What are cookies?Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the web site owner (in this case, Philip Morris Limited) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the web site owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the web site (like analytics, advertising and videos). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the web site in question and also when it visits certain other web sites.
What cookies do you use?Types of cookies served through our web site and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
|Type of cookie||Purpose||What information is collected?||How can I opt-out?|
|Required cookies||Required cookies enable you to navigate the Websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Websites and using its services.||Your IP address, browser information||Because required cookies are essential to operate the Websites and the Services, there is no option to opt out of these cookies.|
|Performance cookies||Used to improve the Website function and performance.||Information about how you use our Website, including which pages you visit most often and if you receive error messages from certain pages.||
You can opt out of performance cookies using your browser settings.
You can manage your privacy and storage settings for flash cookies.
|Functionality cookies||All the Website to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
We use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our Website to personalize your visit.
|Your IP address and preferences you indicate (e.g. language selection)||
Learn how to opt out of functionality cookies using your browser settings.
Note that opting out may impact the functionality you receive when using the Website.
Learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies.
|Targeting or Advertising cookies||We engage third parties to track and analyse usage from individuals who visit the Website, see or engage (e.g. click, like, share) with our various digital advertising assets.
We will use the information collected to make your user experience and the ads you see more relevant to your interests. We may also share the information with third parties for this purpose.
|These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed and your engagement with our ads. Types of information can include IP Addresses, Annonymised User ID, Device ID, time stamp. No personal information will be collected unless voluntarily provided, with consent.||
To learn more about these and other advertising networks and their opt-out instructions, click here and here.
To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, click here.