Cookie Policy

Cookies and local storage policy

Using this website with your browser's cookies and local storage settings enabled requires the acceptance of our use of cookies according to this policy. To avoid cookies, it is possible to disable them in the web browser.

Cookies and local storage are part of the web technology and are not harmful, but it is important that you understand the implications to your privacy.

This policy is part of our privacy policy and explains the following:

  • What is a cookie?
  • What are cookies used for?
  • What is a local storage?
  • What are third-party cookies?
  • Web browsers with a private browsing option
  • How do I block or delete the cookies?

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small temporary files stored in your browsing device (computer, telephone, tablet, etc) when you visit a website. Cookies enable the website to store certain information in your device, for example to store user preferences or to recognize you if you visit the website later.

When a cookie is created in your device, the following information is stored:

  • The address (domain) of the website that created the cookie.
  • The duration of the cookie (may last just some minutes or for years).
  • The content of the cookie.

You can configure your web browser at any time to block the use of cookies by certain websites. You may delete previously stored cookies as well.

What are cookies used for?

  • Essential cookies. Technical cookies necessary to manage your flow within the website or to keep you logged in. If you block the use of cookies, it is possible that certain parts of the website might not work properly.
  • Customization cookies. Necessary to remember certain user preferences.
  • Analytic cookies. These cookies help us and third parties to record where visits are originated and how users interact with the website, in order to create analytics and to enhance the website structure and contents.
  • Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to manage the advertisements displayed, their content and frequency.
  • Behavioural advertising cookies. These cookies help to track your browsing behaviour in order to create a profile and to determine relevant advertisements for you.
  • Social sharing cookies. Cookies required to log you into your social networks in order to share contents.

What is local storage?

A local storage is a file created by a website in your device. Cookies are just one type of local storage, but there are others. It is important that you know them so you can block them or delete the data stored by them:

  • Browser local storage. Some websites use the browser's "sessionStorage" and "localStorage" to store data; "sessionStorage" is stored temporarily, but the “localStorage” is persistent. You may erase them by deleting your browser's history.
  • Flash local storage ("Flash Local Shared Objects"). Flash is a browser plug-in used to add Interactive and multimedia content into websites. Flash can store data in your device.
  • Silverlight local storage ("Isolated Objects"). Silverlight is a browser plug-in used to add Interactive and multimedia content into websites. Silverlight can store data in your device.
  • A web beacon is a tracking method that consists of an image embedded into a website. When your browser connects to the server where the image is located to download it, your access is tracked. Sometimes web beacons are very small or transparent images so the user is not aware of them.

What are third-party cookies?

Many websites incorporate functions or features provided by third parties, like:

  • Analytics on website usage.
  • Interactive maps.
  • Videos and multimedia elements.
  • Social-sharing buttons.
  • Advertisements.

The providers of these functions or features may use cookies and local storage. They may trigger cookies and other mechanisms to track your browsing behaviour in order to create a profile and to show you advertisements targeted to your interests.

When you browse this website with cookies and local storage enabled, you must accept the privacy policy of the providers of the following functions:

Website function or feature

Third party providing the function or feature

Privacy policy of the third party

Google Analytics

Google, Inc

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Google Maps & other features from Google

Google, Inc

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Facebook social sharing

Facebook, Inc

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter social sharing functions

Twitter, Inc

https://twitter.com/privacy

Instagram social sharing functions

Instagram, LLC

https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

TravelClick booking engine

TravelClick, Inc

https://www.travelclick.com/privacy-policy.html

Some of these features track your browsing in order to create a profile of your interests, so they can show you advertisements that are relevant to you. Cookies and local storage are tools that help to collect your browsing behaviour.

Web browsers with a private browsing option

If you want to browse this website with a higher degree of privacy and limitating the cookies that are stored for longer amounts of time, we recommend that you make use of a web browser with a “private” browsing obtion. You may obtain more information on this possibility in the help pages of the main web browsers:

Web browser

Name of “private browsing” option

To get more information

Internet Explorer 8 and later

Microsoft Edge

InPrivate

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/internet-explorer (Explorer)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/34b9a3a6-68bc-510b-2a9e-833107495ee5/browse-inprivate-in-microsoft-edge (Microsoft Edge)

Safari 2 and later

Private browsing

https://support.apple.com/en-en/HT203036

Opera 10.5 and lager

Private browsing

http://help.opera.com/Mac/12.10/en/private.html

FireFox 3.5 and later

Private browsing

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-use-firefox-without-history

Google Chrome 10 and later

Incognito mode

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?hl=en

How do I block or delete the cookies?

The majority of web browsers allow you to disable completely the use of Cookies. They also allow you to delete cookies created by specific domains/websites. To find out how to do it, please refer to your browser's help page.

The information is also covered in the respective web browser's online support pages:

Some information may be stored in your browser's local storage, Flash local storage and Silverlight local storage.

To prevent the use of cookies by Google Analytics:

Remember: If you block cookies, it is possible that certain services or features do not work properly.

In order to help you delete or block cookies, the following lists contains cookies used by this website. Most web browsers have the option just to block or delete cookies for specific domains, so you do not have to delete them all:

Function or feature and name of its provider

Cookie

Domain

Persistence

Purpose

First party cookies necessary to run the website or to remember certain user preferences

Temporary and persistent cookies

www.almanachotels.com

almanachotels.com

Years

Essential (technical) cookies

Customization cookies

Travelclick booking engine cookies

Temporary and persistent cookies

reservations.travelclick.com

Years

Essential (technical) cookies

Customization cookies

Web analytics

Transfer data outside the EU

Google Analytics (Google, Inc.)

Temporary and persistent cookies (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv, _ga)

www.almanachotels.com

almanachotels.com

reservations.travelclick.com

Years

Web analytics

Transfer data outside the EU

Google Features (Google Maps, Youtube, +1, Google Remarketing, Google Translate, etc) (Google, Inc.)

Temporary and persistent cookies (VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, YSC, etc).

Browser local storage. Flash Local Storage.

googleusercontent.com, google.es, google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com, googleadservices.com, youtube.com, youtube.es, ytimg.com, etc

Years

Web analytics

Technical

Authentication

User preferences

Tracking

Advertising

Location

Security

Transfer data outside the EU

Facebook social sharing (Facebook, Inc.)

Temporary and persistent cookies (datr, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref and reg_fb_ext, wd, c_user, lu, sct, xs, x-referer, presence, p, locale, lsd, _e_*, fr, sub, etc).

Browser local storage.

facebook.com

Years

Web analytics

Technical

Authentication

User preferences

Tracking

Advertising

Location

Transfer data outside the EU

Twitter Social Sharing (Twitter, Inc.)

Temporary and persistent cookies.

Browser local storage. Flash Local Storage.

*.twitter.com

syndication.twitter.com

*.twimg.com

cdn.syndication.twimg.com

Years

Web analytics

Technical

Authentication

User preferences

Tracking

Advertising

Location

Transfer data outside the EU

Social sharing functions from Instagram (Instagram, LLC)

Temporary and persistent cookies

Browser local storage

instagram.com, cdninstagram.com, scontent.cdninstagram.com, etc

Years

Web analytics

Technical

Authentication

User preferences

Tracking

Advertising

Location

Transfer data outside the EU

NOTE: This information was last updated in June 2017 and we regularly review it to ensure correctness, although we can not assure it is 100% accurate at all time.

 

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