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Cookie Policy

1.   What are cookies?


As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how I use it and why I sometimes need to store these cookies. I will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However, this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site's functionality.


For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies


2.   How do I use cookies on my website?

I use cookies for a variety of reasons as detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

3.   How can you disable cookies?


You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser’s ‘Help’ facility for how to do this). Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a variety of popular browsers.


Please be aware though that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.


4.   What cookies have I set on my website? 

This site offers newsletter and on-line booking services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.


When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or booking forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

5.   Does my website include any third party cookies? 


In some special cases I also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.


  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping me to understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so I can continue to produce engaging content. 


For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.


  • From time to time I test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When I am still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site ensuring I understand which optimisations users appreciate the most.

  • I also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites including Facebook and Instagram will set cookies through my site which may be used to enhance your profile on their sites or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Hopefully this has clarified things for you and, as was previously mentioned, if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not, it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case they interact with one of the features you use on my site.


6.   How often do I review this policy?


I keep this policy under regular review - this policy was last updated on 30th September 2023.

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