Last updated: 10 June 2021
This Cookies Policy will apply to your use of [our websites] which are operated by Forest Holidays Limited of Bath Yard, Moira, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA (â€œForest Holidaysâ€).
Cookies are very small text files that, if you consent to it, are sent from our server to your browser and stored on your computer. Each time you return to our Website, your browser will provide cookies to our Website.
(a) Session (or Transient) Cookies
A session cookie only lasts for the duration of users using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. Forest Holidays use session cookies to allow you to move from page to page without having to login or re-submit details each time.
(b) Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies
Persistent cookies that are stored on the user's computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Forest Holidays use these cookies to record your preferences for the website in order to present something relevant to you on the next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how the well the website works and where it can be improved.
(c) Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)
You probably have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies.
Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.
(d) Third-party cookies
Forest Holidays works with selected companies to provide additional content and services, for example reviews. These companies may also set cookies on our behalf. We are working with these third parties to get a full list of the cookies they use and what they are used for.
(e) Advertising on other websites
Cookies are used to advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and categories you looked at on forestholidays.co.uk.
The data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal details.
(f) Sharing with social networks
Forest Holidays display share button on most of our pages. This allows you to share details of our holidays and services with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:
You may see a message on our Website before we store a cookie on your computer which describes the types of cookies we use and what information they might collect. We may also use banners and pop-ups from time to time to give you options around cookies use.
You can also manage cookie use via your browser settings (this will allow you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies) and your browser provider may ask you to confirm your settings. Note, however, that if you block all cookies via your browser settings you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.
You can find more information about the specific cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table attached to this Policy. You can also find more information about cookies generally at www.allaboutcookies.org
Some of the services and advertisements/competitions on our Website and mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of their services and we have no control over these.
These companies may place or recognize cookies, web beacons or other technology to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the web beacon appears. Where this is the case, the third party is responsible for ensuring that you are aware of their cookies policy and that you are happy with the ways in which cookies will be used.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. If you decide not to accept our cookies, you can set up your browser to stop accepting cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit. You can find instructions on how to do this at www.allaboutcookies.org. However, please note that certain features of our Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you will be limited to only browsing the Website and you will not be able to complete a booking online.
We may change this Cookies Policy from time to time and any changes will be posted to this page on our Website . Therefore you should continue to check this page to ensure you are happy with any changes. It is your responsibility to ensure you are happy with any revised terms and by continuing to use our Website and/or our apps, request services from us or otherwise engage with us, you will be deemed to have accepted any revised terms.
We may actively use a range of cookies during your website session with us, below youâ€™ll find the types of cookies that may be used and a description of their function.
Cookies used by forestholidays.co.uk (1st party cookie)
We use the following cookies to remember what products you have placed in your basket to enable us to make the booking process function:
â€¢ Forest Holidays Session Cookie
â€¢ Net Session Cookie
We also use these cookies to remember information about your preferences so that we can tailor the website to your needs.
Sitecore Analytics (1st party cookie) Sitecore is a system we use to manage content within our website. It also records information about the way customers use our website.
Episerver Analytics (1st party cookie)
Episerver is a system we use to manage content on our website. It may track how you interact with our pages and content, and helps us understand how we can enhance your journey through our website.
Google Analytics (3rd party cookie)
A behavioural tracking service that helps us find out what can be improved on the website and how important it is.
Google Ads (3rd party cookie)
Bing Ads (3rd party cookie)
Livechat (3rd party cookie)
This is used to enable our LiveChat service and tracks website behaviour, such as time on page and where a LiveChat session was started, so that our Holiday Advisors can best assist you.
Facebook (3rd party cookie)
This is used for tracking website behaviour and sales conversion in relation to paid advertising campaigns we may run on Facebook.
Twitter (3rd party cookie)
This is used for tracking website behaviour and sales conversion in relation to paid advertising campaigns we may run on Twitter.
AddThis (3rd party cookie)
This service provides our social sharing buttons and allows you to share content to social networks from our sharing buttons. It allows us to track how many times and where the content has been shared.
TripAdvisor (3rd party cookie)
This enables hosting of TripAdvisor content which shares guest reviews.
Movable Ink (3rd party cookie)
This tracks email interaction to conversion and attrbutes the sale.
Doubleclick (3rd party cookie)
This enables us to understand how our pay per click and display advertising activity works
Visual Website Optimizer (3rd party cookie)
We use VWO to test that our site brings our customers the most optimal user experience; ensuring the content you see is relevant, helpful and user friendly. For more information on VWO cookie usage please see their website.
Hotjar (3rd party cookie)
We use Hotjar to record a random sample of website sessions, showing us how users interact with our website. This enables us to identify and improve usability problems, ensuring that we can provide you the best possible experience.
Adalyser (3rd party cookie)
Adalyser is an analytics platform that is used to measure response to TV advertising. We store traffic / source data to identify which advertising campaign drove a user to a visit. We time stamp visits to tie back conversion events to earlier visits and we store device ID to uniquely identify a device.
AdRoll (3rd party cookie)
Used for tracking website behaviour and sales conversion in relation to display advertising campaigns we may run on AdRoll.
Awin (3rd party cookie)
Awin is an affiliate platform which is used to track sales originating from our affiliate partners who earn a commission on each last click sale.
We use Zuko to understand how you interact with some forms on our website. Zuko does not track your data or what you enter into our forms, but how you are interacting with forms on our website. This enables us to further improve your experience of our site in the future.