Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are downloaded onto your computer or mobile or other handheld device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device and help your browser navigate through the website by remembering settings you selected during earlier visits (among other functions). Cookies do not harm your computer. If you would like to learn more about Cookies in general you can visit www.allaboutCookies.org
Cookies can be set by the owner of the website you’re on. These are known as 1st Party Cookies. There are also 3rd Party Cookies that can be set by partner websites. Only the owner of the cookie can see the anonymous information it collects.
You can choose to accept all cookies, reject various categories of 3rd Party Cookies we use on our sites or reject all 3rd Party Cookies we use by clicking on the Manage Cookies link in the footer of this site.
If you don’t accept cookies, some features of our website won’t work.
TYPES OF COOKIES WE USE
Here are the types of cookies our websites use and some more details about what they’re used for:
These cookies allow us to make sure you get the best possible experience on our website. They’re essential for you to be able to search and buy online with us.
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These cookies help us understand how our customers are using the website, so we can make things better. We also monitor which of our marketing activities generates traffic to our websites using cookies. We use this data to reward our partners if you make a booking with us.
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Personalisation Cookies help us provide you with an online experience that’s tailored to your needs. They help us show you the most relevant content, based on your preferences.
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- Make it possible for you to use our website
- Show you information and offers that are relevant to you
- Find out more about how our customers use the site
Buying our products online
Keeping track of your searches and preferences
Your recent searches and shortlisted holidays are recorded using cookies.
Improving your experience
Adverts on other websites
Viking River Cruises work with third party ad servers and ad networks who serve Viking River Cruises advertisements on our behalf. Viking River Cruises will not disclose your personal details to any third parties – for example, all data collected is anonymous and will not contain the name, address, telephone number, email address or IP address.
Currently we have relationships with the following 3rd party ad servers and on site tracking platforms:
- Google Analytics
We also work with a selection of networks. These networks may place anonymous cookies in your browsers so that it can collect browsing data (such as the cruises you have viewed). Such data may be sent to website(s) in their network, and these cookies are collected in the ‘visitors’ cookie file’. These cookies will allow their technology to serve advertisements containing cruises that you have looked at and similar products.
We use an email delivery and marketing company to send emails. Pixel tags and Cookies are used in those email messages and at our website to help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing and how visitors use our site. Pixel tags (sometimes also called “clear GIFs”) are small graphic files, invisible to the human eye, which allow websites or other online services to track users. Viking River Cruises and our third-party advertising company uses pixel tags in HTML-enabled email to track whether (and when) the recipient opened the message. The data on your use of our site may be linked to the Personal Information you have chosen to share with us when you register.
Most internet browsers automatically accept Cookies. However, you can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting Cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit. If you decide not to accept our Cookies, your ability to use some features on our site may be impaired. Certain visitors to our site may have previously received targeted promotional materials relative to the site. Viking River Cruises may share site usage information about such visitors with reputable third parties for the purpose of targeting future campaigns and upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics. Although our marketing company logs the information coming from our site on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used.
We can also find out how you move around our website, so we can look into any errors stopping you from being able to do what you want. The data we collect from cookies is really important for us to improve your experience.
Making your experience personal
When you’re on our website, we might interact with you or show you personalised information and offers anonymously. Cookies help us to do this by letting us know how you’re using our website on your particular computer or device, which means we can work out what’s most relevant to you.
Receive our email newsletters? We link information from cookies with your email registration details so we can tailor the information we send you – unless you tell us not to. You’ll be given the chance to opt-out on every email we send you.
Refusing cookies and changing your mind after you’ve accepted
You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don’t want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. Use the help feature in your browser to see how.