- what a cookie is (paragraph 2);
- an overview of the cookies we use (paragraph 3);
- what you can do if you do not agree to the cookie use (paragraph 4);
- concluding remarks (paragraph 5); and
- a detailed table setting out all of the cookies that we use (Annex 1).
In order to make full use of the Website, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies. Accordingly, it is important that you know what cookies our Website uses and for what purposes.
Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and may be stored on your user device e.g. your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet). We may use similar techniques, such as pixels, web beacons, device fingerprints, etc. For the sake of consistency, all these techniques combined will hereafter be referred to as ‘cookies’.
- FUNCTIONAL COOKIES
Functional cookies are essential and help you navigate the Website. They enhance the user friendliness of the Website. These cookies make sure that you only have to pass the age-gate once and that your basket is saved during all the steps of your checkout process. These cookies also help to support website security and basic functionality.
- ANALYTICAL COOKIES
Analytical cookies help us to understand the behaviour of our visitors and their usage of the Website in an aggregated manner. For instance, we can use these cookies to gain insight into how our visitors use our Website. This means we can find out what works and what does not. It allows us to continuously improve the Website and to measure how effective our advertising and communication is. Analytical cookies also allow the Website to remember choices made (such as language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. An example might be that our Website recognises if the user has already signed up for our newsletter, or if the user is seeing a certain page for the first time.
- ADVERTISING COOKIES
Advertising cookies will remember your product and page preferences, and in general that you visited the Website. We strive to provide you with advertisements relevant to you and your interests on other online platforms based on your visits and surfing behaviour on our Website and other third party websites. Based on these interests, we develop a segmented profile and then adapt the content and the advertisements on our Website for various groups of customers. Third parties that set cookies via our Website may also try to find out what your interests are in this way, and this information may be used to present you with content or advertisements that appear more likely to be of interest to you on other, non-Heineken websites. In this case, the information about your current Website visit may be combined with information from previous visits to websites other than ours. At the same time, these advertising cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of advertisements.
Even if no advertising cookies are used, please note that you may still be provided with advertisements on our Website; however, these advertisements will not be tailored to your interests.
You have the option to consent to our use of the different categories of cookies by clicking ‘Set Preferences’ in the cookie banner that is presented to you when you visit our Website. You can change your cookie preferences at any time by navigating to the cookie preferences centre in the footer of the Website – which also enables you to withdraw the consent you have previously given to us. The cookie preferences centre includes a list of all analytical and advertising cookies. Please be aware that we do not currently make use of a technical solution that would enable us to respond to your browser’s ‘Do Not Track’ signals.
Besides using the ‘Set Preferences’ hyperlink on our Website, you can manage your cookie settings in your browser at any time. Please be aware that your browser settings may not offer you the same ease of use as the cookie preferences centre on our Website. If you simply disable all cookies in your browsers settings, you may find that certain sections or features of our Website will not work, because your browser may prevent us from setting functionally required cookies. Therefore, it is recommended to use the cookie preferences centre on our Website instead of disabling all cookies via your web browser. The following links may assist you in managing your cookies settings, or you can use the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Cookies
- Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/
If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a full list of the cookies used on this Website:
6.1 Functional cookies
NAME PERSISTENCY DESCRIPTION SOURCE Session ID End of Session Session Cookie Site
1 year Used to store whether or not a user has viewed the cookie consent banner. .starretailer.co.uk
1 year Used to store whether or not a user has viewed the cookie preferences centre. .starretailer.co.uk
1 year Used to record a user’s preferences in relation to Analytics cookies. .starretailer.co.uk
1 year Used to record a user’s preferences in relation to Advertising cookies. .starretailer.co.uk
End of session Used to store whether or not a user has viewed the cookie consent banner. .starretailer.co.uk
End of session This cookie is used to verify that a user has completed the age gate. .starretailer.co.uk
End of session This cookie is used to check if a user has been authenticated. .starretailer.co.uk
End of session This cookie is used for load balancing to ensure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. .starretailer.co.uk
6.2 Analytical cookies
NAME PERSISTENCY DESCRIPTION SOURCE _ga 2 years Unique User Identifier used by Google Analytics to provide insights on our site. .starretailer.co.uk _gid 24 hours This cookie tracks that the user has accepted the site's cookie message .starretailer.co.uk _gat_UA-XXXXXXX-X 1 minute Unique User Identifier used by Google Analytics to provide insights on our site. .starretailer.co.uk
6.3 Advertising cookies
NAME PERSISTENCY DESCRIPTION SOURCE GPS day Registers a unique ID to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. .youtube.com YSC End of session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. .youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 4 months This cookie is set by YouTube to keep track of user preferences for YouTube videos embedded in sites. .youtube.com