We take your privacy very seriously. Because of this we want to provide you with explicit information on how we collect, gather, and identify information during your visit to our site. This information may be expanded or be updated as we change or develop our site. For this reason, we recommend that you review this policy from time-to-time to see if anything has changed.

By visiting this web site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?

At present we collect information on our users in three ways: by examination of the Log Files that all visitors involuntarily leave when they visit any web site – this provides a limited amount of information though cannot identify the individual concerned; voluntary submission when a question is requested via the Feedback Form; automatic collection of non-personal information and data through the use of Cookies.

The information collected is used to improve the content of the site, thus making your user experience more valuable. This information is NOT being shared with other organisations for marketing purposes.


In order to make the information provided on this website accessible and easy to use, small amounts of information may be placed on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

The information is used to improve the website and is collected by measuring how many people are using services so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from All About Cookies.


Cookies used on this website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

NameTypical ContentExpires
_utmarandomly generated number2 years
_utmbrandomly generated number30 minutes
_utmcrandomly generated numberwhen you close your browser
_utmxrandomly generated number2 years
_utmxxrandomly generated number2 years
_utmzrandomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)6 months

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Helping you login

Cookies are used to help you log into parts of this website and ensure it remains secure. The following cookies are used:

NameTypical ContentExpires
PHPSESSIDrandomly generated text allowing management of your logged in sessionWhen you close your browser, or your browser session ends


Cookies are also used to set style preference in the bulletin board and gallery, if you choose using the style chooser, to set whether certain categories are open/closed on the main page and also whether the sidebar is open/closed.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit All About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.


Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, or by submitting personal information to us, you signify your agreement to Gower Bone Caves’ Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use. From time to time we may change or update our privacy policies. It is your responsibility to check back regularly to inform yourself of such changes. Your continued use of the http://www.gowerbonecaves.org.uk/ site following the posting of changes to these terms will be deemed as your acceptance of those changes.

The foregoing policies are in effect as of October 2016. Gower Bone Caves reserves the right to change this policy statement at any time by posting the revised policy on this website. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

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We welcome your questions and/or comments. Please send all queries using the Feedback Form.


If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact:

The Webmaster
Gower Bone Caves
Old Berrycroft Cottages

telephone  Tel: +44 (0)1793 710401

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