Cookies Policy

Our website uses cookies. This page describes what cookies are and how we use them. If you do not consent to the use of any or all of the cookies we use, please disable them following the guidelines in this notice.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on subsequent visits. Cookies can remember your preferences and allow our sites to provide you with a better experience. They can also be used to tailor advertising to things that are most relevant to you.

Cookies are widely used on many websites. The cookies we use on this site cannot access data on your device’s main storage, nor can they control or perform any command on your device.

You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them at


What cookies do we use?

Our websites use session cookies (these expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (these remain on your device for an extended but finite period of time).

Our sites also include cookies from third party service providers – for example Google Analytics.

What do we use cookies for?

Cookies fulfil various purposes on our websites

Purpose Description
Strictly NecessaryCookies which are necessary for the website to function as designed
PerformanceCookies which 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
FunctionalityCookies which allow a website to remember choices a user makes (such as user name, language or the region) and so provide a better user experience
Targeting or advertisingCookies which are used to deliver adverts more relevant to a user and his or her interests. They are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign

We may use the information generated by cookies to track traffic patterns on our website, measure site performance and effectiveness, and to deliver advertising and marketing that is relevant to you.

Cookies used on our websites

Our Cookies

exp_trackerThese cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site.PerformancePersistent
exp_regionThis cookie remembers your region selectionFunctionalityPersistent
exp_last_activityThese cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site, and are deleted when a user closes their browser.PerformanceSession
exp_flashUsed to keep track of changes for the current logged in member. Used in conjunction with logged in members only. Expires if unused for 24 hours.PerformancePersistent
hideCookieMessageThis cookie is set in order to stop the cookie acceptance message from reappearing after the user has accepted it on a previous visitPerformancePersistent

Third Party Cookies:

__utmbUsed by Google Analytics to establish a session and to determine the period of dwell timePerformanceSession
__utmaUsed by Google Analytics to identify unique visitorsPerformancePersistent
__utmzUsed by Google Analytics to store referral informationPerformancePersistent
___utmvUsed by Google Analytics to segment visitors by a custom demographicPerformancePersistent
___utmxUsed by Google Analytics to determine the most effective design for the sitePerformancePersistent


How to control and delete cookies

The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but most have options you can set to:

  • refuse new cookies
  • disable existing cookies
  • warn you when new cookies are set on your device.

In order to manage cookies on your browser, refer to the help instructions supplied by the browser provider (usually located within a “Help” menu item). More detailed guidance can be found at

Please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some or all of the website’s pages may be unavailable and some functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie may not delete existing cookies from your browser. You may need to do this yourself from within your browser – again, refer to your browser’s instructions to see how to do this.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information that helps us understand how our customers use our sites. This service uses cookies to gather the required information, and this may include personal information such as your IP address. You can read more about how Google uses this personal information here: .

You can also opt-out of Google Analytics using a browser plugin available here: .

If a version of the plugin is not available for your particular browser, refer to your browser’s instructions for managing cookies.

For more information on privacy, see our Privacy Policy


Changes to our cookie usage

Any changes to our use of cookies for this website will be posted here, and may also be signposted via notifications on our web sites.


Linked websites

This website may contain links to other websites which are not maintained by Taupo Pet Lodge. These links are provided for convenience only and Taupo Pet Lodge has no responsibility for those websites and/or any cookies they may use.

Contact Information

If you have any queries in relation to this notice, please contact us at