Privacy policy & cookies

This pri­vacy policy sets out how we will use and pro­tect any inform­a­tion that you give us when you use this web­site.

We are com­mit­ted to ensur­ing that your pri­vacy is pro­tec­ted. Should we ask you to provide cer­tain inform­a­tion by which you can be iden­ti­fied when using this web­site, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accord­ance with this pri­vacy state­ment.

We may change this policy from time to time by updat­ing this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we col­lect

We may col­lect the fol­low­ing inform­a­tion:

  • Names
  • Contact inform­a­tion includ­ing email address
  • Demographic inform­a­tion such as pref­er­ences and interests
  • Other inform­a­tion rel­ev­ant to cus­tomer sur­veys and/​or offers

What we do with the inform­a­tion we gather

We col­lect this inform­a­tion to under­stand your needs and provide you with a bet­ter ser­vice, and in par­tic­u­lar for the fol­low­ing reas­ons:

  • Internal record keep­ing.
  • We may use the inform­a­tion to improve our ser­vices.
  • We may peri­od­ic­ally send pro­mo­tional emails about new products, spe­cial offers or other inform­a­tion which we think you may find inter­est­ing using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your inform­a­tion to con­tact you for mar­ket research pur­poses. We may con­tact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the inform­a­tion to cus­tom­ise the web­site accord­ing to your interests.


We are com­mit­ted to ensur­ing that your inform­a­tion is secure. In order to pre­vent unau­thor­ised access or dis­clos­ure, we have put in place suit­able phys­ical, elec­tronic and mana­gerial pro­ced­ures to safe­guard and secure the inform­a­tion we col­lect online.

How we use cook­ies

What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your com­puter or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the con­tents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will con­tain some anonym­ous inform­a­tion such as a unique iden­ti­fier and the site name and some digits and num­bers. It allows a web­site to remem­ber things like your pref­er­ences or what’s in your shop­ping bas­ket.

First-​party cook­ies (cook­ies set by this web­site)

These are cook­ies set by this web­site. Some are neces­sary to the func­tion­al­ity of the site, oth­ers provide anonym­ous usage inform­a­tion to us that we ana­lyse to mon­itor and improve the site. These first-​party cook­ies do not store or col­lect any per­sonal inform­a­tion or any­thing that make you per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able to us.

Cookies neces­sary for this web­site to func­tion prop­erly:


Cookies for meas­ur­ing web­site usage

Google Analytics

These cook­ies record anonym­ous inform­a­tion on how many people are using this web­site and how they move around the site once they’ve arrived. Below is an extract from Google’s pri­vacy policy on cook­ies:

_​utma — This cookie is typ­ic­ally writ­ten to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. This cookie is used to determ­ine unique vis­it­ors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the valid­ity and access­ib­il­ity of the cookie as an extra secur­ity meas­ure.

_​utmb & _​utmc — This cookie is used to estab­lish and con­tinue a user ses­sion with your site. Each time a user vis­its a dif­fer­ent page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus con­tinu­ing a single ses­sion for as long as user activ­ity con­tin­ues within 30-​minute inter­vals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes.

_​utmz — This cookie stores the type of refer­ral used by the vis­itor to reach your site, whether via a dir­ect method, a refer­ring link, a web­site search, or a cam­paign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to cal­cu­late search engine traffic, ad cam­paigns and page nav­ig­a­tion within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.

_​utmv & _​utmd — This cookie is used by Website Optimizer and stores the vari­ation this vis­itor is assigned to for each exper­i­ment, so the vis­itor has a con­sist­ent exper­i­ence on your site. See the Website Optimizer Help Center for more inform­a­tion.

Duration of cook­ies:

_​utma expires two years after your last visit to this site

_​utmb expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactiv­ity

_​utmc expires at the end of a ses­sion (when you close your browser)

_​utmz expires six months after it was last set

_​utmv (not set) expires imme­di­ately

_​utmd (not set) expires imme­di­ately

Sharing (Add this)

We also use 7 types of AddThis cook­ies on the site. In sum­mary these allow users to share con­tent via Social Networking web­sites and email. When we provide links to third party ser­vices you find use­ful, they may place a cookie on your device to make their ser­vice easier to use.

di — Randomly gen­er­ated num­ber and expires after 2 years

dt — A beha­vior tar­get­ing cookie and expires after 30 days

loc — Country code and ran­domly gen­er­ated let­ters and num­bers and expires 30 days

psc — View counter cookie and expires after 2 years

ssh — Your favour­ite pref­er­ences and expires after 2 years

uid — User id and login time track­ing and expires after 2 years

_​_​utm* — Google ana­lyt­ics track­ing and expires after the cur­rent ses­sion

Third-​party cook­ies

Some cook­ies are served by an external ser­vice when you use a page on this web­site, also known as ‘third-​party’ cook­ies. These cook­ies are spe­cific to the third-​party site domain — the data stored in them can be seen and man­aged by the third party, not by us. Although we can con­trol whether we use the third-​party ser­vices within our web­sites we do not have con­trol over the cook­ies them­selves. It is not always pos­sible to identify pre­cisely the inform­a­tion that the cook­ies store.

What to do if you don’t want cook­ies to be set

If you don’t want to receive cook­ies, you can modify your browser so that it noti­fies you when cook­ies are sent to it or you can refuse cook­ies alto­gether. You can also delete cook­ies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cook­ies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser set­tings; the Help func­tion within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www​.about​cook​ies​.org, which con­tains com­pre­hens­ive inform­a­tion on how to do this on a wide vari­ety of desktop browsers.

Links to other web­sites

Our web­site may con­tain links to other web­sites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any con­trol over that other web­site. Therefore, we can­not be respons­ible for the pro­tec­tion and pri­vacy of any inform­a­tion which you provide whilst vis­it­ing such sites and such sites are not gov­erned by this pri­vacy state­ment. You should exer­cise cau­tion and look at the pri­vacy state­ment applic­able to the web­site in ques­tion.

Controlling your per­sonal inform­a­tion

You may choose to restrict the col­lec­tion or use of your per­sonal inform­a­tion in the fol­low­ing ways:

whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the web­site, look for the box that you can click to indic­ate that you do not want the inform­a­tion to be used by any­body for dir­ect mar­ket­ing pur­poses
if you have pre­vi­ously agreed to us using your per­sonal inform­a­tion for dir­ect mar­ket­ing pur­poses, you may change your mind at any time by writ­ing to or email­ing us at jane@​ifgingercandoit.​com.

We will not sell, dis­trib­ute or lease your per­sonal inform­a­tion to third parties unless we have your per­mis­sion or are required by law to do so. We may use your per­sonal inform­a­tion to send you pro­mo­tional inform­a­tion about third parties which we think you may find inter­est­ing if you tell us that you wish this to hap­pen.

You may request details of per­sonal inform­a­tion which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be pay­able. If you would like a copy of the inform­a­tion held on you please write to jane@​ifgingercandoit.​com.

If you believe that any inform­a­tion we are hold­ing on you is incor­rect or incom­plete, please write to or email us as soon as pos­sible, at the above address. We will promptly cor­rect any inform­a­tion found to be incor­rect.

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