Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 


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Our Log Files
Cookies and Web Beacons
What you can do
Safeguarding your Information


Visiting Cornwall recognises that the privacy of your personal information is important.
The information provided here is to explain what types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit our website, and how we use and safeguard that information.
We DO NOT sell your personal information to third parties.

Our Log Files

In line with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser type and version you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Mozilla, Opera, Netscape, PDA/Phone browser, etc.), the operating system you are using (Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Symbian, etc.), the date and time you visited (and left) our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
The logs also provide information about which search engines our visitors arrive from. If they arrive via a link on another website, the logs record the site and page containing the followed link.

You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our website.

We use this information, in an aggregated form, to provide us with a view of the way our website is being accessed, what pages are popular, which days of the week or month are busiest, which times of the day are busiest, which search engines provide us with the most visitors and which links on other websites send us the most visitors.
This enables us to develop the pages that our visitors are interested in, optimise our pages for the major search engines that send us visitors and generally improve our website.

Our hosting company (Easily) may use the information to administer our website and help to diagnose any network or server problems.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are a feature of web browsers that allow web servers to temporarily store information within your browser. Visiting Cornwall uses cookies so that we can monitor the number of users accessing our website and to monitor the geographic location of our users. Cookies also give Visiting Cornwall the ability to track your activity through the website which means we can better respond to your needs and improve your site experience. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. You can edit your browser options* to ensure you do not receive cookies in future but any sites you visit will be unable to offer you a personalised service.

One of the uses of cookies is to distinguish new visitors from those that have visited us before. Whilst we are always keen to see new visitors, we would like to know that our website is providing a good user experience that encourages them to visit us again.

We carry third party advertisements on Visiting Cornwall to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geographically targeting their advertisements (for example, if an advertiser for a cinema chain can identify that the visitor is located in the London area they will display details of London cinemas).

You can see what cookies and web beacons we use on Visiting Cornwall on our Cookies page

What you can do

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies through your browser settings*, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

* Controlling Cookies on your Browser
Your ability to control the cookies you accept depends on the type of browser you are currently using. You can instruct your browser to accept all cookies or to alert you each time a cookie is offered. This way you can decide whether to accept one or not.

In Firefox 3.6:
  1. Choose Tools, then
  2. Options
  3. Click the Privacy tab,
  4. Use Custom settings for history
  5. Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them
  6. Choose how long cookies are allowed to be stored:
    • Keep until: they expire
    • Keep until: I close Firefox
    • Keep until: ask me every time
  7. Click OK

In Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0:
  1. Choose Tools, then
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Click then Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies, and then click OK

In Internet Explorer 9.0:
  1. Choose Tools, then
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Click Privacy Tab and click on the Advanced Button
  4. Now, you can Allow or Block First-Party Cookies and Third-Party Cookies and then click OK

In Google Chrome:
  1. Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar
  2. Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on a Chromebook)
  3. Click the Under the Bonnet tab
  4. Click Content settings in the Privacy section
  5. Click the Cookies tab in the Content Setting dialogue that appears

In Safari:
  1. From the Safari menu, click Edit
  2. Click Preferences
  3. From the Security dialogue box, from Accept Cookies, click to select Always
  4. Click Close

Safeguarding your Information

We take your Data Protection seriously, only keeping the bare minimum of information on our systems.

We at Visiting Cornwall do not retain any personal information that may have been obtained from your viewing our website.

Our log files are held securely by our web server operators (Easily) and only statistical information, in an aggregated form, is ever made available publically. See our Web Statistics page for the information we make public.

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Broken Links: Although we try to ensure that all the external links on our pages are current, there are times when a website will cease to exist or change it's name or the names of individual pages without our knowledge. If you come across any of these links that do not work, please let us know so that we can correct them.
Please email us with the details (web page URL and the broken link) at: