What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information generated by any website that you may visit. They are used by web developers to help users navigate websites efficiently and perform certain functions. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the website or a third-party tool on a website to function as designed, to make the website more useful to you, and to recognise you, to make it easier for you to jump back into where you left off in your use of a website. Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website's server. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.
My website uses session cookies and persistent cookies. With session cookies, when the browser closes, the cookie is permanently lost. With persistent cookies used on my website, there is a specific expiration date, upon which the cookie will be automatically removed from your device or computer. The cookies on my website have an expiration date of 6 months to two years.
The information I collect about you on my website
When you visit my website, I collect two types of information about you:
1. “Non Personal Information”, which is information that doesn’t identify you personally. This includes the country and region that you're in when you access my website, time of access, the pages you've visited and the time spent on my site. When you access my site, I automatically collect this sort of information via Google analytics cookies. It helps me to have an overview of how people are using my site, which in turn can help me make sensible decisions to improve the user friendliness of my website. I've provided you with a link at the bottom of this page so you can check out Google's cookies and privacy advice in relation to Google.
2. “Personally Identifiable Information” is non public information that identifies you personally for example your name, email address, phone number and IP address. Please note: I can ONLY collect Personally Identifiable Information via my website if you choose to share this with me in your initial booking enquiry by using the contact form.
Your choices regarding cookies
You can choose to delete, block or disable all cookies from all websites, or some websites. If you choose to block cookies, you just need to be aware that some of the features on my website may be inactive and some of my pages might not display correctly. This will be the case for most other websites too. Should this happen, you always have the option of changing back your cookies setting again. All is not lost!
How to Disable Cookies
Google Analytics Opt-Out
In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed something called Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on; which can stop data being sent to Google Analytics. If you'd like to make use of this, or want to know more, here's the link:
Google Analytics Opt-out
Browser Add-on will not affect your use of my website in any other way.
More information about cookies and privacy
You can learn more about cookies and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at the Information Commissioners Office: public/online/cookies/
Please contact me at email@example.com if you need further information