Cookies on Himalaya Palace
Around 5 June 2012, new regulations came into force with regard to the use of so-called “cookies” on web pages. These rules are incorporated in Article 11.7a of the Telecommunications Act (Tw). The new regulations also relate to your privacy. Because we find your privacy very important, we would like to inform you about this subject on this page.
Because the new legislation on cookies is not yet completely clear to all authorities how it will work in practice, Himalaya Palace will continue to closely follow all developments and will do everything it can to continue to comply with the new cookie legislation.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on a computer, telephone or tablet. The cookies are read by the browser (including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) when opening an internet page. The cookie maker determines what text files he places in the cookie in question.
As long as you as a user do not enter any personal data on the site you visit, the cookie cannot contain this information either. There are direct and indirect cookies, also known as first and third party cookies. Cookies are not dangerous in principle; they are not computer programs and cannot be used to spread computer viruses.
Type of cookies
3.1 First party cookie
With a first-party (direct) cookie, the website in question places a cookie with the user who opens the website. First-party cookies have different purposes. One of the purposes is for example remembering the user’s login name and remembering items from selected items in a shopping basket.
3.2 Third-party cookie
A third-party cookie “follows” a user over different websites over a longer period of time and is thus able to build up a “profile” of a user. These cookies are often used for targeted online advertising. An advertising network then places a cookie on a user’s computer, telephone or tablet via a third-party site. This cookie can be read by the network on the various websites that are located in the advertising network.
3.3 Sharing with social media networks
You will undoubtedly already have experience with companies placing cookies on your computer, tablet or telephone. This happens, for example, when you share products or content from such a site with friends via social networking sites (such as Twitter or Facebook). For more information about this we refer you to:
How can I opt out of cookies?
As a user, you can manage cookies that you allow on your computer via the internet browser that you use. You can also indicate that you would like to be informed every time a cookie is offered. Below we explain how you can manage cookies via the most popular internet browsers:
Find out which internet browser you use
On your PC: click on “Help” at the top of your browser and choose “About”
On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and choose “About” (make sure the browser is open).
Opt-out of cookies in Internet Explorer
In Internet Explorer you can select the level of the cookie filter:
For more detailed privacy settings, click on “Advanced” or go to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NL/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Opt-out of cookies in Safari
More info via: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Opt-out of cookies in Google Chrome
All cookies are enabled by default in Google Chrome. You can manage or completely block the behavior of first-party and third-party cookies yourself:
More info via: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Opt-out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox
In Mozilla Firefox you can set which sites are allowed to set cookies and how long they are stored. You can also view and manage your existing cookies:
More info via: http://support.mozilla.org/nl/kb/Cookies%20in-%20en%20en switching off
Unsubscribe from Flash cookies
If you want to manage Flash cookies on your computer, the Adobe website offers tools to do this. If you use Mozilla Firefox to surf online, you can use add-ons to remove Flash cookies.