Cookie policy

Gatwick Airport Limited collects information about your use of the Websites from cookies.

 

When you enter the Websites your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. A cookie is a small text file that identifies your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. If you do not know what cookies are or how to control them, we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. 

GAL cookies record those areas of the Websites that have been visited by your computer, for how long and what activity was undertaken on the Website. We do this so as to understand which are the most popular parts of the Websites, and also to improve your experience. For example, cookies that we use ensure that some promotional items, such as pop-ups and overlays, do not appear too many times on the same visit to the Website.

In addition, we would also like to make you aware that, although external to GAL, third party cookies are served on the Websites and can be used to track internet activity after a user has left the Website. Third party cookies usually have a long lifetime as they are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever a user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.

You are not obliged to accept cookies. You have the opportunity to set your computer either to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that your experience of using the Websites may be impaired as we will be unable to personalise aspects of your use of the Websites.

myGatwick: When the Remember Me box is ticked, a persistent cookie will enable us to recognise you when you re-visit the myGatwick website pages.

Session Cookies

We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you and what you’ve put in the shopping basket. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionalities on the site will be broken. More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics and Performance

DoubleClick (Google) – this cookie is specific to the display advertising on Gatwick’s website. User data is anonymous. You can find out more generally about Google and its policies and principles as regards advertising at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Analytics – we use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

TagMan – this allows us to deploy different versions of our site to test (A/B Testing). User data is all anonymous. 

Affiliate Window – Allows us to track affiliate advertisers and purchases. You can find out more about Affiliate Window on their site at http://www.affiliatewindow.com

AddThis - the service that runs some of our social sharing buttons. You can find out more about AddThis on their site at  http://www.addthis.com

AppNexus -the Platform uses cookies to associate non-PII with browsers and devices, so that clients can then use the information to select ads for delivery by the Platform. For a detailed privacy statement that applies to the Platform, see http://appnexus.com

Google Adwords – This cookie can save people's settings on certain websites and can sometimes be used to track how visitors get to and interact with websites. This can be used for remarketing purposes or to track progress to completion of a booking. You can view Google’s privacy statement at http://www.google.com/intl/en_GB/policies/technologies/ads/

Qubit opentag – this service allows us to enhance your online experience. For further detail please visit https://www.qubit.com/

Rocketfuel – this turns online ads from an annoyance into a useful complement to your web-surfing experience. We want to deliver personalised, well-chosen ads to help you discover things that interest you—new websites, new products, new bargains. More information can be found at http://rocketfuel.com/privacy-policy

VeInteractive – this is used to improve user experience and collect information when you don’t complete your shopping cart. This allows us to ensure that you have all of the information that you need. For more details please visit http://www.veinteractive.com

Visual website optimiser – this service uses cookies for testing purposes. The cookies are used to keep track of the Variation that a user has seen, the goals a user has completed and even the fact the user has become a part of the test or not. For more information please visit http://visualwebsiteoptimizer.com/knowledge/what-are-the-various-cookies-used-by-visual-website-optimizer/

SessionCam – this service is used to identify a unique user and a unique user session, allowing us to improve the experience that you have online. For more information please visit http://www.sessioncam.com/privacy-policy-cookies/

Typekit by Adobe -  to provide the Typekit service, Adobe may collect information about the fonts being served to you. The information is used to allow you to view the website as it should be seen. For more information visit http://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/typekit.html

Media6Degrees – this is used to track behaviour of users on site, allowing us to serve you with relevant ads to your behaviour.

MediaMath – this allows us to provide you with relevant promotional material based on your activity on site. To find out more, please visit http://www.mediamath.com/privacy/

Doubleclick Floodlight – we use Floodlight to determine the effectiveness of our online campaigns in terms of both sales and user activity on our sites. For more information please see https://support.google.com/dfa/partner/answer/186739?hl=en 

Our own ad serving and management cookies

We sell space on our website to advertisers. As part of this, we use several services to help us and advertisers understand what adverts you might be interested in. These cookies hold information about the computer - they don't hold personal information about you (i.e. it's not linked to you as an individual). But they might hold a record of what other websites you've looked at - so we could show you a car advert if you've previously visited a motoring website.

These are the services we use and how you can control those cookies. Please note that turning off advertising cookies won't mean that you are not served any advertising merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.

Other ad management cookies

Advertisements on the Website are provided by other organisations. Our advertising partners will serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to the Website and other websites. In order to do this, our advertising partner may need to place a cookie on your computer. These cookies hold information about the computer - they don't hold personal information about you (i.e. it's not linked to you as an individual).

For more information about this type of online behavioural advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this feature off, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

Please note that turning off advertising cookies won't mean that you are not served any advertising merely that it will not be tailored to your interests. By entering our website and using it you are consenting to the use of cookies. However you are not obliged to accept cookies. If you do not however, this may mean that your experience of using the Websites may be impaired as we will be unable to personalise aspects of your use of the Websites.