Postillion Hotels B.V. Cookie Policy                               

The website postillionhotels.com uses various types of cookies. Under the GDPR, Postillion Hotels B.V would like to provide data subjects with the fullest information possible about which cookies are used and for what purposes.

Updated on:  3 June 2018

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website places on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when the data subject visits the website. These cookies store information about the visit to the website and use of the site. When cookies are installed, personal data are processed. The use of cookies enables a website to identify a data subject the next time he or she visits the website.

 
Different types of cookies

Postillion Hotels B.V. distinguishes between functional and non-functional cookies. We always install functional cookies. These are necessary for the proper functioning of the website. As well as functional cookies, Postillion Hotels B.V. also uses analytical cookies by default. This is an example of a non-functional cookie, as it is not necessary for the proper functioning of the website. Non-functional cookies reveal to Postillion Hotels B.V. which parts of the website are popular and where Postillion Hotels B.V. can improve its website. Postillion Hotels B.V. will only install a number of other, non-functional cookies if the data subject consents to cookies. All of these non-functional cookies serve different purposes, but enable Postillion Hotels B.V. to improve its services. For example, we use cookies to test improvements to our website, display social media buttons or show relevant adverts for our services on other websites.
 

Functional cookies

Functional cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the website. Therefore, these cookies are used by default and are not removed if the data subject does not accept cookies. Functional cookies ensure, for example, that products are left in the shopping cart if the data subject wants to make a purchase using the booking engines.
 

Cookies for measuring visits

Analytical cookies enable Postillion Hotels B.V. to measure visits to its website. These statistics provide an insight into how often the website is used, the information that visitors are searching for and which pages are visited most often. Postillion Hotels B.V. can then identify which parts of the website are popular and where it can improve its website. Postillion Hotels B.V. constantly analyses and improves the website in order to optimise the browsing experience for visitors. The statistics that Postillion Hotels B.V. collects cannot be traced back to individual persons. Therefore, these data are always used anonymously. We use Google Analytics to gain insights from the data. Postillion Hotels B.V. always installs analytical cookies each time the website is visited.
 

Analytical cookies gather various data, including:

  • Recording the number of visitors to the web page.
  • Recording the duration of the visit.
  • Searches made on the website.
  • Data about your browser and device used to access the website, such as operating system and screen size.
  • How the data subject found the website.

For more information about how Google processes the data collected, please refer to Google’s privacy statement. This statement may be regularly updated.
 
Postillion Hotels B.V. never provides Google with the personal data completed by the data subject (such as name, email address and interests). For more about how we handle personal data, read our privacy statement.
 

Cookies for social media integration

Postillion Hotels B.V. shows videos and other content on its website which you can promote and share on social networks by clicking a button. For these buttons to work, social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google install cookies so that they can identify the data subject when he/she is logged into that social network. They also use them to collect data about the page shared by the data subject. For more information about the data collected by social media companies, please refer to their respective privacy statements. These may be regularly updated.
 

Cookies in order to show Postillion adverts on other websites

Postillion Hotels B.V. uses online advertisements to publicise services. Postillion Hotels B.V. prefers these adverts to be as targeted as possible, to keep costs down and to avoid showing you irrelevant adverts. To do this, we use Google Adwords, Google Dynamic Remarketing, Facebook Custom Audiences (Postillion Hotels B.V. does not share its customer database with Facebook), Microsoft Bing Ads and DoubleClick (by Google). This enables Postillion Hotels B.V. to display targeted advertising and keep costs low.
 
These cookies enable us to:

  • Record which adverts the data subject has already seen. In this way, Postillion Hotels B.V. can avoid showing the data subject the same advertisements too frequently.
  • Record how many visitors click on the adverts.
  • Record how many visitors purchase a service from Postillion Hotels B.V. after clicking on an advert. This is necessary in order to analyse the effectiveness of adverts.
  • Record whether the data subject has previously purchased certain services from Postillion Hotels B.V. This ensures that the data subject does not see any irrelevant adverts.
  • Even if the data subject does not accept cookies, he or she may still see Postillion Hotels B.V. adverts online. This is because not all of the company’s adverts use cookies. Cookies do, however, make it possible to show the data subject more relevant adverts and avoid showing him or her irrelevant adverts.

 
For more information about how Google processes stored data, please refer to Google’s privacy statement. This statement may be regularly updated. Postillion Hotels B.V. has not given consent to Google to use the information obtained for other Google services.
 
For more information about how Microsoft processes stored data, please refer to Microsoft’s privacy statement. This statement may be regularly updated. Postillion Hotels B.V. has not given consent to Microsoft to use the information obtained for other Microsoft services.
 
For more information about how Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter handle stored data, please refer to their respective privacy statements. These may be regularly updated. Postillion Hotels B.V. has not given consent to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to use the information obtained for other Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter services.
 
Blocking and removing cookies
If a data subject does not want our website to install cookies, he or she may choose this option in the cookie notification that is displayed the first time he/she visits the website. If a data subject has previously accepted cookies, he/she will no longer be shown this message and he/she must first remove the cookies.
 
For a more detailed explanation of this, please visit the Dutch consumer association website: Step-by-step guide: removing cookies.
 
The data subject may also choose to block the installation of cookies via his/her browser. If the data subject blocks all cookies, this may impair the functioning of websites. It is better to selectively disable unwanted cookies. The data subject can do this in the browser settings. In so doing, he/she will also immediately block the cookies of other websites that he/she visits.
 
For a more detailed explanation of this, please visit the Dutch consumer association website: about blocking cookies.