What is a Cookie
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive.
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits in order to track online traffic flows.
Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are set by Third Party organisations such as Google for the purpose of enabling use of services such as Google Analytics. Our website may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube, Pinterest or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.
Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.
Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.
Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies (the cookie types listed above are all set via your browser); rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored.
Holme Pierrepont Hall does not use any Local Shared Objects – or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known. How to disable Flash Cookies: The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like www.hodsockpriory.com or for all websites – see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example, if you’re contacting us via the online contact form we can see how you traversed the website and can see which pages you previously looked at before making contact.
A list of the main cookies that the Holme Pierrepont Hall website set (and what each is used for) together with ways to minimise the number of cookies you receive can be found below.
Cookie Name Source and Purpose
- MailChimp is used to collect information for Email Marketing purposes.
- Google Analytics keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was and when their last visit occurred.
- Google Analytics logs the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.
- Google Analytics logs the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site
- Google Analytics tracks whom and to what source/medium/keyword to assign the credit for a goal conversion or an ecommerce transaction.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
The Adobe Flash Player, used to provide services such as iPlayer or web-based games, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website.
How do I control and delete cookies?
Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the Holme Pierrepont Hall website.
What information do we gather?
You may browse our web pages and read about our history, wedding packages, Snowdrops, events and offers without providing any personal information whatsoever. If you request a brochure, arrange a visit or contact us via any of our website forms, we may request your name, address and email address and any other relevant details.
We may automatically collect non-personal information about you – such as the type of Internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to our web site. You cannot be identified from this information and it is used only to assist us in providing an effective service. We may from time to time supply the owners or operators of third party sites from which it is possible to link to our Site with information relating to the number of users linking to our Site from their sites. You cannot be identified from this information.
Secure storage of your personal information
Holme Pierrepont Hall follows strict security procedures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorised access and improper use, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will continue to update these measures as new technology becomes available. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.
We shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this website and reserve the right to make changes without notice. The site may provide links to other websites. This does not signify that we endorse or have any responsibility for the content of, or any transactions that you enter into relating to, those linked websites.
Information stored on your computer
Disclosing your information to others
If you have requested a brochure, arranged a visit or made a booking, your details will be held on our database for the purpose of administration. Your details will not be passed to any third party other than the venue and contractors associated with it unless we are legally entitled or obliged to do so (for example, if required to do so by a court order or for the prevention of fraud or other crime).
We will from time to time email you with information about news, events or special offers. Please utilise the ‘Unsubscribe’ facility within these emails if you do not wish to receive further communications.
The Data Protection Act
Holme Pierrepont Hall complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Third Party sites
We are not responsible for the content, privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access those sites using links from our website. We recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit. Likewise, if you linked to our site from another site, we are not responsible for the content, privacy policies and practices of the owners/operators of that site.
Please contact us at Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottinghamshire. NG12 2LD. Telephone: 0115 933 2371 or by emailing us at this link