To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Change your Browser Settings
You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) to notify you when a cookie is issued, or c) to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Types of cookies
First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Third-party cookies are set by other organisations that we use for different services. For example, Lonely Planet uses external analytics services and these suppliers may set cookies on Lonely Planet’s behalf in order to report what’s popular and what’s not. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr and these sites may set their own cookies.
Session Cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to a website and these are deleted from your device when your browsing session ends.
- remember your menu selection to be able to show nested menu and highlight parent and current page (session cookie)
- if there is a page selector for e.g. event list: to be able to show which page you are on (session cookie)
Third-party cookies we use
- Google Analytics – anonymously gather statistics on how you got here, which page you visited, how long you stayed etc
- Google Translation – remembers if you have used their translation service to translate our website.
- YouTube – if embedded videos show in our pages a cookie might be used to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.
- Booking.com – (embedded hotelbooking) cookie might be used to remember us as affiliate id as well as your selection of city/hotel.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
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We do not track clicks or behaviours in any way.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.