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How The Dorset Arms uses cookies

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Cookies are used for a variety of things that help improve your online experience. If you’re The Dorset Arms website and have put something in your basket a cookie will make sure that the item stays in your basket when you move to a different page and then on to the checkout.

Other ways we make our online service easier to use include using cookies that:

  • make login faster by remembering your customer details
  • make the page load quickly by sharing the workload across computers
  • give you access to self-help information
  • make sure our pages are optimised for your browser or device by giving us technical information about the device or browser you are using

Personal preferences

Cookies can help give you content that matches your preferences. We might give you relevant offers because we know what other offers you liked. They also allow you to customise a page.

Safety and security

Some cookies help make sure your information is secure when using our services while keeping our forms and shopping site easy to use.

Improving our service

To make sure you don’t see particular adverts or announcements too many times we use a cookie to limit their frequency.

We also use cookies to measure and analyse how visitors use the site. This helps us develop it and make it easier to use.

Third-party cookies

The Dorset Arms works with a number of companies and websites that help make sure our adverts, promotions and marketing messages are displayed to people who might be interested. These companies and partners may use cookies to collect anonymous data such as how many people have viewed a particular page each day.

What can I do to manage cookies stored on my computer or phone?

You can accept or refuse cookies. Accepting cookies is usually the best way to make sure you get the best from a website.

Most PCs automatically accept them but you can change your browser settings to restrict, block or delete cookies if you want. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Many browsers have universal privacy settings for you to choose from.

Help on how to set and customise your cookie settings for your browser

How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the tools option and then the privacy tab.

How to manage cookies in Firefox
Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window’s Privacy panel. See Options window – Privacy Panel for information on these settings.

How to manage cookies in Chrome
Click on the spanner icon on the toolbar, select settings, click the under the bonnet tab, click on content settings in the privacy section.

How to manage cookies in Opera
You can manage cookies in Opera if you Click on settings, then Preferences, then Advanced and finally Cookies

How to manage cookies in Safari
Choose Safari, then preferences and then click security. You should then be able to specify if and when Safari should accept cookies.

To manage cookies on your mobile phone please consult your manual or handbook. 

What happens if I don’t accept cookies?

If you decline cookies, some aspects of the The Dorset Arms site may not work on your computer or mobile phone and you may not be able to access areas you want on the website. For this reason we recommend that you accept cookies.

What are Flash cookies and how are they different?

Some websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content and other services. Local Shared Objects – or Flash Cookies as they are usually known – help provide features that let you start looking at a video from where you stopped previously or saving your preferences. They are stored on your computer in the same way as other cookies, but you can’t manage them with your browser in the same way.

If you want to delete or disable Flash cookies you can find out how on the Adobe website. But if you disable these cookies it may affect the features available to you on Flash-based applications like some video.

What happens if I delete my cookies?

If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again and some aspects of our site may not work.

What happens if I change computers or mobile?

If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org.

We can’t be responsible for the content of external websites.

Why does The Dorset Arms allow cookies from other companies on its website?

Some third party cookies help us to:

  • collect statistics about how our website is used so we can improve our website
  • make sure you can see offers that are relevant to you
  • provide specific relevant content for your preferences and interests

We use some cookies to track where you have come from, for example if you were referred to us by another website by collecting anonymous data. This lets us reward some external websites for referring customers to us.

We use a website recording service to track mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and how you interact with forms. The data is stored and used for aggregated and statistical reporting – we use this information to improve our website, and will not share it with anybody outside of the business.

You’ll sometimes see our advertising or special offers on other websites. Cookies provided by the other website or advertising network can tell us how effective this is. For example, if you click on one of our advertisements, the website owner might use a cookie to tell us that you came from their site.

Cookies by themselves can’t be used to find out the identity of any user. The information is completely anonymous and doesn’t contain any of your personal data. Unless you choose to tell them, the third party sites will never know who you are even if they assign your browser a cookie.

What happens with social networks?

If you choose to ‘share’ The Dorset Arms content with friends through Facebook, Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Other third party cookies

Finally, please be aware that advertisers and other third parties may use their own cookies tags when you click on an advertisement or link on our website. These third parties are responsible for setting out their own cookie and privacy policies.

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org.

You can find out more about cookies from advertisers in this advice from the Internet Advertising Bureau.

We can’t be responsible for the content of external websites.