Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 22 May 2018

The Social Travel Club Limited’s Services may use “cookies” and similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”).

What are Cookies and how are they used on this Website?

Cookies are small text files this Website sends to your computer for recordkeeping purposes; this information is stored in a file on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies make web surfing and browsing easier for you by saving your preferences so we can use these to improve your next visit to our Website.

One purpose of cookies is to simplify the use of the Website. For example, cookies may save a user’s login details, so that they do not need to login every time.

Cookies may be either “persistent” or “temporary” (or “session”) cookies. A persistent cookie retains user preferences for a particular website allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions and remains valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A temporary cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies are also used for statistical or marketing purposes, to determine how the Website is used. These cookies are provided by us or by third parties (e.g., advertising partners). While we do not control or have access to the advertiser cookies we do permit them to be used on this Website to facilitate tailored advertising and monitor patterns of buying specific goods or interest in - for example, holidays or hobbies. These cookies run advertisements tailored to the user based on his online buying habits. Please CLICK[A1]  HERE for a current list of advertising partners who use cookies on this Website and to opt-out of these types of advertisements on this Website.

First party cookies are set by us. Third party cookies are set by other organisations. This website uses both first party and third party cookies. The section below contains information about the use of third party cookies, in particular marketing and analytics cookies.

 

• Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to help us get a better understanding of how visitors use this Website and to facilitate interest based advertising associated with your Google Account and other devices you use. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of this Website is transmitted to and stored by Google. If you do not want your activity on this Website to be tracked by Google Analytics, you may opt out by using this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

• Pixels, Beacons: We or third party ad servers, including Facebook, may use cookies or invisible pixels or beacons on this Website to count how many users visit certain pages or take certain actions to collect or receive information from this Website and elsewhere on the Internet. We may use this information to improve our marketing programs and content, and to target advertisements at this Website and/or on other sites.

• Internet Based Advertising: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use our Services and other websites, apps or online services, based on information relating to your access and use of our Services and other websites, apps and services on any of your devices, as well as information received from third parties. To do so, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags, described above). They may also use these technologies, along with information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop. If you would like more information about this practice, and to learn how to opt out of it in desktop and mobile browsers on the particular device on which you are accessing this Privacy Notice, please visit www.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org to opt out in mobile apps. You may also opt out in Twitter by going to your account privacy settings and unchecking the box next to “Tailor ads based on information shared by ads partners.”

 

• Do Not Track Signals: At this time, we do not respond to browser ‘do not track’ signals, as we await the work of interested stakeholders and others to develop standards for how such signals should be interpreted. Third parties, including our service providers, may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites, including when you visit our website. You can learn about how to exercise choice regarding the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services by visiting www.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org.

 

How are our cookies categorised?

We may use the following cookies:
• Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website or make use of e-billing services.
• Analytical/Performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous.
• Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
• Advertising/Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and, therefore, anonymous.
 

You can find more information about some of the individual cookies we currently use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Tracker Type Privacy Data collected
Facebook Connect Widgets, Social http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ Data Collected: Anonymous (Browser Information, Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Page Views ) Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII)) Data Sharing: Anonymous data is shared with 3rd parties. Data Retention: Undisclosed
Google AdWords Conversion Advertising http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ Data Collected: Anonymous (Ad Views, Analytics, Browser Information, Cookie Data , Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data , Page Views , Serving Domains) Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Location Based Data, Device ID (EU PII)) PII (Phone Number) Data Sharing: Anonymous data is shared with 3rd parties. Data Retention: Undisclosed
Google Analytics Analytics http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ Data Collected: Anonymous (Ad Views, Analytics, Browser Information, Cookie Data , Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data , Page Views , Serving Domains) Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Location Based Data, Device ID (EU PII)) PII (Phone Number) Data Sharing: Undisclosed Data Retention: Undisclosed
Google+ Platform Widgets, Social http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ Data Collected: Anonymous (Ad Views, Analytics, Browser Information, Cookie Data , Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data , Page Views , Serving Domains) Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Location Based Data, Device ID (EU PII)) PII (Phone Number) Data Sharing: Anonymous data is shared with 3rd parties. Data Retention: Undisclosed
Optimizely Beacons, A/B Testing, Site Optimization http://www.optimizely.com/privacy Anonymous (Analytics, Browser Information, Interaction Data , Page Views ) Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII), Clickstream Data) Data Sharing: Anonymous data is shared with 3rd parties. Data Retention: Undisclosed
Pingdom Beacons https://www.pingdom.com/legal/privacy-policy/ Data Collected: Undisclosed Data Sharing: Undisclosed Data Retention: Undisclosed
Twitter Button Widgets, Social https://twitter.com/privacy Data Collected: Anonymous (Browser Information, Cookie Data , Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Internet Service Provider, Interaction Data , Page Views ) Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Device ID (EU PII)) Data Sharing: Aggregate data is shared with 3rd parties. Data Retention: 18-24 Months
Typekit by Adobe Widgets, Font System http://www.adobe.com/privacy/typekit.html Data Collected: Anonymous (Serving Domains) Data Sharing: Undisclosed Data Retention: Undisclosed
ValueClick Mediaplex Advertising http://www.conversantmedia.com/legal/privacy Data Collected: Anonymous (Ad Views, Browser Information, Date/Time, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data , Page Views , Serving Domains) Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Clickstream Data) Data Sharing: Anonymous data is shared with 3rd parties. Data Retention: 18-24 Months
DoubleClick Floodlight Beacons, Tag manager, Analytics http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ Data Collected: Anonymous (Ad Views, Analytics, Browser Information, Cookie Data , Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data , Page Views , Serving Domains) Pseudonymous (IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Location Based Data, Device ID (EU PII)) PII (Phone Number) Data Sharing: Anonymous data is shared with 3rd parties. Data Retention: Undisclosed

 

Does the policy apply to linked websites?

Our websites may contain links to other websites. This Cookie Policy only applies to this Website so when you link to other websites you should read their own cookie policies.

How do we update this Cookie Policy?

We keep our Cookie Policy under regular review and we will place any updates on our webpage.

Who can I contact if I have queries about this Cookie Policy?

For more general information about cookies and how to disable them through your browser, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Contact us if you have questions about this notice or the cookies used on this Website.

 

By email: hello@homeforexchange.com

Or write to us at: 57 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JU, England.