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When you arrive on our website we collect some information about your visit, your computer and how you interact with our website. This information is stored in cookies in your web browser. These Cookies do not store or contain any personal information.

Why cookies are used on our website

We use cookies in order to give you the best possible experience on our website. We can see how you interact with our site and improve it accordingly. We also use the cookies to keep track of various marketing campaigns. This way we learn what works and adjust the website in accordance with what you like. What kind of cookies are used on our website We use two kinds of cookies. Cookies that are set by our website are 1st party cookies and are only set when you visit our site. We also use a number of external tools and systems such as Google Analytics that set cookies known as 3rd party cookies. View a list of cookies used on our site see table below (this table is updated periodically, so minor variations are possible)

First party cookies

Our booking system FerryRes uses two cookies that are essential for the website to work properly. One is a session cookie created automatically by the browser when you connect, and the only other is a cookie we use for the 'Remember me' functionality. These cookies serve purely to make the website work smoothly.

Cookie lifetime

The cookies placed by our site have various lifetimes. Some expire as soon as you close your browser while others are valid for days/months/years. We need the lifetime for a cookie to be longer when it is used to measure if you are a new or returning visitor. For the most part we use the standard lifetime of the cookies (set by the systems that use them). In some cases we can change the lifetime. We are not able to control the lifetime of all 3rd party cookies because they belong to external systems that are used by partners and agencies.

3rd party cookies

Google Analytics and Adwords: measures traffic on our site. The cookies expire automatically after a number of days/years after your last visit.

Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting: is used to see what our visitors are interested in, and to see demographic profiles such as percentage of male users and female users. This information is completely non-personally identifiable - meaning we cannot identify you or anyone else from this information, and we will never merge this information with personally identifiable information.

DC Storm: is a marketing analysis tool that allows us to monitor traffic and sales on the site.

Vimeo: We show Vimeo videos on our site. Vimeo places cookies that remembers your settings in the video player, as an example. If you have changed the sound level on a Vimeo video, this is remembered in a cookie for the next time you view a Vimeo video.

Stop Cookies For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit the following website: www.allaboutcookies.org. To manage what data you pass to Google, please visit Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web. For more information on advertising, data collection and opt-out controls, please go to: www.youronlinechoices.eu/

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