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All about our cookies

We always want to deliver you the best service which is why we want to ensure you have an easy, quick and reliable experience whilst using the Virgin Holidays careers website. To help us do this, we use Cookies (and not the delicious biscuit type).

Cookies come in all shapes and sizes and are easy to understand once you know what they do. Some cookies are essential for websites to work and others remember things about you to give you a better and more enjoyable experience online.

They are small files which are stored on your computer when you visit a website, however cannot be used to identify you personally and are not harmful to your computer.

Essential cookies

Essential Cookies help our website to work properly. Without them you wouldn’t be able to search for jobs online and some of your experience on the website would be restricted.

We have a very small number of cookies on the Virgin Holidays careers website which are essential to help you apply for jobs.

Cookies for website information

We’re constantly improving our website based on what our visitors do and the pages you look at. These cookies record anonymous information about visits and clicks on each web page.

‘Performance cookies’ collect information about how you use the website such as the content you are interested in, the pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you personally.

We will use this data to:

  • Analyse how our website is used, visitor demographics and reach (including your location details).
  • Monitor the effectiveness of our online and offline advertising.
  • Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur.
  • Test different designs of our website.

Cookies that save your settings

We are always working on improving your experience with Virgin Holidays so we use cookies which save your settings. These cookies will save you time and enhance your experience whilst using the careers website.

Third party cookies

We work with a small number of third party suppliers to give you access to more great features on our website.

Our website uses a number of suppliers who use cookies in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like to know more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

Product Name Cookie Name Features Persistant or Session Retention
facebook.com lsd Please see third party individual privacy policy for more information Session Browser close
facebook.com reg_fb_gate Contains URL data for facebook and vhols referring page Session Browser close
facebook.com erg_fb_ref Contains URL data for facebook and vhols referring page Session Browser close
facebook.com wd Contains the dimensions of the facebook popup login window displayed Session Browser close
facebook.com datr Please see third party individual privacy policy for more information Persistant 2 years
twitter.com pid Please see third party individual privacy policy for more information Persistant 2years
youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Please see third party individual privacy policy for more information Persistent 240 days

More information on cookies

Session cookies

Session cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. These session cookies expire after a browser session so will not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are stored on a visitor’s computer in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the visitor across a website site to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering visitors preferences and choices when using a website or to target advertising.

First and third party cookies

Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set the particular website that the user has chosen to visit. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user.

How to control and delete cookies

If you would like to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will give you instructions on how to do this. Alternatively, visit www.aboutcookies.org which will give you useful information on how to restrict cookies and delete cookies. For information on how to delete or restrict cookies on your mobile phone refer to your handset manual. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Virgin Holidays careers website.