Are you concerned about cookies?
You’ve arrived on our Cookie Information page, so we guess you may be concerned about them or maybe you are not sure what they are.
Let us explain about cookies
If you are still unsure about cookies please read on below where you will find information about the cookies used on this site and how you can block them completely if you wish.
So, what about the cookies used on this site?
The EU have stated that websites must:
(2) explain what the cookies do
We have provided the information below so you can make an informed decision about the cookies used on this site and given you details, if you want to refuse consent, about how to delete and block cookies from this site by using the comprehensive cookie management facilities provided with popular browsers.
Are cookies required?
There are Essential Cookies and Non Essential Cookies, essential cookies are required for some features of the websites you visit to work correctly, in the case of this website cookies are required so that visitors can sign up for memberships and also so the website knows and and can tell your web browser that you are sign in to your account.
First Party Cookies
Websites have no memory, first party cookies such as session cookies (cookies deleted when you close your browser) are used by the website you are visiting to remember your navigation through the site. What this means is any choices or actions you make during your visit, such as adding a booking to an online shopping cart, without a session cookie to remember you had done that your cart would be empty when you came to complete the transaction.
Third Party Cookies
Third Party Cookies are generated by websites other than the one you are visiting and is usually part of a hosted service, such as a booking system or an online video player both of which are used on this website.
Most modern browsers offer the ability to block just third party cookies only or to delete them on exiting the browser. See below to learn more about the cookies used on this site.
This site uses Google Analytics which is a service provided by Google to help millions of website owners like us. Google collect anonymous data for its Analytics service (i.e. they do not capture your name, contact details or billing information). They do this by using cookies to track visitor interactions, such as how many people in an area visited our site or how many people visited a certain page and the average amount of time spent on that page.
We use the analytics data Google provides to help us improve the way our website works and the service we provide our site visitors. If you are unhappy about this, Google provide a facility for you to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics:
Social Media plug-ins and third-party cookies that might be used on this site
In the last few years the Internet has become increasingly social. It’s no longer just about searching for information but people now want to share what they are doing with their friends and love to tell them if they find something interesting or useful.
Cookies that help us do this:
We also use video on this website which streamed from a hosting service such a YouTube and Vimeo.
The privacy for these cookies will vary from company to company which is why the specific links have been included.
What we don’t do
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Should you wish to not allow cookies from our site, you are able to make that decision via the cookie notice when you first come to the site, however doing so will likely mean that our site may not work as you would expect, such as being unable to make an online membership or sign in to your membership account.
Do you want to stop cookies from this site being saved on your computer?
As we have said above, cookies are used on this site to make the site work better and we are committed to using cookies responsibly. There are essential cookies and non-essential cookies, for instance if you if you decide not to allow cookies your browser would need to have a cookie placed on it to say that was your decision. This is an example of an essential cookie.
Most modern browsers will also let you clear your cookies when you close them, this way you get the ease of use that comes with allowing cookies but nothing is stored on your computer afterwards. This would mean you would need to log back in to any online accounts, such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. but would be a good compromise.
To help you manage cookies, we have provided links to help pages showing how to manage and delete cookies for popular browsers (We are not responsible for external content and these pages may be moved by their respective owners):