Cookie policy

Cookies – what are they and how do they work? Cookies are pieces of data stored on your computer by the websites you visit. Cookies are small text files that your computer (or other device, e.g. smartphone) receives and sends when you visit websites. A cookie usually includes an anonymous identification code and does not harm the device in any way.

You accept the use of necessary cookies when you browse our websites. When visiting our website for the first time, you may choose from cookie settings which optional cookies you accept. On your later visits, your browser will read the cookie stored on your computer and send the data back to the website. Thus, we can recognize your browser automatically, but we cannot identify you with cookies alone.

Why do we use cookies?

Valio uses cookies and other similar technologies in its online service to enable smooth use of the service and to make it more user-friendly. In addition, cookies are used for purposes regarding analysis, follow-up and development of the service.

Cookies may further be used to produce targeted advertising, communications services and content (e.g. after you have visited our website, we can show you advertisements of the products you seem to be interested in), and to optimize marketing measures. The data obtained with cookies may also be used in personalization of the online service.

What kind of cookies we use?

Valio is using both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, however, no longer than two years.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
  • Performance cookies: these cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. We use for example Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager services to analyse the use of our web services.
  • Functional cookies: these cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. 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 of these services may not function properly.
  • Targeting cookies: these cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts 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 allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
  • Social Media cookies: these cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

Please note that Valio may link cookies to your personal data with your consent or if otherwise expressly stipulated by mandatory law. In some cases, the cookie data can be considered personal data. Valio has established appropriate measures to protect personal data.

Further information about the processing of personal data and the use of third-party cookies can be read in the Privacy statement for Valio’s website.

Social plugins Valio’s website has links to and social plugins of third-party sites.

For more information on the privacy policies of these services, please see their websites.






These links lead to third-party websites and Valio will not be responsible for their content. For these services, the third-party’s terms and conditions are applied.

How are we managing and deleting the cookies?

You may revoke your consent to the use of cookies by modifying the cookie settings on Valio’s website.

You may disable the use of cookies also in your browser settings. The practices for banning cookies vary in different browsers. Since cookies are necessary for some services to function, Valio cannot guarantee the functionality of the service in case cookies are not enabled.

For more information on managing cookies, visit the links below. These links will lead to third parties’ websites and Valio will not be responsible for their content.




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Date updated: August 18th 2021