What are cookies?
Our Primary Uses for Cookies
There are various types of cookies used on our website. Session cookies are tied to your web browser and are typically used for website administration, such as language settings. They will expire if you reach a default time-out limit, if you clear your browser cache, or when you completely close down your web browser.
Other types of cookies are not deleted when you close your browser. Advertising cookies may be stored on your computer and used to track your browsing across different sites in order to show you targeted advertisements when you visit. Persistent cookies may be stored when we require information, such as your preferences, for the next time you visit one of our sites.
You may also occasionally get cookies from our business partners when you access content provided by them within our websites. Travelport does not control these cookies.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. The cookies used on the website include those which are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
to recognise your computer when you visit the website
to track you as you navigate the website, and to enable the use of any e-commerce facilities
to improve the website’s usability
to analyse the use of the website in the administration of the website
to personalise the website for you, including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
Third party cookies
When you use the website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
Our advertisers and service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
to track your browser across multiple websites
to build a profile of your web surfing
to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;
in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
in Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking “Options”, “Under the hood”, Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
in Safari you can block cookies by clicking “Preferences”, selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Block cookies”.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on the website (log on, access content, use search functions).
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
In Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
In Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking “Options”, “Under the hood”, Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
In Safari you can delete cookies by clicking “Preferences”, selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Remove All Website Data”.
Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Additional information about cookies and how to avoid them is available from www.AboutCookies.org.
This policy is effective from May 14, 2018.