What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is placed and stored on your browser or device by a platform. Cookies allow a website owner to distinguish the activities carried out from your device from other users of that website. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser or device if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
How to delete and block our cookies
Our website uses different types of cookies. Session cookies exist just for your session on our website and persistent cookies exist for a period of time after your visit. First party cookies are cookies set by our website and third party cookies are set by third party platforms. We utilise both session and persistent cookies, and first and third party cookies.
Essential Cookies – These cookies are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, progress or complete a booking or make use of other online services we provide. They also include cookies that help us understand how users use our website, allowing us to improve the overall experience without being able to identify or target you or any other user individually. If you disable these cookies then you may not be able to use our website fully or at all.
Functional cookies – These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language) and to indicate where you don’t complete a booking (so that we can inform you of this and provide assistance).
Marketing cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and actions you have taken. We will use this information to make our advertising displayed on other platforms (by third party advertising providers) more relevant to you. We may share this information with third parties for this purpose, for example, we may serve you a relevant advertisement based on your browsing history with our website. We also use third party cookies so we can personalise our advertisements to you and to help us analyse our customers’ behaviour. Our third party advertising providers set anonymous cookies on other websites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit our Platforms. We then personalise our advertisements to you based on this information.