Our use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer. They allow us to distinguish you from other users when you visit this site and to provide helpful features such as Your Recent Searches. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and Travel Republic does not use cookies to collect personal information.

Analytical cookies

We use 'analytical' cookies to allow us to count the number of visitors and to see how those visitors move round the site. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure that users are finding what they need easily.

As well as using our own cookie for this purpose, we also use cookies from Google Analytics to analyse anonymous data about usage of the site. You can find out more about Google Analytics privacy at http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Functional cookies

We use a 'session' cookie that lasts for the duration of your visit. This is deleted when you close your browser and is purely used to recognise that you are the same user as you move from page to page on the site (for example, through the booking process).

In addition, we use a cookie to remember your search criteria which makes it easier for you to complete the search form each time you use it. We also use this to show a list of your recent searches below the form, as a shortcut for you to re-run a prior search.

Social plug-ins

Our website includes plug-ins from social networks Facebook, Twitter and Google+ that allow you to 'Like', 'Follow'/'Tweet' and '+1' respectively. The plug-ins execute code directly from these third party sites. As such, these sites will record any interaction you have with their plug-in and are likely to record your visit to the Travel Republic website even if you do not interact with it. We recommend that you check the privacy policies of these sites to see how they use your information and how to opt out or delete such information if desired.

Cookies from other websites

When browsing the Travel Republic website, cookies from other websites (known as ‘third party cookies’) will also be placed on your computer. These are used exclusively for the purpose of placing Travel Republic advertising on those sites in future. This advertising may be targeted at you based on the fact that you have visited the Travel Republic website and is personalised based on the hotels that you have viewed or with relevant recommendations.

This advertising is managed by Criteo; you can find more details on their website at http://www.criteo.com/privacy-policy. If you see one of these adverts but would prefer to opt-out you can do so using the 'i' icon on the top-right of the advert. Alternatively, if you prefer to opt-out now from all Criteo personalised banners from all advertisers, an option is available from the link above.

Controlling our use of cookies

You can use your browser settings to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Your browser will also allow you to delete cookies that have already been stored. The menu options for this will differ by browser and browser version; instructions will be provided if you use the browser's Help function and search for 'cookies'.