What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises such cookies. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device, preferences and generally help to improve your online experience. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu .
What types of cookies do we use?
Cookies can generally be put into one of the following categories:
- Strictly necessary – these cookies are essential to allow you to navigate our Website and use its features.
- Performance – these cookies collect information about how you use our Website.
- Functionality – these cookies allow us to remember your choices so we can offer you an enhanced and more personal experience (e.g. remembering your choice of language, displaying news stories relating to parts of our business that you previously perused on the Website).
- Targeting or advertising – 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, so that when you are on another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our Website. We may also show you advertising on our Website based on your browsing patterns on other websites that we have obtained from our advertising partners.
These categories are set out in the International Chamber of Commerce’s Cookie Guide, endorsed by EU privacy regulators.
Additionally, cookies can be further distinguished based on who has set the cookies and how long the cookies remain on your device. The terms “First party cookies” and “Third party cookies” indicate who has set the cookies. First Party cookies are cookies that we control and place on your device. Third Party cookies are cookies that another party controls but are placed on your device when you visit our Website. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to gather information about your experience on our Website. By their nature, Third Party cookies used on our Website result in information about your use of our Website being processed by third parties (e.g. the party that places that cookie on your device).
We use the following Cookies on our Website:
A plugin used to comply with EU guidelines.
|Strictly necessary||90 days|
|_GA||This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. In addition, it is used to calculate the number of visitors, sessions, and campaign data for the site's analytics reports.||Analytical/performance (optional)||2 years|
|_GID||This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to distinguish users, store and count pageviews by updating a unique value for each page visited.||Analytical/performance (optional)||1 day|
This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics to distinguish unique users of the Jardines website by using the pattern element on the name which contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
|Analytical/performance (optional)||1 minute|
|__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.||Analytical/performance (optional)||182 Days|
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 this 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.
|Analytical/performance (optional)||0 Days|
|__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.||Analytical/performance (optional)||0 Days|
|__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.||Analytical/performance (optional)||729 Days|
|_ga_MN6SM4LLLC||_ga||Analytical/performance (optional)||729 Days|
|_ga_GCDC3VDR7D||_ga||Analytical/performance (optional)||729 Days|
|AWSALB||AWS Elastic Load Balancer Cookie: Used to map the user’s session to the server in order to enable “sticky sessions” which helps optimise network resource usage and ensure that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively.||Strictly necessary||7 days|
|AWSALBCORS||AWS Elastic Load Balancer Cookie: Used to map the user’s session to the server in order to enable “sticky sessions” associated with cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) requests. This helps optimise network resource usage and ensure that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively.||Strictly necessary||7 days|
|AWSALBTG||AWS Elastic Load Balancer Cookie: Used to map the user’s session to the server in order to enable “sticky sessions” for target groups (a collection of endpoints or servers). This helps optimise network resource usage and ensure that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively.||Strictly necessary||7 days|
|AWSALBTGCORS||AWS Elastic Load Balancer Cookie: Used to map the user’s session to the server in order to enable “sticky sessions” for target groups (a collection of endpoints or servers) associated with cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) requests. This helps optimise network resource usage and ensure that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively.||Strictly necessary||7 days|
|ASP.NET_SESSIONID||This is a Microsoft cookie which is used to identify the user’s session on the server. This cookie is used to store data in between HTTP requests and identify the specific user’s session and ensures that this request is from the same client that created the previous request.||Strictly necessary||End of broswer session|
This is a cookie placed by Cloudflare which is necessary to support Cloudflare bot management.
In order to identify and mititgate automated traffic to protect our site from bad bots, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots .
|Strictly necessary||This cookie expires after 30 minutes of continuous inactivity by the end user|
How can you restrict or block Cookies?
You can adjust the settings in your browser in order to restrict or block cookies that are set by this Website (or any other site on the Internet). Your browser may include information on how to adjust your settings.
Alternatively, you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain comprehensive general information about cookies and how to adjust the cookie settings on various browsers. This site also explains how to delete cookies from your computer. You may also opt out of certain providers’ targeting cookies by using an opt-out scheme that is provided by www.youronlinechoices.eu .
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of our Website. If you disable the cookies that we use, you will still be able to visit our Website but this may impact your experience while on our Website, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of our Website or you may not receive personalised information when you visit our Website.
Last updated: 10 January 2022