The neck of a bottle of Heineken
The neck of a bottle of Heineken
1. WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
This Cookie Policy sets out:

• 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).
We use cookies to give you a better online experience. If you have already indicated your cookie preferences in relation to this website (“Website”), you should still read the following policy to ensure you understand how we use cookies. 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.

2. WHAT IS A COOKIE?

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’. This Cookie Policy provides you with information about the cookies we use and why. Our Privacy Policy sets out full details of the personal data we may collect and how we may use your personal information.

3. COOKIES USED ON THE WEBSITE

By clicking ‘Accept’ on the cookie banner, you give your consent to us placing and/or reading cookies. We use several different types of cookies: (1) functional cookies; (2) analytical cookies; and (3) advertising cookies. Some of these are session cookies that are temporary and allow us to link your actions during a browser session. Session cookies are erased when you close the browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies, which remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. This Website uses cookies for the following purposes:

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.

Third party social networks (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn) may also place cookies. This enables you to share content of the Website on social networks. These third parties may use cookies for their own purposes. We have no influence over how these social media networks make use of your data. For more information regarding the cookies set by the social media networks please refer to their own privacy and cookie policies.

4. CONTROL YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS

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/

5. CONCLUDING REMARKS

We will keep this Cookie Policy under review and may make updates to it from time to time. Any changes to this Cookie Policy will be posted on our Website, and to the extent reasonably possible, will be communicated to you. You can consult this web page for the latest version. If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact protectingyourdata@heineken.co.uk.
The most recent version of this Cookie Policy is dated February 2020.  

6. ANNEX 1 – COOKIE USE
Below is a full list of the cookies used on this Website:

6.1 Functional Cookies

NAME

PERSISTENCY

DESCRIPTION

SOURCE

AgeGatewayAllowed

Session

Required for the Agegateway logic of the platform

Heineken.com

ASP.NET_SessionId

Session

Unique ASP.NET ID per session to reduce loading times. Technically necessary.

Heineken.com

AgeGatewayCod

Session

Required for the Agegateway logic of the platform

Heineken.com

AgeGatewayCoo

Session

Required for the Agegateway logic of the platform

Heineken.com

AgeGatewayDarkMarket

Session

Required for the Agegateway logic of the platform

Heineken.com

AgeGatewayDob

Session

Required for the Agegateway logic of the platform

Heineken.com

AgeGatewayGreyMarket

Session

Required for the Agegateway logic of the platform

Heineken.com

cc_consent

5 days

Stores the decision of the consumer on cookie usage

Heineken.com

cc_show

5 days

Stores the decision of the consumer on cookie usage

Heineken.com

HEINEKEN_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_MODAL_VIEWED

1 Year

Stores is the cookie modal is viewed

Heineken.com

HEINEKEN_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_Advertising

1 Year

Stores the decision of the consumer on cookie advertisement usage

Heineken.com

HEINEKEN_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_Analytics

1 Year

Stores the decision of the consumer on cookie analytics usage

Heineken.com

HEINEKEN_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_BANNER_VIEWED

1 Year

Stores is the cookie banner is viewed

Heineken.com

HEINEKEN_ENSIGHTEN_PRIVACY_version

Session

Stores the cookie consent version

Heineken.com

 

 

6.2 Analytical cookies 

NAME

PERSISTENCY

DESCRIPTION

SOURCE

_ga

2 Years

Analytical cookie that measures visits anonymously

Google

_gid

24 Hours

Analytical cookie that measures visits anonymously

Google

_dc_gtm_UA-*, UULE, DV

1 day

Analytical cookie that measures visits anonymously

Google

_gat_UA-*

Session

Analytical cookie that measures visits anonymously

Google

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

Indefinite

Used for the server side part of the analytics and content personalisation

Heineken.com

JSESSIONID

Session

This domain is controlled by New Relic, which provides a platform for monitoring the performance of web and mobile applications.

New Relic

_hjid

1 Year

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

Hotjar

 

 

6.3 Advertising cookies (3rd party cookies)

NAME

PERSISTENCY

DESCRIPTION

SOURCE

IDE, NID, 1P_JAR, ANID

Session/1 Month

Google uses cookies like NID and SID to help customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search. For example, we use such cookies to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website. This helps us to show you customized ads on Google. We also use one or more cookies for advertising we serve across the web. One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.

13%

_svs

2 Years

These cookies are set to identify a user and build a user profile. It manages all tags that are being enabled, and are therefore important to being compliant.

Relay42

_svtri

2 Years

These cookies are set to identify a user and build a user profile. It manages all tags that are being enabled, and are therefore important to being compliant.

Relay42

_svlet

Session

These cookies are set to identify a user and build a user profile. It manages all tags that are being enabled, and are therefore important to being compliant.

Relay42

_gcl_au

90 Days

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services

Google

_fbp

90 Days

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

Facebook

_hjIncludedInSample

Session

This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.

Hotjar

_kuid_

Session

Set after Agegate, for HEINEKEN analytics

Krux Scripts

c_user, datr, fr, locale, pl, presence,sb, wd, xs

Varies

Facebook Connect cookies for age gate functionality

Facebook

CONSENT

Indefinite

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

Google

everest_g_v2, ev_sync_enc

1 Year

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

EverestTech

YSC

Session

This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.

Youtube

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

180 Days

This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

Youtube

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