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Opodo cookie policy

According to the EU Directive 2009/136/CE and related local legislation, we inform you that this website uses its own and third parties cookies.

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 have already entered, such as flights you have selected or whether you are logged in. Other cookies can be used to store browsing and booking behavior 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 website uses different kinds of cookies:

  1. Technical Cookies, which are strictly necessary for the running of the website.
  2. Functional Cookies, which are strictly necessary to provide the services requested by users on the website.
  3. Analytical Cookies, which allow us to see how visitors move around the website and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for.
  4. Social Cookies, which are necessary for Social Networks (Facebook, Google and Twitter) in order to control the interaction with Social Widgets on the website.
  5. Affiliated Cookies, which allow us to track visits from other websites that we have affiliation agreements with.
  6. Behavioural and advertising Cookies, which collect information about your preferences and choices in the website. They target advertising networks, which then use them to show you customized advertising on other websites.

Cookie type

Cookie name

Purpose

Setting*

Persistence**

Session ID

JSESSIONID
PHPSESSID

A unique identifier that enables us to remember your preferences as you move from page to page during your visit.

First party

Session only

My Opodo

myopodoV2Cookie

This is set if a customer requests to stay logged in to My Opodo.

First party

Persistent

Search form pre-fill

op_uk_tab
op_uk_flight-content
op_uk_car-content
op_uk_hotel-content
rwtag
opodo_carSearch
tablestatus

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

First party

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

Persistent

Analytics

Omniture:
s_cc
s_sq
s_vi

Google Analytics
_utma
_utmz
_utmx
_utmb
_utmxx

Enables us to store anonymous browsing and booking details using Omniture and Google Analytics, to compile and analyse figures on site performance.

Third party

Persistent

Affiliates

aw[number]

Records if you come to the Opodo site from an affiliate (partner) site, and tracks resulting orders.

First party

Persistent

Advertising

OAX
RMID
RMFS
RMFD
RMFW
RMFL

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

Persistent

Data exchange

datus Bluekai:
bk
bkc
bkdc
bklc
bko
bkou
bkp1
bkst
bku
bkw5 

Doubleclick:
Id
_drt


Mookie1:
IHG
b3_30d_
id

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

Persistent

YouTube

PREF
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
use_hitbox

Used by YouTube to store user preferences when users view YouTube video content embedded on Opodo pages.

Third party

Persistent

Social media

Twitter:
guest_id
k
external_referer 

Facebook: 
js
c_user
datr
locale
lu
x
xs 

Google Plus:
GDSESS
NID
PREF
SS

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

Persistent

Testing

mmcore.pd
mmcore.srv
mmcore.tst
mmid

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

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.

Managing cookies

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:

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

This website provides you with an easy option to manage or remove cookies all in one place: http://youronlinechoices.com