What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files, that websites place on visitors’ computers to store a range of information, usually specific to that visitor – or rather the device they are using to view the site – like the browser or mobile phone.
They were created to overcome a limitation in web technology. Web pages are ‘stateless’ – which means that they have no memory, and cannot easily pass information between each other. So cookies provide a kind of memory for web pages.
Cookies allow you to login on one page, then move around to other pages and stay logged in. They allow you to set preferences for the display of a page, and for these to be remembered the next time you return to it.
You can use the Ginger Beer Golf Travel website (This Site) freely and without the need to register or login. The amount of information tracked as a result of your visit is limited to the cookies used to help us understand user behaviour or to ensure our website functions correctly and in a user friendly fashion.
This means that we put a small piece of text (the “cookie”) in storage on your web browser. This cookie lets us know that all the different things you do on our site are done by the same person.
We do not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those using our websites. The only information we have about your identity is the information you explicitly provide to us through submission forms and enquiries.
Third party cookies
We analyse user behaviour in order to better serve you and other visitors (‘Analytics’). Tracking your activity through our site (what you click on, how long you stay) helps us make better decisions about content and design. These create cookies within your browser.
You may notice some cookies that are not related to This Site. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Google Maps, or pages that present content from or the opportunity to interact with social media such as Facebook & Twitter you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The cookies employed will depend on your status with the relevant third party. For example if you are registered and whether you are logged in. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party websites for more information about these.
Similarly This Site may contain links to other websites. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.
We do not sell any personally identifiable information to any third parties.
How long do these cookies remain for?
How long a cookie resides in your browser depends on the cookie. Some are purely for your current session and some set an expiry date in the future. Tracking cookies that help to analyse the pages visited or the manner in which a user navigated around the website may remain longer.
How to browse without cookies
If for any reason you decide that you do not like cookies, you can simply change your browser settings.
The method is different depending on the browser or device (eg. laptop, tablet, mobile phone) you use and a simple search will help you with the latest method for doing this in from within your environment.
There is information that can help you do this here: https://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Cookies
What cookies do we use?
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
The Analytics Cookies and what they do:
About this cookie:The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
Duration: 2 years
About this cookie: Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
Duration: 1 day
About this cookie: Set by Google to distinguish users
Duration: 1 minute
About this cookie: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics
Duration: 2 years
This cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.
Duration: 5 months, 27 days
We use a functionality plugin to ask the user if they wish to accept the cookies on This Site. You will see cookies such as these depending on your interaction:
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The exact nature of the cookies that are deployed by these Third Parties depends on your interaction with them via your login preferences on their sites and whether you are logged in to them at the time of browsing.
You can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/policy/cookies/
You can find more information here: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies#
You can find more information here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-table
You can find more information here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types
Last update: July 2022