Last updated: June 15, 2023

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“IFF”) use cookies and other trackers on our websites (“Sites”) in accordance with the following policy (“Cookie Policy”). We use these cookies and other trackers to provide functionality, to track how visitors interact with our Sites, and for our marketing and advertising activities.

Please read this Cookie Policy in conjunction with our Website Privacy Notice for the EEA and UK.

1. What are cookies and other trackers?

A cookie is a small piece of text that is placed your website browser when you visit a website. These include our own first-party cookies as well as third-party cookies of our service providers and marketing partners. They are used to “remember” when your computer or device accesses our Sites. Cookies are stored in your browser. A cookie will help the Sites, or another website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. Most cookies won’t collect information that directly identifies you as a person and will instead collect more general information such as how visitors arrive at and use our Sites. Other cookies collect personal data. Cookies may be used to create a profile of a visitor’s activities on the Internet which can be used (for example) to try to predict the visitor’s purchasing and behavioral preferences.

Clear GIFs (also called web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your device’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs in connection with our Sites to, among other things, track the activities of Sites’ visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Sites’ usage.

In this Cookie Policy, we refer to all these technologies as “cookies”.

2. Types of cookies

Session cookies

Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the visitor’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed pre-defined period of time (usually several months) and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to be able to recognize your device for more than one browsing session. Persistent cookies used on our Sites generally have a maximum lifespan of between one hour and two years; please use our cookie settings tool available here for further details.

First party cookies

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are not set by the owner of the website you are visiting, but by a different organization. For example, advertisers and other third parties may use their own cookies when you click on an ad or link on our Sites, or we might engage a third-party analytics company that will set their own cookie to perform this service.

3. Categories of cookies

We categorize the different types of cookies described above as follows:

Strictly Necessary cookies:

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Sites, such as to provide secure log-in or required to remember your requests (for example, your choice of language or region, or to set a cookie to store your preferences regarding the cookies on our Sites). These cookies do not require your consent and cannot be switched off (although in some cases you can change your requests). You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our Sites may not work if you block these types of cookies.

Functional cookies:

These cookies are used to provide certain functionalities to you that you have requested.

These cookies allow us to analyze our Sites’ usage and understand how visitors use it. These cookies recognize and collect information about the number of visitors to our Sites, the pages they view, how long they view pages, and how they move around our Sites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that visitors are easily finding what they are looking for. If you do not consent to these types of cookies we will not be able to improve our Sites based on information from your visit.

Advertising cookies:

These cookies are used to tailor advertising and content to your interests (“Targeting”), both within and beyond our Sites. These cookies collect data about your online activity, including your visit to our Sites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They identify your interests so that we can provide advertising that we believe is relevant to you. We will use this information to make our Sites and the Targeting displayed on it, and the marketing messages we send to you, more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties who provide a service to us for this purpose. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the Targeting and to monitor from which Targeting source a visitor was directed towards our Sites so that we know whether it is worth for us to invest in that particular Targeting source.

These cookies may be set through our Sites or by our third-party Targeting partners. They may be used by those partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and Internet device. If you do not consent to these types of cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising in connection with our Sites (but not less advertising overall).

4. Social media links

The Sites contain links to IFF social media pages from the following companies:

These links are not plug ins; they are links to external IFF social media pages via standard functionality. No cookies are set in relation to these links when browsing the Sites. Should you click any of these links you will be directed to the relevant social media page. Each of these social media companies operates their websites independently of IFF, including their own cookie policies and privacy policies and settings. Please visit the respective social media companies’ privacy information for further details.

5. Lifespans

The various cookies used by our Sites have different lifespans. Session cookies will be deleted once you close your browser. Persistent cookies implemented on our Sites will be kept for a period of time that does not exceed two years. Please use our cookie settings tool available here.

6. What cookies do we use?

We use different categories of both session and persistent cookies on our Sites, which can either be first or third party cookies.

Information on the cookies that we use on our Sites (their names and categories, their lifespans and whether third parties have access to the cookies) are described in our cookie settings tool available here.

7. Managing cookies and withdrawing consent

We will obtain your opt-in consent to the use of the cookies and other tracking technologies on the Site when you first access one of our Sites and if we introduce any new cookies to the Sites, unless they are strictly necessary cookies, or functional cookies enabling services you have requested, in which case your consent is not required. When you visit one of our Sites, a pop up will appear to inform you about our use of such cookies. You can then consent by clicking on “Accept All”, or you may refuse cookies (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on “Decline All”. You may alternatively use our cookie settings tool available here to decide the categories of cookies that you wish to accept, and the cookies you wish to reject.

If you reject cookies, we will not set those cookies on your device, except strictly necessary cookies and a cookie to remember that you don’t want any cookies set when you visit one of our Sites.

If you have accepted cookies but later decide that you want to reject them (withdraw your consent) for the future, you can do so by using our cookie settings tool available here.

You can also disable cookies by changing your Site browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings that will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

(i) Cookie settings in Internet Explorer or Edge

(ii) Cookie settings in Firefox

(iii) Cookie settings in Chrome

(iv) Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

If you choose not to use the cookie preference tool, but instead control cookies through browsers, please remember to change your settings in each browser and for each of your devices.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our Sites. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer.

8. More about cookies

If you would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu You can find further information on managing cookies in most browsers also here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ .

9. Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Cookie Policy from time to time. If we make any changes to this Cookie Policy, we will change the “Last Update” date above, post the updated Cookie Policy on this page and ask you to re-consent to our changed use of cookies if required.

10. Contacting us

If you have any queries in connection with this Cookie Policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].

You may also contact our EEA Representative at: [email protected] or our UK Representative at [email protected].