What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website and contains a unique identification number. Some cookies are stored on your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.
Cookies have a lifetime. Many only last until you close your browser or for a short time. These are called 'session cookies'. Some last far longer though, for example, to enable a website to recognise you when you return to them. These are called 'persistent cookies'.
Cookies set directly by Eurocamp are generally known as 'first party cookies'. Most websites also use bits of hidden technology provided by other parties. Online advertising is a particularly common example. These other parties may also set cookies when you use our website. If they do so, their cookies are generally known as 'third party cookies'.
There are some other computer technologies which are technically different to cookies but are used to perform very similar jobs and function in a very similar way. For example, 'locally stored objects'(or 'flash cookies') are used to power some online video content, and 'web bugs'(or 'web beacons') are used for many of the same purposes as cookies. When we provide services to you through our website, we want to make them easy to use, useful and reliable. Cookies are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task;
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password, so you don't need to do it for every web page requested; and
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
The following set out brief details of the cookies we use below, together with an explanation of why we use them.
We regularly review the cookies we use and which our suppliers use to keep them to the minimum we think we need. In doing so, we aim to respect your right to privacy in your online life, which is very important to us, but also ensure you have a good browsing experience. We also want to ensure we have enough of the right kind of information to improve our website and the services which we offer.
We use OneTrust for the management of our cookies. While OneTrust is registered in the UK as OneTrust Technology Limited with ICO registration number ZA103861, it will, in managing cookies on our behalf, process personal data in the United States of America.
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
We also use Adobe Analytics for tracking and reporting of website traffic. This information can be used to gain customer insight and improve the way our site works. Adobe Analytics does not collect any personal information.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
If you are in the UK, you can opt out of seeing online interest-based ads from participating companies through the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.
We're constantly working to optimise our website for customers, so that you view what's most relevant to you. These types of cookies are used to power our testing tool that allows us to show different versions of the same page to different visitors, so we can assess which page layout is best. Eurocamp uses a number of companies for this purpose.
How can you manage cookies?
Our cookies do not store information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve appropriate information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.
However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies from our website – or any other website - you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you.
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
- See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis.
- Block third party cookies.
- Block cookies from particular sites.
- Block all cookies from being set.
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser.
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. Ironically, this includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Digital Products and Services for these reasons.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off separately. This is discussed in more detail below.
The links below take you to the ‘Help' sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.
Please look out for these notices in future when you are using our website.
Further information about cookies
If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org