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We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Why are cookies used by Visit Harrogate?

Our site also uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site, to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

There are different categories of cookies. We use Google Analytics cookies which are “analytical” type cookies. We use them to enable us:

  • To recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.

By the use of “cookies” on our Website – cookies are small text files or variables which enable a website to “remember” who you are. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies but you should be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish. This will however, affect your ability to log into certain areas of the Website. Browser-specific instructions on how to restrict or block cookies may be found on the IAB’s website.

Types of Cookies

We use session cookies (which are temporary cookies) to maintain your session with the server in the areas of our site that are available to registered users. Our session cookies store a unique identifier to allow the server to distinguish between individual users’ sessions. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

We sometimes use persistent cookies to enable pop-up advertisements and to prevent the server from displaying the pop-up advertisement more than once. Persistent cookies remain on your hard disk until you delete them.

Website Analytics

In addition to the information you provide on registration, we will collect:-

  • details about which of our services you utilise
  • information each time you visit our Website and which pages you visit
  • information from the documents you complete
  • information from content you download.

How do third parties use cookies on the Visit Harrogate Website?

Third party companies like analytics companies and ad networks generally use cookies to collect user information on an anonymous basis. They may use that information to build a profile of your activities on the Visit Harrogate Website and other websites that you've visited.

What are your cookies options?

If you do not like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser's settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies. To learn more about how to do this, visit the help pages of your browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

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