Here we tell you more about what cookies are, why we use them, which cookies we use and how you can manage cookies using your browser settings.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device by our website. They’re used to store information about your visit and improve your browsing experience.
The cookies we use on our website fall into four categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Targeting cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are needed for the website to work properly. This includes our booking system, which needs to store information temporarily in a ‘session’ about your booking – including number of nights, selected merchandise etc. Without these session cookies, our booking engine wouldn’t work properly. Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser.
Also cookies are used to remember you when you login. Our login cookies expire after 24 hours, after this time you will be required to login again when you come back.
We use these for recording information about visits and traffic sources. For this we use Google Analytics, one of the most popular web analytics packages available. These cookies let us review visitor behaviour, helping us to learn and improve user experience. They provide collated information so are anonymous. Visit the Google Analytics website to find out more .
We use these to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. This includes social sharing using the AddThis icon on every page.
Find out more about AddThis
Email Tracking Cookies
How do I manage my cookies?
Modern browsers let you change your cookie settings – bear in mind though that changing your settings may mean some parts of our website won’t work properly for you.
See links to most popular browsers and their cookie settings.
Want to know more about cookies?
Visit Microsoft cookie FAQs
Or visit the All About Cookies website
To find out more about data protection, cookies and more, visit the Information Commissioners Office