To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The EU has recently updated its policy on cookies and asked us to make it clear to you exactly what our approach to cookies is. You read more about the EU directive on the Information Commission website here.
The Eiders uses a few different cookies depending on how you use the site. The different types of cookies are as below.
2. Your Location
We ask you to tell us your location when you first visit the website. We then store this information in a cookie so that we don’t have to ask you next time you visit the site. By telling us your location, you are consenting to us dropping this cookie on your computer.
If you book via our website, you are consenting to us dropping a cookie on your computer. The log-in cookie contains a long string of characters that we also hold in our database. Your browser sends us this cookie when you request a page which we then lookup against a list of users in our database. When we find a match, we know it’s you. The cookie itself does not hold any personal information. It allows us to track the conversion rate of those booking online after visiting our website.
5. Social Media
Not strictly a cookie, but in the spirit of letting you know what is going on we thought we’d include it. If you are logged into Facebook or Twitter we’ll be able to show you what your friends are doing on the site. It is not actually us doing this, it is the clever people at Facebook and Twitter. We don’t hold any of the information that you’ve given to Facebook or Twitter. If you are not logged into Facebook or Twitter, we can’t show you what your friends are doing.
6. Removing Cookies
You are able to delete cookies at any time by using the management tools within your browser. Some browsers also allow you to run in ‘incognito mode’ or use ‘private browsing’, which would make you appear to us as an unknown individual.