Opodo cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a tiny text file that is deposited on your computer by a website when you visit it. It stores data that is returned to the website by your browser when you next visit the site or as you move from page to page within the site. Some cookies are essential for you to be able to use a website successfully, as they enable it to remember information you've already entered, such as flights you've selected or whether you're logged in. Other cookies can be used to store browsing and booking behaviour to compile analytical data about website usage, or to show you different products depending on what you seem to be interested in.

Cookies on Opodo

This is a list of the types of cookies used on Opodo.co.uk, and what they're for. If you wish to change which cookies you store, please see the "Managing cookies" section below.

Cookie types Cookie name(s) Purpose
Setting
Persistence
Session ID JSESSIONID
PHPSESSID
A unique identifier that enables us to remember your preferences as you move from page to page during your visit. First party No Session only
My Opodo myopodoV2Cookie This is set if a customer requests to stay logged in to My Opodo. First party No Persistent
Search form pre-fill op_uk_tab
op_uk_flight-content
op_uk_car-content
op_uk_hotel-content
rwtag
opodo_carSearch
tablestatus
Stores the criteria you entered into an Opodo search form so this data can be pre-populated in the form if you return to it during your visit. First party No Session
(tablestatus is persistent)
Environment identifier AB Stores the name of the Opodo website environment you are using, so we can direct you to the same environment when you make a return visit. First party No Persistent
Analytics Omniture:
s_cc
s_sq
s_vi

Google Analytics
_utma
_utmz
_utmx
_utmb
_utmxx
Enables us to store anonymous browsing and booking details using Omniture and Google Analytics, to compile and analyse figures on site performance. Third party No Persistent
Affiliates aw[number] Records if you come to the Opodo site from an affiliate (partner) site, and tracks resulting orders. First party Booking reference number only Persistent
Advertising OAX
RMID
RMFS
RMFD
RMFW
RMFL
OAX is a unique identifier for our advertising provider, Real Media. Cookies starting RM are dropped if a frequency-capped advert is displayed, to limit how many times the advert would be displayed to you again in a session, hour, day, week, month or lifetime. First party No Persistent
Data exchange Adatus Bluekai:
bk
bkc
bkdc
bklc
bko
bkou
bkp1
bkst
bku
bkw5

Doubleclick:
Id
_drt


Mookie1:
IHG
b3_30d_
id
Used to record browsing and booking behaviour on Opodo, such as travel dates and destinations, for anonymous profiling. This information may be shared with other websites you visit to tailor the kinds of advertising or products they show you. Some of these cookies may also record what adverts you have seen on Opodo, to influence what adverts you are shown on other websites. Third party No Persistent
YouTube PREF
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
use_hitbox
Used by YouTube to store user preferences when users view YouTube video content embedded on Opodo pages. Third party No Persistent
Social media Twitter:
guest_id
k
external_referer

Facebook:
js
c_user
datr
locale
lu
x
xs

Google Plus:
GDSESS
NID
PREF
SS
Used by social media sites/services to recognise if you are logged into Facebook, Twitter or Google when you interact with social media features on the Opodo site, and enables them to record data about your interactions. Some of these cookies are also used for security reasons, for example to identify suspicious login activity. Third party No Persistent
Testing mmcore.pd
mmcore.srv
mmcore.tst
mmid
We are no longer using these cookies. They were deployed when we were testing new site variables, to ensure visitors received a consistent experience. Third party No Persistent

We also work with SaleCycle, who use "device fingerprinting" instead of cookies to store your personal information and the products you show interest in on Opodo, to enable us to contact you afterwards about them.

Managing cookies

Cookie preferences need to be set for each browser (eg Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari). You usually have a number of ways of managing cookies including:

  • Enabling or disabling cookies entirely
  • Deleting particular cookies which have already been stored within the browser
  • Blocking particular websites from storing any cookies on your computer
  • Blocking third party cookies (when in the course of browsing one website, cookies are stored on your computer by another website)

Please use the links below for more information on managing cookies on each of the major browsers:

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

This website provides you with an easy option to manage or remove cookies all in one place: http://youronlinechoices.com