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Cookies Policy

Plato Tours & Travel Cookie Policy

Like many websites, we use cookies. These small data files drop onto your computer or browser or mobile device when you visit a website. They give us a record of how you engage with our website, helping us to run and improve it, and allow us to gather information.

Please read this cookie policy (“cookie policy”, "policy") carefully before using www.platotours.com operated by Plato Tours & Travel.

What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. The text file contains a small amount of information that the Internet server can read the next time you visit the same website. Cookies are useful to you for several reasons: for example, they help us remember your username or the language settings you have chosen. Cookies will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Our websites and social media channels utilize cookies and other similar technologies for managing and developing the website, improving and analyzing user experience and targeting advertisement in our and our partners’ services. Cookies allow us to collect information such as from which website users arrive to our website, which of our websites are browsed and when, which browser is used and the IP address of the device.

By using our website with your browser settings adjusted to accept all cookies, we will take this to mean that you want to use our products and services, and that you consent to our use of cookies and other technologies as described in this Policy.

Why do we use cookies?
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons.

Cookies allow us to obtain information regarding users of our site which essentially helps us to provide you with a better user experience and tailor our services to your individual needs. We may collect information such as your IP address, online activity, web browser details and online activity. We will not however collect or store any of your passwords or other highly sensitive data.

Firstly, some cookies are essential to run our website; we call these ‘essential’ or ‘strictly necessary’ cookies. Other cookies let us, and the third parties we work with, understand your preferences when you visit our website; we call these ‘performance’ or ‘functionality' cookies. For example, we use cookies to help us display the most relevant content when you browse our website.

Finally, sometimes we allow third parties to drop cookies onto our website for other reasons, such as to advertise or gather information.

What types of cookies do we use?
We use both ‘first-party cookies’ and ‘third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set by us and we use them and the data that they gather and generate for our own purposes. Third-party cookies are set by other websites that are connected to our website, for example a social network whose share buttons we display (such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter). These third parties can recognize your computer or device both when you visit our website and elsewhere on the internet. These types of cookies are explained in more detail below.

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of our website and they enable a good user experience. These cookies do not collect data that enable us to identify you.

Analytical/performance cookies: by following the use of these cookies, we can improve the functioning of our website. We receive information about e.g. which parts of our website are the most popular, to which sites do you move on from our website and from which site did you come from as well as how long do you stay on our website. We may also receive information about the blog posts and news you read (so that we know which topics are most popular).

For example, some of the performance cookies we use are provided by Google Analytics. You can find out more about how Google Analytics uses your data here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Functionality cookies: Are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

By not allowing these cookies, it might stop our website working fully for you. For example, we use cookies associated with LiveChat, the platform which allows us to communicate with visitors to our website.

Targeting cookies: Record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Marketing Cookies: These cookies help us make the content of the website as personalized as possible, and thereby show e.g. targeted advertisement and content based on prior online behavior. Service form uses marketing cookies managed by third parties in order to present its products both on its own website and on the websites of third parties.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies

How can you affect & control the use of cookies?
You can review the available cookie settings on your web browser. If you wish, you can prevent the use of cookies by changing your browser’s settings not to allow the storing of cookies on your device. In some cases, this may lead to slower browsing of our websites or the access to some sites to be denied altogether.

In relation to marketing cookies, you can learn about browser-based online advertising and privacy and manage the related settings in e.g. Your Online Choices service. By using this service, you may prohibit or permit the advertising targeted by either all or individual companies. You can also disable cookies at any time in your browser settings.

A part of the cookies on our website are managed by third parties and you may alternatively use the tools of these third parties to decline the use of these cookies. We use i.a. Google Analytics service, which tracks the data of the users of our website by saving cookies to the user’s device. More information about Google Analytics and its operation can be found(https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/)

If you reject all cookies, it might result in our website no longer working fully for you. For example, if you are using the following browsers, the options are here:

How long do we store the cookies?
The retention period of the cookies varies by the type of the cookie. Session cookies expire when you close the browser. Permanent cookies usually have a validity period, which varies from two months to a couple of years.

You can find the exact storage time by clicking on our cookie settings icon in the left bottom corner.

How can I control cookies?
You can decide whether to accept cookies or not, and you can control cookies by using the browser controls. Web browser controls do vary, but your browser’s help menu will tell you how you can refuse cookies. If you reject all cookies, it might result in our website no longer working fully for you. For example, if you are using the following browsers, the options are here.

Edge: Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09#:~:text=In%20Edge%2C%20select%20Settings%20and%20more%20%3E%20Settings%20%3E%20Cookies%20and,cookies%20you%20want%20to%20delete)

Chrome: Delete cookies in Google Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform=Desktop&hl=en)

Firefox: Delete cookies in Mozilla Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/privacy-and-security)

Safari: Delete cookies in Apple Safari

If you wish not to be tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en

How do we process personal data?
More information about the processing of personal data and your rights as a data subject is available in our Privacy Policy

Further information?
Please email us at (policies@platotours.com) if you have any questions about how we use cookies.

Further reading
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