Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie Policy for Port Solent, accessible from

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, the Port Solent website uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However, this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons, detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to our site. It is recommended that you leave all cookies on if you are unsure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our website and other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in disabling certain functionality and features of the site. T herefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.


Below are links to the 'Help' pages of major browsers which explain how you can do this. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or any other websites that you visit.

You can opt out of Facebook Pixel cookies by visiting the adverts tab in your Facebook profile settings.

The Cookies We Set

  • Email newsletters related cookies;
  • This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users;
  • Forms related cookies;
  • When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites including, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Cookie list

Google Analytics:
  • _ga = This helps us count how many people visit (Generally Expire after two years)
  • _gat = Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made (Generally Expire after 10 mins)
  • _gid = This helps us count how many people visit (Generally Expire after 24 hours)

has_js = This records whether your browser has JavaScript enabled. ( Deleted when browser is closed)

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