This website uses cookies to enhance user experience and improve performance. This policy explains what cookies are, which cookies we use and how you can manage cookies on your computer or device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or device when you visit a website.  Cookies serve many different purposes such as keeping track of what you have in your shopping basket and allowing us to monitor visits to this website for analytic purposes.

What cookies do we use?

Cookie Cookie Purpose
_utma These cookies are used by Google Analytics software. This allows us to collect and analyse visitor usage of our site such as; page views, how long users spend on the site, referral website and which browsers or devices are used to access the site. The data collected is anonymous.
PHPSESSID This cookie stores your PHP session ID. This is a unique value used to identify a session/visit to the website and is deleted when a session ends.


Cookies set by other websites through this site

In addition to cookies used by Hand held Tours you may receive cookies from third parties when viewing embedded content on our website.

Cookie Cookie Purpose


The Share This service is used to enable the user to post site content to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition to the methods outlined below (see Managing Cookies) you can opt out of this particular cookie by selecting ‘Do Not Track’ in the Share This window which appears if you use the service.
Google Maps







These cookies are set by Google when viewing a page with an embedded Google Map on it. We have no control over these. For more information visit






When a YouTube video is embedded on one of our webpages these cookies are set by YouTube. We have no control over these. For more information visit


Managing Cookies

Most web browsers allow you to control how your device uses cookies. Either by enabling or disabling cookies or deleting cookies already stored. Below we have shown how you can disable cookies on the most common browsers. If your browser is not listed please refer to its website for more information.

Internet Explorer

  • Click on ‘Tools’ on the menu bar of your browser window.
  • Select ‘Internet Options’
  • Click the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • Set the privacy level to ‘Block All Cookies’


  • Click on ‘Tools’ on the menu bar of your browser window
  • Select ‘Options’
  • Click the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • De-select ‘Accept cookies from sites’

Google Chrome

  • Click the ‘Wrench’ icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select ‘Settings’
  • Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  • Under the ‘Privacy’ section click the ‘Content settings’ button
  • Select ‘Block sites from setting any data’


  • Click ‘Preferences’ on the menu.
  • Select ‘Privacy’
  • Select ‘Block Cookies: Always’



Having provided a description of which cookies we use and what purpose they serve alongside methods for controlling these, it is understood you (the user) has the necessary information to decide how you wish to continue to use our website.  Continued use of the website is accepted as your consent to our usage of cookies.  

If you do not consent to our use of cookies you can continue to use the site with cookies disabled, but some features may not work correctly.