You can learn more about cookies, generally, at www.allaboutcookies.org.
- Definition of Cookie
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Like virtual door keys, cookies unlock a computer’s memory and allow a website to recognize users when they come back to visit a site by opening doors to different content or services. A cookie itself does not contain information but, when a browser reads it, the cookie can help a website to improve the service delivered.
Cookies remember the browser you use and which additional browser software you have installed. They also remember your preferences, such as language and region, which remain as your default settings when you revisit the website. Cookies also allow you to rate pages and fill in comment forms.
- Types of Cookies
Petronas uses the following cookies on this Website:
Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies
Session cookies are temporary cookie files that reset after you close your browser. The Website will not recognize you when you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie. Session cookies will store your browsing information and are active only from the moment you open the site until you leave it and close your browser.
Persistent cookies (known also as “stored cookies”) are files that are stored on your hard drive when you visit the Website. The cookie will remain on your hard drive until it reaches expiration date.
First-Party Cookies and Third-Party Cookies
First-party cookies are those set by the Website that is being visited by the user at the time. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user.
Petronas uses third-party analytics cookies that allow us to improve our websites and services, through an anonymous registration of the users’ activity.
- Purposes of Cookies
Cookies used by Petronas on this Website are included into the following categories in light of their function and purpose:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies enable you to move around the Website and use its basic functions. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as log into a secure area of a website. These cookies are essential in connection with the use of this Website.
Functional cookies record your preferences and the choices you make in order to improve your future browsing experience.
First-Party Analytics Cookies
Analytics cookies collect aggregated information (e.g., number of the users, time spent on the Website, device used, etc.) in order to help us to understand how the users engage with the Website, with the objective of interpreting and optimizing the Website’s performances.
Third-Party Analytics Cookies (Google Analytics)
- Disabling Cookies
Your prior consent is not necessary for the use of this Website’s cookies since they are considered “technical cookies”. At any time, you may disable cookies by changing your browser’s settings. As technical cookies allow you to access some of our Website’s features, you should be aware that if these cookies are disabled, you may experience reduced functionality or be prevented from using this Website.
You can find herebelow the links to the instructions of the most common browsers: