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We, Elegant Golf Resorts, a trading division of E.F.R Travel Ltd, understand and respect the importance of your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your personal information. Please read this Cookies Policy in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

Information about our use of cookies

Our website ( uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Two types of cookies are used on this web site - session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Cookies allow us to obtain information regarding users of our site which essentially helps us to provide you with a better user experience and tailor our services to your individual needs. We may collect information such as your IP address, online activity, web browser details and online activity. We will not however collect or store any of your passwords or other highly sensitive data. By using our website with your browser settings adjusted to accept all cookies, we will take this to mean that you want to use our products and services, and that you consent to our use of cookies and other technologies as described in this Policy.

The Cookies that we use

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:


Cookie ProviderCookie NameCookie PurposeCookie TypeContains Personal Data?Duration of the Cookie
Google_gaUsed to distinguish usersAnalytical/PerformanceNo2 Years
Googlecto_lwidUnclassifiedAnalytical/PerformanceNo1 Year
Google_utmcNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visitAnalytical/PerformanceNoEnd of Browser Session
Google_utmtUsed to throttle request rateAnalytical/PerformanceNo10 Minutes
Google_utmaUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google AnalyticsAnalytical/PerformanceNo2 Years
Google_utmbUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google AnalyticsAnalytical/PerformanceNo30 Minutes
Google_utmzStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google AnalyticsAnalytical/PerformanceNo6 Months
Elegant Golf Resorts_hjIncludedInSampleThis cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar.  It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.Analytical/PerformanceNoEnd of Browser Session
Elegant Golf ResortsgwccUsed to allow Google to track any call conversions on mobile devices. For example, clicking a phone number on a webpage to dial from a mobile device.Analytical/PerformanceNo3 Months
YouTubeCONSENTRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seenAnalytical/PerformanceNo20 Years
GoogleSAPISIDUsed to store the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google serviceFunctionalityNo2 Years
GoogleNIDContains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language; how many search results to show per page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter enabledFunctionalityNo6 Months
GoogleSSIDUsed to store the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google serviceFunctionalityNo3 Years
GoogleAPISIDUsed to store the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google serviceFunctionalityNo2 Years
GoogleSIDSession state managementFunctionalityNo2 Years
HSIDSession state managementFunctionalityNo2 Years
LiveChat_lc_mcidUnclassifiedFunctionalityNo3 Years
LiveChat_lc_mcstUnclassifiedFunctionalityNo 3 Years
LiveChat_lc.visitor_id*Unique visitor’s IDFunctionalityNo 3 Years
LiveChat_lc_sso*UnclassifiedFunctionalityNo3 Years
LiveChatlc_window_stateChecks/stores the open/closed state of the LiveChat windowFunctionalityNoEnd of Browser Session
LiveChat_livechatUsed to hide the user's personal customisation of LiveChatFunctionalityNo 3 Years
LiveChatmain_window_timestamp_0Synchronises the communication between opened chat tabsFunctionalityNoEnd of Browser Session
LiveChat_lc_vvUnclassifiedFunctionalityNoEnd of Browser Session
LiveChat_livechat_lastvisitStores when the user last used LiveChatFunctionalityNo3 Years
LiveChatnotification[status_ping]UnclassifiedFunctionalityNoEnd of Browser Session
LiveChat3rdpartyUnclassifiedFunctionalityNo End of Browser Session
LiveChatmessage_textUnclassifiedFunctionalityNoEnd of Browser Session
LiveChatrecent_windowUnclassifiedFunctionalityNoEnd of Browser Session
LiveChatmain_window_timestampUsed to hide the user's personal customisation of LiveChatFunctionalityNo End of Browser Session
LiveChat_ia_3_v3UnclassifiedFunctionalityNo 10 Days
Elegant Golf Resortscookieconsent_statusUsed to hide cookie popup upon consentFunctionalityNo1 Year
FacebookfrUsed to allow products to be shared via FacebookTargetingNo3 Months
GoogleOGPCUsed to deliver adverts more relevant to vistitors and their interestsTargetingNo1 Month
Google AIDOther Google properties, like YouTube, may also use these cookies to show you more relevant adsTargetingNo1 Year
GoogleDSID/IDEDSID" and “IDE” are 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 userTargetingNo1 Month
Google1P_JARUsed to gather website statistics, and track conversion ratesTargetingNo1 Month
Elegant Golf ResortsPHPSESSIDThis is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variablesStrictly NecessaryNoEnd of Browser Session
Elegant Golf Resortshas_jsDrupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabledStrictly NecessaryNoEnd of Browser Session


Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Objecting to Cookies

Most browsers have options that allow the visitor to control whether the browser will accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify the visitor each time a cookie is sent. You may elect to reject or block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Lifetime of Cookies Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after the period set out in the table above.

Further information To find out more information about cookies, please visit Wikipedia.

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