The Beachcomber-Hotels website employs cookies to improve your user experience. We have updated our cookie policy to reflect changes in the law on cookies and tracking technologies used on websites. If you continue on this website, you will be providing your consent to our use of cookies.

Beachcomber Experience

cookie policy

Whenever you use our online services, including our applications, cookies and other tracking technologies can be used in various ways, like making the beachcomber-hotels.com website work, to analyze traffic, or for advertisement purposes. These technologies are either used by us directly, or by our business partners, including third-party service providers and advertisers we work with. If you want to learn more about what a cookie is, how they are used and what your choices are, you can read more here.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is placed in the browser of your computer or on your mobile device. So-called “first-party cookies” are cookies served by the entity operating the domain through which the cookie is served.

Beachcomber-hotels.com’s own cookies are therefore “first-party cookies." In case we allow others to service cookies through the beachcomber-hotels.com website, these cookies are so-called “third-party cookies."

In addition, there is a difference between session cookies and permanent cookies.

Session cookies only exist until you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a longer lifespan and are not automatically deleted when you close your browser. We strive to serve cookies or allow the serving of cookies with a maximum lifespan of 2 years. Only in exceptional circumstances, like for security purposes and where absolutely necessary, will a cookie have a longer lifespan than that.

In addition, other tracking technologies are used that are similar to cookies. These can include web beacons (also known as pixel tags, web bugs, or gifs), or tracking URLs. A web beacon is a tiny graphic image of just one pixel that can be delivered to your computer as part of a web page request in an app, in an advertisement, or in an HTML email message. Pixels can be used to retrieve info from your device, like your device type or operating system, IP address, and time of visit. They're also used to serve and read cookies in your browser. Tracking URLs are used to understand from what referring website the beachcomber-hotels.com website is used. All these technologies together are referred to in this Cookie Statement as “cookies."

How are cookies used?

Cookies are used for different purposes. They allow you to be recognized as the same user across the different pages of a website, between websites, or when you use an app. The types of info that we collect through cookies include IP address; device ID; viewed pages; browser type; browsing info; operating system; internet service provider; timestamp; whether you have responded to an advertisement; the referring URL; and features used or activities engaged in within the website/apps.

Our website use cookies for different purposes:

Technical Cookies:

We try to give our visitors an advanced, user-friendly website that adapt automatically to their needs and wishes. To achieve this, we use technical cookies to show you our website, to make them function correctly, to create your user account, to sign you in, and to manage your bookings. These technical cookies are absolutely necessary for our website to function properly.

Functional Cookies:

We also use functional cookies to remember your preferences and help you use our website efficiently and effectively. We use these cookies to remember your language preference as well as your registration info so that you don’t have to retype your login credentials each time you visit our site. Passwords will, always be encrypted. These functional cookies aren't strictly necessary for the functioning of our website, but they add functionality and enhance your beachcomber-hotels.com experience.

Analytics Cookies:

We use these cookies to gain insight into how our visitors use beachcomber-hotels.com. This means we can find out what works and what doesn't, optimize and improve our websites or apps, understand the effectiveness of advertisements and communications, and ensure we continue to be interesting and relevant. The data we gather can include which web pages you've viewed, which referring/exit pages you've entered and left from, which platform type you've used, which emails you've opened and acted upon, and date and timestamp info.

It also means we can use details about how you interacted with the site, like the number of clicks you make on a given page, your mouse movements and scrolling activity, the search words you use, and the text you enter into various fields. We use analytics cookies as part of our online advertising campaigns to learn how users interact with our website after they have been shown an online advertisement.

Commercial Cookies:

We use third-party cookies to display personalized advertisements on our websites and on other websites. This is called “retargeting,” and it's based on browsing activities like the destinations you've been searching for, the accommodations you've viewed, and the prices you've been shown.

Below is a summary of cookies set by beachcomber-hotels.com.

First-Party Cookies

Name Party Purpose Lifetime
BCHSessionID Beachcomber Hotels

This a technical cookie that allows us to uniquely identify you when you are using this website.

It is a unique number assigned to you for the duration of your visit (session)

It is used to give you an advanced, user-friendly interface allowing you to create your user account, to sign you in, and to make and manage bookings.

Session

returningVisitor

As above

This cookie allows us to track if you have already visited our site and accepted our policies.

Session

lcode

As above

This cookie is used to store the user preferred language which is used to display contextualized content.

1 year

ccode

As above

This cookie is used to store the user country which is used to display contextualized content and rates.

1 year

_ga

Google

We use Google Analytics to gauge usage of our website. We do not enable third-party information sharing, and information is only used as specified in our statement above. For further details with regards to Google Analytics cookies, see here.

2 years

_gat

As above

As above

1 minute

_gid

As above

As above

24 hours

 

Third-Party Cookies

Domain Party Purpose Lifetime

*.google.com

Google

Various Google cookies are set via third party services in order to provide those functions. This website uses Google Analytics, as set out above and the Google+1 button. Other services may be utilising their own Google services which may also set their own cookies. To read more about Google privacy policies, please click here.

Session to 2 years

*.twitter.com

Twitter

We utilise a Twitter widget to display our recent Twitter activity to you and offer you the ability to share pages on Twitter. This may set cookies to enable Twitter to identify you as a unique account. To read more about Twitter privacy policies, please click here.

Session to 2 years

*.facebook.com

Facebook

We use both a Facebook widget to offer you the ability to visit our Facebook page, as well as the ability to like any of the pages on our site. These may set cookies to enable Facebook to identify you as a unique account. To read more about Facebook privacy policies, please click here.

Session to 2 years

*.youtube.com

Google

The videos on our website are hosted on YouTube. When viewing videos on our website YouTube may set cookies to enable YouTube to identify you as a unique account, or for other performance metrics. YouTube is a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, who’s privacy policies can be viewed here.

Session to 10 years

*.salecycle.com

SaleCycle

Used to track use of the website in order to understand which products and services are of interest to you and to collect certain personal information such as name, email address, phone number, and a unique identifier associated with your device. This information is then used to assist you in the buying process including by contacting you from time to time (either by email or sms) or to personalise advertising displayed to you online. Please see the SaleCycle Service privacy Notice for more details regarding the cookies used by SaleCycle

no later than 24 months from when the information was stored / last accessed

*.doubleclick.net

DoubleClick

DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

Session to 2 years

*.instawidget.net

InstaWidget

We use this cookies to display the instagram feed in the news pages.

Session

*.getlocalmeasure

LocalMeasure

We use cookies for analytical purposes and to improve User Generated content display experiences. click here.

Session to 1 years

*.triptease.io

TripTease

This cookie is used to get comparative prices with the OTAs to perfect the booking experience. Privacy policy Cookie policy

Session

 

What are your options?

To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, just visit allaboutcookies.org and the help section of your browser. In the settings for browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome, you can set which cookies to accept and which to reject. Where you find these settings depends on your browser – use the "Help" function in your browser to locate the settings you need.

If you decide not to accept certain technical and/or functional cookies, you might not be able to use some functions on our website. We currently don't support “Do Not Track” browser settings. In case a common standard has been developed that defines what exactly will be meant by “Do Not Track” browser signals, we'll review Cookie Statement again.

Advertising: When it comes to online advertising and marketing companies, we strive to work with companies that adhere to industry standards and codes of conduct.

Analytics: In order to control the collection of data for analytical purposes through Google Analytics from certain browser types, you may want to visit the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (only for desktop).

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about this Cookie Statement, send an email to privacy@beachcomber.com. Our Cookie Statement may also be amended from time to time – so visit this page regularly to stay up to date.

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