Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Please carefully read our Cookie Policy that gives information about how ExploreBees and its affiliates (“we”) use cookies and other similar technology on this website. If you do not agree to these Terms, you have no right to obtain information from or otherwise continue using the Services. Failure to use the Services in accordance with these Terms may subject you to civil and criminal penalties.

Introduction :

At ExploreBees, we strive to enhance your experience during your trip and using this Website. In general, we use cookies to manage the Website and improve your overall site experience.

Your data privacy and confidentiality are our top priority and we do our very best to safeguard the information you entrusted to us. For more information, you can review our Privacy Notice here.

This section about cookies sets out the basis and terms upon which ExploreBees uses cookies.

What Are Cookies :

As it is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the functionality of the site.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

A cookie can be classified in terms of its (i) duration and (ii) the party who places it:

(i) Session cookies and Persistent cookies

The duration of cookies depends on whether they are session or persistent cookies.

Session cookies expire once the browsing session ends.

Persistent cookies are saved on your computer or mobile device for a fixed period of time. When you visit a website, your browser will retrieve these cookies so that the website will recognise your device and personalise your site experience according to your previous browsing records.

(ii) First-party cookies and Third-party cookies :

We control and set the scope of first-party cookies whereas, we have no control over third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are operated by third-party sites in a different domain. Some pages of this Website contain third-party cookies in the form of embedded content, such as JavaScript and API.

How We Use Cookies :

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Why do we use cookies?

We are committed to providing you with a safe, efficient and customised service. To reach this goal, we use cookies to:

  • Ensure the efficient functioning of this Website;
  • Evaluate how this Website is accessed and used;
  • Analyse what destinations are popular among visitors;
  • Determine your eligibility for campaigns and promotions;
  • Recommend the places that match your interests; and
  • Improve the content of this Website and enhance user's experience.

We will ensure that cookies will not be used for any purpose other than those described here.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use four types of cookies, namely "Strictly necessary cookies", "Essential cookies," "Analytics cookies", and "Advertising cookies". Further information on these cookies is set out in the table below:

Cookies Description
Strictly necessary cookies These cookies allow us to manage this Website and ensure it functions properly. They are essential to help you navigate around this Website and provide you with an improved surfing experience.
If these cookies are disabled, we will not be in a position to offer you our services.
We also use these cookies for fraud detection and prevention purposes. Further, thanks to these cookies, you do not need to log in repeatedly to access different pages once you have logged into this Website.
Analytics cookies We use analytics cookies including Google Analytics and other analytics tools to gather anonymous statistical information for:
  • assessing how our visitors use this Website;
  • understanding the demographic and location of our visitors;
  • evaluating how our new products are being received by users assessing the popularity of our marketing campaign;
  • enhancing this Website content and service by customising this Website for you.
Based on the anonymous data collected, these analytics tools will generate trend analysis and compile reports to attain the above mentioned purposes.
Advertising cookies Advertising cookies enable us to limit the number of times you see the same ad and to ensure that the ad content is relevant to your interests. These cookies, together with an identifier linked to your IP address, can track your activity across various websites and thus display ads in accordance to your preference.
Third Party Cookies :

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
    For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve to advertise uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
    For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
  • Several suppliers advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our supplier sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate suppliers to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Google+, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

Consent to cookies:

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this Website. The exception is where the cookies are strictly necessary in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested, or essential to the inherent functionality of the Website.

Upon your first visit to our Website, you will see a notification banner at the top of the page notifying you about our use of cookies. By continuing to use this Website without changing your settings, you agree to receive all cookies and other data tracking tools. On the other hand, if you do not wish to accept the use of these cookies, you can modify your cookie setting at any time.

How can you manage your consent?

You can accept or decline our use of cookies at any time by managing and/or disabling all or some of the cookies from your browser settings. However, by doing so, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this Website.

Cookies settings can normally be found in the preference or settings menu from your browser, for example:

  • Chrome: Settings -- Advanced -- Content Settings -- Cookies
  • Safari: Preferences -- Privacy -- Cookies and website data
  • Firefox: Preferences -- Privacy -- History
  • Internet Explorer: Internet Options -- Privacy
  • Opera: Settings -- Privacy & security -- Cookies