At The Lakelands we believe in being fully transparent offering details on how we collect and use any data related to you personally.
Explaining a “cookie”
A cookie is a small data file placed onto your device that enables us to identify your device and secure your access. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
There are two main types of cookie: persistent cookies and session cookies.
A persistent cookie will recognise you as an existing user, which can also remove the need to sign in each time you visit the site.
Session cookies will only apply for as long as your current website visit or browser session.
Cookies can also be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
• Used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
• Strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
The privacy use of a Cookie is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Cookies and advertising
Cookies, pixels, and tags help to serve relevant ads to visitors by identifying your device your usage, your browsing behaviour, log data (your IP address).
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) governs the use of personal information and information collected cannot be shared with any 3rd party advertisers without your consent.
The use of third-party cookies
The cookie table below provides details of the third party cookies that may be used on our site now or in the future.
Our site includes links to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and so on.
The privacy implications for this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
We use Google Analytics to compile visitor statistics such as:
- How many people visit our website
- Different technologies visitors use (Mac or Windows) which tells us when our site isn’t working as it should
- How long visitors browse our site
Analysing website statistics helps us continuously improve our website standards.
You can control cookies through your browser settings preferences.
How do you decline or remove cookies?
To decline to receive cookies, simply change your browser settings on your computer or other device. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies.
Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information. For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.