Cookie Policy

By using our website, it will be assumed that you consent to our use of Cookies, as explained below. You can customise your Cookie preferences, but please bear in mind that the website might not function as well without certain Cookies. 

What are Cookies? 

Cookies are a type of small text file that is placed on your device’s browser when you interact with a website. 

They store information about how you use and interact with our website. From there, our website may remember your preferences and settings. 

There are two types of cookies; session cookies, which only exist while you are using the site on your browser – once you close your browser, the ‘session’ ends and the cookies are deleted. Permanent cookies have varying lifespans, but the important thing to know is that they stay on your device after the browser has been closed. 

How do we use Cookies?  

Cookies can be used to collect information about you, such as your;

  • IP Address 
  • Device ID 
  • Pages you view 
  • Which browser you use to access the website 
  • Which operating system your device is using 
  • Who your internet service provider is 
  • What date and time you access the website 
  • Whether you have responded to an advertisement 
  • If you reached the site via an external site, we can see which URL referred you to us 
  • Features you have used on our website 

They also allow the website to recognise you as the same user when you visit different pages on our website. 

This is an example of a functional Cookie; these allow our site to adapt to your needs and preferences, by helping with account setup and login and remembering your currency and language settings, among other useful things. If you choose to opt-out of these Cookies, our website won’t work as well. 

Analytics Cookies help us understand how you interact with and use our website. This may include how you move around our pages, what you click on, what links you follow that lead you to us and what you search for. 

Marketing Cookies help us to tailor your browsing experience, by showing you pages based on what you have looked at previously. They may gather information about you over time, and across multiple platforms. 

If you do not consent to your information being collected and used in this way, you can adjust your browser settings and manually decide which Cookies you consent to and which to reject. 

For further information, you can visit allaboutcookies.orgwww.youronlinechoices.com, or www.youradchoices.com

The above information concerning our use of Cookies may be changed or updated at any time. If these changes are substantial or affect your Data Protection rights, we will contact you directly. We recommend that you check this information regularly to make sure you’re happy with how your data is being used. 

If you have any questions about our use of Cookies and how we handle your personal information, please contact the Privacy Officer at: seallam@hebridespeople.com or by post to: Privacy Officer, Rebecca Hutton, Seallam! Visitor Centre, Northton, Isle of Harris, HS3 3JA