cottageinthecountry.co.uk is a website owned and operated by The Travel Chapter Limited trading as holidaycottages.co.uk.
Commitment to your privacy
This site is owned and operated by The Travel Chapter Ltd or one of its subsidiaries (hereafter referred to as The Travel Chapter). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At The Travel Chapter we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Information The Travel Chapter gathers and tracks
The Travel Chapter gathers two types of information about users:
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and to email a friend.
Information The Travel Chapter gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs. Under no circumstances does The Travel Chapter divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
The Travel Chapter offers a free electronic newsletter to users. The Travel Chapter gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the “Click here to unsubscribe link” provided in every newsletter.
"Send to a friend"
Site users can choose to electronically forward a link to a property page to someone else by clicking "Send to a friend". The site user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
When the online customer service chat first begins, users are asked to enter their names in whatever format or detail they prefer. During the chat, users enter into a live question and answer session with an operator from The Travel Chapter. The Travel Chapter maintain dialogue transcripts of these chats. After the chat, we ask users to fill out an exit survey in order to obtain valuable feedback about our service. Filling out the exit survey is completely voluntary.
The Travel Chapter tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, The Travel Chapter do not correlate this information with data about individual users. The Travel Chapter does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
To comply with EU legislation that was introduced in May 2012, this section documents how this website might collect information as you browse and use it to provide a tailored service to improve your online experience.
You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. You can set your browser not to accept cookies, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of the personalised features enjoyed by other visitors to our site such as adding properties to your favourite list and LiveChat.
Cookies for site functionality
We use a facility called LiveChat in order to provide site users with a means of contacting a member of staff for help using the site. LiveChat sets cookies to allow us to improve the behaviour of features such as chat invitations.
Cookies for Site tracking & Personalisation
VWO – Visual Web Optimizer
This is a testing tool to allow us to effectively configure our websites to perform most effectively, by monitoring the user journey.
You can opt out via https://vwo.com/opt-out
For further information on the cookies used by VWO, please visit https://vwo.com/knowledge/cookies-used-by-vwo
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
For information on the cookies used by Google Analytics, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
The Travel Chapter uses Bing Ads to promote our business online. To more effectively market our services, we use a small text file known as a cookie to record the completion of your transaction. Any information that is gathered will remain anonymous and cannot be used to identify you.
The Travel Chapter uses Qubit technology to collect information about your browsing activity on our website - this does not include names, addresses or any other personal information unless specifically inputted by you (for example if you complete a survey or register with our website). This information allows us to build a picture of your browsing preferences so that your online experience can be made more relevant to your specific interests. All third parties are under strict confidentiality obligations and are restricted from using any information for their own business or other purposes.
Cookies for relevant advertising
To control these Google Ads, please visit https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Use of information
The Travel Chapter uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our sites, whether to provide interactive or personalised elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, The Travel Chapter uses information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters. The Travel Chapter sends out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. The Travel Chapter does not share newsletter mailing lists with third parties.
The Travel Chapter uses tracking information to determine which areas of The Travel Chapter sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. The Travel Chapter do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps The Travel Chapter to continue to build a better service for you. The Travel Chapter tracks search terms entered into search engines as one of many measures of what interests users. But the travel Chapter does not track which terms a particular user enters.
Sharing of the information
The Travel Chapter uses the above-described information to tailor content to suit your needs. The Travel Chapter will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
The Travel Chapter operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. The Travel Chapter security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by their customers.
The Travel Chapter gives users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.