What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. The cookie helps analyze 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.

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.

How We Use Cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page 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.

Which Cookies We Use

The tables below list which cookies we use and what they are used for.

Google Analytics

Our chosen website statistics software is Google Analytics which uses several cookies, as detailed below.

Cookie NameCookie DurationDescription
__utma2 yearsThis cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
__utmb30 minutesHolds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor first visits the site.
__utmcSession (until the browser is closed)Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site.
__utmz6 monthsKeeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link was clicked on, what keyword they used, and where in the world they are when they accessed the website.

Book Online

Cookies for booking system.

Cookie NameCookie DurationDescription
PHPSESSIDSession (until the browser is closed)Holds an ID number for the user's current session which allows the website to locate the correct session variables (stored information) on the server, for example, which cruise you would like to book and the date of the cruise. No personal information or card information is recorded in the cookies, and the transaction takes place on secure web pages.
JSESSIONIDSession (until the browser is closed)This session ID is used by SagePay and allows it to take credit and debit credit payments on behalf of Windermere Lake Cruises through its payment gateway. No personal information or card information is recorded in the cookies, and the transaction takes place on secure web pages.

CMS Cookies

Our website content management system makes use of functional cookies.

Cookie NameCookie DurationDescription
exp_cookies_allowed1 yearHolds a 'yes' or 'no' value depending on whether you have consented to allowing the use of cookies on our site.
exp_last_activity1 yearContains the date of your last activity on the site.
exp_last_activity1 yearThis is only relevant to registered users and contains data relating to the dates of your visits to the site.
exp_trackerSession (until the browser is closed)Keeps track of the last 5 pages you visited on the site and allows us to redirect you to the page you were on before sending us an email through a contact form.

Other Cookies

Our site uses social plugins to connect with social networks Facebook and Twitter. If you are signed in to these services, these cookies are set by the respective sites and are not the responsibility of Windermere Lake Cruises.