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Our mission is a straightforward one:
To bring you the best possible travel offers so you can make the most of your money.
Achieving this isn't that simple though. We constantly monitor, update and create hundreds of blog posts and pages, publish multiple flight, hotel and holiday offers every week to the website and work with the Top Travel Brands, Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Online Travel Companies and do all of this with a team of people based here in the UK.
When you use one of the links on our website to click through to the websites of one of the brands we work with and make a purchase, we earn a small commission from that Company. To do this we place a cookie onto your computer when you visit a retailer from our website, if you then go on to buy something, the cookie identifies you as having come from our site and we earn our commission.
It's also important to note that not everyone pays us a commission, but we're happy to list their details to ensure we're always bringing you the best possible information and a full range of offers from a wide range of Online Travel Agents and Tour Operators.
Related to Google Analytics and Website Optimizer
Google Analytics is a service that allows us to anonymously track the use of our website by those who visit it. All the data is aggregated and anonymised meaning you cannot be identified personally. Website Optimizer allows us to test changes to our website. The cookies it uses ensure that your experience is consistent as we test these changes.
Cookie Name Cookie Length (seconds) Description
This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor first visits the site
__utmc Session (until browser is closed)
Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site
Stores information used within Analytics to identify user as part of a custom segmentation.
Stores data pertaining to particular Website Optimizer test a user is part of.
Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link was clicked on, what keyword they used, and where in the world they are when they accessed the website.
If you would like to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will give you instructions on how to do this.
Alternatively, visit www.aboutcookies.org which will give you useful information on how to restrict cookies and delete cookies.
For information on how to delete or restrict cookies on your mobile phone refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of Holiday and Travel websites.
When you delete or block cookies you may encounter a problem when you try and search for or complete a booking for a holiday or other travel service.
More information about Cookies
We love Cookies as they ensure you have an easy, quick and reliable experience whilst using many websites.
Some cookies are essential for websites to allow you to do things such as search for holidays or other related travel services and others remember things about you to give you a better and more enjoyable experience online such as remembering your details as you go through the booking process rather than having to re enter all of your details at every different stage.
Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer when you visit a website however cannot be used to identify you personally and are not harmful to your computer.
Essential Cookies help a website to work properly. Without them you wouldn't be able to search and book your Holiday online and some of your experience on a website may be restricted.
Cookies for website info
Cookies are used for constantly improving a website based on what visitors do and the pages they look at. These cookies record anonymous information about visits and clicks on each web page.
'Performance cookies' collect information about how you use the website such as the content you are interested in, the pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you personally.
This data is used to:
Analyse how the website is used, visitor demographics and reach (including your location details).
Monitor the effectiveness of our online and offline advertising.
Help to improve the website by measuring any errors that occur.
Test different designs of the website.
Allows the site to personalise information to the visitor so they only ever see adverts relevant to what you are actually interested in on other websites.
Cookies that save your settings
'Functional cookies' relate to the way you use a website and your own personal settings which allow Companies to improve the service they provide to the visitor.
They use this data to:
Remember your last searched holiday.
Allow the visitor to carry information across pages of a website to avoid having to re-enter information.
Allow the visitor to access stored information if they have registered or booked with them.
Third party cookies
Many Companies work with a number of third party suppliers to give the visitor access to more great features on their website.
Types of cookies...
Session cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. These session cookies expire after a browser session so will not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.
Persistant cookies are stored on a visitors computer in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the visitor across a website site to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering visitors preferences and choices when using a website or to target advertising.
First and third party cookies
Whether a cookie is 'first' or 'third' party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set the particular website that the user has chosen to visit. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user.
This page was updated 26th May 2012