1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information which is placed by a website onto a computer or device. Cookies are designed to assist a computer or device to remember something the user has done within that website e.g. remembering that the user has logged in to – hotels.com, or which buttons have been clicked.
Cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware.
3. Types of Cookies
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
· session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser;
· persistent cookie which remains on the user’s computer/device for a predefined period of time.
· As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
· first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and
share the same domain;
· third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain.
located outside its domain.
4. Do I have to accept cookies?
To make full use of the Suites Capri websites, cookies need to be enabled on your browser; certain features will not work if you reject cookies. Cookies are used to offer a customized experience when browsing the website on your computer, tablet, mobile phone and by using applications.
If you choose not to allow cookies you will still be able to browse the site but your experience will not be as beneficial as if you have cookies enabled. Without persistent cookies (see definition above) you will not be able to book a room on the Suites Capri websites or manage any existing bookings as cookies are required for these processes to be completed.
The main benefits for accepting cookies will allow us to improve your experience at Suites Capri and remembering information to customize your preferences to
you. If you do not agree to such use, please adjust your browser settings accordingly.
5. Are cookies used on web, mobile, tablet and apps?
Yes, cookies, or other data storing devices are used on all of our digital channels (desktop, mobile and tablet).
6. Do cookies contain my personal information?
No, cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details.
7. Managing your cookies
You have different options to manage the cookies on your computer or device. You can change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being accepted, or, depending on which browser you are using, you might be able to receive an alert when a website is trying to place a cookie on your browser. With most browsers you can allow first party cookies to be set but refuse third party cookies.
If you change your cookie preferences, you will still be able to browse around the website but certain functions will not be available, for example you will not be able to book a room or manage any existing bookings as cookies are required for these processes to be completed. Also, by not allowing cookies, some of our standard functionality will not work, for example deleting certain cookies.
Your browser’s ‘help’ menu should tell you how to block cookies or change your cookie settings. How you adjust your cookie settings will depend on the browser you are using.
You can delete cookies stored in your browser by using a function in your browser.
This does not mean you won’t collect cookies in the future, however it gives you freedom to delete your cookies after you have been navigating online. This function is often known as ‘clearing cookies’.
Clearing your cookies on one browser of one device does not automatically clear them on another. You need to clear all browsers on all channels independently.