From the 26th May 2011, the EU e-Privacy Directive, commonly known as the Cookie Law requires us to explain the purpose of any cookies or similar mechanisms we use, and get your approval before we ask your web browser to store them.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small bits of information sent by a website to a web browser and stored by the web browser. The web browser then sends the information back to the website whenever it asks for a page from that website. It sends the information even when the page request is different to the one that sent the cookie, but it never sends cookies to a different website.
Most web browsers will allow you to control which websites you will accept cookies from and also let you see the cookies stored for each website.
Cookies are so common, and often necessary for the proper operation of a website, that most users accept all cookies by default.
Like many websites, we use Google Analytics to monitor use of our website. These tools help us to understand how visitors use the website and help us improve the experience for all visitors. To do this, Google Analytics creates one or more tracking cookies. These cookies are allocated to our website, not Google. However, the information gathered is shared with Google. We do not link user details to this information or share user details with Google.
What about the embedded version of the site?
As well as our main website, we provide a booking widget that can be embedded in a users website to allow them to offer online booking without vistiors leaving their website. We support this through the use of iframes.
The functionality that we currently support for the embedded widget does not require cookies. Other functionality, not yet on general release, does require cookies. We are evaluating how best to make the widget compliant without adversely impacting the visitor experience.
How do I block the cookies?
First, think carefully, before you decide to disable cookies. If you do, you'll not be able to access any of the online booking functionality of the website. Your main reason for visiting.
When you visit the site, and we don't see any cookies already stored (perhaps from a recent visit), we'll display a small note letting you know that if you continue your visit, we will take this to mean you are happy for us to send your web browser cookies.
If not, you should update your browser settings to disable cookies.
If you have any questions in relation to our cookie use then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 25th May 2012