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Classic British Hotels - Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A "Cookie" is a small text file stored by your web browser on your computer or mobile device, or held temporarily in its memory.

Cookies perform a variety of roles. Many are necessary to ensure that websites function as intended, whilst others may be used to enhance your experience using a website. The majority of websites use cookies and they do not harm your computer.

Does the Classic British Hotels website use cookies?

Yes, the Classic British Hotels website uses a small number of cookies. Any information held by cookies used on our website is anonymous and does not tell us who you are or provide us with any of your personal information. For example, as part of our commitment to improving the website we use cookies to track how visitors move around it - tracking information is aggregated, used for statistical purposes only and is not identifiable to you personally.

The cookies used on our website help to:

  • Make the website function in the way you would expect
  • Remember that you are logged in (if you have login access)
  • Improve the speed and security of the website
  • Enable social sharing of content using your Facebook (or other social network) account
  • Improve the customer journey, content and function of our website
  • Improve the efficiency of our marketing, which in turn helps us to offer our service at the best possible price

We DO NOT use cookies to:

  • Collect personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass any personally identifiable information to third parties

How can I agree to use cookies?

If your browser is set to accept cookies we will consider this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you accept the use of cookies on our website.

What if I do not consent to the use of cookies?

You do not have to consent to accepting cookies from this website. They can usually be managed via your web browser and they can be deleted or blocked, if you prefer. However, please be aware that deleting or blocking cookies may degrade some of the ways in which this website operates, and potentially, your experience using it.

Mozilla Firefox

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Firefox, select 'options' then choose 'privacy'. Since Firefox accepts cookies by default, select "use custom settings for history". This will bring up additional options where you can uncheck 'accept cookies from sites' or set exceptions, 'accept third party cookies', and decide how long cookies will be stored (till they expire, till you close the browser, or ask you every time). You can also see the list of stored cookies and delete those you don't want manually. You also have the option of deleting all cookies either from the history window or the privacy window. Permissions for blocking or allowing cookies for single sites can also be set via the Permissions tab.

Google Chrome

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Google Chrome, click on the wrench (spanner) on the browser toolbar. Choose 'settings', then 'under the hood'. Find the 'privacy' section and click on 'content settings'. Then click on 'cookies' and you will get four options allowing you to delete cookies, allow or block all cookies by default or set cookie preferences for particular sites or domains.

Internet Explorer

To block cookies or change cookie settings in Internet Explorer, select Tools (or the gear icon), Internet Options, Privacy. You can choose from a number of security settings including Accept All Cookies, Block All Cookies and intermediate settings that affect cookie storage based on privacy and whether cookies set allow third parties to contact you without your explicit consent.


To block cookies or change cookie settings in Safari 5.0 and earlier, go to Preferences, Security and then Accept Cookies. You can choose from Always, Only from sites you navigate to or Never. In Safari 5.1 and later go to Preferences, Privacy. In the Block cookies section choose Always, Never or From third parties and advertisers.

Which cookies do you use?

Cookies necessary to the function of the website: _SessionTracker_cbh
Identifies that you have logged in to a restricted area of the website and keeps you logged in until the session expires. authen-cookie
Enables the use of our online booking engine. ASPSESSIONIDASCBAAQA
Allows you to register for special offers by email or mobile, when you complete one of our registration forms. PREF, NID
Enables the use of Google Maps.

These cookies are needed in order for the website to perform the functions outlined correctly. If they are disabled or removed you will not be able to use the site as intended.

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Facebook cookies are used so that you can share or 'Like' content on our website with your Facebook account.

Site improvement cookies:

From time to time we may employ cookies that allow us to test different versions of our website on different visitors. This helps us to understand how best to improve the website and the experience of anyone visiting it.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies:

Our website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects anonymous, aggregated information that is not linked to your personally. However, the information does help us to understand how many people are visiting the website, the content that they are most interested in seeing, the browsers they are using and more. This enables us to improve, refine and test the website more effectively.

__utma Cookie
This cookie will remain on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It helps us to understand when a visitor first comes to our website and if they return at a later date. It also provides information on bookings made via our website.

__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookies
These cookies help us to understand how long visitors stay on our website. The __utmb cookie is a session cookie and it expires at the end of your visit to the website. The __utmc cookie expires after 30 minutes as it cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired. This is a standard 'grace period' in visitor analytics.

__utmz Cookie
This cookie helps us to understand where a visitor has arrived from and whether or not they visited our website directly, via a paid-for advertisement, via a search engine listing or via a social network. It also gives insight into the search used to find our website - for example 'hotels in London'. This cookie lasts six months.

__utmv Cookie
This cookie will remain on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It helps us better understand and communicate with our customers and is used for segmentation, data experimentation and to improve cookie targeting capabilities.

__utma Cookie
This cookie will remain on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It helps us to understand when a visitor first comes to our website and if they return at a later date. It also provides information on bookings made via our website.

Remarketing cookies:

Following a visit to our website you may notice that you see more advertisements for Classic British Hotels on other websites. This is made possible through the use of cookies and means that the ads you see elsewhere on the internet are more relevant to your interests and the things you've been researching. The process is anonymous and we cannot contact you directly. Occasionally, the Classic British Hotels website employs remarketing using Google cookies.

If you are registered as a member of our email database then, from time to time, we may also contact you by email following a visit to our website. You can opt out of these communications at any time.