Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
What Are Cookies For?
In particular, we use the following cookies:
(a) Session (or Transient) Cookies
A session cookie only lasts for the duration of users using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. Habitat First Group use session cookies to allow you to move from page to page without having to login or re-submit details each time.
(b) Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies
Persistent cookies that are stored on the user’s computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Habitat First Group use these cookies to record your preferences for the website in order to present something relevant to you on the next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how well the website works and where it can be improved.
(c) Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)
Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies.
Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.
(d) Third-party cookies
Habitat First Group works with selected companies to provide additional content and services, for example reviews. These companies may also set cookies on our behalf.
(e) Advertising on other websites
Cookies are used to advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and categories you looked at on Habitatfirstgroup.com
The data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is anonymous and doesn’t contain any of your personal details.
(f) Sharing with social networks
Habitat First Group display share button on most of our pages. This allows you to share details of our holidays and services with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
You may see a message on our Website before we store a cookie on your computer which describes the types of cookies we use and what information they might collect. We also use banners and pop-ups from time to time to give you options around cookies use.
Some of the services and advertisements / competitions on our Website and mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of their services and we have no control over these.
Your rights and how to control your cookies
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. If you decide not to accept our cookies, you can set up your browser to stop accepting cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit. You can find instructions on how to do this at www.allaboutcookies.org. However, please note that certain features of our Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you will be limited to only browsing the Website and you will not be able to add bookings or services to your basket.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org