What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is placed on your computer by a website.


Why do websites use cookies?

Websites have no memory. If you surf on several pages of the website you will not be recognized as the same user on those pages. With cookies, your browser can be recognized by the website. In short, cookies are mainly used to remember the choices you make, such as your preferred language and currency. Cookies also ensure that you are recognized when you go back to the website.


Do everything cookies do the same?

No, there are different types of cookies and different ways to use cookies. Cookies can be classified according to their function, lifetime and the party that places the cookies on a website.


How does Huron use cookies?

We try to offer our visitors an advanced and user-friendly website that automatically adapts to their needs and wishes. To achieve this, our website uses the following types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies: We use technical cookies to show you our website, to make the website function correctly, to create your user account, to log in and to manage your reservations. These technical cookies are absolutely necessary for our website to function properly.
  • Functional cookies: We also use functional cookies to remember your personal preferences and to help you use the website effectively and efficiently, such as remembering your preferred language and currency, your search history and the accommodations you have viewed before. These functional cookies are not strictly necessary for the website to function properly, but they add functionality and improve your user experience.
  • Analytical cookies: We use these cookies to understand how our visitors use the website, to find out what works and what doesn't work, to optimize and improve the website and to make sure we are still interesting and relevant. The information we collect is which web pages you've visited, which forwardor exit pages you've visited and left, what platform type you've used, your date and time format, and details such as the number of clicks you make on a particular page, your mouse movements, and scroll movements, the keywords you're using, and the text you type while using our website.
  • Commercial cookies: We use these cookies to show Huron hotel advertisements on other websites. This is called "retargeting" and is aimed at the destinations you have searched for and the accommodations you have looked at.


How can you manage your cookie preferences?

You can choose which cookies you want to accept and which cookies you want to accept in your browser settings in Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome. Exactly where these settings are depends on which browser you use. Use the "Help" feature in your browser to find the settings you need.

If you choose not to accept certain cookies, you cannot use some features on our websites. And if you're opposed to an online ad network, it doesn't mean you're no longer receiving ads online or being part of market analytics. It just means that the network you signed up from no longer sends personalized ads for your web preferences and browser patterns.