All about our cookies
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 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
Third party cookies
We work with a small number of third party suppliers to give you access to more great features on our website.
|Product Name||Cookie Name||Features||Persistant or Session||Retention|
|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|
More information on 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 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.