Cookie and Beacon policy
When you visit this site or make use of our services you automatically receive cookies which are technical prerequisites for the site\application to function. In addition, we use third party cookies and web beacons for personalising your preferences, general analytics, 3rd party ad serving and other commercial purposes. This policy explains the types of cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them and how you can block and remove such cookies.
What are your choices
You can manage cookies through the settings of your Internet browser which can notify you when you receive a new cookie, delete individual cookies or delete all cookies. If you choose to delete our cookies, your access to some functionality on this site will likely be degraded.
We currently do not support any “Do Not Track” browser settings. This is because no common Internet Standard has been developed to specify what ‘Do Not Track’ entails.
Advertising and Analytics
We use reasonable endeavours to exclusively work with companies that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and/or the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Members of NAI and IAB adhere to industry standards and codes of conduct. NAI and IAB members allow you to opt out of behavioural advertising. Visit www.networkadvertising.org to identify the NAI members that may have placed an advertising cookie file on your computer.
Google publishes a Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to suspend its collection of information. You can visit Google at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to download and install this utility.
What is a cookie
Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit almost any Web site. They are stored by your Internet browser. Cookies contain basic information about your Internet use, but they do not normally identify you personally. Your browser sends these cookies back to the site every time you revisit it, so it can recognise your computer or mobile device and personalize and improve your site experience.
Next to cookies, other tracking technologies are used which are similar to cookies. These can include web beacons (also known as pixel tags, web bugs or gifs). A web beacon is a tiny graphic image of just one pixel that can be delivered to your computer as part of a web page request, in an app, in an advertisement or in an HTML email message.
All these technologies are together referred to in this Cookie Statement as “cookies”.
How are cookies used
The below sets out the various types of cookies we use, why we (or relevant third parties) use them.
- Technical cookies: We offer our visitors an advanced, user-friendly website and apps that adapt automatically to their needs and wishes. Cookies are absolutely required for the website to function correctly by facilitating your user session and ensuring optimal performance of our website systems.
- Analytics cookies: We make use of analytics cookies as part of our online advertising campaigns to learn how users interact with our website or apps after they have been shown an online advertisement. This may include advertisements on third-party websites. Analytics cookies may also be used to enable our business partners to learn if their customers make use of accommodation offers integrated into their websites.
- Commercial cookies: We use third-party cookies to facilitate the display of personalized advertisements on our websites and on other websites. This is called “retargeting,” and it is based on browsing activities, such as the destinations you have been searching for, the accommodation you have viewed and the prices you have been shown.
Changes to this Policy
This policy was last updated on 25th October 2019