Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a piece of text that asks for permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file. A cookie helps to analyse web traffic or lets website operators know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Orkney Tourism will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. By using the Orkney Tourism (www.visitorkney.com) website, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes stated in this policy. You can opt out by following the instructions laid out below.

How to control and delete cookies

We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit that you and Orkney Tourism gain from their proper use is worthwhile.

You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your Internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies that are set by the Orkney Tourism website, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.