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Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a Unilever Site. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
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Cookies can be divided into two categories: ‘session’ and ‘permanent.
Session / temporary – These cookies are deleted from your device after you leave the website. Session cookies allow the website to recognise you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently.
Permanent / persistent – A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
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Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential to make Discovery Travel Agency websites work correctly, they enable you to move around our websites and use our features. These cookies don’t identify you as an individual. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of the website, or parts of it.
These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All infomation these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we can’t learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience.
These cookies remember the choices that you have made on the website (such as the different searches you have made) and provide enhanced, more personalised features. They may also be used to provide services you have requested (such as watching a video or commenting on a blog). These cookies cannot tell us how you move around other websites, only this website.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Third party cookies (i.e. cookies that we do not place on your device)
When you visit this website, some cookies will not be placed by us but will be placed by third parties. If you click on a hyperlink from Discovery Travel Agency websites to any third party websites (e.g. if you ‘share’ content from Discovery Travel Agency websites with friends or colleagues through social networks), you may be sent cookies from these third party websites. Third party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies which Discovery Travel Agency cannot control. We would therefore suggest that you look at those third parties’ websites for more information about the cookies they place and how you can manage them.manage them.
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Here is a list of the main cookies we use, and what they are used for.
Cookie name Cookie Usage Duration PHPSESSID PHP session cookie The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed. Session _ga Google Analytics Cookies The _ga cookie is part of Google analytics, and is used to distinguish users. This cookie does not contain any of your personal information. More info; http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html 2 years
- How can I control or delete cookies?Open or Close
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing your internet software browsing settings.
It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie.
As our cookies allow you to access some of our website’s essential features we recommend that you leave cookies enabled, otherwise, if cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality.
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You’ll find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, please see your handset manual.