Opodo cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a tiny text file that is deposited on your computer by a website when you visit it. It stores data that is returned to the website by your browser when you next visit the site or as you move from page to page within the site. Some cookies are essential for you to be able to use a website successfully, as they enable it to remember information you've already entered, such as flights you've selected or whether you're logged in. Other cookies can be used to store browsing and booking behaviour to compile analytical data about website usage, or to show you different products depending on what you seem to be interested in.

Cookies on Opodo

This is a list of the types of cookies used on Opodo.com and what they're for. If you wish to change which cookies you store, please see the "Managing cookies" section below.

Cookie types Cookie name(s) Purpose
A unique identifier that enables us to remember your preferences as you move from page to page during your visit. First party No Session only
My Opodo myopodoV2Cookie This is set if a customer requests to stay logged in to My Opodo. First party No Persistent
Environment identifier AB
Stores the name of the Opodo website environment you are using, so we can direct you to the same environment when you make a return visit. First party No Persistent
Analytics Google Analytics
Enables us to store anonymous browsing and booking details using Google Analytics, to compile and analyse figures on site performance. Third party No Persistent
Affiliates aw[number] Records if you come to the Opodo site from an affiliate (partner) site, and tracks resulting orders. First party Booking reference number only Persistent
Advertising OAX
OAX is a unique identifier for our advertising provider, Real Media. Cookies starting RM are dropped if a frequency-capped advert is displayed, to limit how many times the advert would be displayed to you again in a session, hour, day, week, month or lifetime. First party No Persistent
Data exchange Adatus Bluekai:


Used to record browsing and booking behaviour on Opodo, such as travel dates and destinations, for anonymous profiling. This information may be shared with other websites you visit to tailor the kinds of advertising or products they show you. Some of these cookies may also record what adverts you have seen on Opodo, to influence what adverts you are shown on other websites. Third party No Persistent
Testing mmcore.pd
We are no longer using these cookies. They were deployed when we were testing new site variables, to ensure visitors received a consistent experience. Third party No Persistent

We also work with SaleCycle, who use "device fingerprinting" instead of cookies to store your personal information and the products you show interest in on Opodo, to enable us to contact you afterwards about them.

Managing cookies

Cookie preferences need to be set for each browser (eg Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari). You usually have a number of ways of managing cookies including:

  • Enabling or disabling cookies entirely
  • Deleting particular cookies which have already been stored within the browser
  • Blocking particular websites from storing any cookies on your computer
  • Blocking third party cookies (when in the course of browsing one website, cookies are stored on your computer by another website)

Please use the links below for more information on managing cookies on each of the major browsers:

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

This website provides you with an easy option to manage or remove cookies all in one place: http://youronlinechoices.com