What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file which allows Internet applications to respond to you as an individual during your visit to a website. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by remembering information about your preferences during your visit. This improves the way the website works for you when you go to it.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. It is entirely ‘passive’ and does not contain software programmes, a virus or spyware. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. A cookie typically contains the name of the website it belongs to and the lifespan of the cookie.
What cookies do we use?
1. Analytical Performance Cookies
Our website uses Google Analytics so that we can measure what pages on our website are being used and by how many people. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We never store any personal data such as your name or address so the information we collect can never be used to identify you. Google does not share your analytics information with anyone else.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
_utma: expires after 2 years
eu_opt_in: expires after 5 years
_utmb expires after 30 minutes
_utmc expires at browser close
_utmz expires after 6 months
2. Session Cookies
Session cookies are used for remembering user selections during their visit to your site. A typical scenario may be to remember information entered in a form when navigating to different pages. This cookie expires when you close your browser.
Possession expires at browser close.
All recent versions of popular browsers give users some control over cookies. You can set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or accept/reject cookies for certain websites.
The website aboutcookies.org offers comprehensive information on how you can control cookies in all of the popular browsers.
Information we collect from you
We will collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site. The information you give us may include your name, postcode, e-mail address and payment information.
Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we will automatically collect the following information:
(a) technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser plug-in types and versions and operating system and platform; and
(b) information about your visit, click stream to, through and from our site (including date and time), and length of visits to certain pages.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you give to us. We will use this information:
(a) to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, membership that you request from us;
(b) to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
(c) to notify you about changes to our service;
(d) to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
(a) to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
(b) to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
(c) as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
(d) to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
Information we receive from other sources. We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
Disclosure of your information
We will not share your personal information with anyone outside of Northumberland Golf Club.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. An access request may be subject to an administration fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. We shall confirm this fee with you at the time.