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Use of cookies

What cookies are, how we use them and what that means for visitors to our site

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer for record-keeping purposes. This information is stored as a file on your computer's hard drive if your browser’s preferences allow it. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and as such, you will find that most major websites use them. By showing how and when users use the website, cookies help website operators tailor website content and functions.

Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your web browser to refuse cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of a website, including Travelport’s website, may not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set personalized preferences.

 

Our primary uses for Cookies

Travelport has two primary uses for cookies. First, we use them functionally to deliver website services. Second, we use cookies to track website usage, which allows us to better understand our users' needs, and provide website experiences directed towards users’ potential interests. While both of these activities depend on the use of cookies, you have the option of disabling or refusing the cookies via your web browser preferences.

There are various types of cookies used on our website. Session cookies are tied to your web browser and are typically used for website administration, such as language settings. They will expire if you reach a default time-out limit, if you clear your browser cache, or when you completely close down your web browser.

Other types of cookies are not deleted when you close your browser. Advertising cookies may be stored on your computer and used to track your browsing across different sites in order to show you targeted advertisements when you visit. Persistent cookies may be stored when we require information, such as your preferences, for the next time you visit one of our sites.

You may also occasionally get cookies from our business partners when you access content provided by them within our websites. Travelport does not control these cookies.

Additional information about cookies and how to avoid them is available from www.AboutCookies.org.