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Cookie Policy

Understanding what cookies are and how our website uses them

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Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(1) About cookies
Getting to know cookies and what they do
Cookies are part of the everyday fabric of the web used by online shops, banks, charities, governments, social media etc etc. They are small pieces of computer code that are used to make many important things possible. These are a few:
• Remembering that you've logged in to a website so you don't have to sign-in every time you want to do something such as view your account
• Remembering your preferences on websites, such as information you're interested in on news websites
• Allowing shopping carts to remember what products you have selected on more than one visit
• Measuring how well websites work. For instance, what pages are popular or not so that the publisher can keep content useful and interesting
• Keeping the web free! Publishers can be paid for advertising on their sites when links are clicked

What is a cookie?
A cookie is simply a small text file that is placed in a file on your computer's browser when you visit most websites. Whatever the cookie's purpose - to remember your log-in details, to monitor links between an advertiser and publisher, to know what pages you've opened in your browser - the technical principles are the same. While cookies can help you if you let them remember your login username and password when you log in to your online accounts, most cookies are used for completely anonymous means with no connection to personal information. They cannot access any personal information held on your computer.

(2) How we use cookies
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
(1) to recognise your computer when you visit our website;
(2) to track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the shopping cart on our website;
(3) to improve the website's usability;
(4) to analyse the use of our website;
(5) in the administration of this website;
(6) to personalise our website for you, including targeting advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

(3) Third party cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies. Our advertisers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
(1) to track your browser across multiple websites;
(2) to build a profile of your web surfing;
(3) to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:
http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Adsense. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at:
http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:
 http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

(4) Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector
(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use the booking process on this website.

(5) Deleting cookies
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
(2) in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu.
Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. Further information about the control of cookies for your browser can be found via the following link http://www.aboutcookies.org/


(6) Cookies on this website

Below is a list of the cookies currently featured on our website

Cookie Name

Cookie Purpose

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Google Analytics - Tracking service used by a lot of websites

ASPSESSION

ESSENTIAL: Part of website booking booking process

X-Mapping

The X-Mapping cookie is sent by the server to keep the user's browser sessions intact as we load balance and use a clustered array of servers. If a user reloads a page they could be served the content from another server entirely but this cookie tracks the user to the same server.

_atuvc

Created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.

_agldni

3rd party

di, dt, loc, psc, uid, uit, uvc

In summary these allow users to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When we provide links to third party services you find useful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use.

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This cookie is essential for the operation of our website home page 'Special Offers etc' rolling display. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(7) Contact us
This website is owned and operated by Canadian Affair & The Airline Seat Company. If you have any questions about our cookies or this Cookies Policy, please contact us by email mailuk@transat.com, by telephone 020 7616 9184 or by post to Canadian Affair, Hillgate House, 13 Hillgate Street, London W8 7SP.


Last update: 25 May 2012

(7) Contact us
This website is owned and operated by American Affair & The Airline Seat Company. If you have any questions about our cookies or this Cookies Policy, please contact us by email mailuk@transat.com, by telephone 020 7616 9184 or by post to American Affair, Hillgate House, 13 Hillgate Street, London W8 7SP.


Last update: 25 May 2012

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