Bookingrid Cookies

Helping you to understand cookies

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again so it can recognise you as a return visitor and improve your experience. This guide is to help you to understand how Bookingrid websites use cookies.

Our Cookie Policy

Our Cookies

An overview of the different types
of cookies we use on our websites.

> How we use cookies

A list of the types of cookies
we use on Bookingrid websites.

> Our Cookies

External useful sources of information

> www.allaboutcookies.org

> Information Commissioner's Office


Our Cookie Policy

You should be aware that when you use our websites, mobile sites or mobile apps, we may collect information by using cookies. These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information. Please note when you create an account or log in to an online account you agree to our use of cookies as described in this cookie policy section.

Bookingrid and our third-party partners may set a range of cookies when you visit bookingrid.com and other Bookingrid websites. They are used only by Bookingrid or the trusted partners we work with.  In the table below we explain the types of cookies we use.

For a list of the cookies we use on our websites, please see the section Our Cookies.

Cookie Type

Description

Strictly Necessary

Essential for making our site work properly.

These cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, history, account management tools and online booking. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

We use such ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies to

⦁ Remember things like information you’ve entered on filter settings when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session.

⦁ Remember the bookings you ordered when you get to the confirmation page.

⦁ Identify you as being logged in to bookingrid.com.

⦁ Make sure you connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works.

Cookies we have defined as ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies will not be used to

⦁ Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you.

⦁ Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit.

Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies, we can’t guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

Examples: 

Cookies used to confirm you are logged in, cookies used on the booking / bid confirmation page to capture your choice.

Functional

Used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

‘Functional’ cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. We use ‘Functional’ cookies to

⦁ Remember settings you’ve applied such as filter settings.

⦁ Show you when you’re logged in to the website.

⦁ Share information with partners to provide a service on our website. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose.

 

Cookies defined as ‘Functional’ will not be used to target you with adverts on other websites.

Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – where this is the case we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Preventing these cookies may mean we can’t offer you some services. It's also possible that preventing these cookie makes navigation through our websites impossible.

Examples: 

Cookies which capture your filter settings as well as Twitter and Facebook cookies which capture your preference.

Performance

Collect information about how you use our website.

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you. All the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us to improve how our website works and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use performance cookies to

⦁ Provide statistics on how our websites are used.

⦁ See how effective our adverts are (we don’t use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites).

⦁ Help us to improve the website by measuring how visitors move around the site.

Using our sites indicates that you accept the use of ‘Performance’ cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.

Example: 

Google Analytics.

Our Cookies

Here is a list of cookies we use on our websites with explanations what they do and links to opt out from being tracked by these cookies.

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are essential for you to move around and use the features of our websites.

Description

Opt-out Details

Bookingrid

On the Bookingrid websites we may use cookies to check that you have logged into your account and to record that you have asked that the website remember your login details.

If you wish to opt out of these cookies, you need to change your browser settings.

> Cookie Browser Options

Functional

These cookies allow us to remember choices you make when browsing our websites. In many cases the booking process is not possible without it.

Description

Opt-out Details

Bookingrid

On Bookingrid websites we may use cookies to capture details when you select offers. This allow our websites to remember your choices when you browse our websites. The booking process is not possible without it.

If you wish to opt out of these cookies, you need to change your browser settings.

> Cookie Browser Options

Facebook

[Facebook sets cookies on the Bookingrid share page to better understand how you interact with their service.]

No opt-out available.

For further details see

> Facebook privacy policy

Twitter

Twitter sets cookies on the Bookingrid share page to better understand how you interact with their service.

No opt-out available.

For further details see
> Twitter privacy policy

Performance

These cookies collect information about how long visitors spend on a website and where they come from. You may refuse the use of such cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that, if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites.

Description

Opt-out Details

Google Analytics

Our websites use Google Analytics. Google Analytics service offered by Google generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visits and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by making sure that users are finding what they need easily.

The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

> Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

Tumblr

Tumblr uses cookies on Bookingrid websites based on Tumblr themes to enable their servers to recognize your web browser and tell them how and when you use their services.

Some third-party services which Tumblr uses, such as Google Analytics and Quantcast, may also place their own cookies on your browser.

If you wish to opt out of these cookies, you need to change your browser settings.

> Cookie Browser Options

For further details see
> Tumblr privacy policy

Cookie Browser Options

Changing your browser cookie settings

The majority of web browsers allow you to see what cookies you have, and give you the option to accept, delete or block them.  

In this section we give you the basics of how to change your setting in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari and give you links to more detailed help.

Cookie options in browsers

Most browsers give you a range of options to help you manage your cookies. Each browser’s settings are slightly different but typically you can:

⦁ view your cookies,

⦁ allow all cookies,

⦁ delete all or individual cookies,

⦁ delete all cookies when you close your browser,

⦁ block third party cookies.

If you decide to block third party cookies - while most will be the tracking cookies - some might be adding useful functionality, so blocking such cookies can impact on your browsing experience.

It is also important to know that, if you set the option to delete all cookies when you close your browser, any preferences, including any opt-outs you have set, will be deleted.

Instructions by browser

While there are differences across browser versions and operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Mac OS, the following instructions may help you to find your cookie settings.

For more in-depth advice, we have provided links to more detailed instructions.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the ‘Customize and control Chrome’ icon  on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click the ‘+ Show advanced settings’ link at the bottom.
  4. Select Content settings in the ‘Privacy’ section.
  5. Click the Cookies tab in the Content Settings dialog that appears
  6. Choose your preferred settings.
  7. Select the Close button when you've finished.

Google Chrome allows all cookies by default but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.

For more detailed help on changing settings please see
> Manage Cookies in Chrome.

Firefox 3+ for Windows

  1. From the Tools menu select Options or in Linux from the Edit menu select Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Select Cookies if the option is available otherwise select the option ‘Use custom settings for history’ from Firefox: drop down.
  4. Choose your preferred settings.

Firefox 3+ for Mac

  1. Choose Preferences from the Firefox menu or the Edit menu depending on which version you have.
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Select Cookies if the option is available otherwise select the option ‘Use custom settings for history’ from Firefox: drop down.
  4. Choose your preferred settings.

You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for and view and manage your existing cookies.

For more detailed help on changing settings please see  
> Enabling and disabling cookies in Firefox.

Internet Explorer 7+

  1. From the Tools menu choose Internet Options.
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Move the slider to choose your preferred setting between Block All Cookies and Accept All Cookies.
  4. For more detailed cookie settings click on Advanced, check the ‘Override cookie handling’ checkbox and modify the settings to your preference.

For more detailed instructions please see
> How to Set and Customize Cookies Settings in Internet Explorer.

Safari 4+

  1. From the Safari menu choose Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Choose your preferred settings.

For more detailed instructions please see
> Managing cookies in Safari.

Mobile browsers

Below are links for instructions on setting your cookie preferences in the most popular mobile phone browsers.

> Android - Changing Browser settings

> Blackberry - Turn off cookies in the browser

> Safari iOS - Safari web settings

> Windows phone - Change privacy and other browser settings