Cookie policy

Last updated: October 8, 2019

This cookie policy explains the use of web technologies that Advito (“we”, “us”, and “our”) uses to recognize you when you visit our websites. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file sent by our website onto your computer, tablet, Smartphone or similar device each time you use the device to visit our website. Cookies mean that the next time you visit the website our system recognizes your device. A cookie itself contains no personal data and does not collect any personal data. Cookies can store user settings and other information.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to either reject all cookies or to alert you when a cookie is sent. However, some functions or services on the site may not be available or may not run properly without cookies.

How long are cookies stored?

Cookies are stored either on your hard disk (permanent cookie) or in your computer RAM (session cookie).

Session cookies: Session cookies are generated by our website when you start your visit and contain a randomly generated individual ID number allocated to your device. These cookies become invalid and are deleted as soon as you close your browser.

Permanent cookies: Wherever possible, we use permanent cookies whose validity does not automatically extinguish when you close the browser. These cookies are stored in your device and remain in place for as long as they are valid or are deleted. Each time you visit our website, it then identifies any cookies stored on your device.

For more information on the storage per cookie placed, please read the information specified below in the section titled “Cookies and categories”.

Cookie management on your device

You can decide yourself if you wish to allow storage of cookies on your device. If you wish to prevent the use of cookies now or in the future, you can adjust the settings on your browser at any time. Please bear in mind that not allowing cookies may mean that some functions or services on this website may not be available or may not run properly.

The means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser. You should visit your browser’s help menu for more information on how to manage cookies.

Further details on how to manage information collected through each type of cookie on this website can be found in the section below titled ‘Cookies on this website’.

More information about how you can manage and/or delete cookies is available under

http://meine-cookies.org/cookies_verwalten/index.html or
http://www.verbraucher-sicher-online.de/thema/cookies

Who exactly stores cookies on your device?

Any cookies sent by us, as the site operator, and stored on your device are designated “first-party cookies”. Some cookies may be placed by other parties; these are then designated “third-party cookies”. First-party cookies are those cookies which are associated with the host name. Third-party cookies are cookies from other domains. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content, analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when you visit the website in question and when you visit certain other websites. If for example you visit our website and we also display contents from another website, the cookies from our website are first-party cookies and cookies uploaded by another website are third-party cookies.

Cookies on this website

Our website uses cookies for various purposes relating to performance, functionalities, web analysis, and tracking.

Technologies implemented

  • Session IDs
  • Content management and navigation
  • Third party cookies
  • Flash cookies
  • Analytics

How long are cookies stored?

Session IDs: Our website generates session ID cookies. These are necessary to run some of the interactive elements on our website. These cookies contain a randomly generated number which is allocated to your device and is used to distinguish you from other visitors to our site. Session cookies are also used to personalize/optimize the functionalities offered by our website.

Content management and navigation: The content management tool generates first party cookies. These are session cookies which we use to record settings of the website language and other functionalities.

Third party cookies: These cookies are generated by external providers (not by Advito ). These cookies belong to third party provider domains and can therefore only be displayed and administered by the respective third party. Such third party providers include for example Twitter (https://twitter.com/privacy), AddThis (http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy), Google Maps and YouTube (https://www.google.com/intl/policies/policies/privacy/), whose cookie policy may be inspected at the appropriate sites.

Flash cookies (Flash Local Shared Objects): “Local shared objects” are data elements stored by sites on your device which use Adobe Flash.

Advito for example uses the YouTube Flash player to provide video content. The embedded YouTube player generates and updates a flash cookie (LSO).We have no direct control over the use of the data stored in this object by YouTube. For more information please refer to YouTube’s data protection guidelines. Handling is regulated directly by the provider. You can access the storage settings for domain flash player from here. For more information on the storage per cookie placed, please read the information specified below in the section titled “Cookies and categories”.

Cookies on this website

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are technically necessary to deliver the website to you, you cannot refuse them.

Performance

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses text files, “cookies”, which are stored on your device and which enable analysis of the web pages you have used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is generally transferred to a Google server located in the United States where the data is stored.

On this website, Google Analytics has been extended with the function code “gat_anonymizeIp();” to guarantee anonymized collection of IP addresses (a process known as IP masking). Therefore, your IP address will be transferred to the United States location and if you are located within the European Economic Area, your IP address will be abbreviated.

You can prevent collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This sets an opt-out cookie which will prevent future collection of your data when visiting all websites; in other words, it will deactivate Google Analytics from your browser. For more general information about Google Analytics and data protection, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631.

Functional

Certain parts of our website (i.e. pages displaying videos and maps) use plugins from the Google-powered YouTube and Google Maps pages, respectively. These are functional cookies. Functional cookies are used to embed video/map content on our website and remember choices you may have made regarding YouTube videos, or Google Maps (e.g. the language you have chosen or the region you have indicated). By using these cookies, we are able to provide a more personalized and enhanced user experience when delivering our content.

These cookies do not store personal data which can directly identify you but are based on uniquely identifying your browser or device.

For further details on how to handle Google cookies information, please refer to https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050. Please note that rejecting functional cookies means that some content on our website (e.g. video/maps) may no longer be available to you.

Targeting

We use advertising cookies to improve the reach and relevance of our website. These cookies tell us what sections of our website interest our users most. Advertising cookies are also set to display targeted promotions/advertisements based on your interests and interactions with the site. These cookies are set by Google, to collect information about your activities on this website and other sites across the web, to provide you targeted advertising.

Advito also uses Pardot as a third-party marketing automation technology to facilitate some of our marketing efforts. Certain parts of this website (e.g. landing pages, contact forms) use Pardot cookies which collect data on visitor activity. This information is used by us to improve the content of our website (e.g. understanding which of our reports users download most). In addition, we offer newsletter or email subscription services and Pardot cookies are used to remember if you are already registered.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or when you download our reports and white papers, cookies are set to remember your user details for future correspondence and future visits to our website. Pardot also sets a cookie for logged-in users to maintain the session and remember table filters.

These cookies do not store personal data which can directly identify you but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and device by assigning a randomly-generated user ID. The data collected by the Pardot cookies will not be compiled with your personal data, unless you voluntarily opt in after completing a contact form provided by Pardot or by clicking a link in an email. Once you opt in, and by providing contact information through the form (i.e. name, email address, etc.), the browsing history associated with the user ID is matched with your contact information to create a user profile.

We use this information to provide tailored marketing information to you. We do not share this information with anyone but the marketing automation tool, where the information is stored. Pardot servers are located in the United States and therefore, information generated by Pardot cookies is transferred to the United States.

You can accept or reject targeting/advertising cookies by clicking the respective buttons on the cookie banner, available at the bottom of this website.  For further details on how to handle Google cookies information, please refer to https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050. As soon as the cookies expire and/or as soon as you clear your browsing data, you will be asked to signify your cookie choices again. Please note that rejecting such cookies means that our content will not be tailored to your preferences and needs.

Changes and customer requests

Advito is continuously checking its websites for currently used cookies and will announce changes on each affected website. If you have questions about cookies and their use by Advito please contact us, using legal.privacy@bcdtravel.com. Please provide us with your contact information, the name of the relevant Advito website or Services and a detailed description of your request.

Cookies and categories

As explained above, we use a number of different cookies which can be allocated to the following categories: “strictly necessary”, “performance”, “functionality”, and “targeting”.

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Name Validity Purpose Hosted By
OptanonAlertBoxClosed 1 year User recognition
OptanonConsent 1 year User recognition
__cfduid 1 year User recognition .codpedia.info
__cfduid 1 year User recognition .jqueryscript.net

 

Performance Cookies: Performance cookies are used to gain a better understanding of user behavior and to improve user experience when using Advito content. Blocking and deleting such cookies will mean your data can no longer be used to improve your website experience.

 

 

Name Validity Purpose Hosted By
__utma 1 year Used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics .advito.com
__utmb 30 minutes Used to  determines new sessions and visits .advito,com
.www2.bctravel.com
__utmc Session Used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors .advito.com
..www2.bctravel.com
__utmz 6 months Used to identify the source of traffic to the site, to measure site performance .advito.com
.www2.bctravel.com
_ga Session Used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports .advito.com
.bcdtravel.com
_gat_UA-56655254-1 Session Used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites .advito.com
.bctravel.com
__utmt_UA-nnnnnnnn Session Used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites .advito.com
.www2.bctravel.com
__utmv 1 year Used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites .advito.com
.www2.bctravel.com
_gid Session Used to store and update a unique value for each page visited .advito.com
.bcdtravel.com

 

Functional Cookies: These cookies are used to improve how our website works and to provide enhanced and personalized user experience. Blocking and deleting functionality cookies could mean that certain content on our website will not be available to you (i.e. videos, content sharing and maps).

Name Purpose Duration Hosted by
_unam This cookie is usually associated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks. It counts clicks and shares of a page. 9 months .accounts.google.com

 

Targeting Cookies: Targeting cookies are placed in order to optimize ad pages seen when you visit our website.

Name Validity Purpose Hosted By
SID 25 days Used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time .youtube.com
HSID 1 year Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time .youtube.com
APISID 3 months Used to profile the interests of web users and to align adverts to the content on the pages where adverts appear .google.com
SSID 3 months Used to profile the interests of web users and to align adverts to the content on the pages where adverts appear .google.com
Visitor_INFO1_LIVE 6 months Used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos .youtube.com
PREF 1 year Stores user preference; can be used to personalize ads on google searches .youtube.com
APISID 1 year Used to profile the interests of web users and to align adverts to the content on the pages where adverts appear .youtube.com
LOGIN_INFO 1 year Used by YouTube to collect user data through videos embedded on the website, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services to display targeted advertising across this and other websites .youtube.com
GPS 30 minutes Used by YouTube to collect user data through videos embedded on the website, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services to display targeted advertising across this and other websites .youtube.com
SSID 1 year Used to profile the interests of web users and to align adverts to the content on the pages where adverts appear. .youtube.com
_utma 3 months Used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics .twitter.com
ide 1 year Used for real time bidding advertising exchange .doubleclick.net
LOGIN_INFO 1 year Used by YouTube to collect user data through videos embedded on the website, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services to display targeted advertising across this and other websites .youtube.com
SID 3 months Used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time .google.com
SAPISID 3 months Used to profile the interests of web users and to align adverts to .google.com
YSC 1 year Used by YouTube to collect user data through videos embedded on the website, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services to display targeted advertising across this and other websites .youtube.com
LOGIN_INFO 1 year Used by YouTube to collect user data through videos embedded on the website, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services to display targeted advertising across this and other websites .youtube.com
id 3 months Used for real time bidding advertising exchange .doubleclick.net
LOGIN_INFO 1 year Used by YouTube to collect user data through videos embedded on the website, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services to display targeted advertising across this and other websites .youtube.com
pardot 1 year Used to provide services associated with Pardot .pardot.com
HSID 3 months Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time .google.com
SAPISID 1 year Used to profile the interests of web users and to align adverts to the content on the pages where adverts appear .youtube.com
LOGIN_INFO 1 year Used by YouTube to collect user data through videos embedded on the website, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services to display targeted advertising across this and other websites .youtube.com
visitor_id##### 6 months This is a cookie pattern that appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes. The cookies in this domain have a lifespan of 10 years. www2.bcdtravel.com