Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy was updated on 08/01/16.

Clarins sets great store by the protection of user’s privacy and to the respect of the legal provisions in force.

While visiting our site, information about the browsing data we receive from your data terminal (computer, mobile, tablet, etc.) may be stored in "cookies" installed on your device.

This page makes it easier to understand how cookies works and how to manage your preferences.


1 - What is a « cookie »?

A « cookie » is a text file that can be stored, subject to your consent, in a dedicated space on the hard drive of your data terminal at the time of your visit to an online service through your web browser. A cookie file allows the cookie issuer to identify the data terminal in which it is stored throughout the cookie's period of validity or registration.  Only the issuer of a cookie is likely to read or change the information contained in such cookie.


2 - How are the cookies issued from used?

The cookies we use on our site

Subject to your choice to allow cookies, when you open our site, we may install various cookies in your data terminal allowing us to recognize your device’s browser for the duration of the cookies’ period of validity.

Cookies that we issue are used for the purposes described below:

  • customize the presentation of our site to the display settings of your terminal (language, screen resolution, operating system, etc.) during your visit, based on your data terminal’s hardware, viewing software and video software;
  • store information contained in any form that you fill out on our site (for registration or account access) or relative to any products, services or information you have chosen on our site (shopping cart contents, etc.);
  • allow you access to restricted and personalized areas of our site, such as your account, based on user names, passwords and other data that you may have previously given us access;
  • implement security measures, such as when you are asked to log in again to consents or a service after a certain period of time.


Cookies issued on our site by third parties

The issue and use of cookies by third parties are subject to the protection of privacy policies of these third parties.

We will notify you of the purpose of cookies known to us and of the ways that you can choose to accept or reject cookies.

  • Analytics cookies

Our site may contain cookies issued by third parties such as audience measurement companies. For the duration of the cookie's period of validity, such cookies allow us to compile statistics and traffic volume and measure the use of the various sections of your site (headings and content visited, click streams) which helps us improve the value and usability of our services.









Demandware Analytics

Learn more about Demandware

Session / 1 month / 6 months / 12 months / 10 years


Learn more about InsightExpress / Millward Brown Digital Privacy

2 months


Learn more about LiveRamp Privacy


6 months


Learn more about MyThings Privacy


2 weeks / 2 months


Learn more about Tapad Privacy


2 months

Yahoo Analytics

Learn more about Yahoo Analytics Privacy


24 months

DoubleClick Floodlight

Learn more about DoubleClick



Google Analytics

Learn more about Google Analytics Privacy


_utma 24 months

_utmb 30 minutes

_utmc Session

_utmt 10 minutes

_utmz 6 months

_ga 24 months

  • Advertising cookies

Our site may contain cookies issued by third parties (communication agencies, providers of targeted advertising, etc.). For the duration of the cookie's period of validity, such cookies allow them to:

  • compile browsing data for data terminals that visit our site;
  • determine the advertising content likely to correspond to the interests of the user of the data terminal based on browsing data.





Ad Decisive

Learn more about Ad Decisive Privacy




Learn more about Ad6media



Learn more about AdScale Privacy



Learn more about AdTech / AOL Privacy



Learn more about BidSwitch Privacy


12 months

Casale Media

Learn more about Casale Media Privacy


12 months


Learn more about Criteo Privacy


Session / 12 months


Learn more about DoubleClick


Session / 2 weeks / 24 months  / 56 months

Email Attitude

Learn more about Email Attitude / 1000 Mercis



Facebook Exchange

Learn more about Facebook Privacy


Improve Digital

Learn more about Improve Digital Privacy



Index Exchange

Learn more about Index Exchange Privacy




Learn more about MediaMath Privacy




Learn more about OpenX Privacy


12 months


Learn more about PubMatic Privacy


3 months / 36 months


Learn more about PulsePoint Privacy



Right Media

Learn more about Right Media / Yahoo Advertising Privacy



Rocket Fuel

Learn more about Rocket Fuel Privacy




Learn more about Rubicon Privacy


Session / 1 month / 5 months / 12 months

Smart AdServer

Learn more about Smart AdServer Privacy



Switch Concepts

Learn more about Switch Concepts Privacy

30 years

Twitter Advertising

Learn more about Twitter  Privacy

Session / 24 months


Learn more about Weborama Privacy


4 months


Learn more about Zanox Privacy



Learn more about AdRoll Privacy


13 months


Learn more about AppNexus Privacy


Facebook Custom Audience

Learn more about Facebook Privacy

1 months / 5 weeks

Google Dynamic Remarketing

Learn more about Google Dynamic Remarketing / Adwords




Learn more about Quantcast Privacy



  • « Flash » cookies using « Adobe Flash Player »

Adobe Flash Player"™ is an application that enables the rapid display of dynamic content using the "Flash" computer language. Flash and other similar applications store settings, preferences and usage date using a technology similar to cookies. However, "Adobe Flash Player" ™ handles this information through the use of an interface different from that provided by your browser.

If your data terminal is likely to view content developed with Flash technology, please access your Flash cookies management tool directly from the Adobe website at

  • Cookies due to integration of third party applications on our website

We are likely to include software applications from third parties on our site which allow you to share the content of our site with others or to inform others about your visit or your opinion on the content of our site. This is particularly the case with the "Share" and "Like" buttons on social networks like "Facebook", "Twitter", "LinkedIn "," Viadeo", etc.

The social networks that provide these button applications may use the button to identify you even if you have not used this button during your visit our site. Indeed, this type of button application may allow the social network concerned to track your browsing of our site, simply because your social network account was active on your data terminal (open session) during your visit to our site.

We have no control over the processes used by social networks to compile information about your visits to our site nor any related personal data they may have. We invite you to review the protection of privacy policies of these social networks in order to understand the purposes behind the collection of browsing data they can compile through such buttons, especially as regards advertising. The policies of social networks must allow you to exercise your personal choice through your account settings.






Learn more about Bazaarvoice  Privacy



Facebook Connect

Learn more about Facebook Privacy



3 – How to exercise your choice regarding cookies issued from

You can exercise your choice at any time and change and your choice as described below.

We remind you that the settings that you use are likely to change your internet browsing experience and the conditions of your access to any services requiring the use of cookies.

We assume no responsibility for consequences related to the degraded operation of our services resulting from us not being able to store or view the cookies necessary for the full functioning of our site and services.

The choices available to you through your browser

Each browser has a different way of managing cookies and cookie settings. The configuration of your browser is described in its help menu which will inform you of how to change your cookie settings.

Your choices expressed online

You can click on the desactivation links of this page.

Note that the deactivation of advertising cookies does not preclude the display of advertisements on your data terminal. It will only block the technologies that can adapt advertisements to your browsing data or your interests.

Please also note that for us to respect your decision, we need to use a cookie. If you delete all the cookies stored on your data terminal (via your browser), we or our service providers will not recognize that you have chosen this option.

Your choices expressed online through multi-sector initiatives

The digital advertising professionals of the European Association EDAA (European Digital Advertising Alliance), managed in France by the Interactive Advertising Bureau France, offers a website at Youronlinechoices.

Here you will find a list of the companies that belong to this initiative and which offer you the opportunity to accept or reject the cookies used by these companies to customize their advertisements to your browsing data:

This is a centralized European interface that is shared by hundreds of internet advertising professionals allowing you to express your acceptance or rejection of cookies which may be used to customize the advertisements displayed on your data terminal to your browsing data. Note that this does not preclude the display of advertisements on the websites you visit. It will not block the technologies that can customize advertisements to your interests.


4 – Further information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them by visiting