What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website and mobile application owners in order to make their websites and apps work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your shopping baskets, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. They also help ensure that the advertisements that you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Much, though not all, of the data that they collect is anonymous, though some of it is designed to detect browsing patterns and approximate geographical location to improve user experience.
What types of cookies are there?
Broadly speaking, there are four types of cookie: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies and targeting or advertising cookies.
- Strictly necessary cookies are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services.
- Performance cookies collect anonymous data on how visitors use a website; they can’t track users, and are only used to improve how a website works.
- Functionality cookies allow users to customize how a website looks for them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions, and provide more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.
- Advertising and targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you, but can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement, and be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission.
Additionally, these cookies are divided further into two sub-types.
- Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
- Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
How do I control and delete cookies?
The ability to disable or delete cookies can also be carried out by changing your browser’s settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually found in the ‘Help’, ‘Edit’ or ‘Tools’ facility). If you disable all cookies, some pages may not work. If you switch off cookies at a browser level, your device won't be able to accept cookies from any website.
What types of cookies used by Voucherz?
Below is a list of the types of cookies and similar technologies used by the Voucherz across our websites, mobile sites and mobile applications. Not all of these cookies will appear on every site or application, and this list is not exhaustive.
|JSESSIONID||Internal||JSESSIONID is a cookie in J2EE web application which is used in session tracking. Since HTTP is a stateless protocol, we need to use any session to remember state. JSESSIONID cookie is created by web container and send along with response to client.||Session||Session|
|path||Internal||Indicates a URL path that must exist in the requested resource before sending the Cookie header. The %x2F ("/") character is interpreted as a directory separator and sub directories will be matched as well (e.g. path=/docs, "/docs", "/docs/Web/", or "/docs/Web/HTTP" will all be matched).||Directory Location||--|
|Secure||Internal||A secure cookie will only be sent to the server when a request is made using SSL and the HTTPS protocol. However, confidential or sensitive information should never be stored or transmitted in HTTP Cookies as the entire mechanism is inherently insecure and this doesn't mean that any information is encrypted.||Data Security||--|
|TWconsent||Internal||This cookie is used to remember your response to our consent box.||Essential Cookies||30 Days|
|__cfduid||Cloudflare||This cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from and also this cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared I.P address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This cookie does not store personally identifying information.||Analytics||1 Year|
|driftt_aid||Drift||These cookies are used to help remember you when you use the Drift messaging system on site.||Functional Cookies||2 Years|
|driftt_sid||Drift||These cookies are used to help remember you when you use the Drift messaging system on site.||Functional Cookies||30 Minutes|
|driftt_wmd||Drift||These cookies are used to help remember you when you use the Drift messaging system on site.||Functional Cookies||Browser Session|
|_ga||Internal||Used to distinguish users.||Analytics||2 Years|
|_gid_UA-120903118-1||Internal||Used to distinguish users.||Analytics||24 Hours|
|_gat||Internal||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.||Analytics||1 Minute|
|__asc||Internal||Used to distinguish users.||Analytics||1 Day|
|__auc||Internal||Used to distinguish users.||Analytics||1 Year|