Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Our Cookies 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.

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.

How we use cookies/tracking technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to do a number of things. For example, remembering your preferences, recording what you've put in your shopping basket, or counting the number of people looking at a website. We also use them to keep track of what you've bought from us, what you've done on the site, and to make advertising more relevant to you.
Cookies have a unique alphanumeric identifier that sits on your browser. In many cases, we won’t be able to link the information we collect by using a cookie back to you. They can, however, enable us to link that information back to you and your personal information, for instance, when you log in, or choose to register for a service, white paper or newsletter. For example, we may use web analytics to determine which ISP your IP address uses for browsing which can then be used to personalise the communications you receive from us (if you are opted into receiving personalised communications). For further information on how we use your information please see our Privacy Policy.

We have put our cookies into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:

1.    Strictly necessary – these are used to help make our website work efficiently.

2.    Performance/analytics – these are used to analyse the way our website works and how we can improve it.

3.    Functionality – these help to enhance your experience by doing things like remembering products you've added to your basket.

4.    Targeting/advertising – these are used to share some information with third parties who we advertise with, so we know how you've reached our website and to be able to reconcile at an aggregate level with our affiliate partners. We can also use cookies to identify the parts of the website that you are interested in. We then use this information to show you adverts and pages we think may also be of interest to you, to tailor how we communicate with you, or to tailor the contents of the communications we send to you. If you prefer, you can manage your cookies on our website. Tailoring of content means it includes information reflecting the interest you’ve shown in the content of our web pages, or offers or promotions that we think may interest you, and to improve how we respond to your needs.

In addition to the cookies we use on our websites, we also use cookies and similar tracking technologies in some emails and push notifications we send to mobile devices from our apps. These help us to understand whether you have opened the email and how you have interacted with it. If you have enabled images, cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email.

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.

Please also note that some cookies may be set by your browser, for example when you browse using Google Chrome. We don’t control the use of browser cookies, so we suggest you check the browser’s cookie policy to understand how those are used and how you can manage them. 

First-party cookies

First-party cookies originate from the same domain as the website you’re currently visiting (in this case, vodafone.al).
See our list of first-party cookies (shown later on in this cookies policy).

Third party cookies

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 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. 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.

Controlling your cookies

 


You can manage your cookie preferences, including to opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking here : “Manage Cookies” 

Please note that where we have visibility of your other devices through authentication / login, the most recent consent preferences provided by you, whether through the browser or device settings, will be reflected across your devices. 

You can also control how you use cookies in your browser or your device settings.
 
Information on controlling and deleting cookies is also available at http://allaboutcookies.org

 

First party cookies

 

What it’s called

What it’s used for

Type 

Duration

First party cookies

incap_ses_*

Incapsula DDoS Protectiona and Web Application Firewall: cookie for linking HTTP requests to a certain session (AKA visit). Re-opening the browser and accessing same site are registered as different visits. In order to maintain existing sessions (ie, session cookie).

1

Session ID

test

This cookie is associated with Adobe Analytics. It checks to see if cookies are enabled.

1

Session ID

nlbi_XXXXXXX

Strictly necessary cookies.

1

Session ID

utag_main

This cookie name is associated with the Tealium data platform and is used to enforce consent preferences across 3rd party tags. Within the cookie are several built-in values that keep track of the visitor session.

1

364 Days

JSESSIONID

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

1

Session ID

visid_incap_XXXXXX

Incapsula DDoS Protectiona and Web Application Firewall: cookie for linking certain sessions to a specific visitor (visitor representing a specific computer). In order to identify clients that have already visited Incapsula.

1

364 Days

_vapi

Cookie that contains a session identifier used to authenticate the use and deliver different APIs.

1

Session ID

PHPSESSID

PHP session cookie associated with embedded content from this domain.

1

Session ID

OptanonConsent

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

1

365 Days

ad_tag_m

Strictly necessary cookies

1

Some seconds

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust.  It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down.  It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.     The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.

1

365 Days

XSRF-TOKEN

This cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

1

Session ID

cd_user_id

Strictly necessary cookies

1

364 Days

VF-SID

Strictly necessary cookies

1

Some seconds

mdLogger

Performance cookies

2

364 Days

__utmz

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2

182 Days

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

2

Some seconds

kampylePageLoadedTimestamp

kampyleUserPercentile

Performance cookies

2

364 Days

TEST_AMCV_COOKIE

Adobe Analytics site tracking.

2

730 Days

_gat_UA-

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

2

Some seconds

__utmt

This cookie is set by Google Analytics.  According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

2

Some seconds

s_cc

This cookie is associated with the Adobe Site Catalyst. It determines whether cookies are enabled in the web browser.

2

Session ID

__utmc

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin.  In these older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors.

When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

2

Session ID

__utmb

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.

2

Some seconds

__utma

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

2

729 Days

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

2

729 Days

VF-UUID

Functional cookies

3

365 Days

___utmvxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

___utmv

3

Some seconds

lpTestCookie

This cookie name is associated with the LivePerson chat sofware used to enable live chat on a website.  It is a pattern type cookie which uses a unique identifier for each page.  It appears to test whether or not the browser is set to accept first party cookies.

3

Session ID

VF-SID

Functional cookies

3

Some seconds

ru

Functional cookies

3

29 Days

mdigital_alternative_uuid

Functional cookies

3

364 Days

kampyleUserSessionsCount

kampyleUserSession

kampyle_userid

kampyleSessionPageCounter

This cookie is commonly associated with customer survey and feedback functionality on a website, using software from Kampyle Ltd

3

364 Days

mbox

Used by Adobe Target to generate dynamic content in a marketing box on the page. 

Contains the following values: PC ID - ID for visitor's browser. Removed when cookie deleted; Session ID - A unique ID for a user session; Check - checks if cookies are supported. Set on each page load.

3

731 Days

__atuvs

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.

3

Some seconds

VF-OPT

Functional cookies

3

Session ID

LPVID

This cookie name is associated with software from LivePerson, which enables website owners to add online chat functionality to communicate directly with visitors. This cookie is believed to be a unique visitor identifier.

3

364 Days

VF-BINS

Functional cookies

3

Session ID

check

Functional cookies

3

Session ID

LPSID-nnnnnnnn

This is a pattern type cookie associated with software from LivePerson which enables online chat functionality with site visitors.  This cookie appears to be a unique session identifier.

3

Session ID

hashCache

Functional cookies

3

Session ID

__atuvc

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing site. It allows the user to see an updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.

3

395 Days

AppDirect-Product-Preview

AppDirect-Builder-Version

AppDirect-Builder-Preview-HeartBeat

AppDirect-Builder-Theme-Id

AppDirect-Builder-Version-Id

AppDirect-Builder-Preview-Mode

Targeting cookies

4

Some seconds

_gat_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Google Analytics Cookies

4

Some seconds

STATK8SADSVC

Targeting cookies

4

Session ID

VF-BINS

Targeting cookies

4

Session ID

TBMCookie_8093133588726727043

Targeting cookies

4

Session ID

VF-SID

Targeting cookies

4

Some seconds

INSTANCE

Targeting cookies

4

Some seconds

AMCV_

This is a pattern type cookie name associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier, and uses an organisation identifier to allow a company to track users across their domains and services.

4

730 Days

AMCVS_

This is a pattern type cookie name associated with Adobe Marketing Cloud. It stores a unique visitor identifier, and uses an organisation identifier.

4

Session ID

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

4

89 Days

_utmv#########

Targeting cookies

4

Some seconds 

VF_cookies

Social media cookies 

4

29 Days

Third party cookies

 

What it’s called

What it’s used for

Type 

Duration

Third party cookies

cd_user_id

Strictly necessary cookies

1

364 Days

AppDirect-Builder-Version-Id

AppDirect-Builder-Preview-Mode

AppDirect-Builder-Theme-Id

AppDirect-Builder-Version

AppDirect-Product-Preview

AppDirect-Builder-Preview-HeartBeat

Strictly necessary cookies

1

Some seconds

XSRF-TOKEN

This cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

1

Some seconds

lpTestCookie

This cookie name is associated with the LivePerson chat sofware used to enable live chat on a website.  It is a pattern type cookie which uses a unique identifier for each page.  It appears to test whether or not the browser is set to accept first party cookies.

1

Session ID

VF-OPT

VF-BINS

VF-UUID

VF-SID

Cookies created and used directly by our website (not any 3rd party platforms), which are mandatory for our website to run, as expected, storing potential user preferences (e.g. login details, to avoid having to write them every single time, or counting unique users).

1

Session ID

Session ID

365 Days

Some seconds

check

Strictly necessary cookies

1

Some seconds

TiPMix

Performance cookies

2

Some seconds

x-ms-routing-name

Performance cookies

2

Some seconds

kampyleInvitePresented

kampyleUserPercentile

mdLogger

mdigital_alternative_uuid

Customer survey tool we use to collect quantitative (scores) and qualitative (verbatims) feedback from you, regarding your experiences.

2

365 Days

kampyleUserSession

kampyleSessionPageCounter

kampyleUserSessionsCount

md_isSurveySubmittedInSession

kampyle_userid

This cookie is commonly associated with customer survey and feedback functionality on a website, using software from Kampyle Ltd.

2

365 Days

kampylePageLoadedTimestamp

Performance cookies

2

365 Days

LPSessionID

LPVisitorID

This domain is owned by LivePerson. The main business activity is: Online Chat/Customer Data

3

Session ID

364 Days

C

This domain is owned by Adform. The main business activity is: Real time bidding for display advertising to targeted audiences.

4

31 Days

CONSENT

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

4

650 Days

everest_g_v2

everest_session_v2

This domain is owned by Adobe. The main business activity is: Advertising

4

365 Days

Session ID

 

This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies.

4

Session ID

demdex

This cookie helps Adobe Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc.

4

180 Days

__atuvc

__atuvs

__atrfs

This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.

4

396 Days

Some seconds

Some seconds

dpm

This domain is owned by Adobe Audience Manager. The main business activity is online profiling for targeted marketing.

4

180 Days

marketing_api_session

Social media cookies

4

Some seconds

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