What are cookies?
Cookies are small software tags stored on your computer or other devices used to access the internet through a browser.
You can learn more about cookies at: allaboutcookies.org.
What are cookies for?
Cookies are used to improve the user's browsing experience by increasing the speed and efficiency of website responses. They eliminate the need to enter the same information over and over again, and help to determine the utility, interest and number of uses. Each cookie has a function and an expiry date.
Wich cookies are used on the website?
This website uses proprietary and third-party cookies. Third-party cookies differ from proprietary cookies in that they are sent to the user's device from a piece of equipment or domain not under the direct management or control of The Hideaway Madeira .
Cookies can be classified as follows:
Essential cookies – These are essential for accessing specific areas of the website. They allow website browsing and the use of applications, such as accessing secure areas via login. These cookies do not collect user information for marketing purposes or for identifying user website visits. Without them, certain services cannot be provided.
Analytical cookies – These analyse how users use the website and can highlight articles or services of potential interest, monitor website performance and determine which pages are the most popular. These cookies are only used to create and analyse statistical information.
Functional cookies – These remember user preferences while browsing the website. Therefore, users do not need to reconfigure or customise each time they visit it.
Advertising cookies – These allow advertising to be targeted according to each user's interests and user habits inside and outside of our website. These cookies are used to provide more focused communication and marketing initiatives, and to help measure advertising effectiveness.
In terms of their expiry, cookies may also be:
Permanent cookies – These are stored on your browser and access devices (e.g. computer, mobile and tablet), and are used whenever the user returns to the website. In general, they are used to direct browsing according to the user's interests, allowing The Hideaway Madeira to provide a more personalised service.
Session cookies – These are generated and remain available until the session is closed. The next time the user accesses his or her internet browser, the cookies will no longer be stored. The information obtained helps to manage sessions, perform troubleshooting and provide a better browsing experience.
How can I disable cookies?
Users have complete control over cookie permissions in Google Chrome. By default, all cookies are allowed, although this may be changed. If cookies have been defined or blocked on the page you are viewing, an icon will appear at the end of the address bar.
Click on the Chrome menu in the toolbar
Choose "Settings"Click on "Show advanced settings"
In the "Privacy" section, click on "Content settings"
Choose the option "Block setting of data by websites"
You can change the following settings for cookies in the "Cookies" section:
Block cookies by default
Allow cookies by default
Keep website cookies and data by default until exiting the browser
Create exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains
For more information on cookies settings in Google Chrome, go to Chrome Help
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click on the "Tools" menu and choose the option "Internet Options"
Choose the "Privacy" tab
Move the bar to the top, where "Block all cookies" will appear
For more information on cookies settings in Internet Explorer, visit Microsoft
Click on the "Tools" menu
Click on the "Privacy" icon in the upper panel
In the "Cookies" section, unclick the option "Accept cookies from sites"
Click "OK" to save changes and close
For more information on cookies settings in Mozilla Firefox, go to Mozilla Support
Click on "Edit"
In the upper panel, choose the "Privacy" icon
In the "Accept cookies" section, choose "Never"
For more information on cookies settings in Safari, visit Apple.
If you use other browsers, go to: http://www.civicuk.com/cookie-control/browser-settings
Changes to the Cookies Policy
The Hideaway Madeira reserves the right to adjust or change this Cookies Policy at any time. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to these changes.