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What cookies are on the Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays website?
The cookies on our website fall into the following categories: Analytical cookies and Functional cookies
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website and/or services. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for, by providing anonymised demographic data to third parties in order to target advertising more appropriately to you, and by tracking the success of advertising campaigns on our website.
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What functional and analytical cookies do we use?
We have set out below the main functional and analytical cookies that we use: Tracking Cookies
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We have set out below an example of some of the tracking cookies that we use:
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