At Danone, we want to be open and transparent in the way we use cookies and what this means for you. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the functionality of our website but there may be also cookies that you can opt out of or block.

We strive to provide you with sufficient information on the cookies we use so you can make an informed choice on the information you share with us.

If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to contact us via

This cookies statement was last updated on February 1 st 2021 and is meant for the SPLASH! website ( (the “Website”) and all subsequent web pages of this domain. It is based on the Cookies Statement framework defined by Danone SA.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file saved on your computer or mobile device. It has a unique ID assigned to your device and enables the Website to remember your actions and preferences (such as location, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time. That way, you don’t have to keep re-entering the information whenever you come back to the website or browse from one page to another. Cookies can also help customize your browsing experience.
Not all cookies contain personal information but where they do, we will treat this information as personal data in accordance with our Privacy Statement ( We also treat cookie information as
personal data where it is associated with your account or other contact information.

Types of cookies

There are two broad types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically. Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser and are thereby automatically deleted.

Why do we use cookies?

Generally speaking, there are a few reasons why we may use cookies:
1. Cookies that are strictly necessary for the Website to function and to enable you to make use of the services we provide;
2. Cookies that collect data related to the use of our Website and the performance of it. We use this information to improve our online products and services;
3. Cookies that we use to personalize and optimize your experience on our Website. These cookies store information on your choices such as text size, language and screen resolution.
4. Cookies that are placed by third parties for enhanced services (such as social media cookies) or for advertising purposes.

Duration of the cookies

● The duration of the validity of the cookies exempted of consent (e.g. strictly necessary cookies) is thirteen (13) months. Information collected through cookies is kept by Danone for a maximum period of twenty-five (25) months, in accordance with the regulations in force.

● When your prior consent is required for their use (e.g. certain analytics cookies, social media cookies, cookies for advertising purposes), the period of validity of the consent to the deposit of cookies is six (6) months. At the end of this period, we will ask for your consent again.

Please see below for further information on the types of cookies we use.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that we may need to be able to offer you a proper functioning Website and which enables you to make use of the services we provide.

If these cookies are blocked, you may not be able to make use of our Website.

List of strictly necessary cookies

PHPSESSID (Endouble) : To fetch data from the cms
cookie-consent (Endouble) : To remember cookie preferences
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (Youtube) : A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old.

Analytics and performance-related cookies

These cookies help us measure traffic patterns to determine which areas of our Website have been visited. We use this to research a visitor’s habits so that we can improve our online products and services, to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information.

Although the analytics cookies can be essential to the Website, some of these cookies may gather some personal information (IP addresses notably), and in this case we will always ask for your consent before placing these. Your consent will be valid for six (6) months. You can withdraw your consent at all times.

See more information below in the ‘Your Preferences’ section.

List of performance cookies

_ga (Google) : Used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for analytics reports
_gid (Google) : Used to store and update a unique value for each page visited
_gat (Google) : Used to throttle the request rate
_gat_UA-154270805-1 (Google) : This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the
name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. Used to throttle request rate.
_gali (Google) : Used to distinguish users
_hjid (Hotjar) : Used to persist the random user ID. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample (Hotjar) : This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether a visitor is included in the data sampling defined by the site’s pageview limit
_hjIncludedInSample (Hotjar) : Used to uniquely identify a visitor during a single browser session
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress (Hotjar) : This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie
YSC (Youtube) : This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos
TrackJS : This cookie is used to detect Javascript errors on the Website

gpop_count: A cookie that counts the number of pages visited

gpop_display: Status of pop-in display

gpop_lock: A cookie that prevents the pop-in from appearing after the first interaction with it.


Third-party cookies (advertising or social media cookies)

These are cookies placed on our Website by third parties on our behalf. The cookies enable us to generate personalized advertisements on other websites, which are based on information about you such as your page views on our website. Our Websites may also place cookies for third-party services such as social media.

We do not provide any personal information to third parties that place cookies on our Website. However, third parties may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content displayed on our Website fall within a group that the ad or content is directed towards. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third-party sites may use. The information practices of these third parties are not covered by our Privacy or Cookies Statement. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices. These cookies are not essential to the Website and we will always ask for your consent before placing these cookies. Your consent will be valid for up to six (6) months. You can withdraw your consent at all times. See more information below in the “Your Preferences” section.

List of third-party cookies (advertising or social media cookies) or list of companies using cookies on the Website

shbts (Instagram) : This is a targeting cookie used to optimize advertisements on Instagram.
sessionid (Instagram) : This is a performance cookie used to collect data about individuals logging on and off the Website
csrftoken (Instagram) : This is a strictly necessary cookie used to prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
shbid (Instagram) : This is a targeting cookie used to optimize advertisements on Instagram
fbm_124024574287414 (Instagram) : This is a targeting cookie used to track the visits of Instagram users
mid (Instagram) : This is a functionality cookie used to optimize the use of Instagram on the Website
ds_user_id (Instagram) : This is a targeting cookie used to optimize advertisements on Instagram
ig_did (Instagram) : This is a targeting cookie used to track the visits of Instagram users
ig_cb (Instagram) : This cookie enables the correct functionality of the Instagram plugins, such as embedded Instagram posts
NID (Google) : This is a targeting cookie used to customize advertising
IDE (doubleclick) : The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange
DSID (Doubleclick) : This cookie is set to note your specific user identity
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (YouTube) : To keep track of user preferences for YouTube videos embedded in sites. it can also determine whether the Website visitor is using the new or old version of the YouTube interface

Your preferences & how to manage cookies

It’s possible to restrict or block cookies or even delete cookies that have already been placed on your device. If you do so, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Website and we may think that you have never visited us before. Whenever needed, we will therefore show you a cookie notice and ask for your consent in placing cookies.

You can also restrict or block cookies by changing your browser’s settings. The configuration of each browser is different. It is described in the help menu of your browser, which will allow you to know how to change your wishes for cookies.

» Firefox:
• Click on the menu button and select “Options”.
• Select the “Privacy” panel.
• Set the “Storage Rules” menu to “Use Custom Settings for History”.
• Clear the “Accept cookies” checkbox.
• Any changes you have made will be automatically saved.

» Internet Explorer :
• Click the Tools button, then click “Internet Options”.
• Click the “Privacy” tab, then under “Settings”, move the cursor up to block all cookies or down to allow all cookies, then click OK.

» Google Chrome:
• Select the Chrome menu icon.
• Select “Settings”.
• At the bottom of the page, select “Show advanced settings”.
• In the “Privacy” section, select “Content Settings”.
• Select “Prohibit all sites from storing data”.
• Select OK.

» Safari:
• Click “Settings”> “Safari”> “Privacy”> “Cookies and Website Data”
• Then select “always block”.

» Opera:

However, if you decide to refuse session or functionality cookies, you will not be able to access many of the options offered by the Website. As such, we cannot be held responsible in the event of degraded operation of the site linked to the settings you have chosen.

Finally, if you have deactivated one or more cookies, we can still use the information collected by these cookies before their deactivation. Nevertheless, we stop collecting data through the refused cookie.

How to contact us

If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding cookies, please contact us by Email at