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USE OF COOKIES

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Click here to find out more about cookies (www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies)

We are providing this information to you as part of the European legislation governing the use of cookies on our website.

How does Travelbag use Cookies?

Visiting Travelbag.co.uk may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Anonymous analytic Cookies
  • Third Party Cookies
  • Session Tracking Cookies
  • Advertising Cookies
  • Site Improvement Cookies
  • Third Party advertising Cookies
  • Affiliate Tracking Cookies

These cookies can be categorised as:

  • Essential – This cookie is required in order for the website to function correctly.
  • Necessary - This cookie provides us with important and anonymous information so that we may monitor and improve the visits to our site.

See how Travelbag uses cookies Anonymous analytic Cookies CATEGORY: FUNCTIONAL

What is it?

When a user visits Travelbag.co.uk we use a web analytics cookie that tells us if the client has visited us for the first time. This allows us to analyze very basic information about our web pages on unique visitors or who have visited before.

If you have not visited the site before your browser will tell us this, and we will generate a new cookie for your browser in order to identify in the future.

This cookie is completely anonymous, and tells us only about page visits.

Why do we need this?

Without this code, we will not be able to measure the success or impact of certain pages, within our site. This information allows us to identify weak and strong areas within the site, so that we may provide you with improved information in the future.

When will it expire?

These cookies normally remain with your browser until deleted. Some browsers automatically delete after 30 days (requires set up), whilst others require a manual process. Retaining these cookies will aid the speed of response that the web page loads on your device.

Will the website stop working if I disable this cookie?

This cookie cannot be disabled as it is a necessary tool in order for us to conduct business.

Third Party Cookies CATEGORY: FUNCTIONAL

What is it?

You will see from some of the Travelbag pages that we have social media buttons such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+1, together with in excess of 200 other social media sites, located in the more button situated on every page.

These buttons generate messages back to your social media account when you like a page or you want to share a page with your social media group.

Travelbag cannot access these cookies, and these third parties cannot access the data in our cookies. Please read the privacy policy for your social media platform in order to understand their cookie policy.

Facebook Privacy policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/other
Twitter Privacy policy http://twitter.com/privacy
Google +1 Privacy policy http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Why do we need this?

Without these buttons, you will not be able to share or mark items of interest with your social media group. We have added these buttons in order that you can share a future holiday or trip with your friends and family.

When will it expire?

As this is a third party cookie we have no influence on this cookie, and can only advise you to read the privacy policy on the respective network websites.

Will the website work correctly if I disable this cookie?

Essentially yes, but you will not be able to share or interact with your social media network whilst this is disabled.

Session Tracking Cookies CATEGORY: ESSENTIAL

What is it?

A session cookie allows us to track each action you perform whilst on the Travelbag website. This allows your search results to be paired with your search request. If you perform multiple searches it allows us to pre populate search forms in order to improve your search experience.

Why do we need this?

Essentially a web page is a unique page. In order to match a search request; for example to a results page; we need this cookie in order to operate. We also require this session in order to troubleshoot any problems we may have had during the business day. This session allows us to step through the problematic section of a reported issue so that we may resolve this and prevent it from happening in the future.

When will it expire?

The unique session ID expires when you leave the site, a new session is created when you revisit in the future.

Will the website work correctly if I disable this cookie?

The website will not function correctly if you disable this cookie.

Advertising Cookies CATEGORY: Functional

What is it?

Advertising cookies allow companies to track the success of advertisements seen on their website, and how long since you last clicked on that advertisement.

Why do we need this?

This is used for the improvement and analysis of placed advertisement.

When will it expire?

These cookies expire dependant on the settings within your browser, but normally last for 30 days, after each visit to the website.

Will the website work correctly if I disable this cookie?

The site will function correctly, but we will lose the ability to service your needs more accurately.

Site Improvement Cookies CATEGORY: FUNCTIONAL

What is it?

A site improvement cookie allows us to view information on pages that we are running tests on, sometimes we shall show two versions of a page and measure the response from these pages in order to decide which performs better. This is called A/B testing or otherwise known as multi variant testing. Like the analytics tool this is completely anonymous.

Why do we need this?

In order to improve the website, we utilise this analytical information in order to improve the website experience to our clients, purchasing travel products is a high commitment and we wish for you to receive the best information possible.

When will it expire?

As with the analytics, this cookie will be controlled by a third party to which we have no access. We shall post the information to this section when we use this type of cookie

Will the website work correctly if I disable this cookie?

The answer is yes, but improvements to the website would be affected by this action. The information that we rely on day to day would be disrupted, and would not allow us to improve your purchasing or browsing experience.

Third Party Advertising Cookies CATEGORY: FUNCTIONAL

What is it?

You may see advertisements placed on the Travelbag website placed by Google. These advertisements are placed to benefit are clients during this browsing experience.

Why do we need this?

These ads may have their own cookies that will provide Google with information on where these ads were clicked. We do not have access to the data within these cookies, as Google does not have access to our cookies.

When will it expire?

As this cookie is controlled by a third party, please view the under mentioned privacy policy http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/

Will the website work correctly if I disable this cookie?

This will have no effect on your Travelbag browsing experience.

Affiliate Tracking Cookies CATEGORY: FUNCTIONAL

What is it?

This cookie allows us to track the origin point of our visitors if they have arrived from a specific location. We use this when clients have arrived from comparison sites such as Skyscanner or Travelsupermarket. This also helps us with our advertising placement such as Google Adwords.

Why do we need this?

The analytics cookie allows us to track the pages viewed on our website, but this cookie does not tell us how you arrived on our site. Affiliate tracking cookies allows us to measure the success of newspaper, Google, Yahoo, Bing and other website advertising, in order to improve or remove said campaigns.

When will it expire?

This cookie has an expiration of 30 days from your last visit. You can also delete this cookie through your browser settings.

Will the website work correctly if I disable this cookie?

If you delete this cookie a new one shall be created in its place as we require this cookie in order to conduct business.

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