Cookie Policy

Benefits of Cookies for you

Waterville’s website uses cookies to help provide you with the best possible online experience. Almost all websites do. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies help us:

  • Make our website work better.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits.
  • Increase the speed/security of the site.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
  • Improve our website.
  • Allow us to marketing more effectively.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are happy with this (this is known as “implied consent”). Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below – however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings.
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site.
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey).

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party cookies

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site sometimes includes the following which use cookies:

  • YouTube
  • Google Maps

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social network cookies

We have included “like” and share to make it easy to share out content. This functionality often includes the use of cookies. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks

Cookies for anonymous visitor statistics

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here previously.

We use: Google Analytics

Turning cookies off

Cookies can usually be turned off by changing your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Making this change will limit the functionality of ours and many of the world’s other websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

You may be concerned about “spyware”. Anti-spyware software automatically deleting cookies considered to be malicious while allowing you to keep accepting legitimate cookies.

Here is a list of popular browsers with instructions on how to turn your cookies off:

Internet Explorer

  • Select: Tools
  • Select: Internet Options
  • Select: Privacy
  • Select: Advanced
  • Select: Override automatic cookie handing
  • Then set your preferences as required

Mozilla Firefox

  • Select: Tools
  • Select: Options
  • Select: Privacy
  • Then set your preferences as required

Google Chrome

  • Select: the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select: Settings
  • Select: Show advanced settings
  • Select: Privacy/Content settings
  • Select: Cookies
  • Then set your preferences as required

Safari 5.0

  • Select: Safari
  • Select: Preferences
  • Select: Security
  • Then set your preferences as required