The aim of Compare Travel is to be helpful and informative. We’re keen to find out what you like and dislike, your feedback plays a key role in helping us improve this site. We use many techniques to follow your use on the site to provide you with a personalised experience. The main and best-known technique is by using what are known as ‘cookies’.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device, just like an image or a web page file. The difference with a cookie is that it contains information which allows a website to identify you as you click from one page to the next, or when you return to the website. Cookies cannot affect your computer or device, but they do collect information that can be used to enhance the site. The cookies used and the information held within them have no personal information and cannot be used to identify you as a person. For this reason we consider our cookies to be completely non-intrusive.
Other cookies can tell us if you revisit the website. These are ‘persistent cookies’, which often expire after a period of time. They will remain on your computer or device until you delete them. We use them to help personalise the site. The cookies used and the information held within them have no personal information and cannot be used to identify you as a person. For this reason we consider our cookies to be completely non-intrusive.
The cookies we use do not contain any sensitive information such as your name, address or any payment details. Only information which is relevant to your visit to Compare Travel is stored in the form of a cookie. Here are the main types of cookies we use and their purpose
These cookies collect information about the pages you visit, where you go most often and whether you see error messages. The information is only used to ensure a website works well. We collect information to diagnose problems and issues. We then use it to make improvements and fix errors.
These cookies remember choices you’ve made to personalise the site. They may remember where you are so you can get tailored information, or remember changes you have made to help you browse, such as increasing the text size.
Links to other sites:
We often link off to other sites and affiliate partners to help provide you with extra information or services. For example, to make it easy for you to share information with your family and friends, we provide links to Twitter, Facebook and other popular social media or book-marking sites.
From third parties:
Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers interact with our website and we use this information to continue to improve the user-friendliness of our website.
Facebook – We use this to track the users coming from our Facebook account.
Twitter – We use this to track the users coming from our Twitter account.
GooglePlus – We use this track the users coming from our GooglePlus account.
Other third parties include our affiliate partners:
Hotels Combined – online hotels
Cartrawler – online car hire
Compare Travel Insurance Ireland – online travel insurance
Direct Ferries – online ferries
How you can control cookies:
If cookies are disabled on your device you will still be able to use most of this site. However, it may limit what you can do.
How you manage your cookies depends on your browser. To find out which browser you use:
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Mobile device: check your settings.
If you would like to know more about cookies you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org which explains in detail how they can work and can be managed. Please note we are in no way affiliated with this website and cannot take any responsibility for the accuracy of the content and information on this site.