Just as almost all websites, we use monitoring tools such as cookies and web beacons on our websites, emails and social media accounts (our “websites”). These tools are to make sure that our websites work properly and to give you the best experience we can when you’re booking a product with us or interacting with us.
If you would like to limit or control the type of cookies that are set on your computer or device, please refer to the section below titled “Opting in or out: It’s your choice”.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that can be placed on your computer, mobile or other devices, when you use a website to allow us to identify the computer or device you’re using to access our website – but we can’t identify you personally. Two kinds of cookies are used on our platform: session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are used to remember selections made in the booking process, giving you a more seamless booking experience on our websites. Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are used to help us identify customers when they return to our websites and help us remember your preferences. These cookies also help us understand browsing behaviour within our websites, which can assist us in customising the content that we believe will be most relevant to your interests. Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s computer or device and are not deleted when the browser is closed – these cookies must be “manually” deleted if you want to remove them.
FIRST AND THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
We set cookies (first party cookies) on our websites and we also allow certain third parties such as Google Analytics to host cookies on our web pages and Mandril (Mailchimp) on certain of our transactional emails (third-party cookies).
WHAT IS A WEB BEACON?
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 advert, or in an HTML email message. Web beacons can be used for many purposes – including site traffic reporting, counting unique visitors, advertising, auditing, reporting and personalisation. They also help us monitor our websites and ensure that each page is loading properly and quickly.
- To operate our websites efficiently with a high level of functionality
- To measure the effectiveness of our website and marketing campaigns
- To learn about customer preferences so that we can present customers with content that is relevant to them including targeted advertising
- To produce data on web traffic and customer web activity through our websites
The cookies used by us are categorised into five groups:
OPTING IN AND OPTING OUT: IT’S YOUR CHOICE
If you would like to block some or all of the cookies on our websites from being downloaded onto your computer or device, you can do this by manually adjusting the cookie settings on your internet browser or by clicking on the “Show details” link on our website.
To learn how to manage the cookie preferences on your internet browser, click on the “Help” menu on the internet browser.
If you choose to block some or all the cookies on our website, you will not receive online adverts from Bay of Islands Campervans based on your previous visits and you will still be able to make a booking. However, this will not prevent you from getting Bay of Islands Campervans online adverts if for example, you go to the Bay of Islands Campervans Facebook page.
Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies at the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: allaboutcookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/
- Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
Last updated 28 May 2018.