Privacy Policy / Cookies

The Smallholder Series Website Privacy Policy

The Smallholder Series is committed to protecting your privacy. By sending your details to us, you acknowledge that you have read this policy and agree that The Smallholder Series may use information supplied by you for general administrative and operational purposes. You acknowledge that information given by you is supplied voluntarily.

The Smallholder Series may use the information provided to contact you regarding other Smallholder Series products and services which it believes may be of interest to you. The information provided also helps us understand more about how our website is used, and to improve the site.

Any information provided to us will not be passed on to third parties.

If you are aged under 16, please get your parent / guardian’s permission before providing any personal information. This includes competition entries.

Any photographs / information supplied as competition entries will only be used in relation to that particular competition. By supplying such photographs / information you give us permission to use them for any future marketing or promotional events. By supplying materials to this website, you must have all necessary rights to the material and ensure they do not infringe the rights of any third parties.

Our website may contain links to other websites that are not covered by this privacy policy. If you provide them with any information, it will be in accordance with that website’s own privacy policy. The Smallholder Series cannot be held responsible for the content of other websites that are so linked.

Areas of The Smallholder Series website may allow users to post their own material. Materials posted do not necessarily reflect the views of The Smallholder Series. By posting materials on this website, you must have all necessary rights to the material and ensure they do not infringe the rights of any third parties. The Smallholder Series does not hold any responsibility for materials posted by users.

If we believe that your use of the website is unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information if necessary to prevent or take action in relation to such conduct.

Cookies

The Smallholder Series website uses cookies. Examples of these are:

  • An option to 'remember' your membership login details
  • Facebook 'like' buttons
  • Secure cookies within the Paypal payment section of our shop

Using any of the above features of our website will place cookies on to your system. If you do not wish this to happen, please alter your security settings to 'high', or just refrain from using these features.

For further information on cookies, please read the following information from 'Simplicity' regarding the EU Cookie law.

What are ‘Cookies’?

Cookies are text files that websites place on visitors' computers to store a range of information, usually specific to that visitor. This may be information such as personalisation options (such as language or font size preference settings), search history, purchase history, log-in information, and browsing history.

If you’re using website analytics software like Google Analytics, advertising networks, or eCommerce software then the majority of these will be using cookies to store user information.

Cookies are used by almost all websites (92% of UK websites currently use cookies in some capacity) for a variety of purposes:

  • To monitor how you use a website (known as 'analytics')
  • To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences (language/font size settings, etc)
  • To remember what you’ve added to your shopping basket in online stores (eCommerce sites)
  • To remember who is logged into the website
  • To track people across websites and deliver targeted advertising (behavioural advertising)

Cookies are NOT viruses. Cookies are created when a user's web browser loads a particular website. Cookies are used for enhancing and enabling web usability or website processes. Disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites or website functionality. 

Types of Cookies

  • First Party Cookies: If the host name is the same as the domain in the browser address bar when it is set or retrieved, then it is a First Party Cookie.
  • Third Party Cookies: Third party services that create cookies, such as Google AdSense, AdWords and Analytics. While you may not be responsible for creating these cookies, they are delivered via your website. Third party cookies are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user.
  • Session Cookies: These are stored on the user’s computer until a user leaves the website, at which point they are deleted. Example: If you have to login to a website every time you open your browser and visit it, then it is using a Session Cookie to store your login credentials. Session cookies are considered less privacy intrusive than persistent cookies.
  • Stored or Persistent Cookies: A cookie is downloaded onto the hard-drive and used to identify a visitor whenever they return. All persistent cookies do have an expiry date (usually with a set lifetime of this cookie of 30, 60 or 90 days), if that expiry date is reached, the cookie will be destroyed. 
  • Secure Cookies: Secure cookies are only transmitted via HTTPS - which you will typically find in the checkout pages of eCommerce sites. This ensures that any data in the cookie will be encrypted as it passes between the website and the browser.

 

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us:
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