Cookies

Our Use of Cookies

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and you can visit and use our website without providing any personally identifiable information about yourself.


What are Cookies

A cookie is just a small file containing an identifier (normally a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The cookie only stores information which is linked to the respective device used and does not reveal your identity.

In general, cookies help to improve and optimise the usability of websites and other online services, including our own website. Our use of cookies is strictly compliant with any applicable cookie and data privacy legislation.


How we use Cookies

We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on our website. Session cookies are essential to use our site facilities and will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies (normally served by our advertisers and partners) will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date which is typically 30 days.

 

First Party Cookies –

These are cookies that are set by the HolidaysGo website directly and are essential to the functionality of our site. Features such as our search, comparison tools or trip builder can not work without these cookies but rest assured we can not record any personal data other than that voluntarily provided by yourself.

Google Analytics – Like most websites we use this service to collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to our site from and the pages they visited to help us improve the site and user experience. All the data is aggregated and anonymised meaning you cannot be identified personally.

 

Social Media Plugins –

Our website includes plugins from social networks Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest that allow you to ‘Like’, ‘Follow’, ‘Tweet’ or ‘Share’. These plugins execute code directly from these social media sites over which we have no control. As such, these sites may record any interaction you have with their plugin and may record your visit to our website even if you do not interact with it. You can check the privacy policies of these sites to see how they use your information and how to opt out or delete such information if desired.

 

Advertisers Cookies –

Our website displays adverts from trusted third parties and these companies or their advertising agencies may place cookies on your computer to provide information about the number of adverts displayed and may record if you click on any of the adverts. We may also receive a payment for any adverts displayed or if you make a purchase via one of these adverts.

 

Affiliate and Partnership Cookies –

We have entered into direct or indirect commercial relationships with many of the leading travel suppliers in order to bring you their best holiday and short break offers. Some, but not all of the travel companies listed on this site may make a small payment to us if you visit their website or make a confirmed booking by following a link from our website and it is these payments that enable up to run the site, pay employees and help us produce the online content we feature. These suppliers can place a cookie on your computer which usuallly happens when you click through a link on our website to the suppliers website and they will typically expire after 30 days. These cookies are essential to ensure that any payments due are correctly allocated.


Controlling our use of Cookies

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can use your browser settings to accept or reject all or certain types of cookies. Your browser will also allow you to delete cookies that have already been stored. The options for this differ by browser and instructions can be found using your browsers ‘Help’ function. If you set yours to refuse cookies, you may find you are unable to take full advantage of all the features available on HolidaysGo or other websites.