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Cookie Information

Please note: This page explains how cookies are used on Western Union's websites as of May 2018.

Use of cookies by Western Union

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit and certain emails that you open. They are widely used to make websites operate or function more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information.

We use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences. This means:

  • If you delete all of your cookies you will have to update your preferences
  • If you use a different device, computer profile or browser, you will have to update your preferences again

For more detailed information about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Control over cookies

Western Union has developed a tool to help customers manage their cookies on our websites. We will only read or write cookies for the preference level you select. If your browser doesn't support JavaScript, you will need to manage cookie preferences through your web browser settings. You should note that if you disable all cookies through your browser, only limited features of this site may work.

Three types of cookies may be used during your visits to Western Union's websites

  • Transactional cookies – these are cookies used during your website visit for essential features. These include identifying the country and language to be used, processing transactions, identifying which version of the website you are using (e.g. mobile or desktop), for fraud detection and prevention, and to facilitate compliance and website stability. These cookies are classified as necessary to operate the site.

Examples of cookies in this category are:

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Amplitude, APIGuard (Shape), and IDmission


  • Performance cookies – these cookies collect information about the performance of our website and your website use, such as the pages you visit or whether you experience any errors, in order to assist Western Union with troubleshooting problems on the site and identify how much use is made of different parts of the website. These cookies generally collect statistical, anonymous information. All information is anonymous and is only used to help us improve your website experience, understand what your interests are and measure marketing effectiveness. If you would like to opt out of these, please use our Cookie Settings Tool.

The following is an example of a cookie in this category that is being provided by our partners:





We use Omniture's software to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through Western Union, known as 'web analytics'. We may record certain information that customers provide during an on-site transaction. This information allows us to identify customers and more accurately understand their individual behaviours and needs.


  • Marketing cookies - these are cookies that help us provide marketing to you, measure the success of marketing, and that are linked to services provided by both Western Union and third parties, such as surveys, marketing requests, 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons from third parties that link to social network sites like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit. If you would like to opt out of these, you can use our Cookie Settings Tool

The following are examples of cookies in this category that are being provided by our partners: 





Our online advertising supplier, used for the purpose of serving our Internet advertisements on other sites.

Commission Junction

An affiliate network that helps us track where and how visitors have arrived at our site to facilitate advertising and commission payments.

Facebook Pixel

An affiliate network that helps us track where and how visitors have arrived at our site to facilitate advertising and commission payments.


Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties. Please note, we don't allow the third parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

To remove third-party cookies from your computer, you may need to manage cookie preferences through your browser settings.

Further information

More details about cookies can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu