Our cookie and tracking technologies policy
This section is about what cookies and other tracking technologies are, how we use them and how you can manage them.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. The cookies mean that the website will remember you and how you’ve used the site every time you come back. If you want to know more about cookies, head to aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (please note: these links open a new window or browser tab).
What are other similar tracking technologies?
This refers to any other method used to store information, gain access to information, or track activities on your device, such as Local Shared Objects (“flash cookies”), scripts, tracking pixels and plugins, app trackers (including SDKs) on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs or other devices.
We’ve put our cookies into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
- Strictly necessary – these are used to help make our website work efficiently
- Performance – these are used to analyse the way our website works and how we can improve it
- Functionality – these help to enhance your experience by doing things like remembering products you’ve added to your basket
We sometimes use persistent cookies as well as ‘session-based’ cookies. A ‘persistent’ cookie will remain for a period of time set for that cookie. A ‘session-based’ cookie is allocated only for the duration of your visit to our website and automatically expires when you close down your browser.
See our list of first-party cookies (shown later on in this cookies policy).
Third-party cookies originate from a domain that’s different to the website being visited. For example, when you visit our website, we may link to another company’s website – like our Facebook or Twitter account, or a video from our YouTube page. We don’t control how they use their cookies, so we suggest you check their website to see how they’re using them and how you can manage them.
Affiliates of the Vodafone Group with a different domain name may also place cookies on our website, to show you adverts or pages of other Vodafone Group companies that may be of interest to you. Where relevant, details of these affiliates – and how to opt out – are included in our list of third parties (shown later on in this cookies policy) that may put cookies on our website.
|What it’s called||What it’s used for||Type||Duration|
|First party cookies||Eightfold captures Cookie ID for the visitor, IP address which gives us the location (country), browser information, device info, utm parameters (source, campaign).|
|_vscid||As our app is continuously growing and handles multiple clients, we want to better balance the load from different group ids and hence group clients based on the load that they are sending.We have created three application clusters: prod0, prod1, prod2 and based on the load, direct them to a particular cluster.This cookie defines which cluster to hit.||First Party||730 days|
|_vs||Session management for the user, also acknowledges whether user is a new/old visitor||First partyPersistent||730 days|
Controlling your cookies
You can manage your cookie preferences by accessing the preference centre below;
Information on controlling and deleting cookies is also available at http://allaboutcookies.org