A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser to recognize the user’s settings during the user’s next visit to the website. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information, like items in a shopping cart, and information about how the website is used.
A cookie is a passive file and cannot spread computer viruses or other malicious programs. In several cases, cookies may be necessary to provide a particular service.
Cookies are usually deleted automatically from the browser when it is closed. Cookies can also be set with an expiration date, so that data exists in a shorter or longer period. Persistent cookies are typically stored on your hard disk.
Cookies can be either first-party cookies or third-party cookies. First-party cookies are allocated by the page the user visits. Third-party cookies are allocated by a third party (e.g., advertisers with content on a certain page). We do not use third party cookies on arthurhotels.com.
Cookies on arthurhotels.com
1. Cookies from Google Analytics
At arthurhotels.com we use Google Analytics and GA4 to analyze the use of our website. The information that cookies collect about use (i.e., traffic data and IP-address) is stored on Google’s servers.
Note: If the law requires it, Google can disclose information to third parties.
Google Analytics create two types of cookies: A persistent cookie that indicates whether the user is recurrent, where the user comes from, what search engine used, what keywords were used to find the website, etc. They also use session cookies to show when and how long a user is on the site.
2. Flash movies and cookies
Flash cookies are stored on the user’s computer by Adobe Flash Player.
In the embedded movies from YouTube and video23, respectively, a browser (HTTP) cookie and a Flash cookie are created.
3. Cookies from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media
Cookies are created through buttons, widgets and “social plugins”. If the user is logged in to Facebook simultaneously with a visit to arthurhotels.com, Facebook will know that the user has visited arthurhotels.com.
4. Use of Pixel Tracking
Sometimes Arthur Hotels uses pixel tracking, which is when a user’s visit to arthurhotels.com or a partner site is registered. Pixel tracking is anonymous, which means that no personal information is recorded or stored about the user. Only anonymous data about the user’s navigation on Arthur Hotels’ sites and on partner sites (i.e., airline sites or similar) is registered.
5. Online advertising
Arthur Hotels uses Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third parties, including Google, show our ads on sites across the internet.
Arthur Hotels and Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) to inform, optimize, and show ads based on a user’s past visits to arthurhotels.com and to report on how interactions with ad impressions and use of other ad services are related to visits to arthurhotels.com.
How to reject cookies
We hope that our users will be happy to allow the cookies we set, as they help us improve our website, provide the best services, and give the user a better experience.