What cookies are and how we use them
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your device when you visit a website and contains information that is transferred to your computer. This information is sent back to the website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.
- to remember visitors’ preferences, such as, font size, language choice or region; and
- to collect information about how visitors use our website, for example, which pages are visited and the duration of the visit.
You can find more information about the cookies used across ExxonMobil websites (including Exxon, Mobil and Esso branded websites) and the purposes for which they are used in the table below. Each cookie will not necessarily be used on each ExxonMobil website.
Consent to cookies
Previous visits to ExxonMobil websites
If you have previously visited an ExxonMobil website, it is likely that cookies were placed on your computer at that time. The cookies previously placed will be similar or the same as the cookies listed in the table below and we use them for similar or the same purposes.
To delete cookies that we previously placed, follow the instructions in the section “Opting-out.”
At any time you can delete and block all cookies from this site. You can delete cookies in most web browsers and you should be able to block cookies by activating the feature on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. The "help" screen in your browser or computer user manual should tell you how to do this.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies used on this website
|Name of Cookie||Necessity||Functionality||Expiry Length|
|_ga||Statistical Reporting||Google Analytics - Keeps track of site usage and anonymous user information||Expires after 13 months|
|cookie||Performance||Keeps track of users who have agreed to the Cookie Statement||Expires after 1 year|
|_utma||Statistical Reporting||Allows us to record each unique visit to the site||Expires after 2 years|
|_utmb||Statistical Reporting||Records when a page is closed and is used in conjunction with _utmc to measure how long visitors view our site pages||30 mins|
|_utmc||Statistical Reporting||Records when a page is closed and is used in conjunction with _utmb to measure how long visitors view our site pages||Removed when the browser is closed|
|_utmz||Statistical Reporting||Notes how visitors find our website, for example, whether they come via a search engine, linked from another website or whether they typed in the web address directly. Also shows the sequence of pages visitors visit||Expires after 6 months|
|_gat||Statistical Reporting||Used to throttle request rate||10 minutes|
Third Party cookies used on this website
|Name of Cookies||Domain||Functionality|
|YSC, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, SID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, LOGIN_INFO, GEUP, PREF||youtube.com||These cookies allow YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos|
|GoogleAccountsLocale_session, GAPS, PREF, PREF, SID, HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, _ga, __utma, __utmc, __utmz, NID, TAID, AID||google.com||These cookies allow Google to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos|