COCA COLA COOKIE POLICY

Last revised: 4 March 2014

This Coca Cola Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies that may be used in connection with the website owned and controlled by us from which you are accessing this Cookie Policy (the “Site”), and how you can manage them.

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.

If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at consumerresponse@cokecce.com or write to the following address:

Coca‑Cola Great Britain
1A Wimpole Street
London
W1G 0EA

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (for example by remembering preference settings).

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used on the Site. Note that to the extent information collected through cookies constitutes personal information, the provisions in the Privacy Policy apply and complement this Cookie Policy.

Essential Cookies. Essential cookies are necessary for the Site to work and enable you to move around it and to use its services and features. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features you request.

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies are necessary for the Site to work and enable you to move around it and to use its services and features. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features you request.

Cookie Name  Description How to manage cookies
Session Session cookies are used to maintain the state of the application. When you first visit this Site a cookies consent banner will appear.

After that, you may change your cookies preferences, including by accepting/refusing cookies,via browser settings
Load balancing Load balancing cookies are used to distribute the assets across the globe and lighten the server load. As above.
User ID User ID cookies are used to ensure that users only see their own information. As above.
Security Security cookies are used for security controls and checks. As above.

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or other local settings and customise the Site accordingly.

Cookie Name Description, function and duration How to manage cookies
Language Language cookies are used to store the language the user has selected, and to show the correct options.

[Session/Persistent]
When you first visit this Site a cookies consent banner will appear.

After that, you may change your cookies preferences, including by accepting/refusing cookies,via browser settings
Location The user’s approximate address (city, state, country, postal code) as determined by the IP address is retained in order to automatically select the proper country and show retailers and demonstration days within the area. As above.
Mobile If the user is viewing the Site on a mobile device, a cookie is set to indicate that the main website was selected (i.e., that the device is Flash-enabled), or the non-Flash mobile site. As above.
Reference site The reference site is recorded to better understand the user’s preference As above.
Last visit and activity Date of last visit and activity and other information is recorded to be able to provide users with an update on “what’s changed on the site since your last visit,” and to better understand the user’s preferences. As above.
Recently watched video Date and title of recently watched video is recorded to be able to better understand the user’s preferences. As above.
Flash Cookies Flash cookies are used to enable audio and video content to be played. As above.
Page history Page history cookies are used to track the sequence of pages the user has visited. If the user gets an error message while visiting the Site, the cookie information gets saved to a log file for error reporting and resolution. As above.

Social Plug-in Tracking Cookies

Such cookies are used to track members [and non-members] of social media networks for market research analytics, and product development.

Coca-Cola uses ‘Functionality’ cookies to:

-Remember settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours
-Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey
-Show you when you're logged in to the website (if relevant)
-Share information with our partners who provide a service on the website. The information shared is used only to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose.

Cookies Coca-Cola has categorised as 'Functionality' cookies will NOT be used to:
-Target you with adverts on our website or on other websites

Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – where this is the case we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than what’s listed above.

You can decide whether or not these cookies are used, but stopping them might mean we can't offer you some services. It's also possible that stopping them means we can’t remember that you didn't want a particular service.

4) Targeting Cookies

Although we sometimes use targeting cookies, we don’t use any sort of advertising cookies.

Coca-Cola uses ‘Targeting’ cookies to:

-Link to social networks like Facebook. They might then use this information to target advertising at you.
You can decide whether or not these cookies are used, but stopping them might mean we can’t offer you some services. All of these cookies are managed by other companies, so you can also use their own tools to stop them.

Deleting Cookies
If you decide you’re not happy with the use of cookies on this website, you can easily delete them from the cookie folder of your browser. You can also set your browser to block cookies or to send a warning notice before a cookie is stored on your computer.

Because there are lots of different browsers, we haven’t given instructions for all of them here, but you can visit the ‘All About Cookies’ site for more information.

If you use Windows Explorer, here are the steps:

-Click on 'Windows Explorer'
-Select the 'Search' button on the tool bar
-Enter ‘cookie’ into the search box field for 'Folders and Files'
-Choose 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' drop down menu
-Click on 'Search Now'
-Select and open the folders that are retrieved
-Click to highlight any cookie file
-Click the 'Delete' key to erase the cookie file
If you don't have Windows Explorer, click ‘Help’ on your ‘Start’ menu and search for ‘cookies’ to find information on how to locate the folder.

If you do this, you might not be able to use some of the services on our website – or on other websites.

Contact Coca-Cola
If you have any questions about our use of cookies, use the Contact Us form

Further reading
For more information about cookies you can take a look at any of these pages.

Useful information about cookies can be found at:
http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy produced by the internet advertising industry:
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found here:
http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

Cookie Name Description How to manage cookies
Facebook Cookies are used to track Facebook members [and non-members] for market research analytics, and product development. When you first visit this Site [and the Facebook site] a cookies consent banner will appear [as relevant].

After that, you may change your cookies preferences, including by accepting/refusing cookies,via browser settings
Twitter Such cookies are used to track members [and non-members] for market research analytics, and product development. When you first visit this Site [and the Twitter site] a cookies consent banner will appear [as relevant].

After that, you may change your cookies preferences, including by accepting/refusing cookies,via browser settings

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the Site, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, rather than the usage of a single person.

Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by a third party company (“Google”). Google installs the cookies described in the table above to help us to analyse how this Website is used. The information generated by those cookies about related use of this Website will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of this Website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us. The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may choose to disable or block the Google cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website. You may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookie Name Description How to manage cookies
Google analytics Google analytics cookies collect aggregate statistical data to improve Site presentation and navigation. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Adobe Omniture Adobe Omniture analytics cookies collect aggregate statistical data to improve Site presentation and navigation. When you first visit this Site [and the Twitter site] a cookies consent banner will appear [as relevant].

After that, you may change your cookies preferences, including by accepting/refusing cookies,via browser settings

Marketing Cookies

Advertising Cookies are used for marketing purposes.

Cookie Name Description How to manage cookies
  Deliver behavioral/targeted advertising  
  Conduct market analysis  
  Measure effectiveness of campaign  
  Detect click fraud  

 

HOW DO THIRD PARTIES USE COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE?

Cookies can be first party or third party cookies and that means that they are either issued by or on behalf of the Coca-Cola Company (as defined in our Website Terms of Use and/or its affiliates, or by a third party operator of another website. This Site uses first party and third party cookies. This Site may link through to third party websites and that linking process may involve third party cookies being placed on your machine or other device. We do not control the third party cookies used for any of these purposes. You should check the third-party website to understand their data collection practices and controls before clicking on the link on this Site. HOW DO I MANAGE COOKIES? In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse, accept or remove cookies from the Site at any time by activating or accessing the setting on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable, disable or remove cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled or removed, not all features of the Site may operate as intended. If you want to clean out all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, here are links where you can download three programs that clean out tracking cookies: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php, http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html, http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/. IP ADDRESSES An IP address is a number which recognises the computer or other device used to access the Internet. Typically, a web server automatically collects IP addresses and uses them to administer a website. IP addresses are typically used in conjunction with cookies for the purpose of “remembering” computers or other devices used to access this Website. This Site uses IP addresses in conjunction with Cookies.