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Cookie Policy


COOKIE POLICY

Like many websites, The Bell Inn website uses cookies.  ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. We use them to help our website provide a better user experience because they retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

These text files contain no personal information but are simply used to help us to improve the experience of our website. The majority of websites you visit will use cookies, often for a variety of reasons including web analysis and shopping baskets.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others.

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, please visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window) which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

If you’d like to opt out of cookies, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window).

Please note that we’re not responsible for the content of external websites.

We want to tell you about Cookies to ensure you know exactly what they are and what we use them for.

WordPress and the blog

We use a system called WordPress to manage the content of our blog. WordPress uses cookies only when a user logs into the blog area of the site to make a comment, if you are not logged in these cookies will not affect you. These are the cookies that allow us to remember who you are, saving you time the next time you want to make a comment on our fantastic blog posts.

Analytics

We use analytics software to track what you might click on or read whilst on our website. We do not store any information that you may input nor can we assign activity to an individual person. We simply monitor the number of people visiting the site, what pages they view and how they found us etc.

Google Adwords

We regularly pay Google to show a paid listing. If you found our website through a Google paid listing then a cookie is likely to have been placed on your computer. This cookie does not store any personal information but enables us to understand how you found us so we can ensure our marketing continues to deliver and helps us to find great clients like you.

Your rights

You are able to change the settings within your browser to refuse cookies. However, this may hinder your experience of our website.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenient feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Bell Inn pages, or register with The Bell Inn site or services, a cookie helps The Bell Inn to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your address, and so on. When you return to the same The Bell Inn Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The Bell Inn features that you customized.

Here’s a list of the main cookies we use and what we use them for:

Cookie Name Description
Bell Inn PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests.
Google _dc_gtm_UA-# Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag. https://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/_dc_gtm_UA-138726-47
Google _gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Google Adwords ads/ga-audiences Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.
Google NID Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
Google Analytics collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Visual Website Optimiser v.gif This call is for internal purposes and tracks unique visitors for an account. It also tracks the visitor settings timeout events.
Visual Website Optimiser _vwo_uuid_v2 This cookie generates a unique ID for every visitor and is used for the report segmentation feature in VWO. It also allows you to view data in a more refined manner. If you have a test running on multiple domains, you will notice test-specific UUID values. https://cookiepedia.co.uk/cookies/_vwo_uuid_v2
Doubleclick IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
Doubleclick test_cookie Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
Facebook tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Facebook fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
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