Introduction & consent
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your computer or smartphone when you access the Website. It allows the Website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions. Cookies are intended to make the Website more convenient for you to use.
The Website uses first party cookies to gather analytics and usage data. We use Google Analytics to generate this information by means of cookies. Examples of usage data collected includes the type of Internet browser you are using and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to the Website.
The information generated does not personally identify you and is used to create reports for WTTC about the use of the Website, with the ultimate aim of improving the experience for our users.
The Website also uses third party requests to gather analytics and usage data for the Website or to allow you share certain pieces of our content on your social media accounts. Other than third party requests generated by Google Analytics, we use the “Facebook Connect” application to allow you to log in to your Facebook account and share certain pieces of our content.
Your cookie settings and preferences
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies by adjusting your browser settings. For example:
- In Google Chrome: Click the “three line” Chrome menu (usually in the top right hand corner of the browser). Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button. In the "Cookies" section, you can block all cookies by selecting "Block sites from setting any data". Please refer to Google Chrome's help & support section for further instructions and guidance.
- In Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8: Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK. Please refer to Microsoft's help & support sectionfor further instructions and guidance.
Please keep in mind that blocking cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites and if you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on the Website. In Google Chrome, you'll see blocked cookie icon in the address bar to warn you whenever a cookie has been blocked.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer by clearing your browsing data. For example:
- In Goggle Chrome: Click the “three line” Chrome menu (usually in the top right hand corner of the browser). Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button. In the "Cookies" section, click “All cookies and site data” to open the Cookies and site data dialogue. To delete all cookies, click “Remove all” at the bottom of the dialogue. To delete a specific cookie, hover over the site that issued the cookie with your mouse, then click the X that appears in the right corner. You can also choose to remove all cookies created during a specific time period, using the Clear Browsing Data dialogue. Please refer to Google Chrome's help & support section for further instructions and guidance.
- In Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8: Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click “Delete”. Select the Cookies check box, and then click “Delete” if it isn't already checked. Clear or select check boxes for any other options you also want to delete. Please refer to Microsoft's help & support section for further instructions and guidance.
This website is owned and operated by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). We are a not-for-profit organisation, registered as a UK company limited by guarantee under registration number 02506591, and our registered office is at The Harlequin Building, 65 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HR.
You can contact us by writing to the business address given above or by using the contact form at http://www.wttc.org/contact/ to send us a message.