Cookies

About Cookies

Our mission statment is:

To help our users generate revenue for their favourite charity without any cost to them.

This is no simple task. We average around 3,000 new offers a week from thousands of different retailers.

How do you use cookies?

When you or anyone else use one of our vouchers we earn a small commission from the brands we work with. To do this we place a cookie onto your computer when you visit a retailer from our website, if you then go on to buy something, the cookie identifies you as having come from our site and we earn our commission.

It's also important to note that not everyone pays us a commission, but we're happy to list their vouchers to ensure we're always bringing you the best possible discounts.

Other ways we use cookies

As well as using cookies to ensure we earn our commission we use cookies during the registration process, to modify the site's links based on your chosen charity and to record usage statistics through things like Google Analytics.

How to delete and block our cookies

If you want to delete or block our cookies you can do so using your browser's settings. If you would like detailed instructions as to how to do this we recommend you take a look at the guides at AboutCookies.org

Request for more information

If you would like to know more about VoucherVault.co.uk, our business, cookies, or any of the issues discussed here feel free to get in touch whenever you like.

List of every VoucherVault.co.uk cookie

Related to the registration and the sign up process

Cookie Name

Cookie Length

Description

cr

2 Years

This tells us if you have completed registration.

fvd

Session (until browser is closed)

This tell us if you have visited the Your Offers page, so we know whether to show you the welcome banner and product tour.

shownlightbox

2 Years

We set this cookie so we don't show you sign up pop-ups too often. If this cookie is set the sign up pop-up will not display.

firstpage

Session (until browser is closed)

This stops us displaying a sign up pop-up if it's the first page you have visited on the site.

blocklb

Session (until browser is closed)

This allows us to block sign-up pop ups from displaying if we think your experience would be better that way.

showncookiepopup

2 Years

This cookie is used to prevent our cookie pop-up from showing again.

lb

Session (until browser is closed)

This cookie is used to help make personalised recommendations for you.

shownmobilesplash

45 Days

This tells us not to show you the banner about our mobile app.

udid

2 Years

This cookie stores data so that the website can remember who you are.

codefront

Session (until browser is closed)

Use to help up keep track of your voucher.

newrecoff

1 day

Keep track of unseen recommended offers.

newsavoff

1 day

Keep track of unseen saved offers.

Related to logging in

Cookie Name

Cookie Length

Description

vc

1 Year

This cookie stores data so that the website can remember who you are.

vcs

Session (until browser is closed)

This cookie stores encrypted data that is used to securely log you in to the website.

g_uid

Session (until browser is closed)

This cookie stores social login information.

g_uidsig

Session (until browser is closed)

This cookie stores social login information.

g_sig

Session (until browser is closed)

This cookie stores social login information.

Related to charities

Cookie Name

Cookie Length

Description

selectedCharityName 30 Days
 

This cookie ensures that the name for your chosen charity is maintained so that all affiliate links you use on the site can be allocated to your charity.

selectedCharityId 

30 Days

This cookie ensures that the id for your chosen charity is maintained so that all affiliate links you use on the site can be allocated to your charity.

Related to Google Analytics and Website Optimizer

Google Analytics is a service that allows us to anonymously track the use of our website by those who visit it. All the data is aggregated and anonymised meaning you cannot be identified personally. Website Optimizer allows us to test changes to our website. The cookies it uses ensure that your experience is consistent as we test these changes.

The following cookies are set on the VoucherVault.co.uk site using JavaScript served from Google.

Cookie Name

Cookie Length

Description

__utma

2 Years

This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.

__utmb

3 Minutes

Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor first visits the site.

__utmc

Session (until browser is closed)

Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site.

__utmv

2 Years

Stores information used within Analytics to identify user as part of a custom segmentation.

__utmx

2 Years

Stores data pertaining to particular Website Optimizer test a user is part of.

__utmz

6 Months

Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link was clicked on, what keyword they used, and where in the world they are when they accessed the website.

s_vi

2 Years

Helps provide us with data about your visit.

Affiliate Links and Cookies

When you visit one of the online retailers from our website the chances are you'll do so using an affiliate link. These links, along with the cookies they set, ensure that we earn our commission and along with the charity cookies we can determine the correct charity to allocate your funds to.

The Affiliate Marketing Council, part of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) a trade association for online and mobile advertising, has created a website dedicated to helping you understand how affiliate marketing works

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