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By using Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device:

Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. or its authorized service providers use cookies, and other similar technologies for storing information (“the “Cookies”) while running the Website. Cookies are data files that are stored on the User’s computer. They may contain information that enables a Website promoter to identify each time a User visits on the Website, to see how the Users are interacting with a Website and to record how frequently they are returning. The use of Cookies is intended to provide the User with a better, faster, and safer experience, and for advertising purposes.

Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. uses the following types of Cookies on the Website:

- Necessary and functional Cookies: these Cookies are cookies required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable the User to log in to secure areas of the Website and remember items within the shopping basket as the User proceed through the checkout process. Functional Cookies can also be used to recognize the User when he or she returns to the Website.

- Analytical / performance cookies: these Cookies allow to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website. This helps to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that Users are finding what they are looking for easily.

- The User blocks Cookies by activating the setting on the User’s browser that allows to refuse the setting of all or some Cookies. However, if the User blocks all Cookies (including essential Cookies) the User may not be able to access all or parts of the Website or use all of its functions.

- Cookies used on Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc website:

__cfduid: Cookie assoiated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information

__unam: The “__unam” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages.

__utma: This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

__utmz: This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

_ga: This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

_gat_UA-8628688-1: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

_gid: This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

ASP.NET_SessionId: General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

__atuvc: This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

__utmb: This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.

__utmc: This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

__utmt: This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

__utmv: Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

     
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