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June 2021

INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

  1. Introduction

  2. Who is the data controller? 

  3. What are Cookies and other similar technologies? 

  4. Authorisation for the use of Cookies on our Website

  5. What categories of data do we collect and use?

  6. Types of Cookies used on our Website

  7. List of Cookies used on this Website

  8. Why do we collect the data?

  9. How long do we store data? 

  10. Managing Cookies

  11. Contact details for the data controller and your rights to data protection

  12. Contact details of our data protection officer

 

1. Introduction

This Cookies Policy provides information about Cookies and other similar technologies (hereinafter also collectively referred to as "Cookies") used on our website ("Website") and in our mobile app ("App"), hereinafter also "Properties", in order to allow the User to better understand the use of Cookies during navigation and to provide their consent for this purpose.

2. Who is the data controller?

Where the terms "Company", "we", "our" and "data controller" appear in this Policy, they are intended to refer to:

Blue SAS, with registered office at 14, rue d’Uzès – 75002 Paris, France (R.C.S n° 490 641 354), the data controller for processing the personal data of Users and/or Customers in accordance with this Privacy Policy (hereafter: "Company", "we", "our", "data controller").

3. What are Cookies and other similar technologies?

Cookies are small text files stored on computers, hard drives, smartphones or tablets (hereinafter referred to as the "Device"). Cookies contain a small amount of user-specific data and allow a server to offer a personalised page on the User's Device.

We may also use similar technologies on our Properties called "tags" (such as "tracking pixels" or "scripts"), "HTML5 local storage", "Web beacon" or "plug-ins", as well as "software development kits" (SDKs) and fingerprint recognition techniques, or technologies that allow the User to store or access information on their Device in order to identify the latter to analyse their visits to a Website or App.

These similar technologies can also be used together with Cookies to allow the storage of information about the Device used to access our Properties, or to allow its transmission to and from it.

In addition, by implementing Cookies and other similar technologies described above, if the User returns to our Properties, the latter will be able to read and recognise these technologies, that are mainly used for the operation of our Website or to improve the operation of the same or the App, as well as to provide commercial and marketing information to the owner of the Website.

 

4. Authorisation for the use of Cookies on our Website or on the App

In accordance with the note on the use of Cookies on the homepage of our Website (or before using the Apps for the first time) and in our Cookies Policy by clicking on the "Accept everything and continue to the site" ("Accept") button on the Cookie banner, you consent to the use of Cookies described here, unless you have set the preferences in the "Privacy Settings" area or have changed your browser settings to disable their use. 

 

5. What categories of data do we collect and use?

When you visit the Website and use the comparison service or access the Apps (as a "User"), the following categories of data are collected: 

  • We collect information about your visits to the Website and your use of the Website, such as the Device and browser you are using, the IP address or domain names of any computers connected to the Website, the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of any request made, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the computer environment used, the date and time of the visit, the duration of the visit, the referral site and the navigation path to the Website leading to the visit and interactions on the Website itself, including the services and offers you, the User, are interested in. Note that we may link this information to your User account, if it exists.

See the following section of this Policy for more information on the purposes for which we collect and use this information.

 

6. Types of Cookies used on our Website

6.1 Types of Cookies according to the management entity

Based on the entity that manages the Website or the domain from which Cookies are set and processed, the following types of Cookies exist:

  • Proprietary Cookies: they are sent to the User's Device from a Website or a domain managed by us and from which the service requested by the User is provided.

  • Third-Party Cookies: they are sent to the User's Device from a Website or a domain other than those visited and not managed by us, but by a separate entity that processes the data obtained through the Cookies.

6.2 Types of Cookies according to the length of time you stay connected: 

Depending on how long you remain active on your Device, there are the following types of Cookies:

  • Session Cookies: their function is receiving and storing data when the User logs on to the Website. These Cookies do not remain stored on the Device when you end the session in the browser or exit the Website.

  • Persistent Cookies: Cookies of this type remain stored on the User's Device, are accessible and can be processed both after the User has left the Website and when browsing within the same for a certain period of time. The Cookie remains on the hard drive until it reaches its expiration date. The maximum time for which we use Persistent Cookies on our Website is 1 year. Afterwards, your browser will delete the Cookie from your hard drive.

6.3 Types of Cookies and other similar technologies according to their purpose

Cookies and other similar technologies (collectively "Cookies") can be grouped as follows:

  • Cookies with necessary functions: Technical Cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of our Website or our App and are essential for browsing, as well as for the use of various features. For example, without them, you can't use search and comparison tools, keep your currency preferences, or log in and use your personal account.

We also use these Cookies to measure traffic statistics and the performance of different versions of the same site (commonly called "A/B tests") to detect navigation problems and organise content, as well as for security reasons.

  • Personalisation, advertising and remarketing Cookies: these Cookies are used to collect and process information related to the use of our services and/or our content by the User, as well as the measurement of delivery and interaction with advertising, for example, by clicking on an advertisement, to create a profile of the User and their interests, to show the aforementioned User personalised ads and/or content relevant to them on our Properties or on our advertisements on other Websites or Apps. Generally, the content of the Website or App is used to process or infer the interests of the User in order to determine the selection of future ads and content. To this end, we may also use the services provided by third parties on our behalf to collect data and/or offer advertisements during the User's visits to our Properties or on our advertisements on other Websites or Apps, in order to show you advertisements relating to goods and services that interest you.

  • Selection, delivery and reporting of third-party ads: this purpose is linked to the collection and processing of information by third parties who place Cookies and other tracking technologies on our Properties and the combination with previously collected information, to select and provide personalised advertisements for the User and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such advertisements. This includes the use of previously collected information about the User's interests in order to select ads, process data about which ads were shown, how often they were shown, when and where they were shown and whether the User has taken any action related to the ad, including, for example, clicking on an ad. This could include personalisation, i.e., the collection and processing of information related to the User's interests to personalise, at a later date, advertisements and/or content for the User in other contexts, such as on other Websites or Apps. However, these companies use information that is not directly identified (which does not include, by way of example, the User's name, address, email address or phone number).

These Cookies are "Third-Party Cookies" that are not managed by us and, due to their operation, are not accessible by us. We are also not responsible for their management and their purpose. Article 7 of this Cookies Policy contains more information on the profile of the aforementioned third parties, on the purposes of their processing and on the opt-out mechanism.

  • Transfer of data to third countries: Transfer of data to third countries: the User explicitly consents to the transfer of data to countries that do not guarantee an adequate level of protection of the rights and freedoms of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data, including countries that are not affected by an adequacy decision and where certain national programmes outside the European Union can guarantee public authorities access to the User's personal data. For this purpose, further information on the transfer of data to third countries not covered by an adequacy decision can be found here.

Purpose of the transfer: Third parties based in third countries may collect personal data through cookies or other tracking technologies when the User visits our Website and accepts the use of the following categories of Cookies: Cookies to improve the User experience and Cookies to personalise ads.   

Type of data transferred: we collect information about your visits to the Website and your use of the Website and/or our services, such as the Device and browser you are using, the IP address or domain names of any computers connected to the Website, the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of any request made, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the computer environment used, the date and time of the visit, the duration of the visit, the referral site and the navigation path to the Website leading to the visit and interactions on the Website itself, including the services and offers you, the User, are interested in. 

Identity or categories of recipients: data can be transferred to Ad-tech providers and other actors who place their Cookies or other technologies in our Properties, based in third countries and operating in the supply of targeted advertising. Article 7 of this Cookies Policy contains a list of these actors.

Transfer risk: with reference to the transfer of data to the USA, the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in case C-311/18 of 16/7/2020 (Data Protection Commissioner/Facebook Ireland Ltd. and Maximillian Schrems) annulled the EU-USA Privacy Shield. In particular, the Court of Justice of the European Union has highlighted that the requirements of US domestic law, and in particular certain programmes that, for national security reasons, allow US public authorities to access personal data transferred from the EU to the United States, involve limitations in the protection of personal data that are not limited. In this sense, they do not meet the requirements substantially equivalent to those provided for by European law and, moreover, this legislation does not grant the interested parties rights that can be prosecuted in court against the US authorities. Legal basis of the transfer: the explicit consent of the User, if granted (Article 49 of the GDPR, paragraph 1, letter A).

Legal basis for the transfer: explicit consent of the User, if provided.

 

7. List of Cookies used on this Website

To view the list of Cookies used on this Website, click here.

The information contained in the above list was provided by the other generating companies. These companies have their own privacy policies in which they make their own declarations, as well as the applicable disabling systems.

lastminute.com group is not responsible for the content and accuracy of the Third-Party Cookie Policies contained in our Cookies Policy.

 

8. Why do we collect the data?

Why?

A. To create and maintain the contractual relationship established for the provision of the requested Service in all its phases and through any possible integration and modification.

On what lawful basis?

To provide a service requested by you

 


 

Why?

B. To comply with legal, regulatory and compliance requirements and to respond to requests from government authorities and law enforcement agencies conducting investigations.

On what lawful basis?

To comply with the law

 


 

 

Why?

C. To carry out anonymous and aggregated statistical analyses to see how our Website, products and services are used and to check on the performance of our business.

On what lawful basis?

Based on the exception defined as "strictly necessary" (where applicable, e.g., improving the operations and daily management of our Website and the App) or where a User gives his/her consent (through the Cookie banners or browser settings) 

 


 

 

Why?

D. To tailor and personalise advertising and online marketing communications (push notifications on the web) based on information collected through Cookies and related to how Users make use of our Website, products and services and how Users navigate on other sites.

On what lawful basis?

Where a User gives his/her consent (i.e., through cookie banners or browser settings)

 


 

 

Why?

E. To enable other third parties (Vendors) to tailor and personalise the advertising and online marketing notifications to be displayed on our Properties or on third-party websites, based on information regarding how Users make use of our Website that these third parties collect independently.

On what lawful basis?

Where a User gives his/her consent (i.e., through cookie banners or browser settings)

 


 

 

Why?

F. To transfer personal data to countries (USA) that do not guarantee an adequate level of protection of the rights and freedoms of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data, including countries that are not affected by an adequacy decision and where certain national programmes outside the European Union can guarantee public authorities access to the User's personal data. 

On what lawful basis?

Where a User gives his/her consent (i.e., through cookie banners or browser settings)

 

9. How long do we store data?

We store your personal data for as long as it is required to achieve the purposes and to carry out the activities described in this Cookies Policy, or as otherwise communicated to Users, or for as long as we are permitted by the applicable legislation. More information on the retention period is available here:

Data collected via tags

Technical Cookies

Retention period

Max. 3 years

Start date

The date our Website or App was accessed

 


 

Data collected via tags

Non-technical Cookies

Retention period

Max. 1 year

Start date

The date our Website or App was accessed

 


 

 

10. Management of Cookies

It is necessary to remember that if your Device does not have Cookies activated, the experience on the Website may be limited, thus preventing browsing and use of our services.

10.1 How do I disable/enable Cookies?

There are several ways to manage Cookies. By changing your browser settings, you can choose to disable Cookies or receive a notification before accepting them. You can also delete all Cookies installed in your browser's Cookie folder. Please note that each browser has a different procedure for managing and configuring Cookies. Below are the methods for managing Cookies in the main browsers:

If you are using another browser, see the browser help menu for more information.

If you want information about managing Cookies on tablets or smartphones, consult the relevant documentation or online help archives.

10.2 How do I enable/disable Third-Party Cookies?

We do not install Third-Party Cookies. They are installed by our partners or third parties when you visit our Website. We, therefore, suggest that you consult the Websites of our partners for more information on the management of the Third-Party Cookies installed. However, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/, where you can find useful information on the use of Cookies, as well as on the measures that you can take to protect your privacy on the Internet.

10.3 How do I disable Web Push Notifications?

You can disable Web Push Notifications through your browser:

 

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3220216?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/notifications-push

Microsoft Edge:https://support.microsoft.com/help/10761/windows-10-change-notification-action-settings

Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/it-it/guide/safari/sfri40734/mac

 

11. Contact details for the data controller and your rights to data protection 

The contact details of the data controller referred to above are:

Blue SAS, with registered office at 14, rue d’Uzès – 75002 Paris, France (R.C.S n° 490 641 354).

You can check the information on the processing of personal data by Blue SAS and the information on the rights guaranteed by the GDPR by consulting the Privacy Policy, which is available at Privacy policy.

12. Contact details of our data protection officer

Our data protection officer can be contacted at the following addresses:

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