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‘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 table below shows the categories of cookies and why we use them. 3rd party cookies are not an exhaustive list and are intended for illustration.
|Cookie type||Why||Who serves|
|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.||· We do|
|Analytics cookies||We use analytics tools to understand how users find, move around and interact with our websites and apps. We use the information gathered to compile reports and to help us improve our service.||· We do
|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|
|Third-party service cookies||Some site features and services are managed by external companies, for example 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.||· Addthis
|Site management cookies||These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may log in or out unexpectedly).||· We may do
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.