Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Overview

Like most websites, we employ “cookies” or similar technologies. This Cookie Policy tells you about the use of cookies and similar technologies on Pillsbury’s websites and mobile applications listed here (the “Sites”).

When you first access the Sites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “Accept all,” you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our Sites that you access may take more time to work or may not function properly.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small files containing a string of characters which we may store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Sites. When you visit the Sites again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

We may use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. We may use information collected with cookies to statistically analyze usage of our Sites and to improve and customize our content and other offerings.

Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, Pillsbury) are called “first-party cookies.” Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies.” Third-party cookies enable us to provide third-party features or functionality through the Sites (e.g. advertising, social media functions and analytics).

Cookies that expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser window are called “session cookies.” Cookies that have an expiration date in the future and remain in your browser until they expire, or you manually delete them, are called “persistent cookies.”

Cookies We Use

Cookies make the use of our Sites easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of the Sites to personal information that you previously provided.

The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of the Sites, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.

The specific types of first-party and third-party cookies placed by the Sites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Type of cookies

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to login to secure areas of our Sites and cookies used to help ensure that the content loads quickly and effectively (e.g. through “load balancing”).

Who serves those cookies

1. Cookie acknowledgement

Cookie name: cookie_agreement

Details: This cookie is set by Pillsbury to recognize your consent to cookies provided using our cookie banner.  This cookie does not store any personally identifiable information.

2. Cloudflare

Cookie name: _cfduid

Details: This cookie is set by Cloudflare, a third-party security solution we use to keep our Sites secure for our website visitors.

More information: link

3. Pillsbury

i. Cookie name: MOBILEMODE

Details: This cookie is used to detect if a user is accessing a Site via a mobile device so that the experience can be optimized for that user session.

ii. Cookie names: CFID; CFTOKEN

Details: These cookies are used to identify if the same user is browsing a Site within an already established user session.

iii. Cookie names: incap_ses_*_* ; visid_incap_*_*

Details: These cookies are set by a third-party service to filter out malicious requests.

iv. Cookie name:origin

Details: This cookie is used to calculate which bio the user is shown.

Analytical cookies

These cookies allow us to gather analytics to improve the performance and functionality of our Sites. These analytics can include measurements on the number of users on a Site, how long they stay on a Site, and what parts of a Site they visit. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us improve the way our Sites work, or to personalize our Sites to your interests.

Who serves those cookies

1. Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

Cookie names: _ga; _gid; _gat; _NID; 1P_JAR

Details: These cookies are set by Google Analytics to distinguish users for analytics and marketing purposes.

More information: link

To opt out, please visit: link

2. RubyLaw Firm analytics

Cookie names: _pk_id; _pk_ses; _pk_ref; _pk_testcookie

Details: These cookies are set by the RubyLaw Firm Analytics solution, using a tool called Matomo, and are used to distinguish users and track their website visits for analytics and marketing purposes.

For more information and to opt out, please visit: link

3. Siteimprove

Cookie names: nmstat; siteimproveses

Details: nmstat is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited one of our Sites. Siteimproveses is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to our Sites. This information is used to improve the user experience on our Sites. The cookies contain a randomly generated ID used to recognize the browser when a visitor reads a page.

More information: link

4. Vuture

Cookie names: intEmailHistoryId; _VxSessionId; vx-email-guid; awxxxx

Details: We use Vuture (email marketing communications platform) to track responses to marketing campaigns and track the visitor’s website journey.

More information: link

Functionality cookies

These cookies enable the Sites to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all these services may not function properly.

Who serves those cookies

1. AddThis

Cookie names: _atuvs; _atuvc; xtc; uvc; loc; _atrfs; mus; na_id; ouid; uid

Details: AddThis is a social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.

More information: link

To opt out, please visit: link

2. Vimeo

Cookie names: vuid; player; continuous_play_v3; _abexps; _gcl_au; _fbp

Details: We embed videos from Vimeo on our Sites. When you press play Vimeo will drop third-party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies are non-essential to our Sites, but without them the Vimeo player may become unavailable.

More information: link

3. YouTube

Cookie names: YSC; VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE; GPS

Details: We embed videos from YouTube on our Sites. YouTube may set cookies on your device once you click on the YouTube video player.

More information: link

To opt out, please visit: link

4. Google Maps

Cookie names: APSID; SSID; NID; PREF; SID; SAPISID; HSID

These cookies are installed by Google whenever you visit a page with an embedded Google Map, and are used by Google to track usage of its services.

More information: link

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on our Sites or other websites more relevant to you.  These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third-party cookies may track users over different websites and will provide ads relevant to your interests.

1. DoubleClick

Cookie names: test_cookie; _uetsid; IDE; id; DSID

Details: These cookies are used by Google for advertising purposes and are stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.

More information: link

To opt out, please visit: link

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features on the Sites. You can do this by activating the settings on your browser that allow you to refuse all or some cookies.  

How to Control Cookies

When you first access the Sites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “Accept all,” you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer:link
  • Google Chrome:link
  • Mozilla Firefox:link
  • Apple Safari:link
  • Microsoft Edge: link.

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

Web Beacons

As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to our Sites. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our Sites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our Sites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed, and to improve Site performance.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may occasionally amend this Cookie Policy to reflect our activities and user feedback, and we reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time.

The provisions contained in this Cookie Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to the Sites.

Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised.

We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Cookie Policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Sites in order to enhance your experience.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Cookie Policy or our Sites, please contact us using the Contact Us page or at [email protected].

You can also write to us at:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
31 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
USA