional cookies
These cookies allow us to personalize our website for you and remember your preferences such as your log in information, the region from which you logged in and what pages you have viewed. These can be set by us or third parties which provide services to the pages you are visiting. The information these cookies collect may include personal data that you have provided.
Type of cookies which may be used: #sitename#lang, languagepreference

c. Performance cookies
These cookies allow us to monitor how the Site is used and how it performs and therefore improve your user experience. For example, we receive information on the number of visitors to the Sites, or which pages are the most popular. We only use the information we receive from these types of cookies in aggregated form. These cookies do not identify you as an individual. These cookies may be served by third parties, such as Google Analytics.
Types of cookies used: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz

d. Targeting cookies
We work with third parties such as data analytics companies to serve promotional content to users based on location information of current users. We do not decide which cookies are set or how your data is used by these third parties. These cookies uniquely identify the browser and device from which you are accessing the Site, therefore they may collect personal data.
Type of cookies used: geoip, visid_incap_*

Cookie Settings

How can you manage your cookies?

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies used for certain purposes on the Site. You can opt out of receiving these cookies and disable them as indicated below. Please note, however, that without these cookies, your user experience may be impacted.

Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may also be able to change the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies or notify you before accepting cookies. The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use the help function on your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser.

To find out more about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us at: privacy@estee.com
26 September 2018

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