Last Updated: 20th January 2019
Cookies are small files that are stored on your website browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox) by websites, apps, online media and advertisements. They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (e.g. they don’t store your name). For more information about cookies you can visit the ICO information page that explains more: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/.
‘Pixels’ are used by third parties to track user activities from a domain that they do not themselves operate. Activities include affiliates tracking visitors they have introduced to facilitate commission payments or for online marketing, web analysis or email marketing performance monitoring.
Types and Purposes of Cookies
The list below shows the different categories of cookies and why we use them.
Authentication cookies These cookies are used to inform us of your logged in status, so we can show you the appropriate experience and features such as pre-filling forms, your account information, holiday history, and to edit your account settings.
Analytics cookies We use analytics tools to understand how users find, move around and interact with our websites and apps. We use this info to to help us improve our service.
Site feature cookies To improve your experience we use these cookies for features such as saving your favourite properties to a wishlist, remembering your recently viewed properties, understanding your current email marketing preferences and helping you to pick up where you left off if you need to restart a booking.
We do (though our website provider, Avantio)
Third-party service cookies Some site features and services are managed by external companies, for example online chat, sharing tools, social media or video content. These companies may drop cookies on your computer if you are already logged in to them or when you interact with them.
Web browsers are generally set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. However, they are an important part of how our services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove cookies this could affect the availability and functionality of the Services.