Introduction & consent
What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are sent from our server to your browser and stored on your computer, and that your browser provides to our Website each time you return to our Website.
Our cookies fall into the following categories:
- Essential cookies: These cannot be opted-out of. Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website and to meet our contractual obligations with 3rd party suppliers. One example of an operational cookie is “lastSerchDest” which helps us remember what product you selected when you are booking a product with us. Another example of an essential analytics cookie is Google Analytics (excluding remarketing and advertising reporting features) which provides us with anonymous and aggregated website performance data.
- Performance cookies: These cookies are not Essential but help us improve the service we provide to you. One example of a Performance cookie is Powerfront, which allows you to ask us questions on Live Chat if you have any questions while you navigate through our website.
- Marketing cookies. These cookies allow us to make our marketing to you more relevant and to target advertising to you while you are on other sites. Please note that turning off Marketing cookies won’t mean that you will never see any of our advertising, it just means that it will not be personalised. Also, accepting Marketing cookies means that you may see advertising from our partners while on our website.
- An example of a Marketing cookie is the Google Analytics cookie (remarketing and advertising reporting features) it records your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited and actions you have taken. We may use this to make our advertising displayed on other sites, search engines or social media platforms more relevant to you.
Your cookie settings and preferences
Blocking cookies Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies by adjusting your browser settings. For example:
- In Goggle Chrome: Click the “three line” Chrome menu (usually in the top right hand corner of the browser). Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. In the “Privacy” section, click the Content settings button. In the “Cookies” section, you can block all cookies by selecting “Block sites from setting any data”. Please refer to Google Chrome’s help & support section for further instructions and guidance.
- In Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8: Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK. Please refer to Microsoft’s help & support sectionfor further instructions and guidance.
Please keep in mind that blocking cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites and if you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on the Website. In Google Chrome, you’ll see blocked cookie icon in the address bar to warn you whenever a cookie has been blocked.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer by clearing your browsing data. For example:
- In Goggle Chrome: Click the “three line” Chrome menu (usually in the top right hand corner of the browser). Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. In the “Privacy” section, click the Content settings button. In the “Cookies” section, click “All cookies and site data” to open the Cookies and site data dialogue. To delete all cookies, click “Remove all” at the bottom of the dialogue. To delete a specific cookie, hover over the site that issued the cookie with your mouse, then click the X that appears in the right corner. You can also choose to remove all cookies created during a specific time period, using the Clear Browsing Data dialogue. Please refer to Google Chrome’s help & support section for further instructions and guidance.
- In Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8: Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click “Delete”. Select the Cookies check box, and then click “Delete” if it isn’t already checked. Clear or select check boxes for any other options you also want to delete. Please refer to Microsoft’s help & support section for further instructions and guidance.