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Our Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

For almost any modern website to work properly, it needs to collect certain basic information on its users. To do this, a site will create files known as cookies – which are small text files – on its users’ computers. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users on subsequent visits, or to authorise other designated websites to recognise these users for a particular purpose.

What cookies does Skedaddle collect?

Skedaddle collects cookies from its users for a variety of reasons. This allows us not least to track our performance – but also to let us serve content tailored to our users’ specifications, which hopefully improves their overall experience of the site. Amongst other things, the cookies we use allow users to register and access the “my account” area and remember your preferences when you navigate between pages. Cookies also allow us to calculate how many visitors we have anonymously and how long and often they use our site.

We do our utmost to respect users’ privacy and use these cookies to monitor and improve our services. We believe that our users’ experience of the site would be adversely affected if they opted out of the cookies we use.

Services Provided By Google

Skedaddle use third party services provided by Google to monitor and report user behaviour and display targeted Ads on third party sites within Google Ad Network.

How Google uses cookies in advertising

Cookies help to make advertising more effective – and that is what keeps thousands of websites free of charge. Without cookies, it’s harder for an advertiser to reach its audience, or to know how many ads were shown and how many clicks they received.

Skedaddle has partnered with Google to show ads to their visitors. Google may use cookies for a number of purposes, such as to stop you from seeing the same ad over and over again, to detect and stop click fraud, and to show ads that are likely to be more relevant (such as ads based on websites you have visited).

Google store a record of the ads they serve in their logs. These server logs typically include your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. Google store this data for a number of reasons, the most important of which are to improve their services and to maintain the security of our systems. They anonymise this log data by removing part of the IP address (after 9 months) and cookie information (after 18 months).

Advertising cookies

To help Skedaddle manage their advertising and websites, Google offers many products, including AdSense, AdWords, Google Analytics, and a range of DoubleClick-branded services. Most pages on Skedaddle use one or more of these services. When you visit a page that uses one of these products, either on one of Google’s sites, our site or one of Google’s partners’, various cookies may be sent to your browser.

These may be set from a few different domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com, or googleadservices.com. Some of Google’s advertising products enable their partners to use other services in conjunction with theirs (like an ad measurement and reporting service) and these services may send their own cookies to your browser. These cookies will be set from their domains.

See more detail about the types of cookies used by Google and their partners and how they use them.

How you can control advertising cookies

You can use Ads Settings to manage the Google ads you see and opt out of interest-based ads. Even if you opt out of interest-based ads, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your IP address, your browser type and recent, previous searches related to your current search.

You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising at the US-based aboutads.info choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices

How to turn off cookies

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change these settings. You can check the following links for more browser-specific information.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

User agreement

By continuing to use our site, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. For instance, the site won’t be able to recognise holidays added to your wish list and won’t remember your login details, which may require you to enter your personal information more often.