UK Beaches Cookie Usage

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

How to control and delete cookies

UK Beaches will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by UK Beaches websites you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of UK Beaches websites.

Cookies used on UK Beaches websites

** Session Cookies

We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you and what you’ve put in the shopping basket. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then functionality on the site will not work.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

  • PHPSESSID - This cookie is used by UK Beaches to store opage parameters as you move around the website. This enables us to provide a faster and smoother service.
  • ** Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics and Performance

    UK Beaches uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on the UK Beaches website in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

    • Google Analytics (__utma,__utmb,__utmc,__utmz)
      The UK Beaches Web Sites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate your use of the UK Beaches Web Sites and compile reports for us on activity on the UK Beaches Web Sites. How to reject or delete this cookie

    • Google AdSense
      This cookie is used by Google to report to us how the adverts shown on are performing. All user data is all anonymous. How to reject or delete this cookie

    • DoubleClick (Google)
      This is very similar to the Google AdSense cookie (both are owned/controlled by Google) but is specific to the display advertising on UK Beaches’ site. All user data is anonymous. How to reject or delete this cookie

    • Google Display Network (GDN) (GDN Notice)
      Works alongside Google DoubleClick above to show ads on UK Beaches relevant to what you are looking for. How to reject or delete this cookie

    • Google Maps (NID, SNID, PREF, khcookie)
      These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them. The UK Beaches Web Sites use Google Maps, a map service provided by Google, Inc. Google Maps are used for our interactive maps. How to reject or delete this cookie

    • Facebook Connect and Facebook SocialGraph
      Facebook Connect allows to connect to your Facebook account and all information gathered is external to this website and you can see the facbook privacy policy at

    • Google +1
      Similar to the Facebook Connect cookie but links to Google +1 network. How to reject or delete this cookie

    • YouTube
      UK Beaches embed videos into the website using YouTube’s embed code. You can find out more about the YouTube cookies on their website. To find out more about the YouTube use of cookies pleases visit You can opt out of certain YouTube cookies. Information can be found on the page above.

    • Affiliate Window
      UK Beaches uses an affiliate network called "Affiliate Window" that sets a number of tracking cookies that have names based on the third party organisation, these cookies all start with "aw". These cookies hold no identifiable information just a reference to say that you arrived at the third party website from a click on UK Beaches. For more information on affiliate marketing see Internet Advertising Bureau UK


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