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What are Cookies?

We use the term Cookie to describe Cookies and similar technologies such as tags and pixels. Cookies are small data files that websites place on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. Cookies are useful because they allow our website to recognise your visit and collect information about your visit and how you used the website.

What Cookies do we use?

There are different types of Cookies. The Cookies we use on our website are either strictly necessary or optional. Information about these Cookies is provided below:

Strictly necessary Cookies. These are Cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They are necessary for the safety, security and integrity of the site. For example they help support the structure of the pages that are displayed help to improve navigation and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited. This type of Cookie only lasts for the duration of the time you are visiting the website. When you leave the website they are deleted automatically.

The cookies we use - Strictly necessary

Cookie name
Purpose

.AspNetCore.Antiforgery.mEZFPqlrlZ8

ASP.NET cookie utilised for core anti-forgery.

__aafid

Sainsbury's anti forgery.

__cfruid

Cloudflare cookie utilised to manage incoming traffic to the website.

__RequestVerificationToken_L3JldGVudGlvbg2

ASP.NET anti-forgery web application cookie.

__safid

Sainsbury's anti forgery

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx    

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

_vapi

VMWare cookie, utilised to identify a user to deliver load balanced APIs.

ASP.NET_SessionId

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

AWSALB

Amazon Web Services cookie used to balance site traffic.

AWSALBCORS

Amazon Web Services cookie used to balance site traffic.

C

Adform cookie utilised to identify when a user accepted cookie consent.

CONSENTMGR

This cookie is used to store the users preference once they have made a selection from the cookie consent banner.

csrftoken

Cookie utilised by django web framework for CSRF (cross site request forgery) protection.

incap_ses_

Imperva DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall, cookie utilised to identify a unique user to link up different visits to the site.

incap_ses_xxx_xxxxxxxx

Imperva DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall, cookie utilised to identify a unique user.

JSESSIONID

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

loanAmount

This cookie is used to store the Loan term value entered by the customer while using the Loans Calculator.

loanNectar

This cookie stores the value entered by the customer when asked if they are a Nectar member while using the Loans Calculator.

mckijsdfkjsd

Cookie utilised to balance site traffic.

messageshown

This cookie is used to store the value once a user has clicked Continue after reading the cookie message.

nlbi_xxxxxxxxxxx

Impreva DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall, load balancing cookie.

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

OneTrust Cookie Consent, used to determine whether a visitor should be shown the banner.

OptanonConsent

OneTrust Cookie Consent status.

TS01c8c4e6

Cookie utilised to balance site traffic.

TS51f4147c027

Cookie utilised to balance website traffic.

TSbf31d0af027

Cookie utilised to balance site traffic.

visid_incap_

Impreva DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall, cookie utilised to identify a unique user to the site. 

Optional Cookies. We'd also like to use Cookies to provide optional features, improve our website and support advertising and social media.

We understand that not everyone likes data to be collected about them when it's not strictly necessary, and so we'll ask you to set your preferences when you first visit our website. To make it easier to choose which optional Cookies to accept, we've organised these Cookies by category. You can choose which categories you'd be happy for us to use in your Cookie settings and make changes at any time by selecting ‘Manage cookie settings’.

Performance Cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The data is combined and anonymised, which means we cannot identify you as an individual.

The cookies we use - Performance

Cookie name
Purpose

___utmvc

Google Analytics cookie for a custom variable and utilised to monitor activirty on the website.

__utma

Google Analytics cookie, utilised to determine between users (unique visitors) and sessions.

__utmb

Google Analytics cookie, utilised to determine the start of a new session.

__utmc

Google Analytics cookie, utilised to determine between users (unique visitors) and sessions.

__utmt_UA-nnnnnnnn

Google Analytics cookie, utilised to limit the volume of data recorded.

__utmz

Google Analytics cookie, utilised to determine the user's source of traffic.

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

Google Analytics cookie to monitor user traffic on the website.

_ga

This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

_ga_KGKT28WY5J

Google Analytics cookie, utilised to distinguish users of 3rd party analytics cookies.

_gat

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

_gat_UA-4480603-1

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

_gclxxxx

Google Analytics cookie, utilised for conversion tracking.

_gid

This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

_msuuid_5299l824718

This cookie is used by Marin Software for visitor tracking regarding the online activities of the visitor.

_rtfl_s_365343_specific_site_session

This cookie is used by Reactful for session tracking.

_rtfl_s_486510_cross_session_

This cookie is used by Reactful for specific multi session goals.

_rtfl_s_486510_specific_site_session

This cookie is used by Reactful for session tracking.

_rtfl_s_636795_specific_site_session

This cookie is used by Reactful for session tracking.

_rtfl_s_699329_specific_site_session

This cookie is used by Reactful for session tracking.

_rtfl_s_899275_specific_site_session

This cookie is used by Reactful for session tracking.

_rtfl_s_handshake_guid

This is a Google Analytics cookie to analyse the performance of website.

_rtfl_s_played

This cookie is used by Reactful for session tracking.

_rtfl_s_specific_site_sessions_count

This cookie is used by Reactful for session tracking.

_rtfl_s_unique_visitor_session

This cookie is used by Reactful for session tracking.

_utmv#########

Google Analytics cookie for a custom variable and utilised to monitor activirty on the website.

_vwo_uuid_v2

This cookie name is associated with the product Visual Website Optimiser, by USA based Wingify. The tool helps site owners measure the performance of different versions of web pages. This cookie ensures a visitor always sees the same version of a page and is used to track behaviour to measure the performance of different page versions.

_vwo_uuid_v2

VWO optimisation tool cookie.

AMCV_F9F4CBC1556ED7BC7F000101%40AdobeOrg

Adobe Experience Cloud cookie, utilised to identify a user across the range of Adobe services deployed in monitoring traffic and help to deliver specific marketing campaigns. 

AMCVS_F9F4CBC1556ED7BC7F000101%40AdobeOrg

Adobe Experience Cloud cookie, utilised to identify a user across the range of Adobe services deployed in monitoring traffic and help to deliver specific marketing campaigns.

completed_goal_ids

This cookie is used by Reactful for specific multi session goals.

cp-prt-petinsuranceportal-sainsburysbank-co-uk

Cookie utilised to represent an unique user on the website.

cp-qbe-petinsurance-sainsburysbank-co-uk

Cookie utilised to represent an unique user on the website.

cubed_thirdparty

Cubed Analytics cookies utilised to identify users.

dtCookie

This cookie is associated with, software from Dynatrace, an application performance management (APM) software company. Their software manages the availability and performance of software applications and the impact on user experience in the form of deep transaction tracing, synthetic monitoring, real user monitoring, and network monitoring.

dtCookie

Dynatrace cookie, to uniquely identify a user.

dtLatC

This cookie name is associated with, software from Dynatrace, an application performance management (APM) software company. Their software manages the availability and performance of software applications and the impact on user experience in the form of deep transaction tracing, synthetic monitoring, real user monitoring, and network monitoring.

dtPC

This cookie name is associated with, software from Dynatrace, an application performance management (APM) software company. Their software manages the availability and performance of software applications and the impact on user experience in the form of deep transaction tracing, synthetic monitoring, real user monitoring, and network monitoring.

dtSa

This cookie is used to save action names across pages so that performance can be monitored across pages.

ecos_page_tracking

This cookie is used by FullStory for session tracking.

formisimo

This cookie tracks user interaction with the online forms by recording field level drop off.

fs_uid

This cookie is used by FullStory for session tracking.

gpv_pn

This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to get the pervious page name as part of the Adobe getPreviousValue plugin.

gpv_pn

This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to get the pervious page name as part of the Adobe getPreviousValue plugin.

gpv_v65

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie used to monitor traffic.

gpv_v9

This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to get the previous page name as part of the Adobe getPreviousValue plugin.

gpv_v9

This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to get the pervious page name as part of the Adobe getPreviousValue plugin.

iadvize-6867-conversionBundle.conversion

iAdvize chatbot cookie to uniquely identify a transaction was carried out.

iadvize-6867-vuid

iAdvize chatbot cookie to uniquely identify a user.

io_token_7c6a6574-f011-4c9a-abdd-9894a102ccef

Cookie associated with lovation. Data is used to detect fradualent and suspicious activity.

isStorageAvailable

iAdvize chatbot cookie to ascertain is the cookie can be set, only applicable iAdvize is going to be set as 3rd party cookie.

mbox

Cookie set by Adobe SiteCatalyst analytics software - used for measuring the performance of page content using A/B split testing.

optimizelyDomainTestCookie

Optimizely cookie, utilised for cross-domain syncing.

optimizelyEndUserId

Dyntrace cookies used to store visitor ID to correlate sessions.

optimizelyOptOut

Optimizely cookie utilised to identify If a user has opt-ed out of an Optimizely powered experiment.

rxVisitor

Dyntrace cookie used to store visitor ID to correlate sessions.

rxvt

This cookie is used to store two timestamps to determine session length and the end of a session.

s_camp_cvp

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, utilised to monitor the traffic from a specific campaign.

s_cc

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, determines whether cookies are enabled in the browser.

s_chan_cvp

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, utilised to monitor the traffic from a specific channel.

s_dfa

This cookie name is associated with the analytics service provided by Adobe's Site Catalyst product suite. Its more precise use is not known at this time.

s_ecid

This cookie is used by Adobe to allow persistent ID tracking in the 1st-party state and is used as a reference ID.

s_ecid

This cookie is used by Adobe. The purpose of this cookie is to allow persistent ID tracking in the 1st-party state and is used as a reference ID if the AMCV cookie has expired.

s_fid

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, utilised as a fallback mechanism used to identify a user.

s_invisit

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, counts the visits made by a user to the site.

s_nr

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores date of visit and if visitor is new or returning.

s_ptc

This is an Adobe Analytics Performance Timing Plugin Cookie that captures information about page load timing.

s_sq

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked.

s_vi

This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to help measure and understand how users use the website.

s_vnum

Adobe Site catalyst cookie, track number of visits by a unique visitor.

sc.ASP.NET_SESSIONID

This cookie name is associated with the SessionCam web analytics application from ServiceTick.

sc.InTg

This cookie is used by SessionCam to distinguish a new session.

sc.UserId

This cookie name is associated with the SessionCam web analytics application from ServiceTick.

SCOGID

This cookie helps to tie together repeat sessions using a unique ID. This is used to understand the impact on performance on user behaviour across multiple sessions.

SCOSID

A unique ID that ties together numerous page visits in to a user session. This ID is called a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) which is a randomly generated sequence of numbers and letters, unique for each user session.

SCOSN

This session based cookie records the number of pages a visitor has hit within a given session.

session

Eggplant cookie, utilised to monitor the activity of a user.

user-id

Google Analytics cookie utilised to represent an unique user.

utag_main

This cookie name is associated with the Tealium data platform and is used for web analytics.

utag_main

Tealium cookie utilised to keep track of the visitor session.

vscr_domain

This cookie is used by Cubed for visitor tracking.

vscr_reqid

This cookie is used by Cubed for domain tracking that attempts to track a visitor across multiple tabs.

vscr_sid

This cookie is used by Cubed for session tracking.

vscr_vid

This cookie is used by Cubed for visitor tracking.

yd_journeyStarttime

Adobe Site Catalyst cookies utilised to track the start time of an application.

yd_startTime

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, utilised to track the start time of an application.

yd_visitorID

This cookie contains the value of the visitor ID number and is used for analytics data.

yrd_accordianTitle

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie utilised to track the start time of an application.

yrd_applicationMode

Adobe Analytics cookie used to flag the start of an application.

yrd_CIDValue

This cookie contains the value of the Client ID number and is used for analytics data.

yrd_clickItem

Adobe Analytics cookie used to flag the use of a button.

YRD_Internal_Search_Drop_Event

Adobe Site Catalyst cookies utilised to flag on the use of internal search.

yrd_nectar_number

This cookie was setup by Yard to capture the Nectar Number in Adobe Analytics.

yrd_nectarFlag

Adobe Analytics cookie used to flag the used of Nectar Card was utilised.

yrd_refeerLink

This cookie contains the value of the previous link visited and used for analytics data.

yrd_savings_nectar

Adobe Analytics cookie used to flag the used of Nectar Card was utilised.

yrd_specificCreditCardName

This cookie captures information about what type of product the customer is applying for.

YRD_Time

Adobe Analytics cookie used track time of an application.

yrd_U_E

Adobe Site Catalyst cookie utilised to identify the login status of a user.

zukoVisitorId

Zuko Analytics cookie utilised for the unique identifier of a user.

Functionality Cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to greet you by name, personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These Cookies will remain on your device until you choose to clear it. If you choose to do this, our website will not remember you and you will need to enter your details each time you visit.

Marketing Cookies. These Cookies will collect information about your browsing habits and allow us to show you adverts while you are browsing our site and other sites on the internet. They are set by us or by carefully selected third parties. These Cookies help us to understand the performance of our marketing activities and improve the relevance of the adverts that you see.

Blocking or restricting Cookies. 

You can stop Cookies being used on your device by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to block the deployment of all or some Cookies. To find out how, visit all about cookies. Please note, if you use your browser settings to block Cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

It is also important to know that rejecting Cookies will not delete any Cookies that have been saved to your device in the past. You can delete previously saved Cookies via your browser settings.
 

Cookies and your browser settings.

You can use your browser settings to delete Cookies that have already been set at any time. You can also use your browser settings to manage Cookies to switch off a Cookie altogether. If you do this, it could mean that we can't use strictly necessary Cookies properly and so parts of our website may not work correctly.

For more information about how to use your browser settings to clear your browser data or to manage Cookies, check your browser ‘Help’ function.
 

Contact us

If you have a question about this policy contact us by one of the following means:

If your enquiry relates to Sainsbury’s Bank or Argos Financial Services:
By email: Privacy.Bank@sainsburysbank.co.uk
By post: Data Protection Officer, Sainsbury’s Bank, 3 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12 9DJ
 

Policy change

This privacy policy was most recently updated in June 2022. If we make changes to it, then we will take appropriate steps to bring those changes to your attention.