Cookie & Privacy Policy

About cookies & What They Mean

Cookies are information packets sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date. Our website uses session cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Google cookies - _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

St Andrews Hotel uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Old Browser Cookies - old-browser_continue

St Andrews Hotel uses this cookie to allow users with older browsers to continue to use our website. Users with older browsers are advised to upgrade or continue to use this site with their old browser. This cookie remembers their selection so they do not need to see the warning more than once

Logged in Cookie - PHPSESSID

This is a required cookie so the site knows which users are logged into this website

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services, twitter, facebook google maps and youtube videos) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites. If you have any questions then please feel free to email us.