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PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY

PRIVACY

We realise that the way we treat information you give us is important to you and we respect your privacy.

If you contact us with a general enquiry, we never divulge your details to any other company.

We do share your personal information in some circumstances when it is obvious that you would wish us to do so in our capacity as agents for our members. Examples of such circumstances are:-

Here's how WE use cookies
and why we need you to accept them to stay in business!

Cookies are small files put onto your computer  when you visit a website. In 99.999999% of cases they are completely harmless and have no detrimental effect on your computer. However, without them your use of the internet would be severely restricted.

The only cookies WE use are those which track visitor numbers and statistics of an ANONYMOUS nature.
You cannot use the internet without accepting Google-Analytics cookies these days as the vast majority of sites would not be available to you. Therefore, we assume that, by using our site, you have previously used the internet, and previously opted in to Google Analytics cookies somewhere.

We do not charge you for using our website which costs us lots of money to maintain. We employ people who do nothing but constantly update information so that visitors to our site, like yourself, receive the most up-to-date details we have available. These people have to be paid and we have two sources of income. Our members pay us to display their entries on our site but this covers only a small part of our costs. The vast majority of income comes from that information which generates us commissions.

If you book a hotel via an online-booking link on our site then the hotel-provider will put a cookie on your machine to allow them to know that you booked through Tourist Net UK. If you refuse their cookie, then we will not be paid. If everyone refuses these cookies, then we go out of business! Is that what this ill-thought-out legislation was intended to do?

All the advertisers on our site, both members or affiliate schemes, will be using cookies to track that visitors to their sites have come from us. If they think we have not generated enough visitors for themselves, they will consider not using us in future.

PLEASE, ALWAYS OPT IN TO ACCEPT COOKIES.

SINCE 1994 YOU HAVE HAD COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER WITHOUT HAVING TO OPT IN AND YOU ARE STILL HERE, AREN'T YOU?

WE DO NOT STORE information that can personally identify you.
WE DO NOT sell or distribute cookie data under any circumstances.
WE DO NOT use cookies that can harm you or your computer in any way.


All up-to-date browsers give you the option to decline cookies if you wish. This will be a global setting which will apply to all websites you visit. If you switch off cookies, you will find it difficult to access the secure areas of websites like banks, credit cards, and sites with online payment systems. You will be unable to enjoy the best browsing experience online.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS but if you decide to switch them off, please realise that sites like ours will be seriously damaged and could ultimately go out of business REDUCING YOUR CHOICE FURTHER!


To see our partner's policies and how they use your data please click here