What are cookies
Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website. They 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
Our cookies don't hold personal information such as your name or bank details - they simply let us find that information once you're logged in. We take looking after your details seriously – we're always monitoring and improving how we protect your personal information.
|Where it appears||What it's used for||Expires|
|.ASPXAUTH||broadband.vodafone.ie||Used to determine if user has been authenticated.||Expires at the end of the session|
|__bcvm_vid||vodafone.ie||Cookie used to support our live chat services.||Expires at the end of the session.|
|__bcvm_vrid||vodafone.ie||Cookie used to support our live chat services.||Expires after 1 year.|
|__ControllerTempData||broadband.vodafone.ie||Maintains temporary data used during the session.||Expires at the end of the session.|
|__elqQ.push||vodafone.ie - readybusiness||
||Expires after 2 years|
|__RequestVerificationToken||broadband.vodafone.ie||Used to help maintain security, anti forgery mechanism.||Expires at the end of the session.|
|__utma||deviceguides.vodafone.ie||This is the main way Google Analytics tracks unique visitors. Stored in this cookie is a unique visitor ID, the date and time of their first visit, the time their current visit started and the total number of visits they have made.||Expires after 2 years|
|__utmb||.deviceguides.vodafone.ie||This is how Google Analytics decides whether a visit has timed out and also how deep a visit has gotten. It stores the number of pageviews in the current visit and the start time of the visitor's current visit.||Expires within 30 minutes|
|__utmc||deviceguides.vodafone.ie||The __utmc cookie is the only session cookie used by Google Analytics. Its only purpose is to register that the visit ended if the browser gets closed.||Expires at the end of the session|
|__utmt||deviceguides.vodafone.ie||Indicates the type of request, which is one of: event, transaction, item, or custom variable||Expires after 10 minutes|
|__utmz||deviceguides.vodafone.ie||This is the traffic source cookie. It contains all of the traffic source information for the current visit, if it was different from the previous visit. If no traffic source information can be found for the current visit, the cookie is not changed. This is the way that Google Analytics attributes visit information, including conversions and transactions to a traffic source. It does not contain historical information for previous sources.||Expires after 6 months|
|accessibilitycookie||vodafone.ie||Stores string value e.g. true or false for functionality Accessibility Style Switcher.||Expires after 180 days|
|ADJUDACLUSTER||support.vodafone.ie||Web server to use||Expires when you close your browser|
|CAKEPHP||comingsoon.vodafone.ie||Session cookie||Expires when the browser is closed|
|CAKEPHP||nac.vodafone.ie||Session cookie||Expires when the browser is closed|
|demdex||vodafone.demdex.net||This is used for online profiling for targeted marketing.||Expires after 2 years|
|gpv_pn||nac.vodafone.ie||Maintains the state of the form||Expires after 1 day|
|lang_coun_conf||support.vodafone.ie||Language & Country||Expires when you close your browser|
|LID||vodafone.ie||A cookie set when you log into site.||Expires after 5 years|
|Mbox||vodafone.ie||Records your journey through our website so we can see what content is relevant to you. That way we can show you products and services you might be interested in.||Expires after 2 weeks|
|paperlessbilling||vodafone.ie||Stores string value e.g. RemindMeLater(Set cookie to remind user in 30 days) or NeverAskAgain(Set terms accepted to never show again).||Expires after 30 days|
|preQualCookie||vodafone.ie||Stores LineEligibility in encrypted format.||Expires after 13.33 minutes|
|s_cc||vodafone.ie||Determines whether cookies are enabled in your browser.||Expires at the end of the session.|
|s_lastvisit||vodafone.ie||This cookie lets us know if you've been to vodafone.ie before.||Expires after 3 years.|
|SESSIONID (any cookie containing SESSIONID)||
|Cookies that maintains the current state for the user.||Expires when the session ends.|
|s_nr||vodafone.ie||This cookie tracks the details of your visit and your journey through vodafone.ie. It doesn't store any personal information.||Expires after 1 month.|
|s_pers||vodafone.ie||Records things like the number of visits we have to each page|
|s_ppv||vodafone.ie||Records the users previous page, set on following page.||Expires when browsing session ends.|
|s_promotion||vodafone.ie||This stores the internal promotion interactions, banners etc.||Expires when browsing session ends|
|s_sess||vodafone.ie||Temporarily remembers the products you've viewed and anything you've added to your basket during your visit to our website||Expires when you leave the website|
|s_sq||vodafone.ie||Contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user.||Expires when browsing session ends.|
|supercookie (cookie name varies depend on values of tokenName e.g. "n/a", "supercookie")||vodafone.ie||Create a super cookie if the user has asked to be kept logged in.||Expires after 24 hours|
|surveyprovider||vodafone.ie||Checks if online surveys are present and enabled.||Expires after 180 days|
|Svid||vodafone.ie||Remembers what areas of the website you've been on and the things you're most interested in.|
|tradedoubler||vodafone.ie||Stores string value - request param tduid.||Expires after 365 days|
|Usertype||support.vodafone.ie||Customer type||Expires when you close your browser|
|utag_main||vodafone.ie||Used to track general and page specific analytic data.||Expires after 1year.|
|web_template_personalisation_cookie||support.vodafone.ie||Timed cookie||Expires immediately|
Cookies and you
To buy a phone or sign up to services like My Vodafone or Vodafone Cherry Points on Pay as you go, you must have cookies enabled on your internet browser. The more popular ones are:
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
You can still see the website if you choose not to enable cookies. If cookies aren't enabled, your shopping experience will be limited to just browsing our site.
Controlling your cookies
- PC users: Go to 'Help' in your browser and choosing 'About'.
- Mac users: Click on the Apple menu and choose 'About'.
How to enable cookies for PCs
- Go to Settings
- Near the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings.
- In the "Privacy" section, select Content settings.
- Select Allow local data to be set (recommended).
- Select Done.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0
- Click the Tools button and then click Internet options.
- Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK
- Click the menu button at the top right of your browser window and select Options.
- Then select the Privacy icon.
- Set 'Firefox will:'' to 'Use custom settings for history'.
- Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them.
Safari on OSX
- Choose Safari
- Select Preferences followed by Privacy.
- You can then choose to block or unblock cookies.