The Country House Department is committed to delivering the best possible service to you and we wish to maintain the confidence that you place in us. We would like to provide you with clear information about how we use and store cookies from our websites on your computer. The word “computers”, when used in this policy, refers to computers, smartphones and all other devices used for accessing the internet.
What is a cookie?
Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They assist us in improving the website and delivering a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies used are essential for the website to operate. They enable us:
· to estimate our audience size and usage pattern
· to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Site according to aggregate preferences
· to speed up your searches
· to recognise you when you return to the Site
The main cookies used provide us with valuable data about our website. These are from Google Analytics and are completely anonymous, providing information such as the number of visitors to our website and which pages are the most popular. This allows us to ensure that our website is providing the best possible service and assists us in making improvements to the website. This information is completely anonymous.
We link to other websites such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and Google. We cannot guarantee the cookies that these providers use and we recommend that you read their privacy policies to be absolutely sure.
For details on what your browser offers and how to configure your browser according to your choices, please go to the “Help” menu or other dedicated section of your internet browser. By way of example:
- Internet Explorer : http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Safari : http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/fr/9277.html
- Chrome : http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647
- Firefox : http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20et%20d%C3%A9sactiver%20les%20cookies
- Opera : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html
Right to access data and rights to oppose:
In accordance with the laws of various countries which may be applicable to you, you have a right to request details of all personal data The Country House Department holds on you, including that collected by cookies. You also have the right to oppose the storage of cookies on your computer.
Preventing the installation of cookies on your computer will not remove all advertisements from websites you visit. Your refusal to accept these cookies will only prevent the customisation of such advertisements to your areas of interest as deducted from your browsing history.
More information about cookies, not just those from The Country House Department’s websites, and how cookies can be controlled can be found at https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/ The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
Please note :
If your computer is used by more than one person or has multiple internet browsers, it is possible that some of your choices relating to cookies may not be permanent because you are either using a different browser or a third party has changed the settings of your browser. We are unable to prevent these external factors and therefore cannot guarantee the permanence of the choices you make.