Cookies can be “session” or persistent. Session cookies allow a user to be identified during a live session, which means that cookers are stored and are only valid for the duration of an active session, i.e. during your visit to the website. These cookies do not permanently record any information on the hard drive of your computer and expire at the end of the session.
Our website uses 3 types of cookies:
- Technical cookies: We use technical cookies to show our website, make sure that it works correctly, create your user account, start your session and manage your bookings. These technical cookies are necessary for our website to operate correctly.
- Functional cookies:We also use functional cookies to remember your preferences and to help you use our website efficiently and effectively, such as remembering your favourite currency and language, your searches and the establishments you have consulted. These functional cookies are not required for the operating of our website, but they add functionality to it to improve the user experience.
- We use analytical cookies to understand how our users use the website, detect what works or what does not, optimise and improve the website and ensure that our users continue to think our website is interesting and relevant. The information that we collect include the websites visited, exit/reference pages, type of platform, date/time information and data such as the number of (mouse) clicks on a certain page, mouse movements, scrolling and (search) words that you use and what you write when you use our website. This information is anonymous as we only need it for statistical purposes.
Cookies on the website in general only gather certain information from the user (i.e. user’s type of Internet browser, user’s operating system and the IP address used to access our website in order to facilitate the browsing of our website).
In general, the cookies that we use are associated only with an anonymous user and their computer and do not provide references that could make it possible to work out the name and surname(s) of the user. As regards online purchasing processes in particular, the data entered by the user during that process will be associated to their session identifier for the bank reconciliation and to confirm the contracting processes.
Browsing without cookies
Users can always customise the use of “cookies”, as well as preventing the gathering of “cookies” by changing the user’s browser options. The most common are:
- Firefox: Options\Privacy\Tracking\tell websites that you do not want to be tracked
- Chrome: Chrome Menu\Settings\Show advanced settings\Privacy\Content settings\Cookies\Block sites from setting any data
- Safari: Preferences\ Privacy\Block Cookies
- Explorer: Tools\Internet options\Privacy\Settings\ move the slider all the way up to block all cookies or right to the bottom to allow all cookies and then click OK.
Completely blocking “cookies” may prevent some websites from being displayed correctly.
We specifically use the following types of cookies on our website:
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||persistent||11 months||This cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. It is used to store user consent for the cookies in the “Necessary” category.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||persistent||11 months||This cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. It is used to store user consent for the cookies in the “Non-Necessary” category.|
|__utmc||persistent||1 year||This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes their browser. It is not used by ga.js. It is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js, which is an older version of Google Analytics and used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.|
|__utmt||persistent||10 minutes||This cookie is set by Google Analytics and used to throttle the request rate.|
|__utmz||persistent||6 months||This cookie is set by Google Analytics and used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reaches the site.|
|_ga||persistent||2 years||This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions.|
|_gid||persistent||1 day||This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions.|
|GPS||persistent||30 minutes||This cookie is set by YouTube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location.|
|test_cookie||persistent||11 months||Google DoubleClick can set this cookie on our website to check whether the user’s browser accepts cookies. Google DoubleClick aims to improve the advertising the user sees.|
|YSC||persistent||1 year||This cookie is set by YouTube and is used to track views of embedded videos.|
|IDE||persistent||2 years||This cookie is used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user interacts with the website and any other advert before visiting the website. This data is used to present the user with adverts that are relevant to them based on their user profile.|
|uid||persistent||1 month||This cookie is used to anonymously measure the number and behaviour of visitors to the website. This data includes the number of visits, average visit duration, pages visited, etc. to better understand user preferences for targeted adverts.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||persistent||5 months||This cookie is set by YouTube. It is used to track information for YouTube videos embedded on a website.|
|lang||persistent||1 year||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.|
|YTC||persistent||10 minutes||This cookie is set by YouTube to manage the embedding and viewing of videos on our website.|