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.
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, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ accounts
- Improve the customer journey, content, function and features of our website
- Improve the efficiency of our marketing, which in turn helps us to offer our service at the best possible price
- Collect personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass any personally identifiable information to third parties
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cookies used on ClassicBritishHotels.com
Cookies necessary to the function of the website may be used to allow you:
- Make a booking, using our online booking engine
- Register for special offers by email or mobile, when you complete one of our registration forms
- Explore our hotels and their locations, using 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.
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. This includes cookies which enable A/B or Multivariate Testing, meaning that different variations of the same page may be served to different visitors and anonymously assessed to understand how our customers interact with each variant.
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.
Social Media cookies:
Cookies are used to allow you to share content on our website on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ accounts.
From time to time we may use remarketing cookies. These cookies allow us to advertise on other websites in a more efficient way. If you have previously visited our website, you may be shown adverts containing special offers for our hotels and products. Information used for remarketing is anonymised and does not personally identify you.
Basket abandonement cookies:
From time to time we may use basket abandonement cookies. In the event that you have attempted to make a booking and have reached the stage of entering your details, for the purpose of making that booking – but have not completed the booking – we may contact you by email to check if you require assistance to make your booking.
Third Party cookies:
ClassicBritishHotels.com, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third party websites. Disabling these third party cookies will prevent these functions and features from working correctly. Third party cookies that add extra functionality to our website include