What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, Footprint Travel) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and when it visits certain other websites or services.
Cookies served through our Websites
The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our website and their purposes are explained below.
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
The necessary website cookies are:
@@History/@@scroll|#: Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain. By Footprinttravel.co.uk. Type: HTTP. Expires persistant.
Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
The analytics cookies are:
_ga: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. By Footprinttravel.co.uk. Type: HTTP. Expires 2 years.
_gid: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. By Footprinttravel.co.uk. Type: HTTP. Expires session.
_gat: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. By Footprinttravel.co.uk. Type: HTTP. Expires session.
Marketing Cookies & Facebook Pixel
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
Facebook’s pixel collects three types of data whenever it is loaded:
- Http Headers – Anything present in HTTP headers. HTTP Headers is a standard web protocol sent by default between any browser request and any server on the internet. HTTP Headers include IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer, and user agent.
- Pixel-specific Data – This includes Pixel ID and the Facebook Cookie.
- Optional Values – Developers and marketers can optionally choose to send additional information about the visit through Custom Data events. Example custom data events are conversion value, page type, and more. Read more about custom data events here
For full details on Facebook Pixels and Ads please visit Facebook’s own guide – Facebook Pixels Terms.
The marketing Cookies are:
fr: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. By Facebook.com. Type: HTTP. Expires 3 months.
tr: Used to track page views by Facebook. By Facebook.com. Type: Pixel. Expires session.
impression.php/#: Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with Facebook login button. By Facebook.com. Type: Pixel. Expires session.
collect: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. By Google-analytics.com. Type: Pixel. Expires session.
bcookie: Used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services. By LinkedIn.com. Type: HTTP. Expires 2 years.
bscookie: Used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services. By LinkedIn.com. Type: HTTP. Expires 2 years.
lidc: Used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services. By LinkedIn.com. Type: HTTP. Expires session.
tl_6803_6804_3: Thrive leads form cookie. Records a user’s actions with the form. By Footprinttravel.co.uk. Type: HTTP. Expires 29 days.
tl_6803_6805_4: Thrive leads form cookie. Records a user’s actions with the form. By Footprinttravel.co.uk. Type: HTTP. Expires 29 days.
tlf_4: Thrive leads form cookie. Records a user’s view of a pop-up form and won’t show again until expires. By Footprinttravel.co.uk. Type: HTTP. Expires 7 days.
tve_leads_unique: Thrive leads form cookie. Records a user’s actions with the form. By Footprinttravel.co.uk. Type: HTTP. Expires 29 days.
How to configure your cookie preferences
Please remember that cookies on our website are there to improve your experience in using our website (without them, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests) and do not collect any personal identifiable information from you. However, there are ways in which you can control and manage the cookies on your device. Most modern web browsers will allow you to:
See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
Block third party cookies
Block cookies from specific sites
Block all cookies from being set
Delete all cookies when you close your browser
Every web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox) lets you change your cookie preferences. The links below take you to the ‘Help’ sections for each of the major web browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.