This is part of our Privacy Policy which you can view HERE

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.

How we use cookies

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, such as Google Maps. 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:

What cookies do we use?

Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google.

The Analytics Cookies and what they do:
About this cookie:This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

About this cookie: This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

About this cookie:This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

Cookie acceptance:

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:
cookie_notice_accepted, cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary, viewed-cookie-policy

Third party

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.


The cookies employed and their expiration will vary depending on your use of Facebook – for example whether you are a registered user, whether you are logged in and the status of the ‘keep me logged in’ checkbox.

You can find more information here:

Examples of cookies you may see when browsing This Site include:
Type: Facebook tracking cookie
Contains the user ID of the currently logged in user.
Identifies the web browser being use to connect.
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Type – Advertising:
This cookie is set by Twitter to identify and track the website visitor.
This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website

Examples of other Twitter cookies you may see displayed on This Site include: eu_cn and tfw_exp.

You can find more information here:


Type: Advertising
Originating from share buttons and ad tags.
Expiration: 1yr
Type: Routing
Originating from share buttons and ad tags.
Expiration: 1 day


Type – Preferences:
Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites.
Use: The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

Type – Security:
Security cookies authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
For example, cookies called ‘SID’ and ‘HSID’ contain digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time. The combination of these two cookies allows Google to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms that you complete on web pages.

Type – Advertising:
Google uses cookies like NID and SID to help customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search. For example, to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website. This helps show you customized ads on Google.
One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain

Similar cookies you may encounter include 1P_Jar, CONSENT, SEARCH_SAMESITE and DV

Other Google properties, like YouTube, may also use these cookies to show you more relevant ads.

Type – Other:

SAPISID Used by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps (session cookie)

SIDCC – google tracking


This cookie stores your preferences and other information, in particular preferred language, how many search results you wish to be shown on your page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.
Expiry: 10 years from set/ update

A cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old.
Expiry: 8 months from set/update

This cookie registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
Expires: At end of session

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
Expires: At end of session

Last update: January 2020