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HCG (Holiday Cottage Getaways) Privacy Policy

General Information

This privacy policy sets out how HCG uses and protects any information that you give HCG when you use this website.

HCG is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We really don't want to collect any information about any of our visitors

but in order for the website to function correctly we have to collect the following information:

If you wish to contact us for any reason we ask you to use our secure contact form.  This form contains three required fields to input your name and email address and a blank message field to ask anything you like.  There is also a non required field for your telephone number if you wish us to contact you by phone. We do not ask for any other information from you.

What do we use the contact form information for?

Simple answer is to reply to your enquiry. Nothing else, we don't send spam and we never divulge your name or email address to a third party. We will keep your email address on record in case we need to follow anything up at a future date.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we collect online including the use of ssl  Secure Sockets Layer, a protocol which creates a secure connection between a client and the server over which to send information. SSL works by using a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular page.

We only use cookies so we can check which pages of our site visitors are using, how long they stay on a page and which page they leave the site from.    

This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to satisfy customer needs. We only use the information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Holiday Cottage Getaways is an affiliate website which advertises holiday rental properties on behalf of one of the UK's most popular online cottage rental companies, Sykes Cottages.

Sykes Cottages

The property information and price details we advertise on behalf of Sykes Cottages are provided to us using data feeds generated from Sykes Cottages' property database. We download a new version of the data feed daily and are reliant on Sykes Cottages to provide up to date information.  Any errors contained in information supplied to us by Sykes Cottages should be addressed to them.

HCG have  no direct dealings with visitors wanting to enquire or book a property on Sykes Cottages and are only one of many affiliate websites  promoting properties being advertised on Sykes Cottages. When a visitor clicks a link on a property being advertised on our HCG website, they are taken to the full  corresponding advertisement on Sykes Cottages and any transactions, dealings, correspondance etc carried out on the Sykes Cottages website is solely between Sykes Cottages and the visitor.

HCG cannot accept  responsibility for incorrect, out of date or misleading information supplied in the Sykes Cottages data feed.  

Sykes Cottages have their own privacy policy which you can read here.


Holiday Cottage Getaways no longer use advertisements supplied by Google. We use Google webmaster tools to analyse our general website statistics and to check that our links and other aspects of our site are working correctly.

No personal data is collected from website visitors from these statistics.

If you would like to read Google's privacy policy click here

Controlling your personal information

As stated earlier in this privacy policy we have no desire to use any information contained in our contact form for any reason other than to reply to your enquiry. To further protect your privacy and give you extra peace of mind, we have included a link to our privacy policy on the contact form and a tick box which acts as a request from you not to divulge any information contained in the form to a third party or to send any unwanted information

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