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Cookie Notice

Effective 15 May 2015

Philip Morris International, Inc. is the parent company of Philip Morris International Management SA (the operator of this site), as well as many other direct and indirect subsidiaries worldwide, referred to collectively as Philip Morris International or PMI (or, as appropriate in the context, “we,” “us” or “our”).

This Cookie Notice describes how we use cookies and similar tracking technologies on our Web site to collect certain visitor information automatically. It also explains how you can accept or refuse the cookies we serve and how you can find out more information about cookies.

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 web site owners in order to make their web sites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the web site owner (in this case, pmi.com) 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.

Why Do We Use Cookies?

We use cookies to collect certain information about the visitors to our web site. This may include details of their computer's IP address, browser-type, and screen resolution, as well as certain behavioral or preference information, such as their language preferences or which pages they visited and for how long.

This information enables us to understand how visitors use our website and to provide them with enhanced website functionality. However, it is collected in a way that does not enable PMI to determine the actual identity of its visitors, unless they choose to provide this voluntarily.

The specific types of cookies served through our web site and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Types of cookie Who serves these cookies What they do
Performance and functionality cookies PMI (first party cookies) These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our web site but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like remembering your language preferences) may become unavailable.
Analytics cookies Google (third party cookies) These cookies collect information that is used in aggregate form to help us understand how the web site is being used.

Specifically, we use Google Analytics cookies for this purpose. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to refuse Google Analytics cookies, please see: https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Do You Serve Targeted Advertising?

No. At this time, we do not serve any cookies through our web site for targeted advertising purposes nor do we allow any third party to do this.

Do You Use Any Non-Cookie Based Technologies To Record Web Site Visits (like Web Beacons, LSOs etc.)?

No. At this time, we only use the cookies described above to collect information about our web site visitors.

How Can I Control Cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise this choice by visiting our Cookie Consent Tool and setting your cookie preferences. You can also exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.

You can also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the ways in which you can do this vary from browser to browser, please visit your browser's help menu for further details. Please note that if you choose to reject cookies, doing so may impair some of our web site functionality.

Where Can I Get Further Information?

If you have any questions or comments about our Cookie Notice, Contact Us or write us at:

Philip Morris International Management SA
Corporate Communications
Avenue de Rhodanie 50
1007 Lausanne
Switzerland