2. What Are Cookies and How We Use Them?
A cookie is a small text file, often encrypted, that is places in your web browser on your PC, telephone, tablet or other device when you visit a website. During the course of your visit to that website, and on subsequent visit(s), the cookie send information from your browser about your visit(s). They do not damage your device.
3. The Types of Cookies We Use
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are necessary for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that register the type and version of your browser and enable you to login to view registration-only content. If you disable these cookies then the Website will not function properly .
- Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
- Re-Targeting Cookies: These cookies remember information regarding your use of our site so that we can serve promotional and other targeted information to you on other sites.
- Social Media Cookies: These cookies provide access to social networks and may collect personal information in relation to your use of these networks. We have no control over how the social networks may collect and use your personal information and their use is determined by that social network.
- Google Analytics Cookies: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses its own persistent cookie, which expires two years after it is placed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. For more information about Google Analytics cookies please see http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
The following table outlines the individual cookies we use on our Website and the purposes for which we use them:
|__utma||Used by Google Analytics to track of the number of times a visitor has been to the Website, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Information from this cookie is used to calculate things like new sessions/visits||[2 years]|
|__utmb||Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||[30 mins]|
|__utmc||This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.||[At the end of the session]|
|__utmt||Used to throttle the request rate.||[10 minutes]|
|__utmz||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reaches the Website.||[6 months]|
|NLSessionCwwwsmurfitkappa||This is a session cookie which is created by the UAG (Unified Access Gateway) servers of SKG. The UAG server is the first entry point to the website and these cookies are there to keep track of your sessions and which server you have connected to. This cookie is deleted when you leave the site. The expiration is “at the end of the session”.||[At the end of the session]|
|WhlWFLB||This is a session cookie which is created by the UAG (Unified Access Gateway) servers of SKG. The UAG server is the first entry point to the website and these cookies are there to keep track of your sessions and which server you have connected to. This cookie is deleted when you leave the site. The expiration is “at the end of the session”.||[At the end of the session]|
|_gat_UA-45118898-1||Used to throttle the request rate.||[1 minute]|
|_gid||Used to distinguish visitors to the Website.||[24 hours]|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Used to determine user preference on the Website.||[Until user cache is cleared]|
4. Third Party Cookies
Some cookies that have been set out on our Website are not directly related to Smurfit Kappa. You will note that third parties (particularly advertising companies, social networks and service providers such as retargeting or even behavioural analysis services) can also place cookies on our Website. We have no control over these cookies. These cookies have the purpose of analysing performance or allowing customised targeting of advertising displayed on your web browser.
The following table outlines the third party cookies we use on our Website and the purposes for which we use them:
|ASP.NET_SessionId||ASP.Net||ASP.Net session cookies are required for the dotnet code which is used to build the website.||[At the end of the session]|
|ARRAffinity||Azure||Affinity Cookies are used to aid people who need to stay with a certain instance of web app or web site in Azure.||[At the end of the session]|
|SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE||Analytics Sitecore||Analytics Sitecore cookie are used for the server side recognition of the Sitecore Analytics and to personalize content. These cookies uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like new sessions/visits and to personalize content and profile a visitor.||[The expiration date of the cookie is indefinite]|
|UserMatchHistory||LinkedIn Ad Analytics||6 Months|
|bcookie||Browser ID Cookie||1 Year|
|lidc||Used for routing from share buttons and ad tags||1 Day|
|YSC||YouTube||This cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube video||At end of session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||YouTube||A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old.||8 months from set/update|
|fr||Encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID for advertising purposes||3 Months|
|C||Adform|| Identifies if user’s browser accepts cookies.|
1 – Cookies are allowed
3 – Opt-out
| If C=1 – 60 days|
If C=3 – 3650 days
|uid||Adform||Unique identifier||60 days|
|cid||Adform||Cookie id (legacy) – same as uid||60 days|
5. Web Beacons
Web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs) are typically transparent graphic images placed on our Website. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to measure the actions of visitors on websites. We may use web beacons to obtain information such as the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page.
We may also use web beacons in marketing emails sent by our system. If you receive the HTML formatted version of such emails and your email is configured to download images, a record of whether or not you open the email (and, if you open the email, how frequently you open it) will be saved with your subscriber history. Your engagement with the content of the communication (such as which links you click on) will also be recorded.
We may use this information in aggregated form to give us an indication of the popularity of content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting. We may also use the information to publish more content relevant to users in future issues and to unsubscribe recipients who haven’t opened our emails for a period of time.]
6. Managing Cookies Usage
You can find out how to do this by following the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) or you can click on the links below to access instructions from some of the most popular browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Safari Mobile
For more information on how to manage cookies, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm. However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the Website’s functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.
7. Changes to this Policy
8. Contact Us
If you have any queries in relation to this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.