What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit most websites. We use the term ‘cookie’ to refer to cookies and technologies that perform similar functions.
Cookies help our websites recognise your device and remember if you have visited the website before. They also enable us to enhance your user experience on our site through learning what information interests you.
The cookies used by us are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories: Strictly necessary; Performance; Functionality; and Targeting.
What do different cookies do?
‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies
These are essential to the operation of our Websites; enabling you to navigate and use different features. Without these essential cookies, we cannot guarantee access to the services we provide through our websites or be sure how the websites will perform during your visit.
Without Strictly Necessary cookies our Websites and back-end services would not work. If you remove or disable these cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use our Websites.
We do not use Strictly Necessary cookies to collect information about you for marketing purposes; or track your internet activity on other websites.
These collect information about how our websites operate so we can improve how they work by monitoring which pages are visited, measuring any errors that occur etc. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you as an individual; all the information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use our Websites. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, and to see how visitors move around our Websites.
Our use of Performance cookies includes: analysing how visitors use our website; recording any errors that occur; testing different designs of our website; and measuring the effectiveness of our marketing.
These allow our websites to remember choices you have made so we can personalise our content for you and certain navigation elements of the website to enhance your browsing experience. They can also enable us to remember setting choices you make to improve your visit.
We do not use Functionality cookies to target you with adverts on other websites.
These are used to enhance your experience of our websites by collecting information about how you browse the websites, so we can make our content and marketing communications more relevant to you and your interests. Some of these are ‘session cookies’, which stay in place only for the duration of your visit to our website. These are deleted at the end of your browsing session.
Others are ‘persistent cookies’, which remain on your device for a period of time after you have left the website.
These cookies also allow you to ‘like’ and ‘share’ our pages via social networking sites such as Facebook.
This information may be used to trigger direct communications with you, for example, to send you automated emails tailored to your interests, unless you have opted out of receiving marketing materials from us.
You can control whether or not Marketing cookies are used, however, if you block them, we may not be able to offer you certain functionality.
We do not use Marketing cookies to advertise to you on other websites. Neither do we permit third parties to use our websites to advertise.
What do I need to do?
The cookie settings on our websites are set to ‘allow all cookies’ to improve the overall performance of our website and give you the best user experience.
What if I don’t want cookies?
You can choose to restrict or block cookies through your browser settings at any time. For more information about how to do this, and about cookies in general, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu
Please note certain cookies may be set as soon as you visit a Website, but you can remove them using your browser settings.
However, please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies set on a Website may impact the functionality or performance of the Website or prevent you from using certain services provided through the Website. It will also affect our ability to update the Website to cater for user preferences and to improve performance.
When you visit the TripBuddy website you may notice some cookies that are not related to us. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Please note we’re not responsible for the content of external websites.