1. What are cookies and how are they used on this website?
Cookies are text files generated by a website and placed on your computer or on any other device you are using to access the website. Cookies are used on this website for various purposes including, for example, to evaluate, develop and track website usage, improve the user experience and facilitate accommodation bookings, help your browser navigate through this website, and collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. . Cookies from third parties facilitate targeted marketing on this and other websites and they (including those set by Google Analytics Premium – see Section 2) are used to evaluate and compile anonymised statistical reports for us on website activity. Section 2 and the table below contain further details about the cookies used and their purposes.
No cookies on this website capture a user's name or other information that would identify the user personally. They merely identify a computer or other device. All information collected by cookies on this website is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Information collected by the marketing cookies on this website will be disclosed to third parties. See the table below.
Session cookies do not store information on the hard disk of your computer or other device and they expire at the end of your browsing session i.e. when you close your browser window the session cookie and information it collected is deleted. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or other device and they remain there after you close your session until you delete them manually or until your browser deletes them based on the pre-determined period contained within the persistent cookie's file. This website uses both, see the table below.
This website uses both first party and third party cookies, see the table below. Section 2 below contains detailed information about the use of third party cookies in particular marketing and analytics cookies.
We have decided to categorise cookies used on our website based on the UK International Chamber of Commerce's cookie guide, as follows:
Cookies "strictly necessary" for functionality of this website's platform. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around this website and use its features.
"Performance" cookies which collect information about how users navigate this website, for instance which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with our website, find out which pages seem to hold people up, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, what pages users tend to visit and in what order. All of this helps us to refine and develop our website to try and make them more usable when a user visits us again in future.
"Functionality" cookies which allow this website to remember choices you make.
"Targeting or advertising" cookies used to deliver adverts relevant to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which are tailored to interests associated with the website activity tied to that machine or device. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They may also remember that this website has been visited from a device and share that information with marketing organisations. The marketing cookies on this website are operated by third parties with our permission. Marketing cookies are used to monitor from which advertising source a user was directed towards our website, so that we know whether it is worth us investing in that particular advertising source.