Privacy and Cookies

Any personal data or sensitive personal data provided by you to us will be held and processed in accordance with the data protection principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of providing you with a service.

This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices and only applies to this website. The Royal Oak Hotel website provides links to third party sites. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites and, therefore, you are encouraged to read the Privacy Policy of every website you visit.

If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact us.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. Our relationship with you is valuable and we understand the importance you place on the privacy and security of information which personally identifies you. In that respect, and whether you are a first time visitor to our website or a regular user, we take your privacy seriously.


Cookies are little packets of data that hold text information about your visit to our website.  Google says: “A web server uses cookies to collect data about a given browser, along with the information requested and sent by the browser’s operator (the visitor)”.

First Party Cookies: We use cookies on our website to make sure you have an effective and efficient browsing experience.  It also helps us to keep track of how many visitors we have to the site and what they are doing.

Third Party Cookies: When we include content from other websites like Facebook, Twitter or Google Maps or Analytics for example we use their cookies.  We don’t have any control over these cookies but they are also needed to so you have access to all the features available.

How to Disable Cookies

If you’d prefer not to receive cookies you can change your cookie settings in your browser.  To help you browser makers provide instructions on how to do this. Here are some useful links:
Cookies settings in Internet Explorer,
Enable and disable cookies in Firefox,
Manage cookies in Chrome,
Manage cookies in Safari.

First Party Cookies

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session

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Third Party Cookies

We use the following third party cookies

Cookie Name Description Duration
__utma This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine unique visitors to this site. 2 years from set/update.
__utmb This cookie is used by Google Analytics to help measure page views 30 minutes from set/update.
__utmz This Google Analytics cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach this site and calculates search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. 6 months from set/update.

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