What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. These cookies store and sometimes track (depending on what the cookie is seeking to achieve) information about your use of the Site. Cookies set by the website owner (in our case, Greenfee365) are called ”first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called ”third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites. Some of the cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are only used where you ask us to remember your login details for when you next return to the Site and will last for a longer duration. We set out in a bit more detail below how these different kinds of cookies work and what we use them for.
Cookies We Use
|Type of cookie||Description||Who serves these cookies?||How to refuse|
|Performance cookies||These cookies are used to enhance the performance of our Site but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable. Performance cookies allow us to collect information about how you use our Site, so that we can continuously improve the quality of our Site and service and thus improve your user journey at our Site. Our performance cookies do not collect any information that could reveal your real-world identity. All information collected is used by us to provide statistics on how our Site is used; monitor which websites our users arrived from (for example, did you see an advertisement that interested you on a social media channel and come to us through that); and help us improve the Site by measuring usage information and any errors which occur during our user’s browsing experiences.||Greenfee365Google AnalyticsSegment||Managing Your Cookie Preferences|
|Functionality cookies||These cookies are used to enhance the functionality of our Site but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable Functionality cookies provide you with improved Site functionality by allowing access to additional services or to enhance your future visits to our Site. We know how important the user journey is, and as such, we are dedicated to giving you the most seamless and relevant experience possible. Functionality cookies used on our Site are, designed to provide you with improved Site functionality whilst you are browsing. For example, remembering your language preferences and your privacy settings and integrating your use of this Site with your social media sites. These cookies may share information with partners to provide services on our Site. The information shared is only to be used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose.||Greenfee365Facebook||Managing Your Cookie Preferences|
|Analytics and customization cookies||These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Site are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Site for you.||Google Analytics RemarketingSegment||Managing Your Cookie Preferences|
|Advertising and sharing cookies||These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same advertisement from continuously reappearing, ensuring that advertisements are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. These cookies may also link to social networks such as Facebook or Snapchat to provide information on your visit so that they can present you with advertisements related to our services which may be of interest to you. This type of cookie also includes our tracking cookies that we use to track our users’ purchases when they have made a booking of tee times or other products and the purchase is initiated through another third party (Affiliate) This is how we know how much the Affiliate can charge us for the role they have played in setting up the relationship.||Greenfee365AdrollFacebookMicrosoft AdvertisingGoogle AdsGoogle Analytics RemarketingTwitterPost Affiliate Pro||Managing Your Cookie Preferences|
|Social networking cookies||These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Site through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.||Greenfee365FacebookSnapchat||Managing Your Cookie Preferences|
Do We Serve Targeted Advertising?
Yes. Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Site. These companies may use information about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this Site and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.
Managing Your Cookie Preferences
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies, except for Strictly Necessary cookies which you may not refuse. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Site, though it is important to point out that your access to some functionality and areas of our Site will be restricted. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your web browser to accept or erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally, you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. As the means by which you can manage cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser or follow the browser instructions to change your settings. In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.
What About Other Tracking Technologies, Like Web Beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called ”tracking pixels” or ”clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Site or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Site to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.