Cookie Policy

J D Wetherspoon plc (“We” “Us” “Our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other of its users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the website. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What is a cookie

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree. Cookies contain information which is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Which cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, the Load Balancer cookie which makes it possible for us to provide a reliable website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our website, when using it. These help us to improve the way in which our website works, for example, by ensuring that users easily find what they are seeking.
  • Session cookies. These make it easier for you to navigate our website.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. These enable us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language). The session cookie we use allows us to present you with search results when you are looking for a pub or hotel near you.

Where can you find more information

In the table below, you will find more information about the individual cookies that may be used when you are browsing this site and the purposes for which we use them:

CookieNamePurposeMore information
Google Analytics_ga, _gid, _gatThis cookie enables us to understand how visitors navigate through our website.This cookie enables us to understand more about the way visitors navigate through our website and allows us to use that information to make our website easier to use.
Wordfencewfls-remembered-6-HBTYKkVjvLUuoalGVhigWordfence Security cookies prevent fraud and improve the security of our website.This cookie is a WordPress plugin.
Wordfence Authwfwaf-authcookie-464efc5a8e1d32b0f0b7185df0cac90bWordfence two-factor authentication ( 2FA).Wordfence two-factor authentication uses an authenticator application, such as Google Authenticator, to generate unique codes for you rather than relying on SMS text.
WordPresswordpress_logged_in_e50d2f53f1b59b9580bc774c0eaa3feaThis cookie tracks your individual session to provide a better experience of our site.The default cookies used by WordPress are session and comment cookies. The session cookies track your session, and the comment cookies remember the commenter's details of your visit to our site.
WordPress Testwordpress_test_cookieThis cookie will read if cookies can be placed and are enabled for your visit to our site.This cookie checks if cookies are enabled to provide the best user experience.
WordPress Languagewp_langThis cookie will provide multiple languages for our website. It will use your location to apply the regional language to our site. This cookie will translate the language of our site without a plugin.
WordPress Settingswp-settingsThis cookie facilitates customizing your view of our admin interface and our main site interface.The number UID is the individual user ID from the user database table.
WordPress Timewp-settings-time-
This cookie facilitates customizing your view of our admin interface and our main site interface.
The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table.
WordPressEngine Authwpe-authThis cookie for WP Engine is to denote if an admin user has access to the WP Engine options accessible through the WP backend.This cookie is active as long as you are logged into out site.

How we use cookies

We use Google Analytics to see how visitors reach our website and the path they take through it. This helps us to understand how to improve our website, what our most popular content is and where we have issues which need fixing.

What about third-party websites?

Our website may link through to third-party websites which may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the privacy and cookie policies of those websites for information about the cookies they may use and their collection of personal data. We can’t accept any responsibility for any content contained in third-party websites.

What will you do with my personal data?

Personal data, as defined in our Privacy Policy, is collected by the cookies we use, listed in the tables above. Our explains why we collect this data, what we do with it, our legal basis for collection and information about your rights under data protection law.