Privacy Notice & Cookies Policy
At The Burren we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletter and the recipients of the communication that we issue when you book our property. Below you’ll find information on how we treat the data that we collect from visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletter and those booking to stay in our house.
Visitors to our website
We use Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way, which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.
If we ever want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it.
Newsletter sign up
If you opt to subscribe to the occasional emails, updates and special offers that we issue about The Burren, we will collect and use your personal information – this is your name and email address.
We only use this information to send you the information that you have asked for, to check our records are correct and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We never rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technology to help us monitor and improve our communication. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.
You can unsubscribe from our communication at any time clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us [email protected]
Access to your personal information
You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. Please email your request to [email protected]
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 18 May 2020.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
How long are cookies stored for?
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
These cookies remember the choices you make to improve your experience. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Third party cookies
These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you.
For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
We cannot access these cookies, but neither can the third parties access the data in the cookies used on our site.