Cookie Policy

This cookie policy sets out which and how http://www.oceanarium.co.uk (the site) uses cookies.

The site is operated by The Real Live Leisure Company Limited (RLL), a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 03446630 whose registered office is at Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA.  RLL’s VAT number is 913 0554 54. To contact RLL please email info@oceanarium.co.uk

Information about RLL’s use of cookies

The site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the site. This helps RLL to provide you with a good experience when you browse the site and also allows RLL to improve the site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to RLL’s use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that RLL store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

RLL use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow RLL to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps RLL to improve the way the site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the site. This enables RLL to personalise the content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. RLL will use this information to make the site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. RLL may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies RLL use and the purposes for which RLL use them below:

“_STID” (SHARETHIS)

Their purpose is to associate the User with subjects of interest based on the content that the User visits, consumes and shares when he/she browses.

Persistent Cookie

“_UNAM” (SHARETHIS)

Their purpose is to count the number of Users that share certain content and how many web pages are visits on account of that action.

Persistent Cookie

“UID, UIDR” (SCORDCARDSEARCH)

These are additional cookies created by Sharethis. Their purpose is to analyse the size of the audiences and to analyse the anonymous use statistics.

Persistent Cookie

“B, BX, OTHERS” (FLICKR)

These cookies are enabled on pages with the Flickr widget. They can be assigned both to Flickr and to Yahoo! (owners of Flickr). The cookies “BX” and “B” are enabled for all Users, and the rest only if the User has logged onto his/her Flickr account. Yahoo! may use the information compiled to offer the User advertisements based on his/her browsing activity and his/her interests.

Persistent Cookie

“VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE” (YOUTUBE)

Their purpose is to estimate the User’s bandwidth.

Persistent Cookie

“USE_HITBOX” (YOUTUBE)

Their purpose is to increase the User visit count to a certain Youtube video.

Persistent Cookie

“PREF” (YOUTUBE)

Their purpose is to save the session viewing activity preferences during the User’s browsing. These cookies do not store information that allows us to identify the User.

Persistent Cookie

“__GA” (GOOGLE)

This cookie allows distinguishing the Users that browse the website without, in any circumstances, allowing us to know their identity.

Persistent Cookie

“__UTMA” (GOOGLE)

This cookie generates a unique User ID. That unique User ID allows us to count the number of times that a User visits a website. Moreover, it allows to record the first and last time the User visited the Portal.

Persistent Cookie

“__UTMB” (GOOGLE)

Its purpose is to register the time the User reached the website and expires thirty (30) minutes after the User’s last page view registration. It is eliminated automatically upon changing website or upon closing your browser. If the User remains inactive more than thirty (30) minutes on the website and requests a page again, it shall be considered a new User session.

Session Cookie

“__UTMC” (GOOGLE)

This cookie allows calculating when the User finished a session. It allows checking whether the session should be kept open or if a new session must be created.

Session Cookie

“__UTMZ” (GOOGLE)

This cookie saves the source of traffic or the campaign through which the User reached our Portal. The cookie is created with the “JavaScript” library is executed and is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.

Persistent Cookie

“__UTMV” (GOOGLE)

This cookie allows us to use the User’s registry data to segment demographic data, such as the sex or age of the Users that visit the Portal, merely for the purposes of statistic of activity in the Portal, and in order to improve the User experience in the Portal, based on the information obtained. The information is obtained through the “_setVar” of the Google Analytics code.

Persistent Cookie

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which RLL has no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after two years.