What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files stored within your browser software (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc). These text files are stored by websites you visit. Most often they are stored to improve your user experience.
Cookies can either be those set by the developer of the website; 'First Party Cookies' or those set by another company to perform a specific function; 'Third Party Cookies'. First party cookies are generally required in order to make a website work correctly. Third party cookies can be used for a variety of reasons including providing targeted adverts of storing analytical data.

Can I Prevent These Cookies been stored?

Yes you can. When you initially visit our website you will hopefully have noticed a popup window explaing we store cookies and by your continuing to browse our website you are confirming you are happy for our website to store those cookies. However, should you still wish to browse our website but not store cookies then please refer to the help provided by your browser software for how to turn cookies off or block them completely. Alternatively you can visit for an explanation on managing cookies.
Please be aware that should you choose to disable cookies for our website you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website, For Example; you will not be able to make an online booking.

What cookies does this website store?

Our website only uses two different types of cookies; Strictly Necessary Cookies and Performance Cookies. Please see the table at the bottom of this page for a full understanding of the cookies we store.

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Type Name Used By Description
Stricly Necessary cookie_notification all areas of the website Ironically, this cookie is used to store that the user has previously acknowledged our cookie notification message so it does not appear again.
Stricly Necessary phpsessid booking process of the website This cookie is necessary in order to keep track of the booking details you provide, they are only held long enough for you to complete a booking or should you not complete the booking then the cookie will expire the moment you close your browser software completely. This cookie will store your name, address, etc but only long enough to pass them to the server for the process of the booking.
Performance __utma, __utmb, __utmz All areas of the website, Google Analytics These cookies are used to help us analyse who is using our website. It is a function provided by google which collects data such as the area the visitor is from, which browser software they are using, how many pages have been visited on the website or just how many visits the website has had. The data collected is none invasive and does not collect any kind of personal data.

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