About Our Cookies


What Is A Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive.

How We Use Cookies

This website is free to use, but when you make a purchase or booking after clicking on a link from this website, we may be paid a small commission by the company with which you make the purchase or booking.

To ensure that the sales we generate are tracked correctly, some of our commercial partners use cookies to track sales originating from this website and to monitor advertising impressions.

We do not have any control over or access to these cookies. For more information, see the List Of Our Cookies below.

Other Cookies

Cookies are also used to gather information about visitors to this website. An example of this would be to monitor how many visitors we have each day, and which pages they visit.

These cookies are administered by our web analytics providers and we have no access to them. The data gathered cannot be linked to individuals by us. All data gathered is aggregated and made anonymous by our web analytics providers.

A final use of cookies is in connection with social media buttons on the website. For example, the Facebook button.

How To Delete Or Block Our Cookies

You can delete existing cookies and refuse new cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

For more information on how to to do this, we suggest you take a look at the following guides:

How To Find Out More

If you have any questions about our cookies, our business or anything related to this website, then please feel free to contact us at any time.

List Of Our Cookies

For visitors who would like to learn more about the cookies used on this website, we have listed them below in more detail.

Google Analytics

Cookie Name
Purpose
Expiry
__utma
This cookie is used to track how many times you visit a website. It is updated each time you visit the site or when you load a new page.
2 years after last update.
__utmb
This cookie is used to keep track of the pages you view when you visit a website - so we know that one person visited a certain set of pages. It expires 30 minutes after your last page view.
30 minutes after last update.
__utmc
This cookie is used to recognise whether you are a new visitor.
It expires when you leave the website.
__utmz
This cookies stores information about how you reached the website. For example, you might have come from a search engine, an advert or another website or you might have typed in the website address directly to your web browser.
6 months after last update.
__utmx
This cookies is only used if we are using Google Website Optimizer to test two different versions of a page. The purpose of this cookie is to make sure you see the same version of the page everytime you look at it.
2 years from last update.

Chartbeat

Chartbeat is a service we use to provide real-time anonymous information about users who are currently on the website. No personally-identifiable information is ever collected - we just get to see how many visitors we have, what pages they are on and other similar information.

Cookie Name
Purpose
Expiry
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This cookie is used to identify whether you are a new visitor or a return visitor.
30 days after last update.

Performance Marketing

Performance marketing is one of the ways in which website that are free to use - like this one - can pay their expenses and make money for their owners.

Instead of charging upfront for a service, websites like this one receive a commission when we generate a sale for another company. That means that in most cases (not all), we get a small commission payment if you make a purchase from a company after clicking on their link on this website.

Cookies are used to track these sales, so to help you identify these cookies on your computer, we've listed the companies that might place a cookie on behalf of one of the companies that's linked to from this website.

Please note that the only information tracked is the time you clicked on the ad, the time you made your purchase and the value of the purchase. No personal information is stored in these cookies.

Most advertisers use a third party to provide these tracking services. That's why you probably won't recognise any of the companies listed below - they are working on behalf of the advertisers on this website.

You can find out more about performance marketing on the Internet Advertising Bureau UK official website.

You may see cookies from some of these companies on your computer, but you are unlikely to see all of them:

  • Tradedoubler
  • Starcom Mediavest
  • Commission Junction
  • Affiliate Window
  • Affiliate Future
  • Affilinet
  • Traveljigsaw
  • Skimlinks
  • ValueClick Mediaplex
  • Amazon Associates
  • eBay

Social Media

Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are an important way of interacting with our visitors and showcasing the information and services we provide.

To help with this, we include links on the website that enable you to interact with your personal social media accounts. An example of this is a link to Twitter that would let you tweet a link to one of our pages to your followers.

Cookies may be used as part of this process so that you can be accurately linked to your social media account. As a result, you may see some of the following cookies on your computer:

  • AddThis
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google +1

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