Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance). For more information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Some cookies are removed from your computer when you close your browser. These are called ‘session cookies’. Others stay on your computer for longer, until they expire after a fixed time. These are called ‘persistent cookies’ and can be used to store information between your browsing sessions, such as your preferred settings on a website, or the items that you added to your basket on your last visit.
Cookies that are strictly necessary to carry out actions which you’ve asked the site to do, such as booking a holiday, are excluded from the new law. Without these cookies, the payment process won’t work, and you won’t be able to book. We can use these cookies without explicitly asking your permission. These cookies are session cookies, and are removed when you leave the site and close your browser.
Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term. For this reason session cookies may sometimes be considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.
Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.
First and third party cookies – Cookies set by the website owner are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
(1) To recognise your computer when you visit our website;
(2) To track you as you navigate our website, and to enable the use of the checkout on our website;
(3) To improve the website’s usability;
(4) To analyse the use of our website;
(5) In the administration of this website;
(6) To prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. Please note that doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we’ve outlined a few examples below:
1. For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options” / 2. Click on the “privacy” tab / 3. Select the setting the appropriate setting
2. For Mozilla Firefox:
Choose the menu “tools” then “Options” / 2. Click on the icon “privacy” / 3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
Luxurycoastal.co.uk is owned and operated by Luxury Coastal Ltd. If you have any questions about our cookies or our cookies policy, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
Sign up and you’ll receive 5% off your first holiday booking with Luxury Coastal, plus find out about our latest properties, offers and holiday inspiration.