(Last updated = September 2020)
For this reason and for the purpose of giving the user all the information required for properly browsing the website, we provide users with the following information on what cookies are, what types of cookies are used on our Website and how they can configure or disable them.
1) What is a cookie?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are saved on the user's device when they visit a website. Their main purpose is to identify the user each time they access the website, and also enables quality improvements and better user experiences on the website.
Azur uses its own cookies and third-party cookies, belonging to third parties.
Cookies are essential for the Internet to function; they cannot damage the user’s equipment/device and, if they are activated in your browser settings, they help to identify and resolve potential problems with the functioning of the Website.
2) What types of cookies are used by the website?
This website uses the following types of cookies, whose extent and function are explained in the following:
2.1 Transient cookies
These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes session cookies in particular. These save a “session ID” with which different requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This allows your device to be recognized again when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
2.2 Persistent cookies
These cookies are automatically deleted after a set duration that can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in your browser security settings at any time.
2.3 Flash cookies
Flash cookies used are not collected through your browser, but through your Flash plug-in. These objects save the necessary data independent of the browser you use and have no automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies processed, you must install a suitable add-on, such as "Privacy Badger” for Mozilla Firefox or Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by setting your browser to private mode. We also recommend that you manually delete your cookies and browser history on a regular basis.
2.4 Advertising and Social Media Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for example, the destinations or hotels in which they have shown interest, or the sections of the website they have accessed. The information obtained is processed in an aggregated way; consequently, these cookies do not enable visitors to be identified and the information is therefore anonymous. The information gathered by these cookies in our website may be shared with third parties. The function of these cookies is to gain audiences, statistics and reports which enable campaigns and marketing acquisition channels to be improved. They also enable interaction with the website editor’s social media profiles.
We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website.Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.
4) What is the storage period of cookies?
The storage periods for cookies vary and are can be accessed by via your browser.
5) How to reject or block cookies?
7) Where can I get further information?