A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies collect information about users, such as their names, addresses, e-mail details, passwords and user preferences. While cookies and the information they transmit may not identify a living individual on their own, they may be able to do so in combination with other information held by the online provider or a third party.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and will allow you to make your travel booking and enable us to fulfil your requests.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region and your choice of currency).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. If the cookie is set by a third party (for example, an advertising network) which also monitors traffic on other websites, this type of cookie may also be used to track your movements across different websites, create profiles of your general online behaviour and serve you with targeted online advertising. Our cookie-based advertising activity includes the presentation of a selection of travel related products/services that you’ve viewed on our website, when you visit other selected websites or social media channels. The adverts may also feature different Black Tomato products/services that might be considered relevant to your browsing history. We use advertising solutions delivered by various third-party companies to serve you these advertisements. Where we share data for the purposes mentioned above, it is encrypted and does not include your name.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Type and Name
|Where to find more information (where applicable)
|Strictly Necessary Cookies
Identifies the user as a safe visitor to our content network host so that the website content can be displayed
Allows the user to be identified and remembered as they move from page to page around the site to ensure site functionality.
Used to authenticate the user when logging in to a MyBT account via our website.
Saves the visitor’s currency preferences.
Displays the website using certain design features to optimise user experience.
Enables the integration of Pinterest on the website, so that users can find and save our travel products and services on Pinterest. Pinterest.com provides an audio-visual service on the website.
Performance Cookies:Google Analytics:
Apisid, hsid, login_info, pref
sapisid, sid, sidcc, ssid, visitor_info1_live,
These cookies are provided by Google and we use them to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information collected to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form and enable us to report on the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, the pages they have visited and the browser type or device used to access the website.
We use Vimeo to allow you to play videos on our site. Vimeo sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a Vimeo video. While we have no control over these cookies, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Vimeo viewers, to hold information about current viewing video settings as well as a personal identification token, if you are logged into Vimeo. A of cookies regarding Google Adsense advertising campaigns might also be set, which contain identifiers that record user browsing behaviour
We embed videos from YouTube on our website. These cookies do not identify you personally unless you are logged into Google, in which case it is linked to your Google account. They are used to measure your bandwidth when you watch a video in order to adjust video settings accordingly, or to track and gather information about when you watch YouTube videos on different websites
Google Privacy site [insert link to website]
These cookies analyses user behaviour on our site for the purpose of serving targeted adverts to the user via Facebook.
Tracks user behaviour across websites to allow us to review our advertisements to ensure that they are high quality and relevant to our content and audience.
Tracks online behaviour across websites to allow targeted re-engagement of visitors who are likely to convert to customers.
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking on one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.]
This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.
Used to check if user’s browser supports cookies [doubleclick.net]
Used to ascertain a new visitor and provide an online form offering an opt-in for email marketing.
Third Party Cookies:
Please note that we do not have control of all of the third-party cookies set on our site. These third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third-party cookies are mainly analytical cookies or targeting cookies.
How to block cookies and what happens if you do:
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that enables you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies, but you can change your settings on your browser to block some or all cookies if you prefer. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. If you don’t like how this affects your online experience, it’s just as easy to change things back again. Some browsers allow you to opt out of all third party cookies.
How long do cookies endure?
We keep under review how long we allow cookies to endure based on their purpose and we will remove from time to time cookies that we no longer need.