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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2018

IHG Owners Association uses cookies on its website. To make the website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. 

This About Cookies Page is part of our Privacy Policy and outlines, for each cookie that is set on your device when you visit our website, its purpose, information collected when you visit our website, and third-party sites, how to opt out, and a link to a website where you can withdraw consent to being tracked by third parties. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your browsing session. Persistent cookies remain on your device for the duration of each specific cookie, until its expiration date or until you delete it, whichever comes first. Unless otherwise stated, the cookies listed below are persistent.

Each cookie serves one of three different purposes: essential, service enhancement, or analytics. The cookies on our site will not be used for any purpose other than as stated below.

Essential Cookies

Essential Cookies are necessary for the operation of our website because they enable you to freely move through the Site. If you do not permit the use of Essential Cookies, your visit to the Site may be impaired. For example, these cookies remember your preferences as you move around the Site.

  1. The ASP.NET_SESSIONID cookie is used by websites written in DotNet, like IHGOA, to maintain user sessions and is classified "strictly necessary" by https://cookiepedia.co.uk
  2. ASPXANONYMOUS is used by .NET sites to maintain an anonymous id to track users within a session and is classified "strictly necessary" by https://cookiepedia.co.uk

Analytics Cookies

Analytics Cookies collect data on how our website is used, for example, which pages of the Site were most frequently visited. These cookies provide us with analytical data on the performance of the Site and information regarding how to improve it.

  1. Google Universal Analytics. We use Google Analytics which is a web analytics service from Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie on your device for the purpose of recognizing you on an anonymous basis. We use the data received from Google Analytics for business planning, operations, and marketing activities aimed at understanding better how to improve the contents of our website and your user experience. While the cookie is persistent, the data expires in two years. Information that may be collected includes:
  • Analytics, Browser Information, Cookie Data, Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Internet Service Provider, Interaction Data, Page Views, Serving Domains
  • IP Address, Device ID, Search History, Location Based Data
  • Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Login

For more information about how Google collects, uses and shares your information, please visit the Google Privacy Policy-Partners website at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners

Advertising Cookies

Advertising Cookies collect information about your visit to our website for the purpose of retargeting (showing you IHGOA ads on other websites) ad behavioral advertising (showing you ads on other websites based on your browsing history). These cookies help IHGOA understand which online advertising is working to bring visitors to our website before or after they have seen an IHGOA digital advertisement.

  1. Google AdSense Word Tracking. Information collected could include:
  • Ad Views, Analytics, Browser Information, Cookie Data, Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Internet Service Provider, Interaction Data, Page Views, Serving Domains
  • IP Address, Device ID, Search History, Location Based Data
  • Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Login

How to Control Cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see www.aboutcookies.org, www.youronlinechoices.com, or http://optout.networkadvertising.org or if you are located in the European Union/European Economic Area, please visit European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) Your Online Choices website at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, click here for instructions.

You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website and some services and functionalities may not work. Note that when you opt-out of being tracked and/or targeted by some companies, they set a cookie in your browser to indicate that you have opted out.