Last updated: Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
When users enter Lewis Longhouse’s website their computers will automatically be issued with "cookies". Cookies are text files which identify users’ computers to Lewis Longhouse’s server. The website then creates "session" cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, eg retaining a low graphics text-only preference.
Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used and they are deleted on departure from the website. Many websites do this to track traffic flows, whenever users visit those websites.
Lewis Longhouse’s website uses third-party cookies to measure use of the website including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development. For this purpose, Lewis Longhouse uses statistical analysis tools to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected by Lewis Longhouse will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.
Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user eg retaining saved log-in details to allow you quick access on your next visit.
The Longhouse, on the Isle of Lewis, is set low on the hillside 50m walk from the beach with wide, uninterrupted views east, south and west. Soak up the views and watch the skies change through floor-to-ceiling windows, south over the bay and reeds beds, east to stunning sunrises over that bay or west to a sunset over the moors.