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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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The following cookies are set on https://holidaycottagesindevonandcornwall.co.uk using JavaScript served from Google.

Cookie Name Cookie Length (seconds) Description
__utma 63,072,000 This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
__utmb 1,800 Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor first visits the site.
__utmc Session (until browser is closed) Holds timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site.
__utmz 15,768,000 Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine they used, what link was clicked on, what keyword they used, and where in the world they are when they accessed the website.
civicAllowCookies This is the cookie stored by Cookie Control when a user agrees to have cookies stored on their machine.

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If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful: Microsoft Cookies guideAll About Cookies. The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: YourOnlineChoices UK. For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: Data Protection Act 1998The Information Commissioner’s Office.

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