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Airbnb.org Cookie Policy
Last updated: December 7, 2020
Airbnb.org uses cookies, mobile identifiers, tracking URLs, log data and similar technologies to provide, protect and improve the Airbnb.org website. This Cookie Policy ("Policy") supplements Airbnb.org's privacy policy and explains how and why we use these technologies and what your choices are.
We use these technologies for a variety of purposes, such as:
  • to enable you to use and access the Airbnb.org website;
  • to enable, support and simplify the way Airbnb.org and the Airbnb Platform work and your access to them;
  • to better understand how you navigate and interact with Airbnb.org and to improve Airbnb.org;
  • to show you tailored advertisements (such as on the Airbnb.org website, in emails and on third party websites);
  • to show you content (e.g. advertising) that is more relevant to you;
  • to monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness of Airbnb.org advertising;
  • to enforce legal agreements that regulate the use of Airbnb.org;
  • for fraud detection and prevention, trust and security, and investigative purposes;
  • for the purposes of our own customer service, for analyzes, for research purposes, for product development and to comply with legal regulations.
When you visit Airbnb.org, we can place cookies on your device. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or another device connected to the Internet in order to uniquely identify your browser or to save information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us deliver a tailored experience and may enable us to detect certain types of fraud. In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable manner without reference to personal data. For example, we can use information we collect to better understand website traffic patterns and to optimize the user experience on our website. In some cases, we combine the information we collect using cookies and other technologies with your personal information. Our business partners can also use these tracking technologies on the Airbnb.org website or hire others to track your behavior on our behalf.
Two types of cookies are used on the Airbnb.org website: (1) "session cookies" and (2) "persistent cookies". Session cookies usually expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser and can be used again the next time you access the Airbnb.org website.
In many cases, you can manage cookie settings and refuse the use of cookies and other data collection technologies by adjusting your browser settings. All browsers are different. You should therefore visit the help section of your browser to find out more about cookie settings and other data protection settings that may be available. Please note: If you decide to remove or refuse cookies, or to clear your local storage, this could affect the features, availability and functionality of the Airbnb.org website.
We may use Flash cookies, also known as Local Stored Objects, and similar technologies to personalize and improve your online experience. A Flash cookie is a small data file that is placed on a computer using "Adobe Flash" technology. Adobe Flash Player is an application that enables the rapid development of dynamic content such as video clips and animations.
We use Flash cookies to personalize and improve your online experience and to provide content for Flash players. We can also use Flash cookies for security purposes, to record certain website metrics and to recognize settings and preferences. Flash cookies are managed via a different interface than that of your web browser. To manage Flash cookies, please visit the Adobe website.
Please note that you may not have access to certain content and product functions if you deactivate Flash cookies or other similar technologies.
Pixel tags, web beacons and tracking URLs are tiny graphic images and / or small blocks of code that are placed on websites, advertisements or in our emails. They allow us to determine whether you have taken a specific action. In this way, when you access these pages or open an e-mail, we will find out that you have accessed the website or opened the e-mail. These tools help us measure the response to our communications and improve our websites and promotions.
We collect many different types of information from server logs and other technologies. For example, we collect information about your operating system, browser, domain, the device you use to access the Airbnb.org website and other system settings, such as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our server logs also collect the IP address of the device you are using to connect to the internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices need to identify themselves on the Internet and to communicate with one another. We may also collect information about the website you visited before you came to the Airbnb.org website and the website you visit after you left the Airbnb.org website. These tools help us to improve the user experience and to provide our services.
We can use device-related information to authenticate users. For example, we can use your IP address, browser information or other data provided by your browser or device to identify the device used to access our website. We may also use these device-related techniques to connect you to various devices that you may also use to access our content, including for fraud protection and better targeting of advertisements.
Third parties, including Facebook, place technologies such as pixels and SDKs on the Airbnb.org website. These technologies help us to (1) analyze how you use the Airbnb.org website, for example by determining which third party online service you came to us from, (2) to you on the Airbnb.org website and to market and advertise Airbnb.org services on third party websites, (3) assist us in fraud detection or prevention or in carrying out risk assessments, or (4) information about your activities on the Airbnb.org website and on other websites and / or the advertisements you have clicked on. For example, to better understand how the Airbnb.org website is used, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics. To prevent Google Analytics from using your data for analysis purposes, you can install the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics by clicking on this link.
Third parties, including Facebook, may also use such tracking technologies to collect or obtain information from the Airbnb.org website and elsewhere. They can also use this information to serve ads that they think are most likely to interest you and to measure the effectiveness of their ads on both the Airbnb.org website and other websites. The targeting and advertising cookies we use include Google and other advertising networks and services that we sometimes use. Learn how Google manages data in its ad products. Further information on targeting and advertising cookies and how you can deactivate them can be found on the unsubscribe page of the Network Advertising Initiative, the unsubscribe page of the Digital Advertising Alliance or at http://youronlinechoices.eu. In order to deactivate Google Analytics in the context of online advertising or to adjust the displayed advertising from Google, you can call up the Google ad settings. Insofar as advertising technology is integrated into the Airbnb.org website, you may still be shown advertising content even if you have deactivated personalized advertising. In this case, however, the advertising content is not tailored to your personal interests. We also do not control any of these unsubscribe links and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these mechanisms. You can refuse the collection and use of data for advertising purposes by updating the ad settings in your Facebook account.
The Airbnb.org website can use social media plug-ins provided and operated by third parties, such as the Facebook “Like” button. As a result, you may be able to provide information to these third parties through whatever area of ​​the Airbnb.org website you are viewing. If you are not logged into your user account with the third party, your identity may not be known to them. If you are logged into your user account with the third party, they may be able to link information or actions relating to your interactions with the Airbnb.org website to your user account. For more information about the data practices of these third parties, please refer to their privacy policies.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are rejected by calling up the help area in the toolbar of your browser. While you can deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings, the Airbnb.org website does not currently react to a "Do-Not-Track" signal in the HTTP header of your browser or your mobile application, as a standardization in relation to this on the interpretation of this signal is missing.
Flash cookies work differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser do not remove flash cookies. For more information on how to use Flash cookies, please visit the Adobe website. You can also make changes to the global privacy settings.
Your mobile device may allow you to control cookies using the settings function. For more information, see the device manufacturer's instructions.
If you choose to refuse cookies, some parts of the Airbnb.org website may not work as intended or not at all.