By using this Emirates.com website and our mobile applications and mobile websites (“the platforms”) you agree that we and third parties can store and access cookies and IP addresses and use other tracking technology methods to enable platform functionality, collect aggregated data about website usage, improve your online experience, and manage and tailor our advertising and service communications with you. There are means of disabling cookies as set out below; however, disabling cookies may affect your use of our platforms. See below for more information about what cookies are, the tracking technology we use, and how we use them.
A cookie is a small file that is stored on your browser or device by a platform. Cookies allow a website owner to distinguish the activities carried out from your device from other users of that website. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser or device if your browser's preferences allow it. To protect your privacy, your browser permits a website to access only cookies it has sent to you and not cookies sent to you by other websites.
Our platforms use different types of cookies. Session cookies exist just for the current session on our Platform and persistent cookies exist for a period of time after your visit. First-party cookies are cookies set by our Platforms and third-party cookies are set by third-party platforms. We utilize both session and persistent cookies and both first- and third-party cookies.
Essential Cookies—These cookies are essential for the operation of our Platforms. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas of our websites, complete a booking, or make use of other online services we provide. If you disable these cookies, you may not be able to use our platforms fully or at all.
Analytical/performance cookies—These cookies allow us to count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our platforms. We aggregate this data and analyze it to improve the way our platforms work and the user experience, for example, by improving the platform’s layout. We use trusted third-party analytics providers’ tools to enable this analysis.
Cookies for enhancing your experience (often referred to as functional cookies)—These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Platforms. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, provide your Skywards details if you are registered, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region,) and identify to us when you don't complete a booking so we can inform you of this and offer assistance.
Advertising cookies—These cookies record your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited, and actions you have taken. We use this information to make our advertising displayed on other platforms (by third-party advertising providers) more relevant to you. We may share this information with third parties for this purpose; for example, we may serve you a relevant advertisement based on your browsing history with our Platforms. We also use third-party cookies so we can personalize our advertisements to you and to help us analyze our customers' behavior. Our third-party advertising providers set anonymous cookies on other websites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit our Platforms. We then personalize our advertisements to you based on this information.
Local Storage Objects—We may use Flash Local Storage Objects (Flash LSOs) to store your platform preferences and to personalize your visit. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. Typically, you cannot control, delete, or disable the acceptance of Flash LSOs through your web browser. For more information about Flash LSOs or to learn how to manage your settings for Flash LSOs, go to the Adobe Flash Player Help Page, choose Global Storage Settings Panel, and follow the instructions. To see the Flash LSOs currently on your computer, choose Website Storage Settings Panel and follow the instructions to REVIEW FLASH LSOs and, if you choose, delete specific Flash LSOs.
Current browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can set your browsers or devices to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Selecting this last option will mean that certain personalized features cannot be provided to you and you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website's features. Each browser is different, so check your browser's Help, Options, or Preferences menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. The following links provide more information about cookie settings for common browsers: Cookie settings in Internet Explorer(Opens external link in a new tab); Cookie settings in Firefox(Opens external link in a new tab); Cookie settings in Chrome(Opens external link in a new tab); Cookie settings in Safari web(Opens external link in a new tab) and iOS(Opens external link in a new tab).
You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/(Opens external link in a new tab) which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. This site includes details about how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.
We do not recommend turning cookies off when visiting our websites, as this could prevent you from making bookings through our loyalty programs or booking certain types of products and services. It may also prevent certain parts or functions of our websites from working properly. Please note that if you delete your cookies, we may no longer automatically recognize your preferences, such as language and country preferences, any previous consent to terms and conditions, or any opt-outs.
In relation to advertising cookies, if you are in the EU you can use the YourOnlineChoices.eu(Opens external link in a new tab) website which allows you to set which advertising cookie providers you accept, and which you do not. You can manage cookies set by third parties by visiting the specific websites of these third parties. For example, all the data collected on you by Google can be accessed at myactivity.google.com(Opens external link in a new tab).
This table details some examples of the different cookies that our Platforms use. The table explains the purpose of each type of cookie and, where applicable, includes links to further information that may be of use.
|Essential||Emirates Created||stop_mobi||Checks whether the visitor is using a mobile device to determine whether the site needs to redirect to the mobile site.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Emirates Created||userId, username||Contains encrypted information that allows members who log in to Skywards to access their data. This adds another layer of protection to a user’s data.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Netscaler||NSC_||This cookie name is associated with the Netscaler load-balancing service from Citrix. This is a pattern-type cookie, with the root NSC_ and the rest of the name a unique, encrypted alphanumeric identifier for the virtual server the cookie originated from. The cookie is used when a site is hosted on multiple servers, to ensure traffic and user data is routed to the correct locations so that the end user has a consistent experience.||Link to Citrix NetscalerOpens in a new tab|
|Essential||Google Analytics||_ga, _gat, _gid, gtmEKLandingPage, gtmPrevPage, GAUH||Collects and aggregates data about how users interact with our platforms, what pages they look at, how long they spend on them, and other details, such as whether they have booked a flight or registered in our email database. We use this information to track whether our platforms are working as intended, as well as to understand how users are getting to our site.||Link to Google AnalyticsOpens in a new tab|
|Functional||Boxever||Boxever||Allows us to deliver a personalized user experience on the website on the basis of users' previous transactions and interactions with the website.||Link to BoxeverOpens in a new tab|
|Functional||Qubit||qtag_, _qubitTracker||Allows us to test multiple versions of certain pages by rotating various page editions at random to visitors. This allows us to find out how and where to improve our website layout.||Link to QubitOpens in a new tab|
|Functional||Quantum Metric||Quantummetric.com||Collects and aggregates data about how users interact with our websites and apps; what content is viewed, for how long and if any issues were encountered. We use this information to improve our user experience.||Link to Quantum MetricOpens in a new tab|
|Functional||Tealeaf||TeaLeafGuid||Collects and aggregates data about how users interact with our platforms, what pages they look at, how long they spend on them, and other details, such as whether they have booked a flight or registered in our email database. We use this information to track whether our platforms are working as intended, as well as to understand how users are getting to our site.||Link to IBM TeaLeafOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||Add This||__atuvs, __atuvc, loc, xtc, um, bt2, mus, uid, uvc, di2, vc||AddThis is a tool used to make it easier to share content across the social web and provide increased traffic and in-depth analytics.|
|Marketing||AppNexus||anj, sess, uuid2||AppNexus is a data platform that allows us to serve more-targeted advertising on other websites.||Link to AppNexusOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||Bing||MUID, MUIDB||These cookies allow us to analyze the performance of advertising served on Bing.||Link to Microsoft BingOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||Bluekai||bku, bkdc||BlueKai is a data platform that allows us to serve more-targeted advertising on other websites.||Link to BluekaiOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||Criteo||uid, eid||Criteo is a personalized retargeting company that works with Internet retailers to serve personalized online display advertisements to consumers who have previously visited the advertiser's website.||Link to CriteoOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||DemDex||demdex, dpm||AppNexus is a data platform that allows us to serve more-targeted advertising on other websites.||Link to DemDexOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||DoubleClick||doubleclick.net||Enables us to show ads to devices based upon whether the device has been to our site before and to avoid showing too many ads to the same device. This improves our advertising by keeping our advertisements as relevant to the user as possible.||Link to Google DoubleClickOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||a_user, datr, fr, lu||Tracks whether the user has logged into Facebook with the current device, and if so, allows us to advertise to the user on Facebook knowing he or she has been to our website.||Link to FacebookOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||SAPISID, HSID, SID, PREF, NID, SSID, APISID||These cookies allow us to analyze the performance of advertising served on different Google platforms. These cookies also allow us to serve more-targeted advertising via Google's different platforms.||Link to GoogleOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||MediaMath||uuid, uuidc||MediaMath allows us to serve more-targeted advertising on other websites.||Link to MediaMathOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||Tapad||TapAd_DID, TapAd_TTD_SYNC, TapAd_TS||Tapad allows us to serve targeted advertising across devices by unifying device and behavioral data.||Link to TapadOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||auth_token, twll, __utmz, secure_session, guest_id, __utma, personalization_id, remember_checked, remember_checked_on, lang||These cookies allow us to analyze the performance of advertising served on Twitter.||Link to TwitterOpens in a new tab|
|Marketing||YieldOptimizer||ph, ckid, cktst, dph||YieldOptimizer allows us to serve more-targeted advertising on other websites.||Not Applicable|
|Marketing||YouTube||SID, HSID, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, APISID, SSID, LOGIN_INFO, YSC, SAPISID||These cookies allow us to analyze the performance of advertising served on Youtube videos.||Link to YoutubeOpens in a new tab|
We use clear image files, pixel tags, and other similar technology embedded in emails we send to you and on our platforms. These files are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that function similarly to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear images are embedded invisibly on web pages or in emails. We may use clear images (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs, or pixel tags) in connection with the platforms to, among other things, track the activities of platform visitors, help manage content, and compile statistics about usage of the platforms. We and our third-party service providers also use clear images in HTML e-mails to our customers to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
We use aggregated statistics provided by third-party digital platforms about your interaction with us across multiple devices, such as your laptop and mobile, based on your log-ins into different services offered by these third parties. These statistics help us understand your journey across different devices and allow us to personalize the look and feel of our Platforms. These third parties also allow us to personalize our advertisements to you on your various devices on the basis of your behavior on one or more of your devices when you have logged into the relevant third parties’ services.
We use other aggregated data provided by third-party digital platforms, including demographic information (such as age and gender) and information about your interests (such as travel and shopping) derived from your other website usage, together with our own aggregated data about your interactions with us on our Platforms; these data are used to help us understand user behavior so that we can improve our Platforms, products, and services. We do not disaggregate this data to identify your specific demographic or interest information.
The following website gives information about privacy, such as issues around Internet advertising: YourOnlineChoices.eu(Opens external link in a new tab)) - as referred to above this allows you to set which advertising cookie providers you accept.