Cookie Policy

Last updated: September 16th, 2020

We respect the privacy of visitors using https://www.goto.com.mt (our “Website”). This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using them. Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies

A cookie is a small text file (typically numbers and letters) that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. your computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website using that device. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit – and they are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and store some information about your preferences or past actions. Additionally, we use ‘Local Shared Objects’ i.e. Flash Cookies. These cookies are stored locally and are available to all browsers you may use.

Neither cookies nor flash cookies can be used to access or use other information on your computer, other than information related to your usage of the Website. We only use these methods to track your use of our services. Cookies help us monitor traffic to the site, improve our services and make it easier and/or more relevant for your use. We use flash cookies and third-party cookies to help us show you more relevant and desirable advertisements.

Cookies can be divided into several categories:

Some cookies are needed for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network – others may be necessary for the provision of a service over the internet, in which case they have to be used. These are termed as ‘strictly necessary’.

Other cookies may be desirable to improve your experience, such as statistic and marketing cookies, in which case we will ask you for your consent to use them.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your consent.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to improve your user experience, enable certain functions of the Website, such as, navigation and access to secure areas of the Website, aggregate statistics about the number of visitors to the Website and obtain data about how the Website is being used. This data enables us to develop and optimise the Website.

We also use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you have provided to them or that they have collected from your use of their services.

Cookies may either be deleted automatically when the user closes their web browser (so-called "session cookies") or stored on the user's computer to facilitate future visits to the Website (so-called "permanent cookies"). Permanent cookies will also be automatically deleted after a specified period of time as provided below. Flash cookies are a type of permanent cookie.

What cookies do we use?

We use the following types of cookies that are placed on the Website, their function, the purposes for which the data are collected and how long data collected by cookies are kept. Please note that the names of the cookies may change over time:

Strictly Necessary Cookies (1)

These Cookies are essential to enable you to navigate and use the features of the Website. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features, and the website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.

Provider Cookie Name Expiration of Cookie Purpose Is the Cookie essential for the website to work Type
goto.com.mt OptanonConsent 1 year Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie con sent box will not be presented again upon re-entry. Yes HTTP

By law we do not need to obtain your consent in order to use these cookies.

Preference Cookies (1)

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Provider Cookie Name Expiration of Cookie Purpose Is the Cookie essential for the website to work Type
goto.com.mt @@scroll# Session Improve usability Yes HTML

Statistics Cookies (4)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Provider Cookie Name Expiration of Cookie Purpose Is the Cookie essential for the website to work Type
goto.com.mt ga 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Yes HTTP
goto.com.mt gat 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Yes HTTP
goto.com.mt gid 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Yes HTTP
googleanalytics.com collect Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. No Pixels

Marketing Cookies (22)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to deliver advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use Marketing Cookies to customise the advertising content, to conduct interest-based advertising, to limit the number of times you see the same advertisement and to conduct market research.

Provider Cookie Name Expiration of Cookie Purpose Is the Cookie essential for the website to work Type
goto.com.mt fbp 3 months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers No HTTP
google.com ads/ga audiences Session Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites. No Pixel
atdmt.com ATN 2 years Targets ads based on behavioural profiling and geographical location. No HTTP
surveymonkey.com attr_multitouch 1 year Used in context with SEO and con version optimization Gathers an y u ser reports or behavioral data in to reports for the website operator. Th is service is provided by a third-party analysis-service. No HTTP
facebook.com common/cavalry_endpoint.php Session Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement- Th is also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement No Pixel
surveymonkey.com ep# 1 day Saves user states across page requests when completing a w eb-based survey. No HTTP
facebook.com Fr 3 months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. No HTTP
youtube.com GPS 1 day Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. No HTTP
atdmt.com https://cx.atdmt.com/ Session Sets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers. No Pixel
doubleclick.net IDE 1 year Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. No HTTP
facebook.com Messenger livechat /230439611075167_0 Persistent Used by Facebook to restore chat session No HTML
goto.com.mt ml_guid Persistent Registers user behaviour and navigation on the website, and any interaction with active campaigns. This is used for optimizing advertisement and for efficient retargeting. No HTML
doubleclick.net test_cookie 1 day Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies. No HTTP
facebook.com Tr Session Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. No Pixel
youtube.com VISITORINFO1LIVE 179 days Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated You Tu be videos. No HTTP
youtube.com YSC Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. No HTTP
youtube.com yt-remote-cast-installed Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded You Tu be video. No HTML
youtube.com yt-remote-connected-devices Persistent Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded You Tu be video. No HTML
youtube.com yt-remote-device-id Persistent Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded You Tu be video No HTML
youtube.com yt-remote-fast-check-period Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded You Tu be video No HTML
youtube.com yt-remote-session-app Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded You Tu be video. No HTML
youtube.com yt-remote-session-name Session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded You Tu be video. No HTML

What are your choices regarding cookies?

When you visit the Website, you will be requested to accept or manage your cookie settings. We can store cookies on the user’s device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site, however, for all other types of cookies, we need to obtain the consent of the user.

Please note that you may change your mind at any time and may delete cookies or refuse to accept them. If you delete or refuse cookies you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

How can I change cookie preferences?

Apart from setting cookie preferences from the Cookie Banner on our website, you can control and/or delete cookies as you wish from your browser settings. For details on how to control and/or delete cookies using your browser settings, please see:

Delete Cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Delete Cookies in Mozilla Firefox browser

Delete Cookies in Google Chrome browser

Delete flash cookies (all browsers)

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 a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Changes to this Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes to this Policy, we will let you know accordingly. However, it is advisable to regularly check this Policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.