Cookies are small text files used by internet browsers to store small bits of information about a device or computer, such as preferred settings or preferred languages.

Everyone deserves to know when files are to be stored on equipment that they own, and when information about them may be stored and used. Read on to find out how we use cookies.

Our website stores a number of different cookies on the computer or device that you use to access our website.

Cookies do not take up much space (unless you have thousands of them) and cannot contain viruses or other harmful code.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has categorised all cookies into to 4 classes:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

On our website we never use category 4 cookies, which are the only cookies that are likely to track your behaviour across multiple websites. The majority of our cookies are category 1 and 2 cookies, however if you choose to share content from our website with platforms such as Facebook or Twitter you may find that these sites store category 3 cookies on your computer.

Using our site may result in the following cookies being stored on your computer:

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These cookies are set by our analytics software (Google Analytics) and are used to monitor how many people visit our site, which search engine they used to find our site, and how they navigated around the site (i.e. which pages were viewed). These cookies do not store any information that is able to identify you personally and provide us with valuable insight into how we can improve the website for our customers.

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These cookies are set by the social sharing service we use to add Facebook Like, Tweet, Google+ and other social sharing buttons to our site.

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We use these cookies to determine whether to show you the warning bar at the top of the page and whether you have opted in or out of using cookies. At present it isn’t possible to remember your choices if you don’t want to store cookies on your computer without using cookies.

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We use these cookies to remember your filter selections as you search for boats on our sites, enable you to enquire about boats on our site and also to enable you to log-in for the duration of your visit on the site. These are all session-based cookies (do not last longer then your visit on the site).

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Throughout the site we use Google Maps – Google places cookies to enhance this experience.

How to disable Cookies for PCs

Please note – if cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience on our website may be restricted where cookies are required for a specific function.

Google Chrome (Windows PC)

  • Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”
  • Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab and locate the “Privacy” section, and choose the “Content settings” button.
  • Click the “Cookie settings” tab and choose your preferred settings.

Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0

  • Choose Tools and then Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings (settings above Medium will disable cookies)

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Then select the Privacy icon, then select Cookies
  • Choose your preferred settings.

How to disable Cookies for MACs

Please note – if cookies aren’t enabled on your computer, it will mean that your experience on our website may be restricted where cookies are required for a specifc function

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 on OSX

  • Choose Preferences from Explorer menu
  • Select Receiving Files options
  • Select Cookies
  • Choose your preferred settings

Mozilla and Netscape on OSX

  • Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
  • Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
  • Choose your preferred settings.

Safari on OSX

  • Choose Preferences from Safari menu
  • Select Security icon
  • Cookie settings are shown in window
  • Choose your preferred settings


  • Go to Opera in the main menu and select Settings
  • Then select ‘Preferences’ and the ‘Advanced’ tab
  • Choose your preferred settings