Use of Cookies

On 26th May 2011 European Union privacy legislation on the use of cookies came into effect. To satisfy the guidance provided by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, when you first visit a page on this website a banner will be displayed at the bottom of the page drawing your attention to our use of cookies.

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Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. This site uses cookies solely for the purpose of providing you with a better website. Cookies do not give us access to your device nor any information about you other than the data you choose to share with us. We do not use cookies for the purposes of tracking internet activities nor do we access cookies other that those associated with this site.

Most modern web browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This will prevent you from taking full advantage of this site and the many features dependent on cookies.

The cookies used by the Loch Lomond Steamship Company website and their purpose is set out in the table below.

viewed_cookie_policyPersistent1 yearIn the footer of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our cookie policy. If you've seen this message once, you probably won't want to see it again. We use a cookie to anonymous remember this setting.
wordpress_logged_in_xxxNon-persistentSessionWordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a this cookie to indicate that you have logged in to this site. This cookie is expires when your current session ends.
wordpress_xxxNon-persistentSessionWordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses this cookie to store your authentication details if you have access to certain areas of this site. This cookie is expires when your current session ends.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv & _utmzVariousVariousThese cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect non-personally identifiable information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. You can read more about these cookies and Google Analytics's privacy policy here.