What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files which are temporarily placed onto your computer. There a hundreds of advantages to using cookies. For you the user it allows websites to gather information about your personal preferences and enables websites to give you a more personal experience. For us the website owner it allows us to gather (non-personal) information about the way users are interacting with our site.
You always have the choice as to whether or not you want to accept these useful cookies. Cookies are, by default, accepted by 99% of web browsers but you can change this within your browser settings if you so wish. A word of warning though if you do, you’re likely to experience a dramatically reduced user experience and you won’t get full functionality for a lot of websites. For more information about cookies and for details on how to remove them see www.aboutcookies.org
Cookies used on golfcoursenearme.co.uk?
The cookies that we use on our website only collect anonymous information in order to optimise our services and we never collect personal information.
Google Analytics: This cookie allows us to see data on things like the number of visits to our site as well as the browsing behaviour of those visitors. This sort of data allows us to see which sections of our site are most popular and which aren’t so popular! All info is depersonalised and can never be tracked back to individuals.
Google AdWords: Using the code provided by Google AdWords we are able to better track the successes (or failures) of our advertising through the AdWords platforms. It lets us, for example, see which advert from which campaign you clicked on before you submitted one of our contact forms.
Social Shares: All of the social sharing features on our website set their own cookies (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & all AddThis shares) so that we can track social engagement.
How can you opt-out?
We gather Personal Data for the following purposes and the following services;
This cookie allows us to see information on user website activities including, but not limited to page views, source and time spent on the website. The information is depersonalised and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be traced back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy. Using Google Analytics, we can see what content is popular on our website and strive to give you more of the things you enjoy reading and watching.
Contacting the User
If you have opted in to receive our newsletters, then this may include tracking codes that help us understand who, as well as how many people have opened or clicked on each email. This data helps us to create better emails in the future and provide you with a better service. This data is stored on the servers of our email partners and covered under their security measures.
Heat mapping and session recording
Is a tool that helps look at the online behaviour and voice of your users. By combining both Analysis and Feedback tools. Simply put it can help show you how to improve your site’s user experience and performance/conversion rates.
AdWords & Facebook Remarketing Tags
Both Google and Facebook remarketing are a way of reconnecting with users who have previously visited your website. They collate depersonalised data on our website visitors. These platforms can enable us to position targeted adverts to a defined audience when they are browsing other websites. Remarketing also encompasses the use of emails to reconnect with previous users.
Mode and place of processing the data
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
For example: If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out at any time by writing to or emailing us via the contact page.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties that may be relevant to your indicated needs.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held then please write to us.
If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the address detailed below. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. Please contact [email protected]
We reserve the right to alter and change information provided in this document at our own discretion and therefore this document should be regularly referred to for updates and variations.
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