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Privacy & cookies

  • 1. General

    SABMiller plc and its associates respect your privacy. This policy outlines the type of information we may collect from our website and how we may use that information. We may update this policy from time to time, so please check it occasionally. By using this site and/or providing personal information, you agree to the terms of this policy.

  • 2. Collection and use of personal information

    Personal information includes information such as your name, address, telephone number, date of birth and e-mail address. Generally, you may visit our website without providing us with any personal information. However, from time to time we may need to collect your personal information for a specific purpose, for example providing you with information that you have requested. If there are other purposes for which we will use your personal information, we will tell you at the time of collection. By providing this information, you consent to the use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes notified.

    Access to certain pages on our website is limited to individuals over 18 or the legal age for lawfully purchasing alcohol and consuming in the country, state, province or territory from which they view the website. In those cases, we do not intend to collect the personal information of any individual who is under 18 years of age or below the minimum legal age (if higher than 18). If we become aware that the personal information of any individual under this age is provided to us, we shall delete that information.

  • 3. Disclosure

    We may disclose your personal information to our associated companies and to third parties for our own business, marketing and website-related purposes. We will not sell, transfer or disclose your personal information to third parties unless we have your express consent or if we need to do so to fulfil your request or for other related purposes and we will never sell, transfer or disclose your personal data to third parties for their marketing use.

  • 4. Cookies and other non-identifying information

    A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file. A cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets website operators know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We have included a full list of the cookies used on below, along with a definition of what the cookie is used for. SABMiller plc will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

    How to control and delete cookies

    We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit that you and SABMiller plc gain from their proper use is worthwhile.

    You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.

    Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.

    This is a list of the main cookies set by the SABMiller plc website, and what each is used for: uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate our use of our website and compile reports on user activity.

    Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

    Cookie name Cookie use Cookie duration Host
    __utma Metrics: Google 2 years
    __utmb Metrics: Google  30 mins  
    __utmc  Metrics: Google  session 
    __utmz  Metrics: Google  6 months 

    We use Gaia Insight to enable us to understand how visitors interact with particularly the paths visitors take through the site. This data is used to help understand how visitors interact with the site and the way in which they navigate through it. Your IP address and other personally identifiable data is not associated with any other data held by Gaia Insight.

    Cookie name Cookie use Cookie duration Host
    aether Metrics: Gaia Insight 30 mins

    We use Crazy Egg to see how visitors interact with areas of a page. No personally identifiable data is captured during this process.

    Cookie name Cookie use Cookie duration Host
    is_returning Metrics: Crazy Egg 5 years

    Other cookies are used across the SABMiller plc site to allow certain tools to work, provide access to age restricted content and are anti-spam measures:

    Cookie name Cookie use Cookie duration Host
    Emailaddress, userid Used for site personalisation features such as logging in to your page, bookmarks session
    age, country, rememberMe Age verification for the Brands section of the website 1 year
    sequence Used as anti-spam measure on the 'share this page' email tool 7 days
    sabvid Used for functionality on the video page Session

    Third party cookies uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. A list of all third party cookies that are used on and what each is used for appears below.

    Cookie name Cookie use Cookie duration Host
    bhCookieSess, bhResults, STST_BCNAME_11195, STST_STATS_SESSION_11195, STST_STATS_STATUS_11195, notes_790-1018-11195  MillerCoors trading update audiocast 08 May 2012 Session
    STST_AUTH_11195 MillerCoors trading update audiocast 08 May 2012 7 hours
    STST_REG_CSO_1018, STST_REG_CO_790, STST_REG_11195 MillerCoors trading update audiocast 08 May 2012 Until 31 Dec 9999
    {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}, ivtsession Cantos audiocasts 5 Nov 08 onwards Session
    Ivt, ivtCT Cantos audiocasts 5 Nov 08 onwards 1 year
    s1, c1 Marketing at SABMiller plc videocast 11 Oct 11, HY Results videocasts from Merchant Cantos 5 years
    session, lang, task, type, interviewee, band, format, cantos-origin-server Cantos videocasts Session
    pid Twitter share links (e.g. Results Centre home page) 2 years
    k Twitter share links (e.g. Results Centre home page) 7 days
    JSESSIONID Media image library, Media broadcast footage Session
  • 5. Security and accuracy

    The accuracy and security of your personal data is important to us and we have put in place physical and electronic procedures to maintain the security of your personal information. Only authorised administrative staff will have access to that information.

    If you have submitted personal information to us and would like that information deleted from our records, or updated, please use the details on our Contacts us page. Please allow us time to update your records.

  • 6. Transfers

    Any personal information we collect will be stored in the country in which it is collected and may also be transferred to the UK. Personal information collected within the European Union (EU) will not be transferred outside the EU without your consent.

  • 7. Contact us

    Further questions? See the Contacts page for details of how to submit questions and suggestions regarding this privacy policy.