What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we put on your computer or other internet enabled device such as a smartphone or tablet, if you agree, when you visit our website.

These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to make Millicom site visits easier to use and to better tailor the Millicom site to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our site - for example user experience, traffic flows, visitor counts to a page - and to help us improve their structure and content. We cannot identify you personally from this information. 

How can I control or delete cookies?

Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you.

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.

In the Google Chrome browser, the Tools menu contains an option to Clear Browsing Data. You can use this option to delete cookies and other site and plug-in data, including data stored on your device by the Adobe Flash Player (commonly known as Flash cookies). See our instructions for managing cookies in Chrome, which also has an incognito mode so you can browse incognito when you don’t want your website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing and download histories. Any cookies created while in incognito mode are deleted after you close all incognito windows. 

What types of cookies do we use?
Necessary: These cookies are essential to make Millicom sites work correctly, they enable you to move around and use our features. Examples include remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of the website, or parts of it. These cookies don’t identify you as an individual.

Performance: These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our websites. These cookies don’t identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously. * Read more about our analytics tools.

In compliance with Regulation 6 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR), also known as the EU’s cookie law or directive, the types of cookies used by Millicom are listed in the table below.
Cookie type Cookie/s Example
Google analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmz Cookies that are used to collect anonymous information on the pages visited. Enables websites and app owners to understand how visitors engage with their properties. The cookies collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors. Google analytics may also use a pixel tag together with advertising cookies to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web for users.
ShareThis _unam, _stamap, _stdlxmap, _stgmap, _stid, _uset These cookies are 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 site. The cookies only personally identify you if you have already independently signed up with ShareThis, and have given your consent.
Session ASP.NET_Sessionld Cookies used for connecting the browser session to information that is registered temporarily on the server.
Umbraco UMB_PANEL, UMB_UPDCHK_ Cookies that remember choices you make to improve your experience on sites running the Umbraco content management system.
Load balancer AWSELB This cookie is essential to help ensure that the website loads efficiently by distributing visits across multiple web servers. The cookie does not contain any personal information, and only lasts for the duration of your visit, being deleted as soon as you close your web browser.