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Cookies are small text files that contain navigation information and are stored in your computer browser when using the Bivarium services. The pixel tags are graphic with very small dimensions that load when you visit our website.
For these reasons, we feel the need to inform you clearly and transparently about our policy.
Select the following categories to learn more.
Cookies in Bivarium
At Bivarium we distinguish cookies and pixel tags that we use in 4 categories, depending on their functionality. Their categories and cookies are as follows.
1) PHPSESSID Required
This cookie is required in PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a user’s unique login ID in order to manage the user login time on the site. This cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all browser windows are closed.
2) _gat Performance
These cookies are installed by Google Universal Analytics to speed up the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
• Preference (Not currently available)
• Targeting (Not currently available)
3) _ga Targeting
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitors, logins, campaign data and to monitor the use of the site for the analysis report of the site. Cookies store information anonymously and assign a random number that is created to identify unique visitors.
4) _gid Targeting
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information about how visitors use a website and helps to create a detailed report on how the website works. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source from which they come and the pages anonymously.
What options do I have?
You have two possibilities. Either proceed with the acceptance of cookies and other mechanisms (“Accept all”), which will result in your access to all the functionality we have created for you, in a complete and personalized Bivarium experience. Either go ahead and personalize your cookie options, which may significantly reduce your Bivarium experience.
The Necessary are placed upon your entry on the Bivarium website. As they are absolutely necessary either from a technical point of view, or in order to offer you the Bivarium services you choose, the legislation allows us to install them without requiring any action or consent from you. Unfortunately, if you do not want to place them, you should not use our services and manually delete from your browser the cookies that have already been placed.
The Preferences, Performance and Targeting are placed only if you select the “Accept” button that you will find both next to the initial basic information that we provide to you, and under the pop-up complete information (banner). We will remember your choice for a year. When this time has elapsed, or if you visit us from a new device or a new browser, we will ask you again.
If you do not want any of our cookies then contact us at info@Bivarium.com and we will guide you together to solve the problem. Thank you very much for your preference.
In regards to the travel related bookings
Please remember that we are not a travel agency, we are just a travel search engine. If you have any problems with your bookings then contact the agency, we redirected you to, or contact the company directly!
About this policy
Learn more about cookies and similar technologies
What are cookies and similar technologies?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed on your device, via your web browser, at the request of the websites you visit or applications you use and which stores information on your device for a limited period of time.
Some of the cookies we use are removed as soon you leave our site or app, because we don’t need to store this information between visits. By contrast, ‘persistent’ cookies enable our services or tags to recognise you when you make return visits to us, and automatically expire when they reach a specified expiry date unless you delete them earlier. Persistent cookies placed on your device by Bivarium will never be stored for longer than 2 years from the date of your last visit. There are tools available to check the expiry date on cookies, and this functionality may be provided by your browser.
We also use similar technologies referred to as ‘tags’, ‘tracking pixels’, ‘code snippets’, ‘tracking URLs’, ‘local storage’ and ‘scripts’ as well as ‘software development kits (SDKs)’ and ‘device identifiers’ in our apps. These technologies are implemented on our services and may be used together with text cookies to enable information to be stored on, or transmitted to and from, the device you use to access Bivarium.
In this policy we collectively refer to all of these app and web technologies as “cookies and similar technologies”.
We may from time to time add, remove or update the cookies and similar technologies we use across our services.
You can view the main cookies and similar technologies we use at the date of this policy in the What cookies and similar technologies do we use and how can you opt out of them? section of this policy.
Who controls these cookies and similar technologies?
The cookies and similar technologies on our services are controlled either by us directly or by third parties acting on our behalf. There are also some cookies and similar technologies which we’ve implemented for advertising purposes that are controlled by independent third parties. You can find out more about these third parties and how to opt-out of their cookies and similar technologies in the What cookies and similar technologies do we use and how can you opt out of them? section of this policy.
What cookies and similar technologies do we use and how can you opt out of them?
Learn more about the cookies and similar technologies we use
1. The Essentials
Your data is collected or accessed using cookies and similar technologies that are essential to the proper functioning of our services. Like other websites and apps, you can’t opt out of these cookies and similar technologies because without them, Bivarium wouldn’t work. We restrict these cookies and similar technologies to only those that are strictly necessary for us to deliver the products and services you have requested. For example, we use essential cookies and similar technologies to:
- record whether or not you go on to complete a booking with a travel supplier that you redirect from Bivarium to complete a booking with, which is essential in order to enable us to ensure that the links between our platforms are working correctly and to identify and rectify any problems or errors;
- provide functionality such as Trip planning based on bookings on Bivarium and our partners’ sites;
- remember information that is essential to determining how your search results are displayed, such as your language and currency preferences or the product features we make available to you based on factors such as the device you are using, or your city or country level geographic location;
- remember your search criteria – such as routes, dates and the number of travellers – as you move between pages and to pass this information to the travel suppliers that you redirect to from Bivarium, or to send you to specific places within our app or on our site;
- gather important information about how our products and services are used which influence vital product decisions, updates and changes and the features we make available in certain markets;
- ensure our services are secure from automated agents, bots and fraudulent activity; and
- provide login functionality and customer support services.
View cookies and similar technologies that are essential
These are the Bivarium and third party essential cookies and similar technologies in use at the date of this policy. The cookies and similar technologies will vary depending on the device / platform you are using.
Bivarium Essential Cookies and Similar Technologies
|abgroup, ssab, ssaboverrides, experiment_allocation_id||Used to control product features and access to functionality||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Airport-transfers||Persists information between pages and display information requested||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Auth_first_name||Track name changes in booking flows||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Auth_last_name||Track name changes in booking flows||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Authinfo||Check logged in status||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Carhire||Persists information between pages and display information requested||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Exitstate||Support refreshed pages in booking flows||Web / webview / mWeb|
|gdpr||Controls the cookie banner behaviour and record the user’s preferences (opt-in/opt-out states)||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Login_redirect||Redirects users to the correct page after logging in||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Preferences||Used to identify and attribute traffic to local domains||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Sat||Used to track conversion rates and provide product functionality in app and web||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Scanner||Persists information between pages and display information requested||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Ssculture||Stores settings such as market, locale and currency||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Secure-anon_token, Secure-anon_csrf_token, traveller_context, mobile access token||Functionality cookies which provide an identifier for non-authenticated users and supports anonymous user state||Web / webview / mWeb, iOS app and Android app|
|sid_token, sid_refresh_token, sid_id_token, sid_session_token, sid_utid, __Secure-sid_csrf_token, mobile access token||Functionality cookies which provide an identifier for logged-in users and supports authenticated user state||Web / webview / mWeb, iOS app and Android app|
|User_credentials||Used for authentication||Web / webview / mWeb|
|userJourney||Track and monitor events and avoid duplication||Web / webview / mWeb|
Third party essential cookies and tracking technologies
|Measures website performance||Akamai/Mpulse||https://www.akamai.com/uk/en/privacy-policies/||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Auth0||Authentication and traveller user profiles||Auth0||https://auth0.com/privacy||Web / webview / mWeb, iOS app and Android app|
|Automattic VIP GO||Hosting for certain pages on Bivarium sites collect operational data to ensure the service is working||Automattic Inc||https://automattic.com/privacy/||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Braintree||Payment processing and secure transfer of data||Braintree||https://www.braintreepayments.com/gb/legal/braintree-privacy-policy||Web / webview / mWeb, iOS app and Android app|
|Branch.io||Deeplinking into specific places in app||Branch Metrics||https://branch.io/policies/#privacy||Web / webview / mWeb, iOS app and Android app|
|Braze SDK||Delivery of multi-channel (push, email, in app) messaging||Braze||https://www.braze.com/privacy/||iOS app and Android app|
|Ctrip Fraud Detection||Service used to check for fraudulent transactions when booking with Trip.com||Ctrip||http://pages.english.ctrip.com/webhome/purehtml/en/public/PrivacyPolicy.html||Web / webview / mWeb, iOS app and Android app|
|Mapbox Map SDK||Used for displaying the world map and allowing users to perform interactive search by selecting a country||Mapbox Inc.||https://www.mapboc.com/legal/privacy||iOS app and Android app|
|Google Analytics||Business and financial reporting||https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/||Web / webview / mWeb, iOS app and Android app|
|Security services for website protection||PerimeterX||https://www.perimeterx.com/privacy/||Web / webview / mWeb, iOS app and Android app|
|Polyfill.io||Service for providing polyfills for functionality not present in older browsers||The Financial Times||https://polyfill.io/v3/privacy-policy/||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Sentry||Used for identifying errors and crashes||Functional Software||https://sentry.io/privacy/||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Zendesk||Used for help and customer support services||Zendesk||https://www.zendesk.co.uk/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/||Web / webview / mWeb|
2. Improve your Experience
Your data is stored or accessed via cookies and similar technologies that are used to optimise and personalise your experience of the Bivarium Services. Without them, Bivarium would feel a lot less easy to use and you would not benefit from the best possible experience.
These cookies and similar technologies help improve your experience by allowing us to:
- recognise whether you are a first-time visitor or a return visitor and to tailor the presentation of the Bivarium Services, such as by recalling your language and currency preferences or your most recent searches.
- recognise you when you access Bivarium from different devices, to provide you with a consistent experience.
- monitor, test, and understand more about how our services are used and accessed such as the app store you used to download our app onto your device;
- analyse and measure product improvements and guide our product development teams based on your activities; and
- gather feedback about how you use Bivarium and how our services perform on your device.
View cookies and similar technologies used to improve your experience
These are the cookies and similar technologies used at the date of this policy to improve your experience. The cookies and similar technologies will vary depending on the device / platform you are using. Where available, we have also included a link to opt-out of the use of third party cookies and similar technology on an individual level. You can do that by visiting the link in the table on each device you use to access Bivarium.
|AppsFlyer||Service used to identify the source of app downloads and for related analytics.||AppsFlyer||https://www.appsflyer.com/privacy-policy/||Privacy Settings or via https://www.appsflyer.com/optout||iOS app and Android app|
|Firebase Analytics||Used to collect crash analytics and adoption of different releases of the app||www.google.com/privacy.html||Privacy Settings||iOS app and Android app|
|Usabilla||Used to collect feedback from travellers||Usabilla BV||https://usabilla.com/privacy/||Privacy Settings||Web / Webview / mWeb|
|Yandex Metrica||Used to collect analytics and monitor performance in the Russian market||Yandex||https://yandex.com/legal/privacy/||Privacy Settings or https://yandex.com/support/metrica/general/opt-out.html#opt-out||Web / Webview / mWeb|
3. Personalise your ads
Your data may be collected and accessed using cookies and similar technologies to personalise the adverts you see while using our services and elsewhere on the web if you agree to ads personalisation. These ads will either be delivered by us directly or by third party advertising solution providers we partner with (let’s call them “Third Party Ad Solutions”).
Third party ad solutions
We use technologies to personalise ads in certain platforms. When you are opted-in to ads personalisation on these platforms, we transfer information such as the travel you have searched for or purchased using Bivarium, the dates you want to travel and the features you have interacted with to Third Party Ad Solutions providers like Facebook and Google for the purpose of customising, optimising and improving the relevance of the advertisements you see across the web via the Third Party Ad Solution’s advertising network.
When you opt out of ads personalisation, this will stop your information being used for advertising purposes by any of the Third Party Ad Solutions we use. You’ll no longer receive advertisements from those Third Party Ad Solutions on Bivarium or elsewhere as you move around web.
Bivarium ads and offers
When you are opted-in to ads or offers personalisation we may also use information we collect via cookies and similar technologies to show you personalised ads, marketing, offers and promotions on Bivarium, or to send you communications where you have opted in to receive these. For example, where you book a flight using Bivarium or redirect from Bivarium to make a booking on one of our partner sites, we may use the information we collect via cookies and similar technologies to personalise the ads we show you or to send you personalised marketing communications relevant to your booking based on information like your destination, the time you are travelling, the services you’ve selected or which travel supplier you are travelling with. We may also use this information to provide you with relevant information about the destination you are travelling to such as City Guides or up to date weather information or to request reviews and recommendations about the places you have visited.
You won’t see personalised ads, offers or marketing while you are on Bivarium when you opt out.
However, you’ll continue to see advertising or offers when you’re on our services based on contextual information on the page or screen you are viewing. For example, if you have searched for a flight to London then you may be shown an advert relating to a hotel in London within that webpage.
View cookies and similar technologies used to personalise your ads
These are the cookies and similar technologies used at the date of this policy to personalise your ads. Where available, we have also included a link to opt-out of the use of third party cookies and similar technology on an individual level. You can do that by visiting the link in the table on each device you use to access Bivarium.
|A8-net||Used to run personalised advertising campaigns in the Japanese market||F@n Communications||https://www.fancs.com/en/privacy||Privacy Settings||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Adara||Used for ads personalisation across communication channels||Adara||https://adara.com/privacy-promise/||Privacy Settings or https://adara.com/opt-out/||Web / webview / mWeb|
|AddThis||Technology to enable sharinig on social media sites||Oracle||https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html||Privacy Settings or https://datacloudoptout.oracle.com/#optout||Web / webview / mWeb|
|AppNexus||Header bidding technology that allows us to serve ads||Xandr||https://www.appnexus.com/platform-privacy-policy||Privacy Settings or https://www.appnexus.com/platform-privacy-policy#choices||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Bing (Microsoft)||Used to personalise ads on the Bing network||Microsoft||https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement||Privacy Settings||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Criteo||Used to create audiences for advertising retargeting||Criteo||https://www.criteo.com/privacy/||Privacy Settings or https://www.criteo.com/privacy/||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Facebook Analytics||Used for personalising and optimising ads shown on the Facebook network||https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php||Privacy Settings or https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/568137493302217||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Facebook App Links||Used by Facebook to resolve deferred deeplinks after an app has been installed from an ad shown in their network. It’s not collected by Bivarium.||https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php||Privacy Settings or https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/568137493302217||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Facebook Retargeting||Used to create customer audiences for ads personalisation on the Facebook network||https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php||Privacy Settings or https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/568137493302217||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Google Ads & their Ad Technology Providers||Used to personalise ads on the Google advertising network||https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en-GB|
|Privacy Settings or https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Prebid.js||Header bidding technology to allow us to display ads||Prebid.org||http://prebid.org/privacy.html||Privacy Settings||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Used to create advertising campaigns on twitter||https://twitter.com/en/privacy||Privacy Settings or https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads||Web / webview / mWeb|
|Yahoo||Used for advertising personalisation the Yahoo advertising network||Oath||https://policies.oath.com/us/en/oath/privacy/index.html||Privacy Settings or https://policies.oath.com/us/en/oath/privacy/controls/index.html||Web / webview / mWeb|
When you access our services for the first time on your device, we ask you to agree to us using cookies and similar technologies in line with this policy. If you don’t agree to our use of these technologies, or you change your mind at a later date, you can withdraw your consent using the methods set out in this policy or alternatively, stop using our services.
Learn more about opting-in or opting-out of cookies and similar tracking technologies
Browser or device settings
Another way to opt out of cookies and similar technologies is via the settings of the browser or device you are using to access our services. Internet browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Edge have settings that allow you to control the way your information is collected and shared. Typically, these browsers allow you to view all the cookies they are storing on your device, delete your cache of cookies, and adjust your preferences for future collection. Guides on how to access and use such functionality are available at https://www.aboutcookies.org.
The downside of using browser or device settings to withdraw your consent is that it will have the effect of disabling many of the cookies and similar technologies that are essential to enabling our services to function – the impact of this is that some or all of the features and functionality we offer may stop working.
Many browsers and other third parties provide specialised ad-blocking software, ‘extensions’ or tools that enable you to block the use of all cookies for advertising purposes. If you access our services from an iOS or Android device, you can also control how your information is used for certain purposes such as tracking and advertising via your device settings.
You can also find helpful information about how to manage and limit your exposure to online interest-based advertising more generally across the web at http://optout.aboutads.info, http://optout.networkadvertising.org and http://youronlinechoices.eu. You can use these services to opt-out of the majority of interest-based advertising used by us as well as other websites.
For more information or help contact us at info@Bivarium.com