2 WHAT IS COOKIE?
2.2 Some cookies require your consent, while others are exempt.
2.2.2 Cookies subject to consent: All other cookies that are not strictly necessary to use the Services still fulfil important tasks. Without these cookies, functions intended for your convenience on our Services, such as your personal settings or automatic filling in form functions could not be retained and would therefore have to be re-entered on every page.
2.3 Types of Cookies We Use. Sh-apartments uses four types of cookies: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies and cookies for marketing purposes.
2.3.1 Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Services and use its features. These temporary cookies only last only as long as your web browser is open, and are used for technical purposes such as enabling better navigation on our Services. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided – for example, remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.
2.3.2 Performance cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods and are used for purposes including tracking the number of unique visitors to our Services and information such as the number of views a page gets, how much time a user spends on a page, and other pertinent web statistics. These cookies do not save information that would allow the user to be identified. The collected information is aggregated, and therefore made anonymous. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of the website, and with it the user experience.
2.3.3 Functional cookies enable the Services to save information which has already been entered (such as user names, languages choices, and your location), so that it can offer you improved and more personalized functions. For example, when you book a room, our Services can offer you local tax information if it uses a cookie to remember the region in which you are currently located. Functional cookies are also used to enable features you request such as playing videos. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your movements on other websites.
2.3.4 Cookies for advertising purposes are used to display advertisements to users that are more targeted and adapted to their interests. They also are used to limit the frequency with which an advertisement appears and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They register whether a person has visited a website or not. This information may be shared with third-parties advertisers. Cookies for improving target group appeal and advertising are often linked with page functionalities of third-party providers.
2.4 First-Party Cookies: Some of the cookies are used exclusively by Sh-apartments, and therefore are called “first-party cookies”. These cookies include functional cookies to remember a user’s language selection or performance cookies to identify repeated website visits from the same user. Other permanent cookies include those use to improve the user experience on our website, including recording whether a user closed an auto pop-up message so that we do not display it again.
2.5 Third-Party Cookies: As explained in our >, Sh-apartments uses third-party service providers to help us manage, carry out and improve our advertising. These parties may set cookies to help us collect information and provide you with advertisements that we believe would be relevant for you. From time to time, these third parties also may assist us by providing certain statistical and analytics information in relation to our marketing practices.
3 HOW TO CONTROL AND DISABLE COOKIES
3.1 You can disable cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available. You can also visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for more information on how to manage and remove cookies across different browsers.
3.2 Please be aware, however, that if you turn off cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our Services’ features.
3.3 Third-Party Cookies. For more information regarding targeted advertisements and/or to opt out of automatic collection for these purposes, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Within the EU and Canada the local DAA organisations operate a similar “ad choices” scheme: see http://www.youronlinechoices.com (Europe) and http://youradchoices.ca/ (Canada). You can also review choices relating to cookies used for behaviorally targeted advertising by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com. If you opt-out of these targeted advertising cookies, your opt-out will be specific to the web browser or mobile device from which you accessed the opt-out. If you use multiple devices or browsers, you will need to opt-out each browser or device that you use.
4 GOOGLE ANALYTICS
4.2 You also can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: (click here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB).
5 WEB BEACONS
5.1 We use web beacons (also called web bugs, pixel tags, or clear GIFs) primarily to collect and maintain aggregated data (such as the number of visitors) to help us see which areas are most popular with our users and improve and update the content on our Services. Web beacons also help us measure the effectiveness of our online advertising and/or e-mail campaigns by, for example, counting the number of individuals who visit our Services or the number of individuals who open or act upon an e-mail message. Some of the information we collect using web beacons may be personally identifiable. We may combine this information with other Personal Data we have collected about you to better tailor our marketing or Services content to you and may use this information for other purposes, such as internal research.
6 ADOBE TECHNOLOGIES
6.1 Sh-apartments may use Adobe Flash and other technologies to collect and store information about your use of the Services. If you do not have Adobe Flash stored on your computer or devices, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. Sh-apartments uses this information to ensure that the Services creates value added for users.
6.2 The deployment of Adobe involves capturing data by means of Adobe Analytics and Adobe Dynamic Tag Management, which are then anonymized, processed and stored in Adobe computing centers in Europe. If you wish to fully reject data capture by Adobe, you can do this by completing the opt-out process on the Adobe website. https://www.adobe.com/be_en/privacy/opt-out.html.
6.3 To disable “flash cookies,” you can adjust the setting of your Flash player to block Flash cookies using the tools contained in your website storage settings panel. More information can be found on Adobe’s website.
7 WHICH SH-APARTMENTS ENTITY IS USING COOKIES
7.1 Sh-apartments Hotels and Resorts, LLC will be responsible for your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, our Services.