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Privacy Policy & Cookie Usage

We respect your privacy, below is an outline of the information that we gather via this website and how it is used. Please contact us should you have any questions about this policy. 

 

Cookies

Our Site uses “cookies” which are small pieces of information stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. This allow us to recognise you and to provide additional features (such as retaining the contents of your basket) to make your use of our site easier.

Most browsers allow for the cookie function to be turned off if desired.  However, the cookies are essential to allow the effective operation of our website.

For your information our site operates using the following cookies:

PHPSESSID

(Contains a PHP 'session ID' which expires when the browser is closed)

The PHPSESSID cookie is required so that our site can recognise you clicking from page to page. Without it, every page would be treated as the first visit to our site, and anything added to your shopping basket would be instantly forgotten.

session

(contains a PHP 'session ID', can also contain an email address and encrypted password, expires after one year)

The 'session' cookie is intended for your convenience . Our software provider, Bluepark, creates this with a copy of the initial session ID so that you can be classed as 'returning' and the contents of your shopping basket will still be available. If you sign in with an email address and password, these login details are also saved so that you can remain logged in when returning (the password is encrypted). If you sign out, your login details are removed from the cookie.

Google Analytics 

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service which helps us to count the number of people that visit our web site and analyse how they use it.

Cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. That information helps us to improve the website and your shopping experience. It also helps us to determine which of our website pages are most popular and which products have received the most visits, for example.

The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by Podington Nurseries Ltd and Google and never shows any confidential information.

Removing and blocking cookies

You can easily restrict or block the cookies used by the website through your browser settings. The help function within your browser will provide detailed instructions of how to find and change these settings.

You might also want to visit aboutcookies.org which provides instructions on how to block cookies on all major browsers. This site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies. Please remember we are not responsible for third party websites.

Please be aware that most cookies are harmless and restricting them may impact your user experience and the functionality of the websites you visit. 

 

What information do we collect?

When you order, we need to know your name, invoice and delivery address, email address (for online orders), credit or debit card number, and expiry date. This enables us to process and fulfill your orders and to notify you in event of any queries. We also request your telephone number, which allows us to contact you urgently if there is a problem with your order. We will communicate with you by email, phone, fax or letter as per your stated preference.

We use reputable third-party banking and distribution institutions (detailed on our home page and checkout process) to handle our credit card transactions. They receive only the information needed to verify and authorise your payment card and to process your order. All such organisations are under strict obligation to keep your personal information private.

How do we use the information?

Podington.co.uk may send you details of offers that might interest you. If you object, please contact our customer services who will ensure that we do not contact you without your specific permission.

Please contact us by phone: 01933 353656 email: onlinesales@podington.co.uk. We may use the information we collect to occasionally notify you of changes to our website, new services and special offers. Podington.co.uk will not sell, rent, trade or give away without your permission any information we hold about you.

From time to time Podington.co.uk may share your details with carefully selected & reputable 3rd parties. If you object please contact us by phone: 01933 353656 email: onlinesales@podington.co.uk.

You have a right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Your Consent

By using this Site you consent to the collection, processing and use of this information by podington.co.uk

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