Cookies Policy


Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association

Last Updated:
21 January 2020

General Policy & Terms

This is the ‘Cookie Policy’ for the website/web page listed above and any other web properties we own that are linked directly or indirectly from this website which from this point may be referred to as ‘the website‘. The website belongs to/is licensed to the above listed Association which from this point will be referred to as “the Association/we/us”. We may refer to you as ‘you/visitors/members/users/guests‘.

By using the website you accept and agree to be bound and abide by the terms & conditions, privacy policy, cookie policy & earnings/results disclaimer – if you don’t agree with these you must stop using our website, all connected websites we own & any social properties we own on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Linkedin & Pinterest which from this point may be referred to as ‘social media properties’.

What are Cookies

Almost all professional websites use cookies, which are tiny files that are automatically downloaded to your computer as you browse a website to improve your experience. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored and why this may ‘break’ certain elements of our website’s functionality.

Tracking Cookies

We may where appropriate use cookies to gain information about the way you use this website by means of tracking cookies. These cookies only store information about your website usage & no personal data is stored there. This is normal practice & it only serves to help improve your user experience & for future display of advertising.

We use these cookies to:

  • Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Understand how you use our website, where in the world you are, how often you visit, when you return.
  • How you interact with our website
  • To track sales, affiliate sales, cart abandonment
  • Help us find the offers that best match your browsing habits

Other Cookies We May Set

  • Account related cookies

When you create an account with us, we may use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to allow you access protected information for longer periods or to remember your site preferences after you logged out.

  • Login related cookies

We may use cookies when you are logged in so that the website remembers this. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

  • Email newsletters related cookies

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

  • Orders processing related cookies

Our website may offer e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

  • Survey related cookies

From time to time we may run user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate/mathematical results.

  • Forms related cookies

When you submit data through a form, such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your details should the form submission process fail. These cookies store no sensitive data.

  • Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we may need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page affected by your preferences.

  • Google/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram tracking remarketing programs

We may on occasion use a well known social media/ad & tracking platforms to track your website usage/serve you ads. We may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other general ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics “opt out” browser add on.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we may also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter by using our site.

  • We may use Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • We may use third party cookies to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content & a better user experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way the content is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site, ensuring we understand which optimisations our users engage with the most.
  • The Google AdSense service that we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limits the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

  • We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural/advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest to you.
  • Sometimes partners advertise on our behalf and use affiliate tracking cookies to allow us to see if our members have come to the site directly or through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately with commissions.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; facebook, twitter, instagram & Pinterest will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their privacy policies.

Disabling/Deleting Cookies

Disabling cookies will often result in disabling certain functionality and features of the site.  It is recommended that you leave all cookies enabled.

Should you still wish to disable /delete cookies, you can usually do this by deleting your browsing history. The procedure for this is different for each browser so you must follow the instructions on how to do this from your preferred browser’s website – simply search for ‘remove browsing history in “your browser name” for more information.

You can learn more about how to manage cookies on various popular web browsers by following the Browser Cookies Guide.

More Information

If you are looking for more information regarding cookies you may contact us using the contact details provided on our website

This website uses cookies

By continuing to browse this website or by clicking “Accept”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance your site experience and for analytical purposes. Read more about our cookie policy.

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