Privacy and Cookies
Information we may collect from you
As you use our website we may ask you to provide contact information such as an email address in certain circumstances. You are free to choose whether or not you provide this information, however, some services may not be accessible to you if you do not.
We ask you to submit your email address when you subscribe to our newsletter service. We may also ask you to submit contact information if you enter a competition or if you provide feedback.
In addition to personal information that you choose to give us we may also collect information about your computer, this may include you IP address, operating system, web browser software, screen resolution and referring web site.
We use Google Analytics to collect data on the demographics of our users. This data is anonymised and not personally identifiable. It helps us understand our audience and how it breaks down by age, gender and interests. You can opt out of this kind of data collection through Google’s ad settings.
How we use this information
Any personal information such as email address is held by us for the purpose of communicating with you or improving the relevance of the adverts served to you by ourselves and selected third parties.
Where you have supplied details in order to subscribe to our newsletter this means sending you our weekly newsletter and other travel offers by email.
We may also reply to you if you give us feedback.
The information that may be collected from your computer is anonymised and used to track usage across devices. This information is used for the purpose of helping us to understand how we can improve our website for our users and to help our partners serve relevant adverts to you.
Third Party Companies
We may also contact you with offers from third party companies that we think may be of interest to you, where we have permission to do so.
Access and removal of Information
You have the right to access, change and delete personal data that you provide simplyholidaydeals as part of your subscription.
You can exercise this right at any time by following the links in simplyholidaydeals mailings to our preference centre where you request changes to your simplyholidaydeals subscription.
If you do not have cookies enabled on your web browser, you may find that some sections of simplyholidaydeals do not work as well as they should.
Some cookies are permanently stored by your browser, whilst others are deleted as soon as you leave the site.
If you’re worried about cookies, you can choose to clear your browser’s cookies history.
Our advertising is served for us by a variety of third party companies. They may also use cookie data to help serve more relevant advertising to you and to ensure that you do not see ads too repetitively. No personal data is collected by these companies.
simplyholidaydeals is against spam mailings. We will only send mailings to email addresses who have requested we do so directly or through our partner organisations. We will not send unsolicited mailings.
If you have received a mailing which you did not request please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Do We Send Emails to?
We only want to send our great travel deals to people who want to receive them. We only send emails to people who have actively opted in to receive our mailings. If you believe that you have mistakenly received one of our emails please get in touch at email@example.com.
What Do We Send You?
We Email our subscribers up to 2 – 3 times per week. So what do we exactly send?
Travel Deals e-Newsletter
Every Wednesday we search dozens of travel suppliers for their very best deals, sales and offers and send them straight to your inbox making it easy for you to find holiday deals and save money.
From time to time, we find special offers, limited time sales or deals just so great we cannot wait to share them with you. We will notify of these special offers via Newsflash Emails.
Partner Special Offers
We work hard building relationships with the very best travel suppliers. From time to time, our partners provide exclusive offers or limited time deals and we will notify you via Partner Special Offer Emails.
Do We Share Your Data?
Here, at SimplyHolidayDeals our subscribers are very important to us. Without you, there would be no us. This means that we endeavour to do all we can to keep our subscribers happy and this includes not selling on your data, ever.
However, in order to get our emails out to you, we do have to share your email addresses with some of the platforms that we use. These platforms don’t sell on your data either, or use it themselves – they just look after it for us.
What Data Do We Store on You?
We store very little data on you. We store your email address, name (if provided to us), address (if provided), and postcode (if provided).
We also store information about which emails you have opened and what you have clicked on within our emails. We use this information to stop sending to you when you no longer seem interested.
Mail Chimp stores your IP address, We are not able to see all of these addresses, but instead, just the last one stored.
Requesting Your Data
You can request the data that we hold on you at any point. To request your data email firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address that you are signed up with and we will provide this to you. This process may take up to 72 hours.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are stored by your web browser and which websites use to identify their users. Cookies may be used to match a user’s activity on site with their email address (but in an anonymised form) and they allow websites to recognise the device (computer, mobile or tablet) and browser that you are using.
By enabling cookies websites can learn useful things about their users like which Internet browser they’re on, whether they are a regular user of a website and how long users stay on their site.
Below is a complete list of all the cookies SimplyHolidayDeals might store on your browser.
Some of these cookies are permanently stored on your computer, whilst others are deleted as soon as you exit our site.
If you’re worried about cookies it’s easy to control them – see below.
Some of the cookies on SimplyHolidayDeals are used by third parties. That means the cookies are associated with a domain that is separate to simplyholidaydeals.co.uk.
The majority of third-party cookies used by SimplyHolidayDeals relate to advertisements and mean that you’ll be served adverts that are more relevant to you both on-site and off-site. No personal data is stored outside of your email address, just information about what you might like based on what you’ve been clicking on. In practice this should mean that you only see adverts for things you might want, but if you’re not happy with this you can always switch these cookies off.
Below is a list of third-party cookies we use on Simply Holiday Deals.
wfvt_xxx, wordfence_verifiedHuman WordPress plugin cookie (WordFence – for security purposes)
__atuvs and __atuvc WordPress plugin cookie (AddThis – for content sharing)
_gat, _gid and _ga Google Analytics – for user tracking / trend analysis
Clearing Your Cookies
We understand you might like to be tidy and sort out or delete your cookies from time to time. This is easy to do in all the major browsers.
Using Chrome? Go to Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Content Settings and you will find all the cookie information at the top of the page, including how to delete cookies that are currently on your computer
Using Firefox? Go to Tools > Options > Privacy and select Use Custom Settings For History to choose how cookies are stored on your computer.
Using Internet Explorer? Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy and use the slider to control how many cookies you will allow.
To opt out of cookies from third parties, please follow the links below:
More information and instructions for other browsers is available all over the web, such as aboutcookies.org
Push Notifications Policy
We only want to contact you if you want to be contacted. If you no longer wish to receive push notifications here is how to unsubscribe:
If You Are Using Google Chrome
- If you are working on a Windows or Linux OS machine you can click on the notification itself to stop further notifications
- If you are working on another operating system, go to: chrome settings > Show advanced settings > Privacy settings > Notifications > Manage expectations
- This will show you a list of websites that you have accepted push notifications and which you can opt out of
If You Are Using FireFox
- Go to FireFox preferences > Content > Notifications > Choose
- Once you have clicked on the Choose button, you will be given the option to disable all notifications or just from specific websites
On Your Mobile Phone
- Open a new internet browser and go to settings > Site settings > Notifications
- You will then need to choose the website you would like to opt-out of receiving notifications from and follow Permissions > Notifications > Block or Clear and Reset
What We Use Push Notifications For
We use push notifications to send you alerts when we have new great travel deals available. These might be amazing holiday packages, cruise offers or flight deals we have found for you. This means you will never miss out on finding the travel deal of a lifetime.
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