What we collect
We only collect personally identifiable information when you submit it to us through the use of a web form.
We may collect the following information:
- Name, address, telephone numbers and email address
- Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
- Payment information related to a booking (handled by our third party booking provider)
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- To facilitate a booking or availability enquiry.
- To send you a brochure when requested.
- For internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
Traffic Logging – Google Analytics
We make use of Google Analytics in order to monitor the usage of our website and collect anonymous statistics such as number of visitors and page views. Google Analytics makes use of a cookie in order to track the source of your visit, and to group your page views into one session. The use of Google Analytics and these cookies will reveal no personal information to us, and are used for statistical purposes only.
Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
A cookie is used in order to provide you with the shortlist facility on our website. If you choose to make use of this facility, a cookie will be stored on your computer that identifies the cottages that you have added to your shortlist.
No personal information is stored, and this information is only used to generate the shortlist page for you. The cookie will be removed if you remove all cottages from your shortlist or after one year.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive by a website. Cookies allow websites to respond to you as an individual. The website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Third Party Cookies
Our website makes use of social media sharing facilities on our blog, which allow you to post links to our content on various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. When you visit a page that contains these buttons, cookies may be set by the third parties. The information gained through these cookies allows the third parties to target advertising when you visit their websites.
Only anonymous information is stored through these cookies; they would not store personally identifiable information. If you don’t wish for these services to track your activity, you can opt-out by visiting: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.
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