A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on a user’s computer (or mobile device) that is created when a user visits a website using a program called a browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).
A cookie isn't a program itself and doesn't actively do anything on a user's computer. A cookie cannot be used to identify a user personally but they do contribute to improving a user's experience of a website.
A cookie simply allows the website to read the contents of the cookie text file. The text file itself simply contains a unique identifier code; the site name and some digits and numbers.
1.2 Why are Cookies used?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, such as:
remembering what items a user may have added to a shopping basket or an itinerary as the user moves between pages on a website
saving a user's preferences to allow them to customise a website
measuring what users do on a website to ascertain which parts of a website are popular, how long they spend on a website, how often users return, where they come from etc
1.3 What Cookies are used by this site?
Cookies are set by this website (first party cookies) but may also be set by other websites (e.g. You Tube) that run content on the website’s pages (third party cookies).
Cookies can be set to remember a visitor for the duration of their visit (session cookies) or to remember a visitor for repeat visits (persistent cookies).
2. About Us
The website is owned and operated by Dorset Council.
Our principle place of business is County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
Data Protection Officer
Information Compliance Team, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
Dorset Council is the accountable body for Visit Dorset.
Date of publication: 21st January 2020