Expedia's Cookie Policy

'People-Shaped Travel' is our motto so we work hard to listen to our customers and deliver a smart and engaging website that reflects your needs. One of the ways in which we do this is through the use of cookies.

Not sure what cookies are or what they do? Pay close attention; this page will tell you everything you need to know about cookies, as well as teach you how to manage them on your computer. Let's start with the most frequently asked question…

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit most websites. They help you get the best possible experience when you return to the same website.

Why does Expedia use cookies?

Cookies allow us to improve the Expedia website's content, functionality and speed; while their tracking ability also helps us to understand your likes and dislikes, which means we can respond quickly and adapt the site accordingly. We also use cookies to help make the adverts we display on our website more relevant to your interests.

At Expedia, we use cookies because it's important to us that the time you spend on our website, is as useful, relevant and intuitive as possible.

In fact without cookie placement, a website cannot remember your preferences or registration details for your next visit. For example, by allowing us to place cookies in your web browser, you don't have to remember your username each time you sign in – a cookie helps us to remember that information for you.

Cookies also allow us to highlight what destinations that visitors like you are also interested in. Once we know that, we can show you who's booking what and where – what's hot and what's not in terms of deals and destinations. You never know when you might need some inspiration...

Here's an explanation of the cookies we use on Expedia.ie along with information about what they do.

What cookies does Expedia use?

How can you manage cookies?

We hope you're now feeling confident about what cookies can do, and how we use them at Expedia to improve your website experience, but we know that you may want to manage your cookies from time to time so here are some tips!

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 and areas of our website may be restricted. www.allaboutcookies.org provides good simple instructions on how to manage cookies on different types of web browsers.

Many advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you'd like to find out more information on how to manage and/or opt out of advertising cookies visit the Digital Advertising Alliance website or the Your Online Choices website.

If you have any questions regarding Expedia's use of cookies or other technologies, send us an email using our customer service and feedback form, and we'll do all we can to answer your questions.

Now you know almost everything there is to know about cookies...job done.