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COOKIES USED ON THE WEBSITEYou can accept cookies via the cookie banner, by which you are giving your consent to Heineken to place and/or read cookies. Several different types of cookies are used: technical / essential cookies, analytics cookies and advertising cookies. 1Some of these are session cookies which are temporary and allow us to link your actions during a browser session. Session cookies are erased when you close the browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies which remain on your device for the period determined in the cookie.
The Website uses the following kinds of cookies for the following purposes:
Technical cookiesTechnical or essential cookies are automatically enabled because they are necessary for proper operation of the Website, they support its basic technical features. You can turn off the possibility of storing any cookies in the settings of your browser, including technical cookies. However, in case of disabling technical cookies, some parts of the Website may not work properly. An example of such a cookie is the one that stores the information that you have reached the legal age to access the Website for the duration of your browser session. This cookie is necessary due to the legal prohibition to sell, serve, or allow the consumption of alcohol to persons under the age of 18, and without that cookie it will not be possible to access the Website.
Functional cookiesFunctional cookies help with navigating the Website and enhance your user experience on the Website. For example, functional cookies remember your settings and preferences, so you do not have to set them again next time/s you visit our Website. An example of such a cookie is the one that allows you to store the information that you have reached the legal age to access the Website for a year, so that you do not have to confirm your age every time you visit the Website – for the period of one year from your initial consent to that cookie.
Analytics cookiesAnalytics cookies help us to understand the behaviour of our visitors and the usage of the Website in an aggregated manner. For instance, we can use these cookies to gain insight into how our visitors use our Website. This means we can find out which content on our Website is popular, and which is not, allowing us to continuously improve the Website, and measure how effective our advertising and communication is.
Besides using the ‘Cookie Settings/Set Preferences’ link on our Website, you can manage your cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. If you disable all cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain sections or features of our Website will not work, because your browser may prevent us from setting technical/essential required cookies. Therefore, we recommend using the Cookie Settings tool on our Website via the cookie banner or the link on our Website.