Last updated: October 23, 2020
1. ABOUT THIS POLICY
Cookies are simple text files that help coordinate Brendan Vacation’s website servers and your browser to display the full range of features offered by us. These features include hassle-free automatic logins and authentication, shopping cart functionality, third party ad serving, ad management, preference setting, audience measurement and statistics, tracking our visitors’ journey until our partners’ websites, language setting, among others.
2. about us
3. cookie law
Your personal data and the way we collect online identifiers through cookies and other tracking technologies are regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (also known as GDPR), the Directive on privacy and electronic communications 2002/58/EC (also known as the ePrivacy Directive) amended by the Directive 2009/136/EC (also known as the Cookie Directive). For the purposes of the provision of our services, we also comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
In summary, to comply with the law, we need to give clear information about what the cookies are used for, why, and obtain consent from you, the user. These are the objectives this Policy is set out to achieve.
4. types of cookies and purpose
Cookies can be categorised in many ways, one is with regards to their longevity, i.e. for how long they are stored in your browser. According to this classification, cookies can either be:
- Session cookies: temporary cookies that identify and track users within our website. These are automatically deleted by your browser when you close your browser or end the session; and
- Persistent cookies: cookies which enable our website to ‘remember’ who you are and your preferences within our website. These cookies are stored in your browser (the specific location depends on the browser and version) for a period of time.
We assess the cookies present in our website periodically, to ensure they are aligned with the requirements of current legislation. For instance, we remove persistent cookies set to hold data for an excessive period of time, which do not meet the principle of storage limitation.
|What the cookies do
|Reason to have the cookies in our website
|Enhance our website’s functionality
Cookies allow us to enhance the functionality of our website so that we can personalise your experience and allow you to use many of the useful features of our website. These cookies are strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the website.
|Enhance our website’s performance
This type of cookies helps us understand how our websites are being used, mainly for analytical purposes, so that we can work on providing an improved user experience.
Cookies used for this purpose do not collect information that identifies a user, but the data is aggregated and made anonymous.
For example, data on error messages displayed to users will be collected and the developer team will assess whether the problem is prevalent and solve it.
|Web beacons and parameter tracking
|These cookies and similar software known as web beacons are used to count the number of users visiting our website, or the number of actions made by the users.
|Internet Protocol (IP) address and traffic data
A set of data such as IP addresses, access rates, and page views are recorded in our servers.
These data do not allow us to identify any individual, i.e. no personal data is collected.
6. how to disable cookies?
As cookies are stored in the web browser used to access the website, users need to change the settings pertaining that browser in particular. Below are some of most popular browsers and corresponding links to the vendors’ guidance on disabling cookies:
In addition, Google Analytics gives you the option to install an opt-out browser add-on for Internet Explorer 11, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera:
7. rejecting cookies
8. "do not track"
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals.
We do not respond to such signals at this time.
9. further information
Several websites explain how cookies work, offering more detail, such as www.aboutcookies.org, and www.allaboutcookies.org. (we have no affiliation with these websites).
10. contacting us