What Are Cookies?
"A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago.
Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals' browsing histories – a major privacy concern that has prompted European and US law makers to take action." *
Cookies used on Viewbank Guest House website
Google Analytics is an analytics product that Viewbank Guest House uses to keep track of the number of visitors to the site and the length of their stay.
The metrics do not include any information that would allow the Viewbank Guest House to personally identify visitors to the website; the data are anonymous. These data are collected and stored on Google's servers.
Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are published on the Google website »
* Cookies. (23/08/2012). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie