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Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s computer (or mobile device) that is created when a user visits a website using a program called a browser (for example Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).

A cookie isn't a program itself and doesn't actively do anything on a user's computer. A cookie cannot be used to identify a user personally but they do contribute to improving a user's experience of a website.

A cookie simply allows the website to read the contents of the cookie text file. The text file itself simply contains a unique identifier code; the site name and some digits and numbers.

Why are Cookies used?

Most websites will use cookies in order to improve the user experience by enabling the website to ‘remember’ the user, either for the duration of the visit or for repeat visits.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, such as:

  • remembering what items a user may have added to a shopping basket or an itinerary as the user moves between pages on a website.
  • saving a user's preferences to allow them to customise a website
  • measuring what users do on a website to ascertain which parts of a website are popular, how long they spend on a website, how often users return, where they come from etc

What Cookies are used by this site?

Cookies are set by this website (first party cookies) but may also be set by other websites (e.g. You Tube) that run content on the website’s pages (third party cookies).

Cookies can be set to remember a visitor for the duration of their visit (session cookies) or to remember a visitor for repeat visits (persistent cookies).  

Here are the standard cookies used by this website:

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

ASPSESSIONID*
ASP.NET_*

this website

Identification. These cookies identify a user, making it easier for them to use the dynamic features of the site without having to provide the same information again as they move from one page to another. 

non-persistent ‘session’ cookie (until the website browser is closed)

Google

Analytics

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this website

Performance: to measure and improve

site quality through analysis of visitor

behaviour.

Persistent: 2 years from when set or updated.

 Google

Analytics

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Performance: These cookies are used to record how long a visitor remains

on the site. Used to measure and improve site quality through analysis of visitor behaviour.

Session (until the website browser is closed)

Google

Analytics

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this website

Performance: This cookie is used to record where a visitor came from - e.g.

search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation. Used to measure and improve site quality through analysis of visitor

behaviour.

Persistent: 6 months from when set or updated.

Third party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

ASPSESSIONID

sharedjs.nmspace.net

These cookies identify a user, making it easier for them to use the dynamic features of the site without having to provide the same information again as they move from one page to another. 

Session (until the website browser is closed)

How do I disable cookies?

Each browser has different settings which allow a user to adjust their particular cookie permissions

For Internet Explorer

For Firefox

For Chrome

For Safari (OS X)

For Safari (iOS)

For Android

Depending upon your particular website’s  functionality you may need to include the following:

If your website uses AddThis Social Media sharing add these

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

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this website

Performance. This cookie is used to record how many times an article has

been shared via the social media  AddThis feature

Persistent: 2 years from when set or updated.


Third Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

Uid
uvc
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psc

Addthis.com

These third party cookies are used by addthis.com a feature which enables social sharing functions.

addthis.com is very widely used on websites - for more information on how their cookies operate and how you can edit your preferences see:

http://www.addthis.com/privacy
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

Persistent: 2 years from when set or updated.

If your website uses Facebook functionality add these

Third Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

Datr
lu

facebook.com

Facebook use cookies so they know who you are so we they show content that’s most relevant to you, including features, products, and ads.

http://www.facebook.com/help/?papa=176591669064814

Persistent: 2 years from when set or updated.

locale

facebook.com

These help Facebook provide a localized experience.

For example, they  may store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so you will see the site in your preferred language.

Persistent:  5 days from when set or updated

If your website uses Trip Advisor functionality add these

Third Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

BEPIN

CM

ServerPool

TACds

TAReturnTo

TASession

TATravelInfo

TAUnique

FacebookAuthCode

TASocialNetwork

TAForumSub2

TASubscriber

fbm_

fbsr_

NPID

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__utmb

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Trip Advisor

These cookies are set by the TripAdvisor widget on accommodation details pages. The majority of these cookies are set only if the user is logged into a TripAdvisor account. They track the usage of the widget primarily for analytical purposes, although they may be used for personalisation of the user’s experience on the TripAdvisor website.


http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/privacy.html

Persistent: from 1 up to 10 years from when set or updated.

If your site uses Questionnaire Builder Functionality add these

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

Person
filledquestionnaire
QB[questionnairekey]

this website

Used for questionnaires, survey's, competitions to indicate the user has already submitted answers

Persistent: 1 year from when set or updated

If your site uses the Font Size switching functionality add these

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

font_size

this website

Text Size Switcher. Text size switcher – allows the user to select their preference for the size of the text

Persistent: 30 days from when set or updated.

If your site displays a feed from Twitter add these

Third party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

guest_id

Twitter.com

Twitter may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how the user interact with their Services

http://twitter.com/privacy

Persistent: 2 years from when set or updated.


If your site displays Youtube videos add these

Third party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

VISITOR_INFO1_LI

Youtube.com

Is created if a Youtube video is embedded on a page.

Persistent: 1 year from when set or updated.

use_hitbox

Youtube.com

When the user plays the videos on the site

Session (until the website browser is closed)

PREF

Occasionally set. The nature of Youtube cookies is dependent upon the privacy settings of the videos themselves in Youtube

Full details of Youtube cookies policy here:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Persistent: 10 years from when set or updated.


If your site uses mouse flow analytics tracking add these

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

mf_user

this website

Mouse flow record information about a user’s use of a website. The website uses the information to compile reports and to help improve the site.

http://mouseflow.com/privacy/"

Persistent: 3 months from when set or updated.

mf_lastpageview
mf_session

this website

Mouse flow record information about a user’s use of a website. The website uses the information to compile reports and to help improve the site.

http://mouseflow.com/privacy/

Session (until the website browser is closed)


If you site uses Click Tale analytics tracking add these

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

WRUID
WRIgnore

this website

These cookies are used to collect information about how users  use the site. The website uses the information to compile reports and to help improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, details of which can be found by following the relevant link.

http://www.clicktale.com/privacy_service.aspx

Persistent: 1 and 2 years from when set or updated.

If your site uses Core Motives analytics tracking add these

First Party Cookies

Cookie Name

Issued by

Cookie type / purpose

Duration

cm_medium

cm_sid
cm_campid
cm_mid

This website

CoreMotives - These cookies provide information about the users and how they discovered the website. In addition they can also allow the website to create a link to a Microsoft Dynamics CRM system.

Session (until the website browser is closed)

cm_vid

This website

CoreMotives - These cookies provide information about the users and how they discovered the website. In addition they can also allow the website to create a link to a Microsoft Dynamics CRM system.

Persistent: 5 years from when set or updated.

There may be other features on your website which set cookies - custom banner adverts, widgets, images referenced directly to another website. If these set cookies, you'll need to add them to your cookie information page.