(1) Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Making our booking process and checkout work
- Remembering your search settings
- Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
- Remember your language settings
- Identify & remember your user settings, when you access the partner/retailer portal with a user login
The following functional cookies are being set for this purpose:
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
(2) Social Website Cookies
So you can easily like or share our content on the likes of Facebook, Google+ and Twitter we have included sharing buttons as social plug-ins on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Facebook (datr, lu) / Google+ (BEAT):
We as Dot Holiday have no influence over the content of the plug-in or the information sent to Facebook and/or Google. More information on the purpose and scope of the data processed as well as your rights and the privacy settings available to protect your private sphere may be found in the Data Use Policy of Facebook and Google at
- Facebook policy
- Google privacy
(3) Use of Web Analytics Tools:
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
NOTE: Please note that Dot Holiday use the Google Analytics extension "_anonymizeIp()" so that your IP address is truncated to exclude any possibility of directly identifying you personally.
and we also use:
- SnapEngage to offer you support via an Offline form
(4) Advertising Cookies (Third Party Cookies)
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information (like your name, address, email address or phone number) from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at //www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at //www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn't as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.
You can also review our partners' privacy policies and opt out of their targeting advertising individually by visiting these websites:
- Google Conversion Tracking
Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list.
(5) Remarketing Cookies
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called Remarketing cookie during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don't worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained below, or you could get further information directly from our remarketing partner(s):
(6) Affiliate Cookies
We have a number of partners who promote our service on a success-only basis (i.e. instead of paying for advertising, we pay them commissions on sales). Cookies are required to allow us to reward these partners and these cookies are usually provided by specialist companies (known as affiliate networks). Neither us, the networks, or the partner advertising or recommending our services are able to identify you personally. We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies which ultimately help us to offer you the service we do at the price we do. Our affiliate cookies are provided by:
Turning Cookies Off / How to refuse or opt out of cookies
Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically. You can however switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies automatically. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org.
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.