Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). Find out more.

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. Find out more.

First party cookies

First party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example Facebook or Twitter, and these sites may set their own cookies.

More significantly, a website might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. It is important to note that advertising cookies are not set for UK visitors to the BBC website. BBC Worldwide sites (including bbc.com) do use advertising cookies but these will not track your behaviour outside of the BBC Worldwide family of sites. Find out more.

Session cookies

Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.

Cookies used on Mountvacation.com website

ProviderCookie nameTypeCookiedurationDescription

Mountvacation.com

mvsearchparams

Session, Functionality

End of browser session

Increase user experience,so user doesn’t need to enter search parameters every on every page reload

Mountvacation.com

mvselectedcurrency

First party, Functionality

1 day

Increase user experience,set user’s chosen currency

Mountvacation.com

cookies

Persistent, Necessary

730 days

Stores user decisionsabout cookie usage

Mountvacation.com

SO-pec-promo-MV

First party, Functionality

7 days

Increase user experiencenot to show promos every time page reloads

Mountvacation.com

mvcalendardate

First party, Functionality

1 day

Increase user experience

Mountvacation.com

mountvacation_newslettersource

First party, Functionality

7 days

Analytics - describe thatuser is coming from newsletter source

Mountvacation.com

mv_auth_first

First party, Functionality

7 days

Increase user experience

Mountvacation.com

mv_srv_skipass

First party, Functionality

7 days

Increase user experience,so user doesn’t need to enter search parameters every on every page reload

Mountvacation.com

mv_auth_token

First party, Functionality

30 days

Increase user experience

Mountvacation.com

mvinsuranceuid

First party, Functionality

10 days

Necessary for book process

Mountvacation.com

mv12stepstoskilikeapro

First party, Functionality

30 days

Increase user experience

Mountvacation.com

mvbookurl

Session, Necessary

End of browser session

Necessary for book process

Mountvacation.com

mvbookparameters

Session, Necessary

End of browser session

Necessary for book process

Mountvacation.com

affiliate_id

Session, Functionality

End of browser session

Necessary for book process

Mountvacation.com

aff_token

Session, Necessary

End of browser session

Necessary for book process

guid.org

guid

Session, Necessary

End of browser session

A GUID is a nonsensestring that is specifically designed to be different for each browser. Wemake sure the strings are different by using mod_uniqueid, which encodes theexact time, the server you hit, and the process ID of the web server intoletters and numbers. More

Google

_utma

 

Third party analytics,Persistent

2 years

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmacookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to GoogleAnalytics. More

Google

_utmb

Third party analytics,Persistent

30 minutes

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookieis created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmbcookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to GoogleAnalytics. More

Google

_utmc

Third party analytics,Session

End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set forinteroperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated inconjunction with the__utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a newsession/visit. More

Google

_utmz

Third party analytics,Persistent

6 months

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. More

Google

PREF, id, _drt_, FLC, NID,exchange_uid

Third party analytics,Persistent

up to 2 years

Google uses cookies, likethe PREF cookie, to help personalize ads on Google properties, like GoogleSearch, particularly when you aren’t signed in to a Google account. We alsouse cookies for advertising we serve outside of Google. Our main advertisingcookie is called ‘id’ and it is stored in browsers under the domaindoubleclick.net. We use others with names such as _drt_, FLC, NID and exchange_uid. More

Comm100

PHPSESSID

Third party functionality,Session

End of browser session

Used to identify a certain visit a visitor ispaying to a page pasted with Comm100 Live Chat button.

Comm100

ASP.NET.SessionId

Third party functionality,Session

End of browser session

Used toindicate that a visitor is visiting a web page pasted with Comm100 Live Chat button Expiry

How can I control web browser cookies?

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

You can choose whether to accept cookies that are set by the Mountvacation.com and their suppliers, on the cookie settings section.

Browser tutorial how to disable cookies:

Mountvacation website mostly works without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. For example, browser will not remember your set dates between page reloads.

Cookies settings

If you don't want to receive certain categories of cookies on the Mountvacation.com website, you can use this tool to opt-out of them. We will need to set a cookie so that we can remember your choices when you next visit the website from the same browser. At the present time it is not technically possible for us to allow you to carry your settings with you between your browsers and devices so you will need to change these settings from each browser you use.

Please also be aware that we make every effort to respect your choices, however, there is the possibility that not all cookies will be captured. If this is a concern then we would recommend that you change your cookie settings via your browser; your browser help function will tell you how.

When you move away from this page, your settings will be saved.

Third party cookies

To support our journalism, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on a BBC website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. The BBC does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our websites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow websites and applications to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised which means we can't identify you personally. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you've been on the internet, but do help with serving advertising.

We use these types of cookies to improve your experience on our Services.

Analytics cookies

These cookies are for the international version of the website which features advertising. They are used to tailor the advertising to each user.

Don't forget that by not allowing analytics cookies, this stops us from being able to learn what people like or don't like about our Digital Products and Services so that we can make them better.

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