Refusing cookies and further information
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Some browsers make it possible for you to signal that you do not want your Internet browsing activity to be tracked. Disabling tracking may interfere with some uses of the Sites and the services provided on the Sites.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that many websites automatically download to a user's computer or other device when they browse online. Cookies are primarily used to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior data. This information is typically used to track visitor use of a website, improve the functionality of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remember preferences and generally improve the user experience for you. They can also be used to tailor advertising to your interests through tracking your browsing across websites.
Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser and persistent cookies remain on your device after the browser is closed (for example to remember your user preferences when you return to the website).
What types of cookies will these Sites use and for what purposes?
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Sites and use their features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for (such as navigating between pages) cannot be provided.
Performance cookies. We make use of analytic cookies to analyze how our visitors use our Sites and to monitor our Sites’ performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or Site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the Sites. The information collected by these cookies is not associated with the personal information you manually provide to us when you use the Sites (such as name and contact information).
Advertising cookies. Advertising cookies (or targeting cookies) collect information about the browsing habits associated with your device and are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used by services provided by third parties on these Sites, such as ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons in addition to providing the requested functionality. Third parties provide these services in return for recognizing that you (or more accurately your device has) have visited a certain website. These third parties put down advertising cookies both when you visit our Sites and when you use their services and navigate away from our Sites. The Sites use the following advertising cookies:
You can opt out of the advertising cookies set by these third parties at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices:
In addition to the cookies set by third parties set out above, the following other advertising cookies are also used:
|Cookie Name||Source||Purpose||Additional Information|
|Double Click/Dart||doubleclick.net||Third party vendors use cookie information to target or retarget users across the internet with advertisements||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|facebook.com||Third party vendors use cookie information to target or retarget users across the internet with advertisements||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|Bing||bing.com||Third party vendors use cookie information to target or retarget users across the internet with advertisements||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|CartStack||viceroyhotelsandresorts.com||Sending e-mail newsletters or other mailings||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|instagram.com||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|Sojern||sojern.com||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|TripAdvisor||tripadvisor.com||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|twitter.com||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|linkedin.com||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|Google Advertising||google.com||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|Adara||adara.com||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|Buffer||buffer.com||Social Media Engagement||--|
|Google Plus||google.com||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|Flip.To||Flip.to||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
|Pingdom||Adobe Analytics||Operation of website||Persistent Cookie with expiration ranging from 30 days to 1 year|
HTML email web beacons
Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links within the email. We may use this information to determine for example which of our emails are more interesting to you. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email.
Use of IP addresses and web logs
We may also use your IP address and browser type to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Sites and to improve the services we offer to you. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on the Internet. Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information such as the domain you are coming from (e.g. google.com). This type of IP lookups can be used to understand the flow of traffic to our Sites.
Third party cookies and analytics