Cookie Policy

Last updated: July 20, 2018

This cookie policy (the “Cookie Policy”) has been developed to explain how UNICOM uses cookies and similar technologies (together, “Cookies”) on its website and web portals (the “Website”) and to demonstrate its firm commitment to the privacy of your personal information.

The first time that you visit a UNICOM Website, you will be notified about UNICOM’s use of Cookies through a notification banner. By continuing to use the Website, you consent to UNICOM’s use of Cookies as described in this Cookie Policy, however, you can choose whether or not to continue accepting Cookies at any later time. Information on how to manage Cookies is set out later in this Cookie Policy.

Please note that the use of any personal information that UNICOM has collected about you is subject to UNICOM’s Privacy Policy.

UNICOM may update this Cookie Policy at any time without prior notice. You can check the “Last updated” date above to see when the policy was last changed.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (e.g. smartphone or tablet) via your internet browser when you visit a website.

Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session and will expire when you leave the website. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device and can be used again each time you visit the website which created that particular Cookie. Persistent Cookies will expire on a given date or can be deleted manually.

The use of Cookies is now standard for most websites and is often required to help the website to recognize you the next time you visit, providing you with an improved experience and a better service.

'First Party' and 'Third Party' Cookies

Some of the Cookies used by this Website are served by UNICOM (first party), and some are served by third parties e.g. Google Analytics and YouTube. Please refer to the associated third party website for terms, policies and further information on their use of Cookies, as UNICOM does not control the settings of Cookies set by third parties.

How UNICOM uses Cookies

UNICOM uses Cookies to determine if you have visited its Website before. If you have not visited before or recently, the Website will provide additional information to you. Cookies may also be used to record data that you have provided via a contact form on the site – allowing it or similar forms to be pre-populated on subsequent visits to save you the effort of re-keying. UNICOM also uses Cookies to collect anonymous usage data. This allows the popularity of different sections of the website to be tracked and later improved where necessary.

Cookies we use

UNICOM uses three types of Cookies – ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies, ‘Performance’ Cookies and ‘Functionality’ Cookies. The type and purpose for which each of these Cookies is used is described below:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features. They are usually set in response to you logging in, filling in forms or setting preferences.

Performance Cookies
These Cookies collect information about how visitors use a Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These Cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Functionality Cookies
These Cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These Cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching videos or commenting on a blog. The information these Cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Websites.

UNICOM has tried to cover all the Cookies that it or its technology partners use. Please note that there may be a short delay in updating this list. If you notice a discrepancy, please contact us.

Party type Category Name Expiry Purpose
First party Strictly necessary CONCRETE5 When session ends Used to maintain an anonymized users session by the server
First party 




Performance _ga 2 years Used by Google Analytics to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request on our website and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for analytics reports
First party Performance _gat 1 minute Used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate
First party Performance _gid 1 day Used by Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited
First party  Performance  vuid 2 years Used by Vimeo to create a unique identifier for video analytics 
First party Functionality cookiesDirective 1 year Used to remember that you have seen our Cookies disclosure
Third party Functionality 1P_JAR  1 month  Used by Google to collect website statistics and track conversion rates
Third party Functionality CONSENT  20 years  Google cookie consent setting
Third party Functionality NID 6 months  Used by Google to store a unique ID to remember your preferences
Third party Functionality _unam 3 years Used as part of the ShareThis service and monitors page views, navigation and time spent on page
Third party Functionality _stid 1 year Used as part of the ShareThis service to identify user session
Third party Functionality  OTZ 1 month  Used by Google to allow sharing of a page on Google plus account
Managing Cookies

If you’d prefer to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device, you can manage Cookies through your browser settings. To find out further information about Cookies and how to manage them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org or http://www.youronlinechoices.com. Please remember, by disabling Cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of this Website.