Effective 18 Feb 2020
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files with ID tag that are stored on your computer’s browser directory or mobile device by the server of the website you are visiting. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions that will make your use of a website more convenient. Cookies cannot access or read any information on your hard drive and cannot be executed as code. Cookies are not dangerous.
2. Type of cookies
Cookies come in different flavours and they ‘remember’ you either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).
These are used to maintain something called session state. If you consider your journey through the site to be a conversation with us, this cookie just reminds the site where we were in that conversation (for instance if at some point in the conversation you asked us to add a tour to your basket, next time you click on the basket it will still be there). These are required for the site to function but are not used in any way to identify you personally.
These cookies last for a long time and each time you come to our site you send us a copy of them. We use them to identify you between visits. For instance; if you were looking at tours to India last time you were on the site and we have a great tour deal, we may use this cookie to recognise you and show you our deal. They are not required for the site to work but may enhance your experience. We do not store any personal data in these cookies, just a unique number that identifies you to us.
Cookies that are set by our website that you are visiting are called ‘first party cookies’. Cookies that are set by other websites who run their content on the pages of our website you are viewing are called ‘third party cookies’. E.g. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place a unique "cookie" on your browser. On some pages of our website we may have content from services such as Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. Please note that we do not control any cookies which are used by these services and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.
3. What cookies do we use?
Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Site.
Performance Cookies. Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this Site and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.
Functionality Cookies. In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Site and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if during your last visit to our site you added a tour to your basket, etc. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Site. These are required for the site to function but are not used in any way to identify you personally.
Targeting or Advertising Cookies. We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Site and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers.
Opting out of third party targeting or advertising cookies does not necessarily mean that you will not see our advertising on third party websites, only that this advertising will not be targeted to you through the use of third-party cookies. For more information about third-party ad serving cookies visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/ad-serving/
Cookies that are set by our website that you are visiting are called ‘first party cookies’. Cookies that are set by other websites who run their content on the pages of our website you are viewing are called ‘third party cookies’. In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. Third-party advertisers and other organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. We do not control any cookies which are used by these services and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these (such as to disable or reject their cookies).
5. How do I manage cookies?
Although ‘Cookies’ are generally harmless, you may still not want to see anything targeted to your interests. It is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions on our website.
For more information visit; https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
Web browser cookies.
If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (most computers do), small files may be stored on your computer by websites that contain Flash media, such as video clips and are known as Flash cookies.
When you delete cookies using your browser controls, your Flash cookies are not affected. So, a website that served a cookie to you may recognise you on your next visit if it backed up its now-deleted cookie data to a Flash cookie. To know all about cookies visit: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/