Last updated 26 October 2018

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This policy is intended to explain what cookies are used by Millicom International Cellular SA (“Millicom”, “we”, “our” or “us”) and for what purposes when you are visiting the www.millicom.com website (the “Website”), as well as how the settings of such cookies can be changed (including, in order to disable cookies).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that can be put on your computer or other internet enabled device such as a smartphone or tablet by a website when you are visiting it. Cookies enable such website to distinguish you from its other users, to provide you with a better user experience and to perform certain functions, depending on the type of cookies used.

What do we use cookies for?

Depending on the purposes pursued, the cookies used on the Website belong to one of the following categories:

  • Functional cookies
    These cookies include both those which are used for purely technical purposes and those which are strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by you. Examples of functional cookies include remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session, or remembering previously chosen preferences (e.g. language or country) when starting a new session on the Website.
  • Performance cookies
    These cookies help us understand how you interact with the Website by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the Website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This allows us to improve the performance of the Website (e.g. speed with which we can process your request).
  • Cookies for marketing purposes
    These cookies are used to display advertisements to users based on their interests. They also are used to limit the frequency with which an advertisement appears, and to measure the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns. They register whether a person has visited a website or not. The information collected through these cookies are shared with third-parties advertisers. These cookies are also used for improving target group appeal and advertising, and are often linked with page functionalities of third-party providers.

The cookies used on the Website are listed in the table below which specifies, for each cookie, whether it is managed by Millicom itself (so-called “first party cookies”) or by third party partners of Millicom (so-called “third party cookies”):

Cookie Category Cookie type Cookies Used First Party  Comments
Functional Cookies  Session  ASP.NET_Sessionld First Party (Millicom) Used for connecting the browser session to information that is registered temporarily on the server. This cookie is used to create a session ID for the user so that the system itself can identify the user as a uniqu and individual user. distinct from anyone else looking at the Website. This information is only temporarily while the user is accessing account pages and other pages which require unique and secure access. This cookie is strictly necessary to ensure the user’s access to our Website remains secure.
  Session Persistent 

AWSELB

AWSALB

First Party (Millicom) Used to help ensure that the Website loads efficiently by distributing visits across multiple web servers. The cookies are necessary and do not contain any personal information.
  Persistent  _cfduid  Third Party (CloudFlare) Used by the content network to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information. Note: This cookie is strictly necessary for site security operations and cannot be turned off.
Performance Cookies 

Persistent

Session 

Session 

Persistent

Persistent 

_utma

_utmb

_utmc 

_utmt

_utmz

Third Party (Google) 

Used to help us understand how visitors interact with our Website by providing information about the areas visited, time spent and any issues encountered, such as error messages.  This helps us improve the performance of the Website. Read more about our analytics tools. You also can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics cookies with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: click here.

 

Session

Persistent

Session 

_gid

_ga

_gat

First Party (Millicom)  Used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website, and by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
 

Persistent

Persistent 

UMB_PANEL

UMB_UPDCHK_

Third Party (Umbraco)

Used to remember choices you make to improve your experience on the Website running the Umbraco Content Management System (CMS). They let the system know the next time to check for updates. They also store an ID and the dimensions of the user interface panel. Nothing personally identifiable is stored and the cookies are needed for the Umbraco CMS to work properly.
 

Persistent 

Persistent 

Persistent 

Persistent 

Persistent 

Persistent 

_unam

_stamap

_stdlxmap

_stgmap

_stid

_uset

First Party (Millicom) Used to collect information about how our visitors use the ShareThis function provided on the Website. We use the information to compile reports to help us improve the Website. This cookie only identifies you personally if you have already independently signed up with ShareThis, and have given your consent.
Targeted Marketing Cookies 

Session 

Persistent 

Persistent 

Session 

GPS

PREF

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YSC

Third Party (Youtube) Used to track based on geographical GPS location;  used to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites; used to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos; used to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

 

How can you control or disable cookies?

You can control and/or disable cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Browsers are different, so please refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust. Also, if you use different devices to view and access the Millicom site (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. Here is a link to general information on cookies (including the explanations regarding the way to disable them depending on the type of your browser).

Prior to disabling any type of cookies, please consider that:

disabling functional cookies may affect the performance of the Website, or parts of it;
disabling performance cookies may result in poorly-tailored recommendations and slow site performance;
disabling targeted marketing cookies may result in the display of ads that are less relevant to you.