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Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to the website (the “Website”). Please note that a separate policy applies to our Data Protection and Privacy. On the Website, we use cookies and similar technologies and techniques such as Software Development Kits (SDKs) – these are collectively referred to as “cookies”.

Cookies make your interaction with the Website easy and helpful and allow us to store information or gain access to information stored on your device to distinguish you from other visitors. Cookies are used by most website providers to make their websites work effectively and provide information to the website providers about how the website is used.

We have liaised with our website developer (Evolve Websites) to be able to give information on the Cookies used within the website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that uniquely identify your browser or device. The cookie is stored on your browser by website or apps that you visit. When you return to that website or app (or visit websites or apps that use the same cookies) the website or app provider is able to recognize the cookies and your browsing device. An SDK operates by giving a device a unique code.

Cookies do many different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies can tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor.

For a more thorough explanation of what cookies are and how they work, please visit the EU Guide to Cookies, or

Not allowing Cookies.

If you do not wish to allow cookies, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or However this may mean that the website will not function correctly.

Categories of cookies

Cookies can be “First-party” Cookies or “Third-party” Cookies. First-party cookies are direct to your device. Third-party cookies are served by a third party.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are “Session cookies”, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “Persistent cookies”, meaning that they survive for a period of time after your browser is closed. Most Persistent cookies are set so that they automatically expire after a defined duration.

What types of cookies do we use and how do we use them?

Our website uses WordPress as the content management system (CMS). WordPress uses a number of cookies for the functionality of the site. Details about what cookies WordPress may place on your device can be found here: In summary this is:-

Enable Cookies in Your Browser

WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters.

WordPress uses cookies for authentication. That means that in order to log in to your WordPress site, you must have cookies enabled in your browser.

Users Cookies

Users are those people who have registered an account with the WordPress site.

On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the Administration Screen area, /wp-admin/

After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

The cookies length can be adjusted with the ‘auth_cookie_expiration’ hook

Non-Version-Specific Data

The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.

WordPress uses the two cookies to bypass the password entry portion of wp-login.php. If WordPress recognizes that you have valid, non-expired cookies, you go directly to the WordPress Administration Screen. If you don’t have the cookies, or they’re expired, or in some other way invalid (like you edited them manually for some reason), WordPress will require you to log in again, in order to obtain new cookies.

Commenters Cookie

When visitors comment on a blog, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters:

  • comment_author_{HASH}
  • comment_author_email_{HASH}
  • comment_author_url_{HASH}

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set. The types of cookies that can be used by us in connection with the Website can be classified into one of four categories, namely (i) “Strictly necessary cookies”, (ii) “Functionality cookies”, (iii) “Analytics and performance cookies” (iv) “Advertising cookies”. We have set out some further general information about each of these categories.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with the Website and to use some of its features, such as to allow you to log into secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, we would not be able to provide you with a secure account or pages.

Strictly necessary cookies are also used for security purposes, for example, these types of cookies can be used to detect repeated failed login attempts and help ensure user data is kept secure.

Functional cookies

Functionality cookies record information you have entered or choices you have made (such as your language preference for the Website). These cookies also allow for the site to be optimized for your use after logging in so that it can be personalized for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies can also be used to remember settings you have applied, such as layout and text size. These can either be Session cookies or Persistent cookies.

Analytics and performance cookies

Analytics and performance cookies are used to analyse how you use the Website, including which pages, videos and accounts you view most often, measure any errors that occur and test different design ideas. The information is used to report and evaluate your activities and patterns as a user of the Website.

Third-party cookies can be used for analytics and optimisation purposes. You can find more information about the individual Third-party cookies used on the Website in the table below:

Google Analytics

  • Purpose: to analyse usage of the Website including the number of page views and unique visitors). See Google’s privacy policy:
  • Data collected: User’s approximate location (based on IP address); user’s actions (e.g., which button user clicked, whether user shared the page to others); language, screen resolution, screen color (24-bit), screen size, browser type, operation system, device model, Website URL opened, source URL from where user arrived at the Website; how long user spent on each Website webpage.
  • Data collected: Device information, including your devices’ unique identifier (such as an IDFA or GAID), device country, time, device model, cpu, and operating system.

Advertising cookies

These cookies connect tracking activity performed by Google Analytics with the Google Ads network for remarketing purposes and advertising reporting. This is enabled by the Google Analytics cookie (g_id) mentioned above.

Google Analytics (_gid)

  • Purpose: connecting tracking activity on this Website with the Google Ads network for the remarketing of our products and services; and for demographics and interests reports. See Google’s privacy policy:
  • Data collected: User’s approximate location (based on IP address); user’s actions (e.g., which button user clicked, whether user shared the page to others); language, screen resolution, screen color (24-bit), screen size, browser type, operation system, device model, Website URL opened, source URL from where user arrived at the Website; how long user spent on each Website webpage.

How to delete cookies

You can change your preferences by changing the settings in your browser. Most browsers will allow you to choose the level of privacy settings you want. This lets you control your cookie settings so that you can:

  • See what cookies or other locally stored data you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis;
  • Block third party cookies or similar technology;
  • Block cookies or similar technology from particular sites;
  • Block all cookies or similar technologies from being set; or
  • Delete all cookies or similar technologies when you close your browser.

Deleting cookies or similar technologies may mean that any preference settings you have made on the Website will be lost. Blocking all cookies or similar technology may also mean certain functionality on the Website will not operate properly. Please therefore note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website.

For more information on how to manage the most popular browsers, please see below:

  • Internet Explorer:
  • Firefox:
  • Google Chrome:
  • Safari:

Online forms

If you fill out one of our website forms a notification email is sent to the relevant team within our organisation. No copy of the data you submit is stored anywhere. As our site uses SSL (https) the data you submit using the contact form will be encrypted once you press the “Submit” button.

Website Hosting

We use a third-party supplier (Clook) to host our website. Whilst generally they would have no need to access our website content or database, it is possible they may from time to time mainly for support queries. We are assured the hosting provider is GDPR compliant.

Newsletter / Flyers

From time to time we circulate newsletters, flyers and marketing information. This is carried out through Microsoft Outlook, or Arclab Mail Controller. These pieces of software do not collect cookies and only limited data is kept as per our Data Protection / Privacy Policy. Each email gives the opportunity for a reply requesting to be unsubscribed which if received is then actioned.

Changes to this policy

We may occasionally update this policy to reflect changes in our practices and services.

If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share information held in cookies, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Website and where required we will request your consent for any such new uses. We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this policy or any of our other policies.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this policy, or privacy matters generally, please contact us via email or

Glorious Cornwall, stay with us and you will never want to go home!

Here at Cornish Holiday we offer wonderful, self-catering accommodation. Cornwall has dramatic coastlines, years of mining history, rugged moorland, attractions and theme parks.  There really is nowhere better than Cornwall to spend time and create memories which will last forever.  Cornish Holiday properties are inspected every year and receive a star rating by Visit England.  Also being members of PASC (Professional Association of Self Caterers), you can feel reassured and have peace of mind when booking your stay.
Every year Cornish Holiday donate to Cancer Research UK and by staying with us helps fund vital research.

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