Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy will apply to your use of which are operated by Habitat First Group, c/o Leaman Mattei, 5th Floor 64 North Row, London, W1K 7DA

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

What Are Cookies For?

Cookies help us to analyse web traffic and identify which pages of our Website are being used. Our Website also uses cookies to respond to you as an individual so that it can tailor its operations to your needs by gathering and remembering information about your preferences as well as enabling you to login to your account. We use this information for the purposes set out below.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than information about how you use the Website and the Personal Data (as defined in the Privacy Policy) you choose to share with us (including Personal Data you automatically share with us by way of your browser settings).

We do not use cookies to store any of your financial information on your computer.

In particular, we use the following cookies:

(a) Session (or Transient) Cookies

A session cookie only lasts for the duration of users using the website. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits. They become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a time and are automatically deleted from your computer when the browser is closed. Habitat First Group use session cookies to allow you to move from page to page without having to login or re-submit details each time.

(b) Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies

Persistent cookies that are stored on the user’s computer memory and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Habitat First Group use these cookies to record your preferences for the website in order to present something relevant to you on the next time you visit the website. They are also used to collect information about the numbers of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and analyse shopping behaviour on the website. This information is used to find out how well the website works and where it can be improved.

(c) Flash Cookies (or Locally Shared Objects)

Websites that contain Flash can also store small files on your computer that are used in the same way as cookies.

Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in other cookies. When you delete cookies, your Flash cookies are not affected. So a website may still recognise you if it backed up the deleted cookie information on a Flash cookie.

(d) Third-party cookies

Habitat First Group works with selected companies to provide additional content and services, for example reviews. These companies may also set cookies on our behalf.

(e) Advertising on other websites

Cookies are used to advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and categories you looked at on

The data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is anonymous and doesn’t contain any of your personal details.

(f) Sharing with social networks

Habitat First Group display share button on most of our pages. This allows you to share details of our holidays and services with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory. Find out more about these here:

You may see a message on our Website before we store a cookie on your computer which describes the types of cookies we use and what information they might collect. We also use banners and pop-ups from time to time to give you options around cookies use.

Some of the services and advertisements / competitions on our Website and mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies, which may collect information about your use of their services and we have no control over these.

These companies may place or recognize cookies (web beacons) or other technology to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the web beacon appears. Where this is the case, the third party is responsible for ensuring that you are aware of their cookie policy and that you are happy with the ways in which cookies will be use

Your rights and how to control your cookies

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. If you decide not to accept our cookies, you can set up your browser to stop accepting cookies or prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit.  You can find instructions on how to do this at However, please note that certain features of our Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you will be limited to only browsing the Website and you will not be able to add bookings or services to your basket.

The following list details the cookies used on this Website

__cf_bm This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
_fbp This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.
_ga The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
_gat_UA-57600777-1 A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
_gcl_au Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.
_gid Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Hotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
_hjFirstSeen Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit.
_hjSession_2365777 No description
_hjSessionUser_2365777 No description
ASP.NET_SessionId Issued by Microsoft's ASP.NET Application, this cookie stores session data during a user's website visit.
CONSENT YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-others This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
fr Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
iutk This cookie is used by Issuu analytic system to gather information regarding visitor activity on Issuu products.
sc_anonymous_id The cookie is set by SoundCloud to enable SoundCloud player.
viewed_cookie_policy The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
YSC YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
yt-remote-connected-devices YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-device-id YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.

 Changes to this cookie policy

We may change this Cookie Policy from time to time and any changes will be posted to this page on our Website (and, where appropriate, notified to you when you next access our Website or our apps, book a holiday with us or otherwise request services from us) therefore you should continue to check this page to ensure you are happy with any changes. It is your responsibility to ensure you are happy with any revised terms and by continuing to use our Website and/or our apps, request services from us or otherwise engage with us, you will be deemed to have accepted any revised terms.

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