As part of the new European Union privacy protection laws we are required to inform you when we use tracking features called ‘cookies’ on our website.
How cookies are used
“Cookies” are small text files sent to your computer or mobile when you visit a website.
Current third parties are:
- Google mapping http://maps.google.co.uk
- Social media:
What to do if you do not consent to us using cookies:
If you do not consent to us using cookies you can restrict or delete them from your browser. To help you change your browsers cookie preferences we have collated some instructions for the most popular browsers.
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
Please note if cookies are disabled the online browsing experience “may” be limited.
What cookies do we use?
|Cookie Type||What we use them for|
|_utma||This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, and keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.|
|_utmb||Records when a visitor enters a site, and expires at the end of the session.|
|_utmc||Records when a visitor leaves a site. It expires after 30 minutes if there is no activity.|
|_utmz||Keeps track of where the visitor came from, search criteria, and geographic region they came from. It expires in 6 months.|
|ctst||Used to make sure we can write the 3rd party cookies.|
|stc4101||This is the third party cookie used to store all the other cookie data in concatenated form. The Cookie’s name has the site ID in it.|
|stcs4101||stcs[siteid] temporary (session) data used for de duping the main cookie store (stc[siteid])|
|PREF / NID||Stores preferences for the Google widgets.|
|original_referer / original_referer / k / js / guest_id / _twitter_sess||Cookies that support our third party social media partner Twitter.|
|Session Cookies||Our website uses a number of session cookies which ensure you are remembered as you move between pages. Without a session cookie features such booking engines and shops would not work.|
| Http Only cookies:
ASP.NET_SessionId / xid / RefererCookie / store_language
Our website uses as small amount of animation using Adobe Flash Player. Please note Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they’re managed differently by your browser. To disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings.
Path to Compliance
The information on this page is part of the action we are currently taking as we work towards higher levels of compliance. It is our policy to continually improve our privacy levels and will post updates on this page.
If you’d like to learn more about cookies and the EU Directive here are some useful links: