What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What cookies does this site use?
We use four types of cookies, which we describe in this section. You can also find a full list of all different first and third-party cookies that we use in the table below.
- Essential cookies. These are cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to securely submit data on our booking forms or make use of our online booking services.
- Performance cookies. These help us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. For example, the Google Analytics cookie gives us information that allows us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.
- Functionality cookies (inc. social media). These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used. For example, we use some social sharing plugins, to allow you to share certain pages of our website on social networks.
- Targeting/advertising cookies. These third-party cookies (social media and google analytics) to record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. Our in-house advertising uses this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. Your cookies are anonymised and never sold or shared.
Google Analytics (3rd party) – We use this to see how many visitors we are getting, and how they found us. You can find out more about Google Analytics’ Cookies here.
Facebook Pixel (3rd party) – We use this to see how many visitors we are getting from social media campaigns and use it to serve interested visitors relevant marketing campaigns. You can find out more about Facebook Cookies here.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions here.
If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions here.
Note, that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly.
You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as this one.