CREIGHTONS.COM COOKIE NOTICE
1. What are web cookies?
Although this Notice refers to the general term “cookie”, which is the main method used by our website to store information, your browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose and we may use other tracking technologies through this website such as web beacons. As a result, the information included in this Notice is likewise applicable to all such tracking technologies that we use.
You can find out more about cookies at All About Cookies.
- To let you do things on our website - for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website, make a booking or view content.
- To collect anonymous statistics - the information collected helps us to improve the website and our services through usage figures and patterns. For example, it is useful to see which rooms are being considered for booking but not chosen. This helps us to try and work out whether we need to or can improve our services.
- To improve your experience of our website - for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
- To ensure that our website is secure - for example, to make sure that personal information you give to us is protected from unauthorised access.
3. What cookies do we use?
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and explains why we use them:
|ASP.NET_SessionId||This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. This allows the site to remember certain settings, like which part of the website you were using before you were asked to sign in or register. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser.|
|user-settings-cdn-set||This is a unique id linking your web browser visit to the site to your particular user settings. This includes settings such as your country, language and currency as well as any items you may add to the basket. The items you add to the basket are stored in a database on our secure server. This cookie is available for 3 years so you can return anytime to the site and still have your settings and items you have added to the site available.|
|__utma||This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires (technically, it does expire…in the year 2038…but for the sake of explanation, let’s pretend that it never expires, ever). This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.|
|__utmb __utmc||The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.|
|__utmz||This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. __utmz also lets you edit its length with a simple customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code.|
|__utmv||If you are making use of the user-defined report in Google Analytics, and have coded something on your site for some custom segmentation, the __utmv cookie gets set on the person’s computer, so that Google Analytics knows how to classify that visitor. The __utmv cookie is also a persistent, lifetime cookie.|
4. Website cookie acceptance
5. Turning cookies off
Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you can do depends on which browser you are using. The functionality to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device. Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:
6. Updating this Notice