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As you may be aware, we are making changes to the way our CosmeticsDesign users access some news content. To continue reading our news content we are asking you to register your email address with us and provide us with some industry-specific details.

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Once an account has been created, users are free to enjoy unlimited access to all the content on CosmeticsDesign and will no longer see any registration messaging while logged in to their account. Your login details will also allow you access to CosmeticsDesign-Europe and CosmeticsDesign-Asia.

All content on CosmeticsDesign continues to be available for free to all readers, this is not a paywall. It’s important that we keep our independent journalism as free and as open as possible while we can, and being able to tailor our content to you, our audience, will help us do that.

So why are we asking you to register?

Registering is a free and simple way to help us sustain our independent journalism. When users sign in, we can build deeper relationships that help our strategy in several ways: it can help us provide a better reader experience, deepen engagement with our journalism, and strengthen our advertising proposition with a more targeted approach.

We understand that all of our readers are unique. A CEO of a global cosmetics manufacturer has very different content interests than a NPD manager. We want everyone's experience on CosmeticsDesign to be as informative as possible; gaining a deeper understanding of the content our readers are engaging with allows us to provide a content experience that is better suited to their needs going forward.

As we still rely on advertising to fund our publication, this will be one of the ways we safeguard the future of our journalism. When you sign in, we can collect and store your data to better inform the marketing and advertising that we tailor to you. We believe that advertising shouldn’t be a hindrance but can help you if it is relevant and appropriate. You will always be able to control your privacy. We think carefully about our use of your data. We have a privacy notice and a cookie statement that explains how we collect, use, share and transfer your data and a team dedicated to keeping any data we collect safe secure.

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