Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do several things, such as remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

Privacy laws state that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this website; these are called necessary cookies. For other cookies, we need your permission. If you continue to use this site, we will assume that you have provided permission. This is called implied consent.

You can read more about cookies, declining cookies and browser settings on the ICO website:
https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

This website uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages. Find out more about these cookies below:

Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

NONE

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Host Name Description Expiry
royalhippodrome.com _hjIncludedInSample This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample. Session
.royalhippodrome.com _gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. 1 minute
.royalhippodrome.com _gid This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google.  It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
.royalhippodrome.com _ga This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. 2 years

 

Marketing/Targeting Cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

Host Name Description Expiry
.facebook.com datr This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook the user. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service.  Facebook also say the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites. 2 years
.youtube.com SID This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. 2 years
.youtube.com HSID Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time 2 years
.twitter.com auth_token Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. 15 years
.youtube.com demographics Most likely used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising 1 year
.google.com APISID 2 years
.google.com SSID 2 years
.facebook.com lu Used to manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in. 2 years
.youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos 4 months
.youtube.com PREF This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches 5 years
.youtube.com APISID 2 years
cdn.syndication.twimg.com lang Session
.google.com NID 2 months
.google.com PREF This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches 2 years
.twitter.com twll Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. 5 years
syndication.twitter.com lang Session
.twitter.com __utmz 2 months
.twitter.com secure_session Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. 15 years
.twitter.com guest_id Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. 2 years
.youtube.com SSID 2 years
.twitter.com __utma 2 years
.youtube.com LOGIN_INFO 2 years
.google.com SID This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. 2 years
.google.com SAPISID 2 years
.youtube.com YSC Session
.twitter.com remember_checked Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies. 5 years
.twitter.com remember_checked_on 5 years
.doubleclick.net id 2 years
.google.com HSID Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time 2 years
.youtube.com SAPISID 2 years