WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are downloaded onto your computer or mobile or other handheld devices when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device and help your browser navigate through the website by remembering settings you selected during earlier visits (among other functions). Cookies do not harm your computer. If you would like to learn more about Cookies, in general, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies can be set by the owner of the website you’re on. These are known as 1st Party Cookies. There are also 3rd Party Cookies that can be set by partner websites. Only the owner of the cookie can see the anonymous information it collects.
You can choose to accept all cookies, reject 3rd Party Cookies or reject all cookies by changing your internet browser settings.
If you don’t accept cookies, some features of our website won’t work.
TYPES OF COOKIES WE USE
Necessary Cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|CookieConsent||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain|
Analytical / Performance Cookies
Analytical / Performance Cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
|_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat / _ut*||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_pk_id#||Collects anonymous statistics on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read.|
|_pk_ses#||Used by Piwik Analytics Platform to track page requests from the visitor during the session.|
Functionality Cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website, This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
|ASPSESSION*||System cookie created to keep track of the user's session|
Marketing Cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
|collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|PREF||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.|
|YSC||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user have seen.|
KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR SEARCHES & PREFERENCES
Your recent searches and shortlisted holidays are recorded using cookies.
IMPROVING YOUR EXPERIENCE
ADVERTS ON OTHER WEBSITES
Viking work with third-party ad servers and ad networks who serve Viking advertisements on our behalf. Viking will not disclose your personal details to any third parties - for example, all data collected is anonymous and will not contain the name, address, telephone number, email address or IP address.
We also work with a selection of networks. These networks may place anonymous cookies in your browsers so that it can collect browsing data. Such data may be sent to the website(s) in their network, and these cookies are collected in the 'visitors' cookie file'.
We use an email delivery and marketing company to send emails. Pixel Tags and Cookies are used in those email messages and at our website to help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing and how visitors use our site. Pixel Tags (sometimes also called “Clear GIFs”) are small graphic files, invisible to the human eye, which allow websites or other online services to track users. Viking and our third-party advertising company uses Pixel Tags in an HTML-enabled email to track whether (and when) the recipient opened the message. The data on your use of our site may be linked to the Personal Information you have chosen to share with us when you register.
Most internet browsers automatically accept Cookies. However, you can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting Cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit. If you decide not to accept our Cookies, your ability to use some features on our site may be impaired. Certain visitors to our site may have previously received targeted promotional materials relative to the site. Viking may share site usage information about such visitors with reputable third parties for the purpose of targeting future campaigns and upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics. Although our marketing company logs the information coming from our site on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used.
We can also find out how you move around our website, so we can look into any errors stopping you from being able to do what you want. The data we collect from cookies is really important for us to improve your experience.
MAKING YOUR EXPERIENCE PERSONAL
When you’re on our website, we might interact with you or show you personalised information and offers anonymously. Cookies help us to do this by letting us know how you’re using our website on your particular computer or device, which means we can work out what’s most relevant to you.
Receive our email newsletters? We link information from cookies with your email registration details so we can tailor the information we send you – unless you tell us not to. You’ll be given the chance to opt-out on every email we send you.
You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don’t want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. Use the help feature in your browser to see how.
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ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POLICY
Your use of the Site and/or the Services is deemed acceptance of this Policy. Users who do not agree to the terms set out in this Policy, must not use the Site and the Services.
REVISION TO THIS POLICY
Last Updated: May 25, 2018