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Statement on Cookies

By using our website, you agree to our Website Terms & Conditions.

Take a look at our Privacy Policy to find our more on how we collect and use personal data.

When you visit our websites we use cookies. Cookies allow us to identify the computer or device you’re using to access our websites – but we can’t identify you personally. 

You can set up your web browser to refuse cookies, but this means you won’t be able use all of the website features.

What we use cookies for

  • Operating our Website:  This means that you can navigate around and use the features of our website.
  • Collecting information: This means we can learn more about how you use our website so we can improve our products and online experience.
  • Tailoring your experience: Cookies allow us to provide you with information, products and services that we think you’ll find interesting
  • Making our marketing relevant: We can show you relevant offers and promotions on our own websites and through our advertising networks.

Types of cookies we use

Here are the types of cookies our websites use and some more details about what they’re used for:

Application Cookies
These cookies allow us to make sure you get the best possible experience on our website. They’re essential for you to be able to search and buy online with us.   
Analytical Cookies
These cookies help us understand how our customers are using the website, so we can make things better.

We also monitor which of our marketing activities generates traffic to our websites using cookies. We use this data to reward our partners if you make a booking with us.   

By using our websites, you agree to us using cookies as set out in our Statement on Cookies.

COOKIES – THE LOWDOWN

Read through this section for all you need to know about what cookies are and how we use them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by us or our partners. They let us identify the device you’re using – but not you personally. This information is sent back to our systems as you move around our website.

Cookies are unique to the web browser you’re using – so if you’re using a desktop computer as well as a mobile, different data will be collected for each.
You can find more information on the About Cookies website

Cookies can be set by the owner of the website you’re on. These are known as 1st Party Cookies. There are also 3rd Party Cookies that can be set by partner websites. Only the owner of the cookie can see the anonymous information it collects.

You can choose to accept all cookies, reject 3rd Party Cookies or reject all cookies by changing your internet browser settings. If you don’t accept cookies, some features of our website won’t work. For example, you won’t be able to make a booking.

How we use cookies

We may use cookies to find out more about how you use our website. We use this information to:

  • Make it possible for you to use our website
  • Show you information and offers that are relevant to you
  • Find out more about how our visitors use the website

Using our Website 
When you’re using our website, we need to use cookies to keep track as you move through our website.

Keeping track of your preferences
Your recent searches or accessed materials are recorded using cookies. If you’ve searched or accessed contetn, left our website and then you come back later, the search panel will keep the information you provided before, so you won’t need to fill everything in again.

Improving your experience
We use cookies and software programmes to record, measure and analyse how our customers use our website. We use this information to understand what you want from our website.

We can also find out how you move around our website, so we can look into any errors stopping you from being able to do what you want. The data we collect from cookies is really important for us to improve your experience.

Making your experience personal
When you’re on our website, we might interact with you or show you personalised information anonymously. Cookies help us to do this by letting us know how you’re using our website on your particular computer or device, which means we can work out what’s most relevant to you.

Receive our email newsletters? We link information from cookies with your email registration details so we can tailor the information we send you – unless you tell us not to. You’ll be given the chance to opt-out on every email we send you.

Refusing cookies and changing your mind after you’ve accepted

Refusing cookies

You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don’t want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. Use the help feature in your browser to see how. 

Changing your mind after you’ve accepted our cookies

If you change your mind after you’ve accepted our cookies, you’ll find an option within your internet browser to clear cookies that have already been set. Use the help feature in your browser to see how. You’ll then need to change your browser settings to refuse cookies in future. 

More details on how to refuse cookies

Take a look at the websites of Pinsent Masons law firm or the Internet Advertising Bureau for independent information on cookies – including how to refuse or delete them from your computer or device.

Just so you know, you won’t be able to benefit from all the features of our website if you refuse cookies.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service contains links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser or third party website by "clicking on" a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites or over the choice of which third party sites are linked to using the service. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

Find out more on cookies

Take a look at these websites for more information on cookies:

Independent advice

Pinsent Masons law firm
Internet Advertising Bureau

Information from our agencies and partners

Adobe
Google Analytics
Omniture