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||
This refers to whether the cookie is set by the same or a different website to the one you're on when you get the cookie. First party cookies are usually owned and set by the same website, while third party cookies are owned by a different website. Many default privacy settings automatically block third party cookies.
|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
|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|
|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|
|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:
|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|
|Used by YouTube to store user preferences when users view YouTube video content embedded on Opodo pages.||Third party||No||Persistent|
|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|
|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.
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:
This website provides you with an easy option to manage or remove cookies all in one place: http://youronlinechoices.com