Privacy and Cookies Policy

Cookies and your Privacy Policy

Online Data – Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too. Cookies present minimal risks to privacy or security and can usually be ignored. To the best of our knowledge, our policy conforms to GDPR requirements.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences. These include login, language, font size and other display preferences. They cover a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Our Privacy and Cookies Policy

How do we use cookies?

Aaran House has a privacy and cookies policy. We do not deliberately use cookies. However, some features (such as Trip Advisor badges and widgets) use several cookies in order to display on our site. Our policy is to try to remove these cookies as we spot them.

Aaran House does not collect or analyse cookies or store cookie data in any form

The types of cookies on our site are third party. These may include Trip Advisor, online booking agents, diary management systems. They may potentially result in “pop-ups” from Trip Advisor (etc) appearing after you close your session.

Such cookies are from Third Party entities (e.g. Trip Advisor). Aaran House can neither implement nor remove them without losing functions. For example “Award of Excellence” badges. We have attempted to remove all Trip Advisor cookies but cannot be certain all our pages are completely free.

Remaining cookies are subject to PCI-DSS data security requirements. PCI-DSS confirms we comply and submit annual assessments for Certification.

The cookies have no purpose other than by the Third Party for their stated uses

You may set  your browser to prevent cookies and/or third-party cookies

Examples for other websites:

  • A number of web pages use cookies to remember:
    Your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size.
    If you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won’t be asked again).
    maybe you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on the site.
    Also, some videos embedded in pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of a site may not work as intended.

The cookie-data information do not identify you personally and the pattern data are fully under our control. These cookies are not for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

In accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Policy, we offer advice here. You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see One can delete all cookies that are already on your computer. Users can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site. Also, some services and functions may not work.

Offline Data – Name, address, Card data

In addition to our Privacy and Cookies Policy, Aaran House collects some personal data, including names, addresses and payment details., This is so we can make guest reservations and take payments. All these data are stored securely and will be deleted immediately on your request. These data are stored for the minimum period to carry out our business. Aaran House complies with PCI-DSS requirements. We submit annual assessments for Certification. The guesthouse has Certified PCI-DSS Compliance by our payment providers for all transactions

All 3rd party companies who also access this personal information, in order to make reservations and take and record payments and maintain online booking diaries on our and their behalf, also have to comply with annual PCI-DSS Certification requirements.

For our accounting purposes, we must by Law retain certain data for 7 years. Such data exclusively consist of traders and suppliers transaction information plus anonymous guest payments and no identifiable data.


In case of enquiries, please contact us at – 01305 766669 or [email protected]

We can explain our data protection methods and compliance with GDPR and assist with any requests for data correction or removal. As far as we are able to determine, we comply with GDPR and PCI-DSS requirements (Home Page – here)