What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device 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.
Cookies set by the website owner, in this case Tierkloof Mountain Cottages, are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than website owners are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third part 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 recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our online properties. Third parties serve cookies through our websites for advertising, analytical and other purposes.
How to control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
Tracking Technologies such as beacons
Cookies are not the only way to 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 recognize when someone has visited our websites or opened an email including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page on our website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and therefore declining or rejecting cookies will impair their functioning.
Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects/LSO’s) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
If you do not want flash cookies on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your flash player to block flash cookies storage using the tools contained in the website storage settings panel. You can also control flash cookies by going to the global storage settings panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing flash cookies (referred to “information” on the Macromedia site) how to prevent flash LSO’s from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and how to block flash cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are visiting.
Please note that setting the flash player to restrict or limit acceptance of flash cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some flash applications, including, potentially, flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
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