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. If you want to know more about cookies, head to aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (please note: these links open a new window or browser tab).
This section is about what cookies are, how we use them and how you can manage them.
Cookies themselves don't hold personal information. They only have a unique alphanumeric identifier that sits on your browser. And 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 example, when you log in, or choose to register for a service, white paper or newsletter.
We've put our cookies into the following categories, to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:
Strictly necessary – these are used to help make our website work efficiently.
Performance – these are used to analyse the way our website works and how we can improve it.
Functionality – these help to enhance your experience by doing things like remembering
products you've added to your basket.
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. Some of the more popular browsers are:
If you choose not to enable cookies, you’ll still be able to browse our website, but it will restrict some of the functionality of our website and what you can do.
You can enable or disable cookies in your browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies set by any website – including a Vodafone website – you can do this through the web browser settings for each web browser you use, on each device you use to access the internet.
Some services may not function or may have more limited functionality if your web browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them 'trusted websites' in your web browser. If you want to opt-out of cookies across different advertising networks The Internet Advertising Bureau website – Your Online Choices – has more information and guidance.
If you don't wish to accept cookies from one of our emails, you can choose not to download any images or click on any links. You can also set your browser to restrict cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all cookies, whether included on websites or in emails. Depending on your email or browser settings, cookies in an email may sometimes be automatically accepted (for example, when you've added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). For more information, refer to your email browser or device instructions.