Effective Date: 2018
This Cookie Notice applies to BookingSuite B.V., Herengracht 597, 1017 CE Amsterdam, the Netherlands, (“BookingSuite“) and describes how BookingSuite uses personal data collected through cookies and other techniques including pixels (“Cookies”) on our website http://suite.booking.com (“Site”) or via our products such as Webfamily, Ratefamily, Connected Marketplace and other products that are offered by BookingSuite (“Products”). The Site and the BookingSuite Products are jointly referred to as the “Services“.
When entering the Site or using the Services or viewing our targeted advertisements, BookingSuite automatically collects data using Cookies.
The types of information that we collect through Cookies include IP address; device ID; viewed pages; browsing information; browser type; operating system; internet service provider; timestamp; whether you have clicked on an advertisement; the referring URL; features used or activities engaged within the Services; and location data depending on the device you use.
More information on cookies: cookies are small bits of electronic information that a website sends to a visitor’s browser and are stored on the visitor’s hard drive. We may place or recognize a cookie on your computer if you visit a website or view an advertisement where the BookingSuite Services are used. If you are concerned about having cookies on your device, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your device. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the websites you visit may not operate correctly.
More information on pixel tags: pixels (also known as “web beacons” or “clear gifs”) are electronic files that usually consist of a single-pixel image and can be embedded in a web page or in an email to send information, such as a newsletter. BookingSuite may use pixels to place or recognize a Cookie on your device if you use our Services or view a BookingSuite advertisement.
More information on Application Software Development Kits (SDKs): an application SDK is a set of code that can be embedded directly within an application on a mobile phone, computer, or other device. We may collect information through an SDK that is embedded in our Services. If it is not feasible or practical to integrate an SDK into an application, we may send and receive information using a third-party or our own first party Application Programming Interface “API”.
Third party Cookies: BookingSuite allows certain third parties to place Cookies. If you have questions about which Cookies are used and which parties place such Cookies, please contact us using the contact details set out below.
We use your information, including personal data, collected through the Cookies for the following purposes:
- Providing targeted advertisements: we use information that we collect through Cookies to pursue BookingSuite’s legitimate interests by providing targeted advertising. Where necessary, we will obtain prior consent before Cookies are placed for this purpose. If consent is given, you can withdraw it at all times. Moreover, you can object to our processing of your personal data for advertising purposes at all times.
- Market research: we use information that we collect through Cookies to pursue BookingSuite’s legitimate interests to engage in market research (such as the analysis of market segmentation or trends, preferences and behaviors, research about products or services, or the effectiveness of marketing or advertising) or product development (such as the analysis of the characteristics of a market segment or group of accommodations or the performance of a product, service, or feature, in order to improve existing products or services or to develop new products or services).
Sharing With Affiliates: as permitted by law, your information may also be shared for analytical purposes and fraud detection and prevention purposes. To find out everything you need to know about the Booking.com corporate family, visit About Booking.com.
Booking Holdings Inc.: BookingSuite, a member of the Booking Holdings Inc. group of companies, may need to share some parts of a your information which may include personal data with other members of Booking Holdings Inc., for compliance or fraud detection and prevention purposes as permitted by applicable law and strictly necessary to protect the Booking Holdings Inc. and its members, including BookingSuite, its customers and business partners from fraudulent activities and investigating and handling data security breaches.
Sharing With Third-Parties: we share your personal data with third parties as permitted by law and as described below, such as service providers acting on our behalf. We do not sell or rent your personal data.
Sharing and Disclosure of Aggregate Data: we share data in aggregate form and/or in a form which does not enable the recipient of such data to identify you, with third parties, for example for industry analysis and demographic profiling.
There is a difference between session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies only exist until you close your browser. Permanent cookies have a longer lifespan and are not automatically deleted once you close your browser. We strive to serve Cookies or allow the serving of Cookies with a maximum lifespan of 5 years. Only in exceptional circumstances, such as for security purposes (such as fraud detection) and where absolutely necessary, will a Cookie have a longer lifespan. If you have questions about specific retention periods, please contact us via the contact details included below.
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Changes to the Notice
Just as our business changes constantly, this Cookie Notice may also change from time to time. If you want to see changes made to this Cookie Notice from time to time, we invite you to access this Cookie Notice to see the changes.