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).
The Cookies that we use
We use the following cookies:
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Cookie Provider||Cookie Name||Cookie Purpose||Cookie Type||Contains Personal Data?||Duration of the Cookie|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users||Analytical/Performance||No||2 Years|
|_utmc||Not 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/visit||Analytical/Performance||No||End of Browser Session|
|_utmt||Used to throttle request rate||Analytical/Performance||No||10 Minutes|
|Elegant Golf Resorts||_hjIncludedInSample||This 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/Performance||No||End of Browser Session|
|Elegant Golf Resorts||gwcc||Used 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/Performance||No||3 Months|
|YouTube||CONSENT||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen||Analytical/Performance||No||20 Years|
|SAPISID||Used to store the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google service||Functionality||No||2 Years|
|NID||Contains 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 enabled||Functionality||No||6 Months|
|SSID||Used to store the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google service||Functionality||No||3 Years|
|APISID||Used to store the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google service||Functionality||No||2 Years|
|SID||Session state management||Functionality||No||2 Years|
|Google||HSID||Session state management||Functionality||No||2 Years|
|LiveChat||_lc.visitor_id*||Unique visitor’s ID||Functionality||No||3 Years|
|LiveChat||lc_window_state||Checks/stores the open/closed state of the LiveChat window||Functionality||No||End of Browser Session|
|LiveChat||_livechat||Used to hide the user's personal customisation of LiveChat||Functionality||No||3 Years|
|LiveChat||main_window_timestamp_0||Synchronises the communication between opened chat tabs||Functionality||No||End of Browser Session|
|LiveChat||_lc_vv||Unclassified||Functionality||No||End of Browser Session|
|LiveChat||_livechat_lastvisit||Stores when the user last used LiveChat||Functionality||No||3 Years|
|LiveChat||notification[status_ping]||Unclassified||Functionality||No||End of Browser Session|
|LiveChat||3rdparty||Unclassified||Functionality||No||End of Browser Session|
|LiveChat||message_text||Unclassified||Functionality||No||End of Browser Session|
|LiveChat||recent_window||Unclassified||Functionality||No||End of Browser Session|
|LiveChat||main_window_timestamp||Used to hide the user's personal customisation of LiveChat||Functionality||No||End of Browser Session|
|Elegant Golf Resorts||cookieconsent_status||Used to hide cookie popup upon consent||Functionality||No||1 Year|
|fr||Used to allow products to be shared via Facebook||Targeting||No||3 Months|
|OGPC||Used to deliver adverts more relevant to vistitors and their interests||Targeting||No||1 Month|
|AID||Other Google properties, like YouTube, may also use these cookies to show you more relevant ads||Targeting||No||1 Year|
|DSID/IDE||DSID" 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 user||Targeting||No||1 Month|
|1P_JAR||Used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates||Targeting||No||1 Month|
|Elegant Golf Resorts||PHPSESSID||This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables||Strictly Necessary||No||End of Browser Session|
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.