Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer while you are visiting a website. Cookies help make websites work. They also provide us with aggregated information about how users interact with our site. We use this information to try to improve your experience on our website.

We may use cookies to remember personal settings you have chosen at our website. In no other context do we use cookies to collect information that identifies you personally. Most of the cookies we set are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave our website or shortly afterwards.

The law about cookies changed in May 2011. Websites must obtain your agreement before they set certain types of cookie on your computer or handheld device.

Complete information about the cookies we may set on your browser appears below. A hyperlink to this information about cookies appears prominently on most pages of our website.

Third-party cookies

A number of the services we use to add value and convenience to your experience of our website may set cookies on your browser on our behalf. These services fall into two broad groups: social media and web analytics.

Social media

With some of the pages offering information on our services, we include buttons that allow you to share the content easily with your online networks such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. When you visit areas on our website that contain these buttons, LinkedIn and Facebook may set cookies on your browser. We do not control the use of these third-party cookies, and you should check the privacy policies of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook if you have any concerns.

Web analytics

We use a third-party service—Piwik Analytics—to collect/aggregate data about usage of our website. We use this information to try to improve our website by understanding which pages are being visited. Piwik Analytics sets several cookies on your browser.

Service Cookie Name Expiry _pk_id.16.74c2  391 days _pk_ses.16.74c2  30 minutes vcp_a  60 days

Cookies set by

Below is a list of cookies set by the Hawthorn Farm Cottages website, along with a brief description of what each is used for.

Cookie name Purpose Expiry
PHP Session ID Unique identifier for sessions, identifies a user’s session When you close your browser

More information and help

To learn more about cookies, including how to manage cookies using your browser, visit Please note that, if you delete our cookies or disable future cookies, you may not be able to access some areas or features of our website.

If you have any questions or concerns about cookies set by Hawthorn Farm Cottages, please contact us.

Changes to this cookie policy

Hawthorn Farm Cottages has the discretion to update this cookie policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are using cookies. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Cookie Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us. Ask for Steve, if you ask Tina about cookies she'll probably offer you some delicious homemade biscuits :)

Hawthorn Farm Cottages
Hawthorn Farm Cottages, Corner Drove, Ware, Nr Ash, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 2LU
01304 290029
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This document was last updated on 29 August 2016