This policy sets out how store and use browser cookies.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies we set, and what they do

  • PHPSESSID - This cookie is automatically set by the web server in order to tell your browsing session apart from other users who may be using the website at the same time. It is essential to the functionality of the website, and is automatically deleted when you close the browser or after a period of inactivity. Without this cookie, you will be unable to log in and make use of any interactive content.
  • _utma, _utmb, _utmb, _utmz - These cookies are installed by google. They are used to provide us with analytical data regarding your session. We use aggrogated forms of this data to understand visitor browsing habits, location, browser settings, and other useful bits of information to help us provide you with the best service possible. This information is used to track generic behaviour, and does not store personal information (such as your name, contact information etc).
  • phpbb3_h88up_u, phpbb3_h88up_k, phpbb3_h88up_sid - These cookies are set by phpBB. They are required for full functionality of our message boards 'Monarchs Glen'.

Disabling Cookies

You can chose to disable cookies from the options settings in all major browsers. The following links will take you to cookie documentation for the major browsers