1. What is a cookie?
In short, a cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device to help ensure that you get the best possible experience when you visit a website.
Cookies allow us to improve the website’s content, functionality and speed, while their tracking ability also helps us to understand your likes and dislikes, which means we can respond quickly and adapt the site accordingly.
In fact without cookie placement, a website cannot remember your preferences or registration details for your next visit. For example, by allowing us to place cookies in your web browser, you don’t have to remember your username each time you sign in – a cookie helps us to remember that information for you.
The important thing to remember about all of this is that whilst some cookies are used to track your use of our website, they cannot be used to identify you personally or tell us who you are.
Here’s an outline of all of the cookies we use on www.greenculturaltravel.com along with a snippet of information about what they do.
3. What cookies does Green Cultural Travel use?
First and third-party cookies
There are many different types of cookies and at www.greenculturaltravel.com we use a range of these to optomize your experience, we use them all. Those set by us are called ‘first-party cookies’. Those set by our partners and suppliers are called ‘third-party cookies’.
Third-party cookies enable visitors to our website to see and interact with content such as videos and advertising provided to us by other companies. The same cookies can also help us with website analytics. More on that a little later.
Session and persistent cookies
As with most websites, we also use ‘session cookies’, which exist only for the length of time that you visit our site and are deleted once you close your browser, along with ‘permanent cookies’ also known as ‘persistent cookies’ which remain stored on your browser ready for use the next time you visit our website.
These are required to help you access secure areas (such as your customer account pages) and to use great features like our online booking and payment portal. Essential cookies are critical because you can’t access these services without them.
Performance and functionality cookies
These cookies ensure the display of handy features such as maps and videos. We use them because they help to enhance the performance and functionality of our website, and we want the time you spend on our site to be both useful and engaging.
Analytics and customisation cookies
We use analytics and customisation cookies to gather information on how the website is being used by our visitors and to discover how popular our marketing campaigns are.
Advertising cookies are used to ensure that we only show you the adverts and messages we think you will want to see. Cleverly, they also help us to restrict the number of times you see the same advert, ensure the ad is properly displayed.
Social networking cookies
As the name suggests, Social Networking Cookies allow visitors like you to share our pages and content through third-party social networking websites.
4. How can you manage cookies?
- show you relevant content, ads and emails that we think you’ll want to see
- collect data so we can improve your site experience
- share information about your use of the site with third-party advertising and analytics partners
5. Online Behavioral Advertising Cookies
Green Cultural Travel adheres to the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (“EDAA”) Principles. For more information about the EDAA, you can visit the EDAA website. If you wish to make a query or complaint about our use of online behavioural advertising cookies, please use the details listed in the “How to contact us” section below.
Green Cultural Travel does not process sensitive personal data for the online behavioural advertising purposes. We do not target anyone under the age of 16 on our website in general, nor for online behavioural advertising purposes.
6. How to contact us