We inform you that this website uses cookies. Complementing this Cookie Policy is the Privacy Policy of this website, which is hosted under the domain name Barcelo.com, (hereinafter, the “Website ”). The Website is owned by the Barceló Hotel Group and it uses cookies to determine your browsing habits and show you advertising related to your preferences. 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded and stored on your computer when you access certain websites. They are widely used to ensure the proper and efficient use of websites by providing information to website owners. Cookies are used, among other things, to store and retrieve information on a user's browsing habits and on his/her computer and, depending on the information they contain and on how a computer is used, can be used to recognise and identify the user in order to enhance his/her browsing and provide the services requested by him/her. If you do not with to send cookies to our system, you can "deactivate" them from your browser by deleting them from your browsing history/cache at the end of your visit.

What types of cookies are there?

Depending on their expiration:

· ‘Session’ cookies: these remain on your browser during the visit (for example, until you close the browser and conclude the visit).

· ‘Persistent’ cookies: these remain on your browser after the session (unless you delete them).

Depending on their activity:

· ‘Performance’ cookies: they compile usage information on the website; they do not collect personal information and the data collected is stored anonymously. Performance cookies are used to improve the operation of the website.

· ‘Functionality’ cookies: they allow the website to store any option you have set on the page (such as, for example, changes to the font size, website preferences).

Depending on their purpose:

· 'Analytical' cookies: They are used to obtain statistics on the user's activity. They analyse the number of users who visit a website, the number of pages visited, the users' activity on the website, how often they use the website and other parameters. The information collected is always anonymous so that no connection can be made between it and the physical person who is browsing the website.

· 'Authentication' cookies: They are used by the website to keep a user logged in during a visit, and are predominantly used in private areas of the website that require a username and password to be accessed.

Depending on their origin:

· 'First-party' cookies: Enabled by the website that you are browsing.

· 'Third-party' cookies: Third-party cookies are those sent to the user's terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the webmaster, but by another entity that processes the data obtained by the cookies.

What types of cookies does Barceló use on its Website?

Below, in keeping with the guidelines of the Spanish Data Protection Authority, we detail how we use cookies on our Website. By using this Website, when you continue browsing it or when you accept the cookie notice, you consent to and agree to let us store these cookies on your computer for the purposes stated earlier.

The cookies we use when a user enters our Website are detailed below, based on their purpose: 

Name of the cookieProviderPurpose of the cookieDescription
BARCELO.NET_SessionIdInternalBrowsingCookie required to identify the user's browsing session.
KeyOpenTagUserIdInternalAnalyticalCookie required to identify analytical cookies.
TAFSessionIdInternalBrowsingCookie that provides the session identifier to distribute and load the website content.
TAFTrackingIdInternalBrowsingIdentifies the user so the content manager on the website can load the content correctly.
akacd_brandInternalBrowsingSession cookie used to maintain the user's browsing on each of the different brands on the website.
contextInternalBrowsingUsed to identify the context of the session and to always keep the user in the same session.
initial_locationInternalBrowsingUsed to identify the user's initial location.
First-party cookiesmultibrandInternalBrowsingUsed to identify users who landed on the website by brand.
Name of the cookieProviderPurpose of the cookieDescription
AKA_A2InternalBrowsingCookie that speeds up browsing and enhances the user experience.
PreferencesInternalLanguagesUsed to load the language selected by the user.
SessionErrorCookieInternalBrowsingCookie containing a URL to return to in the event of an error on the website.
shownotificationInternalBrowsingUsed to identify whether or not the user is logged into myBarcelo and thus show a notification over the icon.
_gat_crobarceloGoogle AnalyticsAuthenticationCookie created based on the GA call. Identifies the owner the data is sent to.
cto_axidGoogle AnalyticsAuthenticationBase cookie used to assign browsing flows to a user in Google Analytics
refidTripadvisorAnalyticalCookie from Sojern – identifies user to assign a sale
__qcaQuantcastAnalyticalCookie from Quantcast used to analyse audience performance
__qsjSojernAnalyticalCookie from Sojern – identifies user to assign a sale
_gaGoogle AnalyticsAnalyticalCookie used to assign browsing flows to a user in Google Analytics
_gac_UA-40201294-10Google AnalyticsAnalyticalBase cookie used to assign browsing flows to a user in Google Analytics - New website
_gac_UA-77005056-1Google AnalyticsAnalyticalBase cookie used to assign browsing flows to a user in Google Analytics - Property check
_gat_tealium_0Google AnalyticsAnalyticalCookie specific to Google Analytics and used to limit the percentage of requests.
_gidGoogle AnalyticsAuthenticationCookie specific to Google Analytics and used to distinguish users.
channelcloserTrivago/Tripadvisor/CriteoAnalyticalUsed to identify the channel closer with different attribution rules from those of Google Analytics.
channelflowTealiumAnalyticalRequired to analyse channel flows or attributes involved in the user's acquisition.
channeloriginatorCommission JunctionAnalyticalRequired to analyse channel flows or attributes involved in the user's acquisition.
channelwinnerGoogle AnalyticsAnalyticalCookie to identify the channel closer with different attribution rules from those used by GA and the Channel Closer.
Third-party cookiesTradedoubler tduidTradedoublerAuthenticationBase cookie for Tradedoubler - identifies user to assign the sale
Name of the cookieProviderPurpose of the cookieDescription
skyscannerSkyscannerAnalyticalBase user cookie for Skyscanner - identifies user to assign the sale
KayakclickidKayakAnalyticalBaser user cookie for Kayak - identifies user to assign the sale
utag_mainGoogle AnalyticsAnalyticalIt contains different variables for the user and his/her browsing, such as: sesionid (session identifier).
optimizelyEndUserIdOptimizelyUser experienceCookie to identify the user in the CRO tool

As indicated previously, by browsing this Website, the user accepts to have cookies generated for the purposes mentioned above.

The above notwithstanding, if you subsequently wish to delete any cookies that are stored on your computer and that your consent be specifically required, you may do so by using the tools provided by your browser for this purpose. You can find information in this regard in the section below.

Additional notes:

Web browsers are the tools tasked with storing cookies. To exercise your right to delete or deactivate cookies, you must do so from the browser.

Barceló assumes no responsibility if the operation of the Website is impeded or hampered by the deactivation of cookies, and cannot guarantee that the aforementioned browsers will correctly process the cookies.

In some cases, cookies have to be installed so your browser knows of your decision not to accept cookies.

Update of the Cookie Policy and contact

This Cookie Policy is subject to change depending on the cookies that are used.

Barceló recommends that you review this policy every time you access our Website so as to remain properly informed on how and for what purposes we use cookies and so you can be aware of any changes to the types of information they collect.

Lastly, if you have any problems involving the use of cookies on this Website, you can contact us at the following email address: dpo@barcelo.com.