1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that contains a small amount of information which is placed by a website onto a computer or other device. Cookies are used to assist a computer or device to remember something the user has done within that site, e.g. remembering that the user has logged onto the Moorland Garden Hotel booking page, or which links/buttons have been clicked.
2. Types of cookies
First-party cookies are those set by the website that is visited by a user.
Third-party cookies are those that are set by a party other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a site and another entity sets a cookie through that site, this would be a third-party cookie.
Our website uses the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site.
Performance cookies: these cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, such as which pages are visited the most, but they do not collect information that identifies a visitor.
Functionality cookies: these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced more personal features. These cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts etc. The information these cookies collect can be anonymised.
Social media cookies: these cookies are used when you share information using a social media link/button on the website. The social network will record that you have done this and this information may be linked to advertising/targeting activities.
Targeting/advertising cookies: these cookies are used to deliver adverts relevant to a customers interests. They will also limit the number of times you see an advert. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission.
3. Cookie definition
Session cookies: these cookies last for the duration of your visit to our website, we use these to support a customers activities, e.g. using these cookies to retain the details of a bedroom you have chosen to book until you are ready to complete the full booking. None of your data is stored or retained after you have left the website.
Persistent cookies: these cookies are uploaded on to your device and remain in place until they expire or you choose to delete them. These cookies will allow us to change our website to improve your experience with us.
4. Do you have to accept cookies?
To have a full experience of our website cookies are required to help provide a personalised experience when browsing the site. If you choose not to allow cookies you will still be able to browse the site but your experience may be limited. In the case of persistent cookies (see above) you would be unable to complete a bedroom reservation without these enabled.
5. Managing cookies
Your applications's 'help' menu should tell you how to block cookies or change your cookie settings. How you adjust your application will depend on the application you are using.
You can delete/restrict cookies stored on your device by using a function in your application. While this does not mean you will not receive cookies in the future, it gives you freedom to delete or restrict your cookies after you have been online. This is often known as clearing cookies.