Cookies are small text files that are typically stored on the user’s computer until the end of the session, i.e., until the user finishes working in the browser. However, sometimes they are stored for longer periods of time.
When the User visits the RussianFederation website, it sends one or more cookie files to the user’s computer or another device.
The cookie files are used:
- to simplify the use of the website and to improve the quality of the services provided in order, for example, to save user settings and to automatically fill in places of interest where the user wishes to book temporary accommodations and calendar search dates;
- to keep track of when users make reservations at RussianFederation partner companies (agencies, reservation systems, hotels, inns, hostels, guest houses, etc.). After the user selects a venue that they are interested in and clicks “Book”, the site redirects them to the website of the RussianFederation partner where the temporary accommodations can be booked. RussianFederation does not collect any personal data about users who complete a transaction on a partner site. Our service is only sent statistical data on the total number of bookings and the prices for the transactions. This information is used to determine the referral fee that is due to RussianFederation;
- for analysis to better target advertising.
The RussianFederation website uses third party services to track usage statistics, information about advertising campaign conversions, and other data. RussianFederation does not use these services and tools to collect data on specific users. It only uses general statistics about visitation, the effectiveness of the website, and the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Below is a list of additional third-party services that RussianFederation uses as well as links to the privacy policies of these services.
Google Analytics and Adwords, the analytics web service of Google Inc. (“Google”)
Google Analytics is a free web analytics service from Google, which allows website owners to learn how users interact with their pages. The service collects information anonymously. The company uses its own cookie files to track visitor activities on the website in Google Analytics. They allow you to find out if the user visited this web resource before, the last page that they came from, and how much time they spent there.
RussianFederation uses the Google Analytics remarketing function. Remarketing in Google Analytics makes it possible to encourage users who have previously visited the website to return using specially designed ads that target them as they visit other websites. A third-party cookie from DoubleClick is used for remarketing purposes. This cookie files is used to provide remarketing in such products as AdWords through the Google Display Network. Consider the following example scenario: after visiting RussianFederation, the user decides to visit a travel blog that also participates in AdWords. Thanks to Google Analytics remarketing, the user will be shown ads encouraging them to use RussianFederation.
The user can prevent the Google system from using cookie files by visiting the appropriate page on Google to disable cookies.
The user can also use the following in order to change or disable Google Analytics: