What are cookies?

When you visit a website it can store or retrieve information from your browser as a cookie. Cookies are small text files sent by a website that registers user information to improve the use of the website. This information may be about you or about the device you are using and it’s generally used to make the website work the way you expect it to. Usually this information will not identify you directly, but it will offer you a personalized web experience.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as "essential" and "nonessential".

Essential Cookies: have one of the following two features:

  • are used exclusively to establish or facilitate communication within a network; or
  • are strictly necessary to provide an online service (such as our website or a service on our site) that you have requested.

Nonessential cookies: they do not fit into the definition of essential cookies because they are not strictly necessary for the operation of a website or its services, such as cookies used to analyze behavior on a website ("analytical" cookies) or cookies used to show ads.

To learn more about how cookies work, visit the Wikipedia page.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

The www.trip-tailor.com website uses essential, functional, analytical and marketing cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social networking features and analyze traffic:

Essential cookies - cookies needed to be able to use the basic features on our website such as establishing the connection and navigating the pages. These cookies do not collect personal data.

Functional cookies - allow the website to remember the choices you make and provide personalized features or recognize you when using the live chat.

Analytical cookies - help us understand how visitors interact with the website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you interact with the website, including the viewed pages, time spent on our website, clicked links and geolocation (based on the IP address). Information on how Google uses data from these cookies can be found at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Marketing cookies - are intended to record user visit and site usage information for advertising purposes.

Third-party cookies

Third-parties use cookies to analyze the use of our website for the purpose of displaying advertisements (including third-party advertisements) to users.

This website uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third-party services. You can see the cookies used by www.trip-tailor.com in the table below.

Cookie name Domain Expiration Description
_ga .trip-tailor.com 2 years Used by Google Analytics
_gid .trip-tailor.com 24 hours Used by Google Analytics
_gat .trip-tailor.com 1 minute Used by Google Analytics
test_cookie .doubleclick.net Session DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising
__cfduid .zopim.com 1 year Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic
zte2095 . .trip-tailor.com Session Required for the running of the customer service online chat provided by zopim.com
qtrans_front_language www.trip-tailor.com 1 year This cookie remembers the language set by the visitor.
AWSALB ie04.zopim.com 6 days Required for the running of the customer service online chat provided by zopim.com
__zlcmid .trip-tailor.com 1 year Required for the running of the customer service online chat provided by zopim.com
cookie_notice_accepted www.trip-tailor.com 3 months To remenber that you have previously agreed on our use of cookies
gdr facebook.com 1 week Allow you to control the "Follow us on Facebook" and "Like" buttons

Other technologies

Web beacons are small GIF files that track the receipt of marketing emails, how often the ads or website pages are viewed, geolocation, IP address, and web browser information. Web beacons are enabled whenever a marketing e-mail is opened or a page is accessed on the website containing a Web Beacon. Web Beacons transmit data when viewed, but are unable to access other information from your computer. Web beacons are not stored on the hard drive unless they are downloaded with the GIF image.

Some browsers (but not all) allow the use of Web beacons to be restricted either by preventing sending of information to their source (for example, when the browser is set to block cookies and trackers) or by not showing the images that contain them, for example if the "Do not show pictures (in e-mails)” setting on the e-mail server is selected.

How to accept or reject cookies

You may refuse the use of some or all of the cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. By rejecting cookies it may affect the proper functioning of the website or certain features on the website. You also need to be aware that deleting all cookies in your web browser will also delete all cookies that store your preferences, for example whether or not you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that blocks other cookies.

All modern browsers offer the option to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser's "Options" or "Preferences" menu.

  • Cookie settings in Chrome – Chrome
  • Cookie settings in Safari – Safari
  • Cookie settings in Firefox – Firefox
  • Cookie settings in Opera – Opera
  • Cookie settings in Edge – Edge
  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer – Internet Explorer

Most browsers allow you to change settings for browsing in incognito (private) mode, limiting the amount of data stored on your device and automatically deleting all persistent cookies from your device when the browsing session ends. There are also many third-party plugins that can be added to your browser in order to block or manage cookies.

Facebook and other companies that are part of the Digital Advertising Alliance may drop out interest-based ads by visiting the Your Online Choices website, selecting your country, selecting "Your Ad Choices", finding Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting "Off".