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Privacy & Cookies


Your privacy is very important to us.  Any information you give us (such as email address) will only be used by ourselves.  We will not pass your details onto anyone else.  Our privacy policy detailing security and cookies is detailed below.

Key Details

The website privacy policy describes how Love Our Shops UK protects and makes use of the information you give us when you use this website.

If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

This policy is reviewed regularly.  The latest version is published on this page.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.  Our contact details are on the “Contact Us” page of the website.


We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on our website.

We also collect information to better understand how you (our visitors) use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What Data We Gather

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Website usage data
  • Other information relevant to visitors questions and enquires
  • Other information pertaining to special offers, competitions and surveys

How We Use This Data

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for from Love Our Shops UK, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records
  • To improve the products and services we provide
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
  • To customise the website for you
  • To send you emails and newsletters with content we think may be relevant to you
  • To contact you for market research reasons

Cookies and How We Use Them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive.  It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you.  They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use cookies

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
  • Identify whether you are signed in to our website.
  • Test content on our website.
  • Store information about your preferences.
  • To recognise when you return to our website.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browsers cookies setting to determine how our website uses cookies.  If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.  However, doing this may affect how our website functions.  Some services and pages may become unavailable to you.  You can also delete cookies stored on your computer via your computer or device settings.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

Controlling Information About You

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to anyone else.  If you have supplied us with information for us to use for marketing purposes you can change your mind easily by unsubscribing.


We will always hold your information securely.  We ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Links From Our Site

Our website contains links to other websites.  Please note that we have no control of websites outside the domain name  If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.