What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files generated by the websites you visit and which allow you to store data which can be used in the future. This data allows us to store information between pages, but also to analyse the way in which you interact with the site. The cookies are secure and can only store information provided by the browser, information which the user will have already entered into the browser or which is included in the page requests. They cannot execute any code and cannot be used to access your computer. If a website encrypts the information contained in a cookie, only that site will be able to read this information. There are two different types of cookie, the uses and content of which are different: session and persistent. Session cookies contain information which is used during your browsing session. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies store information used between visits. This data allows sites to recognise that you are a regular customer, and adapt accordingly. Persistent cookies have a value defined by the website, and which can vary from a few minutes to several years.
Why are cookies used?
Cookies are used by the site to store information about your session while you browse, such as keeping the details of a booking. You will also find web analytics cookies with our partner, Google, which allow us to follow customer interaction through the site. This gives us valuable indications, which enable us to improve the site and the browsing experience.
Deactivating and deleting cookies
All web browsers allow you to restrict the behaviour of cookies or deactivate them through your browser settings. The procedure for doing so varies for each browser. You can find the instructions in the ‘Help’ menu of your browser. You browser will also allow you to consult the cookies present on your computer and delete them. Cookies are text files which you can open and read. However, this data is very often encrypted and can thus only be read by the website which has written it. Deactivating cookies will affect monitoring your progression through the site, but will not prevent the Google Analytics code from recognising your visit.
What do the cookies on hoyez.com contain?
The session cookies created by our website include the data used by the web server which processes your visit and allow us to know whether you have already visited the site and accepted our cookies policy, so that you no longer have to display the bar at the top of the page. Persistent cookies created by our site are used by Google. They are used to identify the traffic on the website.