What are cookies?
How are cookies managed?
The cookies stored on your computer or other devices when you access our websites are designed by:
- SAUDIA, or on behalf of and subsidiaries of SAUDIA, and are necessary to let you make purchases on our website;
- Third parties who participate with us in marketing programmes; and
- Third parties who broadcast web banner advertisements on behalf of SAUDIA.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used for technical reasons to enable the efficient working of the website to:
- balance website traffic to ensure our customers receive a consistent and reliable service
- limit traffic to key parts of the website in order to maintain performance levels
Ease of Use
Cookies are used to enhance the ease of use of our website for customers. For example, to:
- remember your language and country of choice and presenting relevant content
- keep track of customers’ loyalty number when you have logged in
- remember your selected departure airport when booking a flight
Cookies are used to gather statistics on how visitors use our site, to:
- gather feedback on customer satisfaction through our website survey
- gain insight into how visitors use the website so that we can make improvements to its usability
Cookies are used to enable us to present appropriate messages to you, to:
- allow our website to serve up different versions of a page for marketing purposes
- control invitations on the website for instant credit card offers
- allow third parties to display appropriate advertising and to track its effectiveness
- display messages which offer a selection of products based on what you're viewing on the website, which are presented to you by our agency when you visit other selected websites.
Please note though, that if you delete your cookie, we'll no longer know that you've opted out, so the banners from our third-party will reappear when you visit other selected websites.
For more details on the cookies that operate on our website please go to More information about cookies used on www.saudia.com.
How do I disable cookies?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below:
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
- Click on the “privacy” tab
- Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Google Chrome:
- Choose Settings> Advanced
- Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”.
- Click “Cookies”
- Choose Preferences > Privacy
- Click on “Remove all Website Data”
For Mozilla Firefox:
- Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
- Click on the icon “privacy”
- Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
- Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
- Click on the actions menu (three dots tope left hand corner).
- Select Settings.
- Click on View advanced settings.
- Click on the drop down arrow
- Select ‘Block all Cookies’, ‘Block Only Third Party Cookies’ or Don’t Block Cookies’ as preferred.
What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable all cookies, you won’t be able to complete a purchase on our sites.
More information about cookies
This table details some examples of the different cookies that our Platforms use. The table sets out information explaining the purpose of these cookies and where applicable, includes links to further information that may be of use.
|Essential||SAUDIA Created||sv_cn, sv_lang||Not Applicable|
|Essential||SAUDIA Created||sv_mobile||Checks if the site needs to redirect to the mobile site or not depending on if the visitor is using a mobile device or not.||Not Applicable|
|Analytical/Performance||Google Analytics||_ga , _gat, _gid, fs, __widgetsettings, local_storage_support_test||Collects and aggregates data about how users interact with our platform, what pages they look at, how long they spend on them, and other details such as if they have booked a flight or registered in our email database. We use this information to know if our platforms are working as intended, as well as understanding how our users are getting to our site.||Link to Google Analytics|
|Marketing||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_s, _vis_opt_test_cookie, _vis_opt_out, _vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_goal_GOAL_ID, _vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_exclude, _vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_split, EXPERIMENT_ID, _vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_combi cookie||Used by Visual Web site Optimizer (Fusion) to ensure that the same user interface variant is displayed for each visit, if the user is participating in a design experiment.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Incapsula||incap_ses_86_1267271, visid_incap_1267271||Preserves users states across page requests.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||SAUDIA Created||og_cn||Not Applicable|
|Essential||SAUDIA Created||JSESSIONID||Not Applicable|
|Essential||SAUDIA Created||BIGipServer||Used to distribute traffic to the web site on several servers in order to optimize response times.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_test_cookie||This is a session (temporary) cookie generated to detect if the cookies are enabled on the browser of the user or not.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_out||This cookie indicates that the visitor is not a part of the campaign.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_s||This cookie detects if the user is new or returning to a particular campaign.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_goal_GOAL_ID||This cookie is generated when a goal is made.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_combi||This cookie is generated when users reach a particular combination. This makes sure that users see the same variation that they saw earlier when they visited the page.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_exclude||This cookie is generated when a user is excluded from a campaign.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_split||This cookie is generated during a Split URL test.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||EXPERIMENT_ID||Refers to the ID of the campaign.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vwo_uuid||This cookie generates a unique ID for every visitor and is used for the report segmentation feature in VWO.||Not Applicable|
|Essential||Visual Web Optimizer (Fusion)||_vis_opt_exp_EXPERIMENT_ID_combi cookie||This cookie generates the value used to identify the test variation.||Not Applicable|