What are cookies?

We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are called cookies. Most websites do this.

They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies used on Houghton Hall Park's website cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Our cookies can't read other data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We do not use cookies for collecting personal user information.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are stored on your computer and help us to recognise you if you return to our site at a later stage. This can save you time on future visits by storing information you may have previously entered onto our site. For example, they are used to verify who you are, for session management (session management is the process of keeping track of a user's activity across sessions of interaction with a website) and maintaining user site preferences.

Why do we have a cookies banner appearing on our website?

We have a banner at the top of the page when you come to the Houghton Hall Park website. This highlights that this website uses cookies. We need to make you aware that cookies exist, to comply with the EU cookie law (e-Privacy Directive).

When you see the banner:

1. Accept the cookies and continue
2. Change your preferences to turn off cookies. This will have an impact on your experience using this website. If you choose to disable cookies, it will do this for every website you visit. You can find out more on the AboutCookies.org website

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website:

  • Non essential Cookies
  • Essential Cookies