Cookie policy

A cookie is a small text file carrying bits of information about the activity of a user on a website and storing them on the device used to access the website. Cookies do not harm your device and allow us to offer you a better browsing experience and quicker response on our website. Any additional information, including that allowing us to serve you ads, shall only be stored upon your prior consent to be given by continuing to browse the website or by any of the means specified below.

We recommend you to carefully read the following information to better understand what type of cookies we use and how you can customize the use of cookies based on your preferences.

Type of cookies we may use on the website

Our website may use both cookies that do not need your consent to be downloaded onto your device and cookies that can be downloaded only upon your prior consent.

  1. Technical Cookies (NOT requiring your prior consent): they are necessary for the operation of the website and give you access to the relevant features (browser cookies): these are mainly session cookies. We may also use functional cookies that enable us to save your preferences and settings and so enhance your browsing experience on our website (without limitation, by storing your identity as a registered user of the website when you select the “Remember me” feature, by directing you to the web pages in your chosen language or in the language of the country from which you access the website, by recording your preferences on whether you accept or not profiling cookies). To ensure proper operation of such cookies and ensure recording of your preferences, these cookies shall not be deleted when you finish browsing. Notwithstanding, these cookies shall have a validity period (not exceeding 2 years) beyond which they will be automatically deactivated. These cookies and information carried by them shall not be used for purposes other than those described above. Installation of technical cookies does not require your prior consent: we automatically set them on your device when you access the website or request specific features (for instance, when you click the “Remember me” feature). You may decide to disable cookies at any time by changing the relevant browser’s settings. However, this may prevent you from correctly displaying the website.

  2. Profiling cookies (requiring your prior CONSENT): our website also uses profiling cookies, which can only be installed upon your prior consent. In addition, our website may also set cookies belonging to third parties, always provided that you give your prior consent to the relevant installation. Such third parties may access the information collected through their cookies. Those third parties are:
    1. Google Inc. (through its services Google Analytics and Google Doubleclick and, where applicable, through the Google Plus plug-in)
    2. Facebook (through plug-ins)
    3. Twitter (through plug-ins)
    4. Pinterest (through plug-ins)

Profiling cookies may include, according to the definition of the European Regulatory Authorities for the protection of personal data, profiling cookies for advertising purposes, retargeting cookies, Social media cookies and analytic cookies other than those used only for aggregate statistical analysis.

Profiling cookies for advertising purposes: they create user profiles to serve ads that are in line with the preferences showed by users as they surf the web;

Retargeting cookies: they are used to serve ads relating to products that are similar to those into which you showed an interest (e.g. displaying pages on products that you have visited on our website when you browse affiliate websites) or to measure effectiveness of (our or third parties) marketing campaigns;

Analytic cookies: they record your choices and activity on our website to carry out statistical analysis, for us or for third parties, by tracking your preferences and browsing behaviour, and to serve customized ads to you;

Social media cookies: furthermore, our website allows certain social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) to install their own cookies by means of their plug-ins. Such cookies are directly managed by third parties and may also be used to serve ads to you that are in line with your preferences, when you browse other websites.

All such cookies shall only be installed upon your prior consent. For this reason, when you access our website a special banner informs you that (i) our website uses analytic, profiling and retargeting cookies, belonging to us or to third parties, and that (ii) when you close the banner or continue browsing by clicking any item on the website outside the banner or by accessing another area of the website, you signify your consent to the use of cookies. We will track your consent (if any) by means of a dedicated technical cookie. As a result, the banner on cookies shall not be displayed any more if you visit again our website in future. Should you decide to delete technical cookies, please bear in mind that we will lose track of your consent and, as a consequence, the banner on cookies will be presented to you again, at your next visit of our website. At any time, you may freely decide to block the setting of profiling cookies (whether they are analytic cookies belonging to third parties, social media, retargeting or profiling cookies) or to withdraw any previously given consent without affecting your ability to visit the website and avail of the relevant contents. If you wish to learn more on how to do it, please carefully read the third party cookie policies that are available by following the links below.

How to enable and disable cookies

All cookies (technical cookies and profiling cookies)
You may decide whether you want to allow cookies to be installed or not also by using your browser’s setting area. However, should you disable one or more cookies, certain features of this website may be impaired as a result (please bear in mind that browsing cookies are necessary for the proper operation of the basic features of the website). The browser configuration relating to this choice may be monitored and modified in your browser’s settings panel. Please select your browser among those below to receive information about how to modify the relevant cookie settings.

Third party cookies requiring consent
The installation of profiling, retargeting, analytic and social media cookies belonging to third parties, as well as any other activity relating to such cookies, including collection and processing of information, shall be the responsibility of such third parties. If you wish to learn more on such cookies and the third parties that may access the information collected or on how to enable or disable them, you may read the cookie policies of such third parties by clicking any of the following links:

  • Google Analytics: []
  • Google Doubleclick: []
  • Facebook: []
  • Pinterest: []
  • Twitter: []

Specifically, the cookies (not technical) present on the website are indicated in the following table:

Technical name Purpose Type of cookie Expiration Domain Information
_utma Google Analytics Performance cookie 2 years Let Google Analytics know when you return to a website so we can see how many users come back to our site. It is a persistent cookie with an exact expiration date of two years from the time it is written. The content is a numeric hash in the form of 6 groups of numbers separated by dots
_utmb Google Analytics Performance cookie 30 minutes It is a session cookie that exists ONLY while a visit, or rather a session, is in progress. Contains the timestamp of the moment you entered the site
_utmc Google Analytics Performance cookie Session Used in conjunction with the _utma cookie in some older versions of the Google Analytics tracking code.
_utmt_global Google Analytics Performance cookie 10 minutes Used to collect Google Analytics data
_utmt_local Google Analytics Performance cookie 10 minutes Used to collect Google Analytics data
_utmt_regional Google Analytics Performance cookie 10 minutes Used to collect Google Analytics data
_utmz Google Analytics Performance cookie 6 months Used to identify which site you came from so, for example, we can measure the usefulness of the links we place on certain other sites.
_ga Google Analytics Performance cookie 2 years This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.
_gid Google Analytics Performance cookie 1 day This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish users.
_gat Google Analytics Performance cookie 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
cookie-agreed Cookie Privacy Technical-Functional cookie 90 days Cookie set when the user clicks on OK button of the cookie popup in the site.
__auc Alexa Metrics Technical-Analytics cookie 12 months Used to distinguish users and count real traffic.
age_prompt Age Verification Technical-Functional cookie 1 day Set when an user accepts the age verification prompt.
di2 AddThis Third-party 1 year Unclassified
loc AddThis Third-party 1 year Geolocation information
uid AddThis Third-party 1 year Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID.
uvc AddThis Third-party 1 year Measures how often we see an AddThis user.
vc AddThis Third-party 1 year Used by the social sharing platform AddThis.


In addition, certain advertising networks allow you to deny consent to customized communications. This will not prevent cookies from being installed, but will suspend the use and collection of certain data by the advertisers affiliated to the network. Please note that, although such networks include many of the leading advertising companies, a third party that sets cookies through the website may not belong to any such networks and, as a consequence, you may continue to receive cookies from said third party. If you wish to learn more on this matter, we invite you to visit the following address:

The processing of personal data of the users is carried out by Ferrero International S.A., with administrative office in Findel Business Center, Complexe B, Rue de Trèves, L-2632 FINDEL, in its capacity as data controller. If you wish any further information concerning the methods and purposes of the processing as well as the exercise of the rights granted to users under the General EU Data Protection Regulation and the e-Privacy EU Regulation please carefully read our privacy policy. We recommend and encourage you to regularly check this Cookie Policy to become aware of any amendments to it.