Privacy & Cookies

Our website privacy, terms of use and accessibility policies.

Your privacy is extremely important to us. We want to make sure our website is accessible to everyone. Use of the Fonab Castle website is subject to undernoted terms of use. Users who do not accept these terms of use are not authorised to continue using this website.


Privacy Statement Your privacy is very important to Fonab Castle Hotel. To help protect your privacy, we adhere to the following guidelines:- This web site will explicitly ask when it needs information that personally identifies our customers or allows it to contact our customers (“Personal Information”). When possible, this web site will provide our customers with the means to make sure that Personal Information is correct and current This web site and its service providers use Personal Information to operate the sites, provide services, and to inform our customers of new features, services, and products This web site may also carefully select other companies to send our customers information about their products or services (a “Secondary Use”).


If this web site intends to use Personal Information for a Secondary Use, we will not do so until we have provided our customers with an opportunity to affirmatively select such service This Web site may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good – faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with applicable law or with legal process served on Fonab Castle Hotel or this site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Fonab Castle Hotel or this site, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Fonab Castle Hotel, this site, or the public If at any time a customer believes that this web site has not adhered to these principles, please notify Fonab Castle Hotel by email at , and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.


Our customers should also be aware that information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of our internet servers and through the use of “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files a web site can use to recognise repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to each customer that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows a customer to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide customers with certain features (e.g., customised delivery of information) available on this web site.


What cookies do we use?

 Cookie Type What we use them for
 _utma This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, and keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
 _utmb Records when a visitor enters a site, and expires at     the end of the session.
 _utmc Records when a visitor leaves a site. It expires after 30 minutes if there is no activity.
 _utmz Keeps track of where the visitor came from, search criteria, and geographic region they came from. It expires in 6 months.
 ctst Used to make sure we can write the 3rd party cookies.
 stc4101 This is the third party cookie used to store all the other cookie data in concatenated form. The Cookie’s name has the site ID in it.
 stcs4101 stcs[siteid] temporary (session) data used for de duping the main cookie store (stc[siteid])
 PREF / NID Stores preferences for the Google widgets.
 original_referer /  original_referer / k / js /    guest_id / _twitter_sess Cookies that support our third party social media partner Twitter.
 Session Cookies Our website uses a number of session cookies which ensure you are remembered as you move between pages. Without a session cookie features such booking engines and shops would not work.
 Http Only cookies:
ASP.NET_SessionId / xid /  RefererCookie /  store_language
Used only when transmitting HTTP (or HTTPS) requests  these cookies restrict  access from other, non-HTTP APIs (such as JavaScript). This restriction mitigates but does not eliminate the threat of session cookie theft.
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