Cookie Policy

This is our Cookie Policy

Honestly, this stuff is a dull as ditch water, but we have to comply with the law, so here it is; congratulations if you are still awake when you reach the end. We've kept it quite short to increase your chances.

Like most web sites, we use cookies. Using our web site will install some cookies on your computer or other device unless you specifically tell us that you do not wish this to happen. By denying cookies, you will be unable to use some services on our site, including the booking procedure.

About Cookies

A cookie is a tiny file that is placed on your computer or device by the web server that is sending you the web page. Cookies can be used for a variety of things including remembering users, tracking them, storing preferences and so on.

Our principal use of cookies is from the Google analytics system that allows us to measure how our web site is being used and by examining aggregated data, we can make changes to the web site to improve our service. Our booking system will also use cookies to track you through the booking process. If you do not allow these, you cannot book a holiday with us through the web site (and in fairness, you wouldn’t be able to use most web sites very well).

There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of users using the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies are held after you leave the web site and close your browser or computer / device. They will remain stored on your computer / device until your delete them or they expire. Expiry times can vary depending on what the intention of the cookie was.

Cookies on this Website

We use primarily use Session Cookies on this website and, ironically, have to set persistent cookies so that we can determine what options you have set for the storing of cookies in the future. If we can’t set these cookies, you will be forever plagued with the hugely annoying Cookie Consent Request popup that may already have annoyed you. We apologise for this; it is there to make us compliant with the EU law GDPR.

Our cookies are set for the following purposes:

Sessions cookies are needed in order to search availability of our cruisers and book your holiday online. We may also use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Cookies help us provide you with a better web site. What is important is that you understand that the cookies we send to you contain no information that could identify you personally (yes, you are a number!). Our cookies do not violate your privacy or give us any access to any data on your computer or device. Neither do they allow us to read your thoughts or know what you ate for breakfast.

Freedom Boating Holidays is committed to ensuring that your information is secure at all times

Third Party Cookies

We also use third party cookies; primarily from Google. These cookies may be used for the following purpose:

Like many other sites, this one makes use of Google Analytics to track and analyse the site’s usage. Each page is tracked and data stored and aggregated so that statistical information can be generated to help us understand how our site is used and how easy it is to be found amongst our competitors too. All this information is held by Google. If you fancy a little light reading (not). Google’s privacy policy is available at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html