Cookie Statement

Last Updated: 1-1-2024

Cookie Statement

Types of cookies and similar technologies


Cookies are small pieces of text sent as files to your computer or mobile device when you visit most websites. Cookies may be delivered by us (first party cookies) or delivered by a third-party partner (third-party cookies). Cookies are either session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies enable sites to recognize and link the actions of a user during a browsing session and expire at the end of each session. Persistent cookies help us recognize you as an existing user and these cookies are stored on your system or device until they expire, although you can delete them before the expiration date.

Other similar technologies

  • Web beacons, gifs, and clear gifs are tiny graphics, each with a unique identifier that are embedded invisibly on sites and in emails. Web beacons allow us to know if a certain page was visited.
  • Pixels are small objects embedded into a web page that are not visible to the user. We use pixels to deliver cookies to your computer and monitor the activity on our sites.

All of the technologies described above will be collectively referred to in this Cookie Statement as “cookies”.

Expedia Group Legal Center’s use of cookies

On this site, we may use cookies for a number of reasons, including to:

  • Help us improve your experience when visiting our sites
  • Ensure our sites perform as intended
  • Remember your preferences, such as language or region
  • Enable you to return to previous searches or other information
  • Identify errors on our sites
  • Help with data protection and potentially detect and investigate malicious or fraudulent activity
  • Help us understand traffic to our site, including time and date of the visit, time and date of the last visit, and other information
  • Analyze how well our sites are performing

Types of information collected by cookies

The types of information that we collect through cookies may include:

  • IP address
  • Device ID
  • Viewed pages
  • Browser type
  • Browsing information
  • Operating system
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Referring or referred links or URLs
  • Features used and activities engaged in on our sites.

See the Categories of Personal Information We Collect and Use section in our Privacy Statement for more information on what types of information are collected automatically.

Types and functions of cookies

Essential Cookies

Certain cookies are required or “essential” and must be enabled for our site to function. Examples of this functionality include: allowing you to navigate our sites, allowing us to recognize returning users and managing our services. These cookies are also used to remember security settings that allow access to particular content. Lastly, we use essential cookies to collect information on which web pages visitors go to most, so we can improve our online services. You are not able to opt out of essential cookies.

Other Types of Cookies

We may also use other types of cookies to make our site engaging and useful to you:

  • Functional Cookies. These cookies enable our site to remember your preferences (such as your preferred language) and other similar settings. We use these cookies to enhance your experience on this site.
  • Performance Cookies. These cookies are used to: identify and collect information on how users use our site, in order to measure and improve the overall performance of our website. Performance cookies allow us to track (in aggregate) how visitors use our sites, including details about how long visitors spend on each page of our website, the number of clicks made on a given page, and users mouse movements and scrolling activity. The information collected is used by us to identify technical issues with the website, and to improve our services, including your experience.

For analytics, our third-party service providers may use cookies to perform their services and may combine the information that they collect about you on our site with other information that they have collected.

A list of third-party service providers which we share data with or which collect data from our sites, as well as the purposes of use, and the types of data transferred to them, may be found here.

How can you manage your cookies?

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies whenever you like, but please remember if you do choose to reject cookies, your access to some of the functionality of our site may be restricted.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, or wish to inquire about our personal information handling practices, and exercise your rights to access, correct or inquire about deletion of personal information, please contact us via the Privacy Section here.

For more information about the data controller(s) (and joint controllers, where applicable) and/or Representative for personal information we process, please click here.

Updates to Cookie Statement

We may update this Cookie Statement in response to changing laws or technical or business developments. If we propose to make any material changes, we will notify you by means of a notice on this page. You can see when this Cookie Statement was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Statement.