Cookies Policy

We take your privacy very seriously. And so should you. So have a look around to see what we’re doing with your personal information and how we’re keeping it secure.

We, Beyond Escapes Limited (Registered Office: Ryedale Exhibition & Leisure Village, Malton Road, Pickering, England, YO18 8EA) understand and respect the importance of your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your personal information. Please read this Cookies Policy in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

Information about our use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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).

Cookies allow us to obtain information regarding users of our site which essentially helps us to provide you with a better user experience and tailor our services to your individual needs. We may collect information such as your IP address, online activity, web browser details and online activity. We will not however collect or store any of your passwords or other highly sensitive data.

By using our website with your browser settings adjusted to accept all cookies, we will take this to mean that you want to use our products and services, and that you consent to our use of cookies and other technologies as described in this Policy.

The Cookies that we use

We use the following cookies:
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing or logging into secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Standard Cookies

Cookie NameCookie DescriptionDuration of the Cookie
CART This is associated with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page to load pages faster
COMPARE The items in the your Compare Products list
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer ID.
CUSTOMER_AUTH Indicates if you are currently logged in to the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of your customer group.
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE Indicates if caching is disabled or enabled.
FRONTEND Your session ID. Session Only
GUEST-VIEW Determines if you can edit your orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category visited by you.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product viewed by you.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received. Session Only
NO_CACHE Indicates if the cache can be used to store information.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history.
RECENTLYCOMPARED Items recently compared by you.
STF Information on products the shopper has emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language chosen by you.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates if you allow cookies to be saved. Session Only
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products recently viewed by you.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your wishlist.

Google Analytics Cookies

Cookie NameCookie DescriptionDuration of the Cookie
_utma Identifies you and your sessions. 2 years from set/update
_utmb Determines new sessions/visits. 30 mins from set/update
_utmc Determines if you are in a new session/visit. End of browser session
_utmz Saves the traffic source or campaign that explains how the shopper reached your site. 6 months from set/update

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies

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 cookies by adjusting your browser's settings.

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

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