What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or device by the websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make the website work and to help website owners improve the information and content being displayed.  

Different Types of Cookies.

Cookie Type

Description

Session A session cookie only lasts as long as your Internet Session. On our website Session Cookies are created to pass data between our pages, this happens when you select a function that requires continuance, so that your selection can be processed by that page or other pages.
Persistent A persistent cookie outlasts an Internet Session and can be stored on your computer or device for up to 1 year and are widely used to remember your previous selections. We also use persistent cookies on our website, an example of this is to remind our website whether you will allow us to use cookies or not. This saves you entering your selection each and every time you visit.
Secure A secure cookie is used by us when you connect to our secure servers, ensuring that the cookie communications are encrypted and can safely be transmitted.
Http Only Another more secure session cookie, which can only be used when transmitting HTTP or HTTPS and stops none http api's accessing the cookie.
1st Party 1st Party cookies are those cookies written by our website.
3rd party 3rd party cookies are used by companies other than ours, when we use their content by displaying it on our website. These include, Google plus one, Google Maps, Facebook Likes, Twitter Tweets, Trip Advisor certificates etc.

What Cookies are used by our Website?

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information

Google Analytics

3rd party

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These cookies are used by us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site and pages visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Anonymous only by Us

Potentially

Recognisable

by Goole

Google Maps

3rd party

PREF
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Anonymous data to display Map preferences

Potentially

Recognisable

by Google 

Google +1

3rd party

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Only when you are logged into your Google Account & to check to see if you have Google-plus-one the website.

Potentially

Recognisable

by Google

Facebook Likes

3rd party

ULS

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These cookies are used to help record your Like or Recommendation after you click on the Facebook button to record your approval of the business.

 

Potentially

Recognisable

by Facebook

Twitter Tweets

3rd party

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Provides a guestID to view the Tweets and records the IP address. If logged into a twitter account records  ID and session.

 

Potentially

Recognisable

by Twitter

1st Party
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Strictly Neccessary
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These cookies are used by us to provide you with the services you request and to provide secure communications and server load-balancing.

 

How can I block all 3rd Party Cookies 

  • You can also do this using your web browser settings. Each browser is different so ask your I.T engineer for details or perform a relevant search for this information using a search engine.

How can I block All Party Cookies 

  • If you block all cookies using your browser, this will impact the way you can use our website and other websites. Websites may not display correctly and you may not be able to purchase or use full functionality on the website you are visiting. However, if you are certain you wish to do this then you can also use your Internet Browser settings. Each browser is different so please ask your I.T engineer for details or perform a relevant search for information using a search engine.

If you want to block cookies only from our website only, then you can use the cookie buttons at the bottom left of each screen.

Google Analytics Cookies. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube cookies. please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.