Cookies are small text files used by internet browsers to store small amounts of information about a device or computer, such as preferred settings or preferred languages. Everyone deserves to know when files are to be stored on equipment that they own, and when information about them may be stored and used. Read on to find out how Premier Marinas Ltd uses cookies.

How Premier Marinas uses Cookies

Our website stores a number of different cookies on the computer or device that you use to access our website. Cookies do not take up much space (unless you have thousands of them) and cannot contain viruses or other harmful code. 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has categorised all cookies into to 4 classes:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All the information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The information is only used to improve how a website works.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. 

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

On our website we never use category 4 cookies, which are the only cookies that are likely to track your behaviour across multiple websites. The majority of our cookies are category 1 and 2 cookies, however if you choose to share content from our website with platforms such as Facebook or Twitter you may find that these sites store category 3 cookies on your computer.

Using our site may result in the following cookies being stored on your computer:

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These cookies are set by our analytics software (Google Analytics) and are used to monitor how many people visit our site, which search engine they used to find our site, and how they navigated around the site (i.e. which pages were viewed). These cookies do not store any information that is able to identify you personally and provide us with valuable insight into how we can improve the website for our customers.

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These cookies are set by the social sharing services we use to add Facebook Like, Tweet, Google+ and other social sharing buttons to our site.

This cookie stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how you reached our website.

This cookie assigns a unique identifier to the user’s session in order to distinguish between users.

This cookie is used to determine whether or not the user is authenticated.

This cookie ensures the cookie message does not show for those who choose to hide it.

This cookie is used to keep hold of affiliate data.

This cookie is used to identify how visitors use the site. This information is used to compile reports and to help improve the site. The data is collected in an anonymous form.

As above, but only lasting for the browser session.


How to disable Cookies

(Please note - if cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience on our website may be restricted where cookies are required for a specific function.)

Instructions for PC users

Google Chrome (Windows PC)

  • Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options"
  • Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab and locate the "Privacy" section, and choose the "Content settings" button.
  • Click the "Cookie settings" tab and choose your preferred settings.
Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0
  • Choose Tools and then Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings (settings above Medium will disable cookies)
Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Then select the Privacy icon, then select Cookies
  • Choose your preferred settings

Instructions for Mac users

Please note - if cookies aren't enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience on our website may be restricted where cookies are required for a specifc function.

Mozilla Firefox on OSX

  • Choose Preferences from the Edit menu
  • Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies
  • Choose your preferred settings

Safari on OSX

  • Choose Preferences from Safari menu
  • Select Security icon
  • Cookie settings are shown in window
  • Choose your preferred settings
  • Go to Opera in the main menu and select Settings
  • Then select 'Preferences' and the 'Advanced' tab
  • Choose your preferred settings