Cookies

On 26th May 2011 European Union privacy legislation on the use of cookies came into effect. To satisfy the guidance provided by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, when you first visit a page on this website a banner will be displayed at the bottom of the page drawing your attention to our use of cookies.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. This site uses cookies solely for the purpose of providing you with a better website. Cookies do not give us access to your device nor any information about you other than the data you choose to share with us. We do not use cookies for the purposes of tracking internet activities nor do we access cookies other that those associated with this site.

Most modern web browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This will prevent you from taking full advantage of this site and the many features dependent on cookies.

The cookies used by the PSPS website and their purpose is set out in the table below.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
eMember_in_useNon-persistentSessionThis cookie is used by the eMember PSPS membership software to indicate that you have logged in to this site as a Society member. This cookie is expires when your current session ends.
psps_banner_collapsedPersistent1 yearOn the home page of this this site your may choose to hide the 'preserving and operating paddle steamers' banner. We use this cookie to anonymous remember your choice on this device.
psps_notificationPersistent1 yearWhen a special announcement is published on this site we may draw your attention to it by displaying a slide out notification. This site uses this cookie to remember when you have dismissed the notification so that it is not displayed to you again.
viewed_cookie_policyPersistent1 yearIn the footer of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our cookie policy. If you've seen this message once, you probably won't want to see it again. We use a cookie to anonymous remember this setting.
wordpress_logged_in_xxxNon-persistentSessionWordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a this cookie to indicate that you have logged in to this site. This cookie is expires when your current session ends.
wordpress_xxxNon-persistentSessionWordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses this cookie to store your authentication details if you have access to certain areas of this site. This cookie is expires when your current session ends.
wp_emember_xxxPersistent1 weekThis encrypted cookie is used by the eMember PSPS membership software to remember your log in state. This cookie is expires one week after your last log in.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv & _utmzVariousVariousThese cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect non-personally identifiable information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. You can read more about these cookies and Google Analytics's privacy policy here.

New Reasons to Join

Waverley Excursions Ltd. has kindly offered concessions for Waverley sailings to PSPS members. Read more here.