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This Website 'First Time Skier' is owned and run by 'Sunrise Web Studio' please refer to our 'Terms and Conditions' for usage of this site, along with our Privacy and Disclaimer statements


This guide describes the nature and use of Cookies on this 'First time Skier' website hosted and run by 'Sunrise Web Studio'.

Please note that this is our initial policy as the first stage towards achieving privacy compliance for all visitors to our sites in accordance with the EU e-Privacy Directive.

A cookie is a small data file (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user's computer or mobile phone from a website and is then stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences permit them.

Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver a virus. Other servers cannot read them, and personal information cannot be gathered from them.

Visiting this website with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies will permit the use of cookies as described in this notice and in our Privacy Policy.

If you are not happy with this policy of 'implied consent', then you should either this site, delete the cookies having visited the site, or use a browser with an anonymous or private usage setting. See the section below on 'How to manage cookies'.

How Sunrise Web Studio uses Cookies

We use Analytics cookies to collect and store information about what pages people visit, how long they are on the site, how they got there, and what they click on. This information helps us make to that sure sites are meeting both customer and visitor needs, and to find out how we could improve them.

Analytics cookies do not collect or store users' personal information (for example, names or addresses) so this information cannot be used to identify individuals.

Which Cookies we use

We use the following Cookies on this websites:

Google Analytics (_utma / _utmb / _utmc / _utmz):

__utma : This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view to record the number of times a visitor has been a web site.
__utmb : This cookie is used to determine visitor session times on our sites. Each time you visit a new page on the site the cookie is set to expire within 30 minutes, if it does not find an existing cookie, a new one is created.
__utmc : This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.
__utmz : This cookie records where you visited the site from; whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. Also which search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where in the world you are accessing from. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within a site. The cookie is updated with each page view to the site.
A full explanation of Cookies and Google Analytics can be found here.

Functional Cookies:

X-Mapping-kjicghkc : Used to 'balance' our servers and ensure that you receive fast page loading.

Third Party Cookies:

These are cookies set on your machine when following links to external websites.

Social Networking

Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons which allow visitors to share content onto social networks, or link to their business profile on the social network. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, BT Tradespace, AddThis and Google+. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing on the internet, including on the website you have linked from.

You should check the Cookie & Privacy policies of each of these sites to check how they use your information and to find information on out how to opt out, or delete these cookies.

You Tube

The videos that we use on our website are hosted on YouTube. YouTube places cookies on your computer to control the playback of these videos. Youtube may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with their Services and to monitor their usage.

Amazon AStore

This web site uses the Amazon affiliate program (AStore)  to monetize and help pay for the operation of this web site. If you click on any of these Amazon links or banner ads you will be redirected to A cookie will be set in your web browser and will cause Sunrise Web Studio to receive a commission if you decide to purchase a product. Amazon uses these cookies to track where the sale came from and to simplify the user's experience. You may read more about Amazon Affiliates and their Operating Agreement  here.

Other Affiliate Schemes

We use third-party companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In order to do this, our advertising partners may place a cookie on your computer.

These cookies show the Affiliate Networks (Affiliate Window, Travelzoo ) how you found one of their publisher's website's and which website you came from. This allows us to be rewarded by the Affiliate Networks for us directing you to their publisher's website. Commissions generated in this manner help us fund the running of this site.

Third Party Links:

We have active links to third party websites. These websites should have their own Cookie & Privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as these sites are out of our control.

How to manage cookies:

Internet browsers allow users to manage cookies. You can set your devices to accept all cookies, to let you know when a cookie has been set, or not to receive cookies.

Each Internet browser works differently, so we recommend that you use the 'Help' menu in your browser to find out how to change your cookie preferences. To find out how to do this on the browser of your 'smart phone' or tablet you should refer to the manufacturer's manual.

You can learn more about Cookies including how to manage and delete Cookies from your computer at as well as comprehensive information about a wide variety of browsers.

Created 25/05/2012
Last updated 28/05/2012 Version 1.2

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