Cookie policy

On this website you can determine which cookies to accept, and which to disable. Some cookies are necessary for the website to function properly so they cannot be disabled.

 

Functional

Cookies that enable the website to function properly. These are mandatory cookies necessary for the website to work properly.

 

Marketing

Cookies used by the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) are used to enhance the user's experience when browsing our website. If you agree to the use of ad cookies, the website will enable Google Analytics and Facebook pixel services and Twitter universal website tag and LinkedIn Insight Tag and Floodlight tag and Alexa Certify Code and MediaMath pixel services. This means that cookies using Google Analytics and Facebook pixel services and Twitter universal website tag and LinkedIn Insight Tag and Floodlight tag and Alexa Certify Code and MediaMath pixel services will be applied.

 

 

The croatia.hr website (hereinafter: Website) is maintained and developed by the Croatian National Tourist Board (hereinafter: HTZ).

 

The first time you use the Website, you are deemed to be fully aware of, and agree to these Terms, which you accept. If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not access the Website or use its content. If you have any questions or need further clarification of the Terms of Use, please contact web@htz.hr.

 

We reserve the right to change the look and content of the Website and the Terms of Use, so please review them from time to time to be aware of any changes. We will consider that your subsequent use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of all possible changes.

 

 

The Terms of Use refer to the following segments:

  1. How to use.
  2. Copyright and other intellectual property rights.
  3. Guarantees and denials.
  4. Cookies
  5. Statistics
  6. Links
  7. Changes and termination.

 

1. How to use

Allowed usage

Downloading and printing, as well as reviewing materials and content from the Website is only allowed for personal purposes. It is forbidden to publicly display, transmit, publish, modify, reproduce, distribute, and participate in the transfer or sale, copying, uploading and any other use of the entire content of the Website or a part thereof, and to select and coordinate their content without the explicit written permission of the Croatian National Tourist Board and other holders of copyright and other intellectual property rights. If such permission has been granted, it is not allowed to delete or modify existing data related to copyright and/or trademark or other intellectual property rights.

 

Use for commercial purposes

It is forbidden to use the Website for trade, sale and other commercial purposes. Any advertising or solicitation of services is not permitted without the written approval of the Croatian National Tourist Board. It is forbidden to transmit and publish obscene, abusive, vulgar, threatening or indecent or otherwise unacceptable or unlawful content, as well as those which violate any of the rights of any party, especially content containing viruses or other harmful materials. Users assume responsibility for any damage resulting from their activities which do not comply with the aforementioned, as well as for any other type of damage that may result from it. The Croatian National Tourist Board reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete, in whole or in part, the materials and content that users have published on the Website.

 

Delivering content and materials

By submitting content and materials (including, but not limited to, suggestions, ideas, drawings) to this address, you automatically grant (or guarantee that the owner of the material expressly permits) the Croatian National Tourist Board irrevocable, permanent and exclusive rights and licenses to use, adapt and modify, integrate in other works, translate, publish, transmit and distribute the aforementioned materials worldwide, in any form, using the media available now or in the future, for any purpose and without charge. The terms of this item shall continue to apply even upon termination of these Terms.

 

2. Copyright and other intellectual property rights

The content of the Website is protected by copyright owned by the Croatian National Tourist Board, or ceded to the Croatian National Tourist Board, whose authors are third parties. HTZ also owns the copyright to edit, select and coordinate the Website’s content. Furthermore, the Website contains trademarks, names of individuals and other intellectual property content owned by HTZ or third parties, and HTZ is the owner of the rights to their use. No content on the Website is free to use without restriction. It is necessary to contact the Croatian National Tourist Board for any potential use of the Website’s content.

 

Images and videos

All photographs, images, videos, biographical data of persons and/or other material appearing on the Website are the sole property of HTZ. Copyright and other intellectual property rights for all materials contained on the Website belong to HTZ. All rights reserved. Permission for the use of these materials shall be granted to entities solely for advertising, editorial and informational purposes relating to publication in newspapers, magazines and electronic media. Any other use of materials from the Website is not allowed. Also, the use of any material from the Website in connection with the sale or offering for sale of products or services of any kind is not permitted. The defined permission and method of use for the Website may not be transferred, subcontracted or assigned, and any intended and attempted transfer, subcontracting or assignment shall be deemed null and void. By using the materials from the Website, media users agree to fully comply with the restrictions, conditions and requirements set out herein.

 

3. Guarantees and denials

HTZ is making a reasonable effort to publish accurate and up-to-date information on the Website, but we do not assume responsibility for its accuracy and completeness, especially in the part where such information is taken over by public services or registers, or provided by third parties whose task is to collect and process them. HTZ cannot guarantee that the Website will always be available and accessible, and that it will not contain errors or viruses. Every user explicitly accepts the use of the Website at his/her own risk.

HTZ is not responsible for any damage or violation (including, but not limited to, special or consequential damages) that may result from the use or inability to use any part of the Website, or from content posted or uploaded by other users.

Media entities and other users using the site explicitly agree to indemnify HTZ for any and all claims, costs, damages or liabilities arising from the negligent use of materials from the site by the same user, including any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damage.

Furthermore, HTZ assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information, devices, products or processes presented herein, and does not guarantee that the use of the information, devices, products or processes will not violate private rights.

 

Denial of advertising rights

The mention of any particular product, process, or service bearing a trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or the like, does not necessarily mean that it is being advertised, recommended or favoured by HTZ or any of its employees and suppliers.

 

Denial of the right to external links

Any appearance of external hyperlinks does not imply that HTZ or its patrons are advertising such external sites, or the information, products or services they contain. HTZ, or any of its patrons and suppliers, has no control over the information contained on such external sites. External links on the Website are in accordance with HTZ's policy, and HTZ is not responsible for the content of any linked site received from its servers. Links may include text links, small images, icons, or thumbnails that illustrate the link and do not promote products or services.

 

4. Privacy, confidentiality, cookies

Cookies are miniature files that are stored on a computer or mobile device when we visit a website. Cookies allow the website to "remember" visitors' activities or settings from previous visits so that they can be automatically applied during the next visit. In this way, the website already "knows" that you have been here before and in some cases adjusts what you see on the screen. Cookies are most commonly used to remember specific user preferences, to facilitate the input of information already entered during previous visits, to collect analytical data, or for advertising purposes. The www.croatia.hr website uses cookies – a set of data that serves as an anonymous individual identifier – by sending them to your browser and storing them on your computer. Cookies are used to make sure all features of the Website are fully functioning, and provide a better user experience.

There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporarily stored on your computer and are automatically deleted after you close your web browser. They are used to obtain temporary information such as the status of your shopping cart in a web shop.

 

Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer even after you close your web browser, but they usually have an expiration date. Such cookies are used to facilitate access for registered users and store information such as usernames and passwords, which enables the "remember me" function during login, so that you do not have to enter your username and password every time you visit the website. Persistent cookies can remain stored on your computer for up to 18 months.

Cookies can also be categorised as first and third-party cookies. First-party cookies come from the site you are currently browsing, while third-party cookies come via ads or through external services from other websites. First-party cookies are used for, in addition to the proper functioning of websites, statistical monitoring of website activity.  Information collected for this purpose includes the user's IP address, browser, language and operating system information, and other standard statistical data which is collected and analysed exclusively in anonymous and mass formats. Third-party cookies are mostly used by advertisers to analyse user behaviour on various websites. The purpose of the analysis is to profile users by demographical data, interests, etc. - which is most commonly used for advertising purposes.

 

But how do cookies actually work?

Cookies store information in the form of "key" and "value" pairs within text files.

For example, cookies may store the language in which you are currently browsing the page. If the language is English, the record will most often look like this: language=en

When you first select your language, the website will create and save a cookie containing language information through your browser. Then, during every subsequent visit, if that cookie still exists, the site will know your choice and show you the content in the language you prefer.

When accessing the site, croatia.hr cookies identify the search engine parameters but not the users themselves. In short, the purpose of cookies is well-intentioned, they are not harmful and do not contain viruses. They provide a better user experience when you browse websites.

 

If you do not agree to the use of cookies, you can easily delete them from your computer (or prevent them from being stored) in your browser’s settings. For more information about managing cookies visit your browser’s pages or  www.allaboutcookies.org.

Because the purpose of cookies is to improve and maximize the user’s experience of using our Website and its processes to their fullest potential, please note that preventing or deleting cookies may disable the Website’s features or cause it to appear and function differently in your browser.

 

5. Statistics

The www.croatia.hr website uses Google Analytics to track user activity for statistical purposes. User activity is monitored to ensure that the Website functions properly and to improve the site and the user’s experience. Google Analytics does not allow user identification, although it does handle some forms of private information such as IP addresses. This is achieved through data aggregation and anonymisation techniques such as IP masking.

 

To ensure a better user experience and plan your future activities efficiently, we use the Google Analytics Advertising Reporting Features tool, which provides insight into the user’s gender, age and interests. This data is based on third-party cookies, it is anonymous and cannot be used to identify users.

Detailed information about this service and the cookies it uses, as well as the user’s options to regulate how their activity is being monitored, is available at: https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

 

6. Links

We are doing everything we can to ensure that all links from our website direct you and/or your child to websites with high-quality content, meaning that they do not encourage negative behaviour. However, websites and web addresses are changing all the time, and we cannot always guarantee the content of every address we direct you to.

 

7. Changes and termination of the Terms of Use

The Croatian National Tourist Board reserves the right to change or discontinue all or any part of this Website and its Terms of Use at any time. Changes take effect when posted at this address or when users have been notified of them. The Terms of Use apply until terminated by you or HTZ. Your termination, possible at any time, signifies the termination of your use of the Website and the cancellation of all use of downloaded materials and content.