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Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy sets out how The Original Cottage Company uses cookies when you access The Original Cottage Company website or one of the locally branded websites.

The Original Cottage Company may change its policy from time to time as required and keep it up-to-date by amending this document. You should check this document periodically to ensure that you are aware of any recent changes.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file received and stored by your browser. Information in the cookie makes it possible for a website to recognise a visit by a specific browser installation and thus to send individualised information to this installation. A cookie can contain text, numbers, dates etc. but it does not hold any personal information. A cookie is not a program and it cannot contain a virus.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve the user’s experience of the website and to gather information about the use of the site. Our website uses cookies to help provide security, analyse our traffic, and at times report the effectiveness of our online advertising. This information may be shared with our advertisers and analytics platforms, where it may be combined with other information you've given to our website. This helps us make the site more personal for you and allows our team to make our website more effective. No personal information is being collected.

What is the lifetime of a cookie?

A cookie’s lifetime varies depending on the purpose for which it has been created. Some cookies disappear as soon as the browser is shut down (temporary or session cookies) while others can live on for several months (permanent cookies). Many providers specify a 12 or 24 months lifetime on advertisement, statistics and contents related cookies. You can view in the table below the specific lifetimes for the cookies set by this website.

Permanent cookies with a specified lifetime will have a new expiration date set each time the site to which the cookie is related is revisited.

How do I avoid cookies?

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can select a browser and set it to block some or all cookies, delete existing cookies from your computer’s hard disk drive or in some cases issue a warning before any new cookie is downloaded. Please consult your chosen web browser’s Help function for instructions on how to do this.

You can always force immediate deletion of the cookies on your computer either during, or at the end of, a browser session. Please consult your chosen web browser’s Help function for instructions on how to do this.

Alternatively, for further detailed information you may wish to visit https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ which contains comprehensive sources of information on cookies and how to control them using a wide variety of browsers.

Full details of cookies on Original Cottages websites

The below tables detail all the potential cookies that can be used on the family of Original Cottages websites. Not all of these will be in use on each individual website, nor each individual session. For example, some cookies from our external advertising partners will only be set if you come to our website through one of their online adverts.

Necessary cookies

Provider Name Type Purpose Lifetime
Original Cottages has_js First-party cookie This is a cookie set by Drupal which identifies browser capabilities. Session
sf_redirect First-party cookie This is a cookie set by Drupal which controls website redirects in certain conditions. Session
cookie-agreed First-party cookie This is a cookie set by our website that stores your chosen cookies preference on your system. 100 days
SESS* First-party cookie This is a prefix of cookies set by us that controls the website session. 23 days, or upon logging out of your customer account
Google reCAPTCHA _grecaptcha HTML5 local storage object This is a local storage object set by the Google reCAPTCHA plugin to prevent automated and malicious activity on the website. Persistent

* denotes a wildcard of a randomly generated alphanumeric string.
† denotes a dynamic string in reference to specific page/webform's context.

Optional cookies

Provider Name Type Purpose Lifetime Opt-out
Google Analytics _ga First-party cookie This is a cookie set by Google Analytics that facilitates the Google Analytics service. 2 years Select 'Amend cookie preferences' at the bottom of the screen.
_gid First-party cookie This is a cookie set by Google Analytics that facilitates the Google Analytics service. 24 hours Select 'Amend cookie preferences' at the bottom of the screen.
_gat First-party cookie This is a cookie set by Google Analytics that facilitates the Google Analytics service. 1 minute Select 'Amend cookie preferences' at the bottom of the screen.
_dc_gtm_UA-* First-party cookie This is a prefix of cookies set by Google Analytics that facilitates the Google Analytics service. Session Select 'Amend cookie preferences' at the bottom of the screen.
_gac_UA-* First-party cookie This is a prefix of cookies set by Google Analytics that facilitates the Google Analytics service. 90 days Select 'Amend cookie preferences' at the bottom of the screen.
_gat_UA-* First-party cookie This is a prefix of cookies set by Google Analytics that facilitates the Google Analytics service. 1 minute Select 'Amend cookie preferences' at the bottom of the screen.
_gali First-party cookie This is a cookie set by Google Analytics that facilitates the Google Analytics service. 30 seconds Select 'Amend cookie preferences' at the bottom of the screen.

Comments and Feedback

Please e-mail any questions, concerns, or comments you have about our Cookies Policy to DPO@originalcottages.co.uk