In line with applicable law (Act on Electronic Communication), when you enter the websites operated by the Hungarian Tourism Agency the website may automatically save certain information from your PC or other communication device used to browse the internet (tablet, smart phone, other smart mobile devices) provided that this is enabled by the default settings of your (the visitor’s) web browser or when this is explicitly approved by you upon your first visit made to our website, and may also place browser cookies or similar programs onto your device for the same purposes.

Cookies are computer files that may be introduced to the visitor’s PC or other device used to browse the internet when the visitor visits a website. Cookies perform multiple functions and may be used for different purposes (to gather information about the visitor and his/her device or to store the visitor’s personal settings or may be used when the visitor performs online transactions or to optimise the advertising contents displayed on the website or on any other websites).

In general, cookies enable the website operator to monitor the operation of the website, prevent abuse and ensure that services are provided on the website smoothly and at the required level, and further, to make easier the use of the website and facilitate the provision of a real online experience to the visitors and let the web be an efficient source of information.

It is not mandatory for you to accept or enable the use of cookies. You may opt to disable the use of cookies using the settings of your PC or other communication device used to browse the internet, or using the settings of your web browser; however, the absence of the cookies may limit you in using all the functions or services of our website and without the same, the Hungarian Tourism Agency cannot guarantee the full use of the website.

The use of cookies enables us to record and handle the following specific data about your PC or other web browsing device:

  • your IP address,
  • the type of your web browser,
  • the features of the operating system of the device used for browsing, the date and time you visited our website,
  • the address of the webpage you visited right before you entered our website,
  • the pages and subpages you visited, the functions and services you used,
  • the total duration of your visit.

Please be advised that the cookies are not suitable for the personal identification of the visitor, on their own.

Cookies and other similar programs are used by the Hungarian Tourism Agency to know whether you have visited our website in the past, which subpages or other websites operated by the Hungarian Tourism Agency you visited, and further, to understand what specific functions and services you used, what type of information you searched for, or what type of information you may be interested in the most.

We use cookies essentially for collecting information to provide a better user experience at high quality, as well as to constantly improve our website. Some of the cookies are indispensable for the users to browse our website and to fully and smoothly use its functions and the services provided. These are the session cookies, which amongst other functions enable our system to remember the various operations performed by the visitor on a given page or function or service. Such cookies are valid exclusively during the current visit, and this type of cookies are automatically deleted from your PC upon the end of the session or upon closing your browser, if this is set under your browser settings. Performance cookies are used to collect information with regards to the patterns according to which visitors tend to use our website. These cookies collect information such as the specific page or subpage visited by the visitor, the specific part within the page the visitor clicked on, the number of pages or subpages opened, the other pages you visited, and the total duration of a page viewed, etc. The overall purpose of all this is to enhance and optimise our website and its functions, thereby improving the user experience, as well as to provide smooth services at a satisfactory level.

Our website may include links to and from external servers, being unrelated to the Hungarian Tourism Agency. The operators of these links might be able to collect user information via a direct link to their own servers (which might be thereafter handled by them in specific countries that for the purposes of privacy do not qualify to be safe third countries), over which the Hungarian Tourism Agency has no control or influence. We undertake no liability for any such potential data collection, which will be conducted solely upon your own approval until you decide to withdraw your approval or disable or delete such cookies. External service providers sometimes use web beacons to analyse user habits, place advertisements and collect information.

The list of third party cookies or other similar programs currently used by our website include: various Google Analytics services (e.g. remarketing, Google Display network display reports, Google Analytics demographics and visitor preferences reports).

You can find Google’s Privacy Policy related to advertisements here.

You can get further information about the cookies used by Google Analytics here.

Google’s Cookie Policy can be found here.