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Cookie Policy

  • Introduction

    Visiting the Shire Hotels websites, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of our privacy policy. Please make sure that you read this so you are aware how we are using your information. If this policy is updated, this will be reflected in the information below. The latest update was registered on 15th October 2012.

    What are cookies?

    A cookie is a small file which stores text-based data about a user’s visit to a website; it is accessed by the website each time that a user re-visits it. These files are stored on your computer or mobile/tablet devices (session cookies) or on the hard drive of these devices (persistent cookies).
    A cookie is created on these devices each time you visit a website that uses cookies. They are often necessary to ensure a good user experience by, for instance, providing relevant information about a user’s experience and interests. Cookies on any website tend to be required for basic use e.g. login data and analytics or on a more complex basis. For further details about cookies, how they are used and how they can be deleted or disabled, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org. A fuller explanation about the cookies we use has been supplied below.

    How do we use them?

    Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide improved functionality when you are browsing. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to disallow cookies, our systems will issue cookies where necessary. If you have switched off your cookies, please be aware that some of the functionality the website may not work as seamlessly as you may expect.
    The cookies that we use only collect anonymous information, however, not all the cookies on our sites are set by us. Please see the section below on third party cookies.

    What cookies do we use?

    The cookies on our website are generally functional and analytical cookies. Analytical cookies allow us to track and recognise visitors browsing the website, and to see what they are interested in. This data is classified as anonymous demographic data. Functional cookies, on the other hand, relate to the functionality of our websites and allow us to improve the service we offer you online.
    Below are listed the cookies used on the Shire website:

       
    Name of Cookie What Does it do
    ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is required by the Microsoft .NET framework to maintain a consistent browsing session.
    _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz These cookies collect information through Google Analytics in an anonymous form and record data such as the pages that you have visited, ensures updates are registered and analyses visitor traffic during a session.
    _atuvc his cookie is created for JavaScript development on client websites so that all updates are kept up to date and refreshed.

    This is a list of cookies we have authorised or operate on our behalf by third party organisations:

    Name of Cookie What Does it do
    PREF, NID, khcookie, SNID These cookies are by Google Maps to ensure map functions on the site and track the use of this service by visitors.
    psc This cookie provides information on the number of views to a page.
    uid, uit These cookies allow us to track login times and to distinguish user IDs.
    uvc This cookie allows visitors to recommend the site via social media.
    id This cookie is used to capture data regarding users who are directed to the site via the DoubleClick Ad platform.


    Where can I find more information, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?

    You can find out how to disable cookies on www.aboutcookies.org.
    Most cookies can be blocked by activating a setting in your browser which allows you to opt in/out of some or all cookies. It is worth noting, however, that if you choose to block all cookies, you may not be able to access parts of our website and may therefore have a disrupted experience when trying to access certain pages.

    To delete cookies from your mobile phone, you may need to refer to your handset manual.
 
 
 
 
 
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