Cookies are small text files that are stored in your browser when you visit our website. These files contain information about your browsing and interaction with our website, with the purpose of making your user experience more efficient and being able to display advertising based on your browsing habits. Some cookies are essential for the proper functioning of our website, as is the case with technical or user interface customization cookies, and others, such as analysis cookies or behavioral advertising (or marketing) cookies, require that you inform us and that you give us your consent before you can use them.
LocalStorage and SessionStorage (also known as HTML cookies) are two data storage spaces located in your device’s browser and, like cookies, they can be your own (when created by our own website) or third-party (when created by our service providers or our partners). The main difference between the two spaces is that LocalStorage stores the information indefinitely or until you decide to clean the browser data, while SessionStorage stores information for as long as the tab where our website is being used remains open and once it is closed , the information is deleted. The difference with cookies is that these two spaces allow us to store more information than cookies without impacting the performance of our website.
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In general, the level of risk of cookies depends on their type, and whether they are owned by third parties. Most cookies are not dangerous. Specifically:
Technical and preference cookies have more benefits than risks
The article 29 working group (former GT29 and current European Committee for Data Protection) in its Opinion 4/2012, “on the exemption from the cookie consent requirement”, considers that they do not pose a risk for you and exempts you from the obligation to obtain consent prior to their use in all cookies that:
- are necessary so that the communications are transmitted through a network between the user and the servers that host the web, and all those that
- are necessary to provide a specific functionality explicitly requested by the user.
WG29 even defined the purposes that it explicitly considers to present more benefits than risks for you:
Purposes of cookies explicitly excluded from informed consent
Regarding its purpose, GT29 explicitly excludes the following cookies from the obligation to obtain the informed consent of the visitor:
- Cookies called “user input”, which are usually used to track the user’s actions when filling in the online forms of an http session, or to remember the shopping cart the user has selected in an e-commerce),
- Session cookies that are used for user authentication or identification, which store a kind of token (witness that the user is who they say they are and has already been authenticated) to prevent this user from having to give their username or password on each page you request and have restricted access control,
- User security cookies, introduced specifically to reinforce the security of the service explicitly requested by the user. For example, to detect repeated erroneous attempts to connect to a website, or abuse,
- Media player session cookies,
- Session cookies to balance the load of information systems,
- User interface customization cookies, such as to remember your preferred language, and
- Certain add-on cookies (plug-in) to exchange social content.
Statistical cookies NOR do they pose an appreciable risk
Regarding the treatment of data collected through analysis cookies, the aforementioned opinion of the current European Data Protection Committee stated that, although they are not exempt from the duty to obtain consent for their use, it is unlikely that they represent a risk to the privacy of users as long as they are their own cookies, that treat aggregated data with a strictly statistical purpose, that information is provided on their uses and the possibility for users to express their refusal about their use is included.
Own cookies do not usually carry an appreciable risk for you either.
Our own cookies are generated by our website, while those of third parties are generated by services or providers independent of us, these independent providers being the ones who define the purposes and means of the treatments they carry out.
Our only responsibility regarding third-party cookies is the necessary collaboration of our website in the placement of these cookies on your computer, a placement that we will normally be obliged to be necessary to be able to use the services provided by said third parties (for example , to verify that you are not one of those robots that abound so much on the Internet, thus preventing the requests or comments that could be sent to us through the forms on our website from harming the attention of the authentic ones).
Technical cookies are those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application as well as the use of the different options or services that exist in it, including the management and operation of the website and the enabling of its functions and services. (for example, identify your session, access parts of the website that have restricted access, remember the elements that make up your order, carry out the purchase process of your order, manage your payment, etc.). The web or app cannot function properly without these cookies, which is why they are considered necessary.
Preference or customization cookies allow our website to remember information that changes the way our pages behave or look in order to differentiate your experience from that of other users. As an example, the language in which you want to view our website is usually remembered. If you are the one who voluntarily chooses these characteristics, for example, marking the flag or letters that identify the language, it is considered a service expressly requested by you provided that the cookies are exclusively for the purpose of personalization, so in this case they are not would require asking for an explicit authorization.
Statistical or analysis cookies are those that allow us to understand how visitors interact with the pages of our website and thus perform statistical analysis of the services we provide. The information collected is used to measure activity on our site in order to make improvements to the products and services we offer you.
We will use analysis cookies exclusively if you authorize us to do so, by pressing the corresponding button on the cookie banner or through its configuration menu.
Marketing or behavioral advertising cookies store information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to show relevant and attractive advertisements for the individual user, and therefore, more valuable to third-party advertisers.
We will use marketing cookies exclusively if you authorize us to do so by pressing the corresponding button on the cookie banner or through its configuration menu.
Manage your preferencesCookie Settings
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking the button above. This will allow you to revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent immediately.
8. What other “stuff” is stored in your browser and why?
- Our domain (yomohotels.com), which uses this space to modify the contents of the pages of our website in real time, for example, to show you values that you have already provided us on some other page and that you can select them instead of returning to enter them by hand.
- Our booking engine (thehotelsnetwork.com), which uses this space for exactly the same purpose as us.
You can administer, manage and deactivate the cookies used by our website at any time from your browser, for example, to withdraw your consent, following the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your browser:
- Instructions for Microsoft Edge
- Instructions for Google
- Instructions for Google Android
- Instructions for Explorer 11
- Instructions for Firefox
- Instructions for Opera
- Instructions for Safari
If you deactivate the installation of cookies in your browser, you will be able to continue accessing our website with it, but your navigation may not be optimal and some of the services offered may not work correctly.
If there are material changes to this policy we will notify you before they come into force by posting a prominent notice on the cookie banner. In any case, we recommend that you periodically review this Cookies Policy to know which ones we use and how we use them.
Last update: November 11, 2022