What is a cookie?
A cookie is a tiny data file, which is stored on your computer within the web browser, when certain web pages are visited it is read by the server. Some sites will state that by continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to the use of their cookies. A cookie will not harm your computer and no personally identifiable information is stored from the use of sites using cookies. Cookies are used to help to facilitate a more user friendly experience when you browse websites and aids in the improvement of customer web journeys, it may also determine preferences and deliver advertisements of interest to you. Some cookies expire at the end of the session and others remain on your computer for longer.
Cookies Used on our website
To use our website fully, you will need to have cookies enabled. If you do not wish to enable cookies, you can still browse the site; however certain features of the site may be limited.
We use IMAPT insight software to analyse page use, page interactions and the routes taken through our sites. These are known as ‘website metrics’ or ‘analytics’. We do not record any personal information as part of this process.
- Session cookies are automatically deleted after each visit to a website
- First party cookiesthat will remain in place during multiple visits to the site.
- Third party cookies, which are used by partner websites that are embedded within our site or that we link to.
- Site id is a unique reference assigned by our analytics
“Session” cookies are created to perform essential functions on the site, such as remembering a repeat form field item within a browsing session to make this easier for the user experience. They assist by limiting the requirement to transfer information across the internet and are not stored on your computer and expire as soon as you leave the site.
First party cookies
“First party” cookies are created by the Code and hence are tied to your web site domain. A record can be taken of specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path taken through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to the site, including the fixing of errors and the enhancement of content.
Third Party cookies
“Third party” cookies are set via HTTP headers by our tracking servers and are tied to our tracking domain(s). When you visit our site you may notice some cookies that are not related to Alba Beverage Company. If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from Facebook or YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the generation of these cookies, so we suggest that you check the individual third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
“Site Id” represents the unique numeric ID that every registered site is assigned on imapt insight. It will always be a number, such as “123”. and is randomly generated for anonymous repeat visitors to the site.
Alba Beverage Company use the imapt insight system which means that there are up to ten (10) unique “first party” cookies and one (1) “third party” cookie that the Service will install on a web browser when a visitor views a site with the tracking code (“Code”) installed.
The names and descriptions of our cookies used on your visit to our website are identified below:
- i. Jsuidi
This is a random number that is generated by the Code the first time someone visits a web site with the Code installed. Its sole purpose is to better identify new and unique visitors to a web site. The value of this cookie is sent to the Service for every event logged.
- ii. Eventqueue
This cookie stores an array of mouse events that can’t be guaranteed to be logged to our servers before the current page is unloaded. The purpose is to store these events in a queue so on the subsequent page view, these events can be processed and logged. This is a session cookie so it will expire when the visitor leaves your web site.
- iii. Customdata key
This cookie only gets set if you are using our custom data tracking feature. Whenever you set custom data for a session, we put it in a cookie so every time that visitor comes back to your site in the future, the same data will get attached to their new session, even if they don’t login or follow whatever processed was used to originally declare these variables. Note: Each piece of data you attach has a ‘key’ and a ‘value’, so each unique key will be its own cookie. This cookie is set to more or less never expire.
- iv. Referrerog
This cookie stores the external referrer for a visitor, so that on future visits the same referrer will be attached to their sessions. This cookie expires after 90 days but will be set again or updated on future visits if they arrive at your site from a link on another site, whether or not it’s the same referrer. When this cookie is updated, the expiration date is reset to 90 days from the time of the new visit.
- v. Utmog
This cookie stores dynamic (UTM) campaign variables, so that on future visits the same campaign data will be attached to their sessions. This cookie expires after 90 days but will be set again or updated on future visits if they arrive at your site with campaign data in the URL. When this cookie is updated, the expiration date is reset to 90 days from the time of the new visit.
- vi. Firstpageview
This cookie is set on the first page view of a session. It is used to make our tracking code more efficient, so certain processes are only run on a visitor’s initial page view. It expires after 10 minutes.
- vii. Heatmapsg2g[site id]
This cookie tells our tracking code to log data about where a visitor is clicking on a site to send back to our servers and later used to generate a heatmap report of clicks on that page. If you disable cookies, heatmap data cannot be logged. This is a session cookie so it will expire when the visitor leaves your web site.
- viii. Unpoco[site id]
The Code sends “pings” when a visitor sits on a single page. This allows the Service to more accurately track “time on site” values. This cookie expires after 24 hours but will be set again upon future visits by the same visitor.
- ix. notracky[site id]:
When a site stops using the Service, it is quite common for the web master to leave the code installed, which is against the Terms of service. For high traffic sites, this can use a lot of extra bandwidth and CPU resources on our servers. This cookie is set whenever data is sent in for a site that is disabled. It tells our tracking code to stop sending data to us. This cookie expires after 24 hours but will be set again upon future visits by the same visitor, until the Code is removed from the offending web site.
- x. Cluidi
The value of the “jsuidi” is cookie will also be set as a third party cookie with the name of “cluidi” if such a cookie does not exist. The purpose of this is for web sites with multiple domains and who want to track visitor sessions across multiple domains, which is not possible with first party cookies. This cookie is set to more or less never expire.
To enable or disable cookies
If you do not know the type and version of the web browser you use to access the Internet, click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window, then click ‘About’. The relevant information you require will then be shown.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0
Click on the ‘Tools’ option at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will then enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.
Google Chrome (Latest version)
Click on the spanner icon at the top right of your browser window and select ‘Settings’. Click ‘Show advanced settings’ at the bottom and locate the ‘Privacy’ section. Click ‘Content settings’ and within the cookies section at the top, select ‘allow local data to be set’ to enables cookies. To disable cookies please check the ‘Block sites from setting any data’, ‘Block third-party cookies and site data’ and ‘Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser’ options.
Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options. Next, select the Privacy icon at the top of the overlay that appears. Check the ‘Accept cookies from sites’ option to enable cookies. If you wish to disable cookies, please uncheck this box.
Click on the cog icon located top right of your browser window and select ‘Preferences’. Click on the ‘Privacy’ icon at the top of the overlay that appears. Check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’. If you wish to completely disable cookies, please check the ‘Never’ box.