What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is sent to and stored on your device (mobile phone, computer or tablet) when you first visit our website or its web pages. Some of the cookies are necessary to enable you to use the site's full functionality, while others are used in order to improve your user experience and facilitate navigation on the site.
Types of cookies
There are certain types of cookies:
1. Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
- used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
- strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
2. Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
- Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
What kind of cookies do we use?
To store the logged in user's username and a 128bit encrypted key. This information is required to allow a user to stay logged in to a website without needing to submit their username and password for each page visited. Without this cookie, a user is unable to proceed to areas of the web site that require authenticated access.
You can find more about third-party cookies here
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings.
Turning off and deleting cookies
All web browsers allow you to limit cookie behavior or turn off cookies within the settings or options of the browser. The steps to do this are different for each browser, you can find instructions under the Help menu of your browser.
Through your browser you can also view the cookies that are on your computer, and delete individual ones, or purge them all.
Cookies are just text files so you can open them and read the contents. The data within them is often encrypted, or a numerical key corresponding to a web session so they often don't make sense to anything other than the website that wrote it.
If you use different devices to view and access our Website (e.g. your computer, Smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
Disabling cookies will also affect the monitoring of your progress through the site, but will not stop the analytics code from recognising your visit.
Other helpful resources
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Desktop)
- Safari (Mobile)
- Android Browser
- Opera Mobile
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.
Our policies and procedures at www.hoteltransfers.gr are under continual review. We may, from time to time, update our cookies policy. Any such changes will be posted on this page.
If you would like to get in touch with us, please contact:
Hoteltransfers.grAirport Transfer Services
255 Rodos - Lindos Avenue
85100 Rhodes GR
Gr t. +30 2241 0 85332 – f. +30 22410 85662
UK t. +44 20 339 32052