Cookies and Privacy

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Cookies

Many websites, including most of the larger well-known ones (e.g. YouTube) work by placing small data files called cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How does this website use cookies?

In order to provide you with the most enjoyable experience of this website, it uses necessary cookies only. The website itself does not track your activities or record any data from which you might in principle be identified.

Third-party services

This website makes use of the following third-party services:

You can click the floating Logo icon any time you like to change your mind on cookie consent.

Privacy

The experience of using this website

The browsing and shopping experience that this website provides is as close to the real-world experience of walking into a shop, browsing around, buying and paying for something as it is possible to get. Think of it this way (and we mean this in all seriousness, folks): unless you're going to walk into a shop with a bucket over your head and insist on paying for everything in cash only, the people serving you are going to know what you look like and your credit card details. In other words, it's just a fact of modern life that those essential things about you are going to be known to the people from whom you try to buy stuff. Please be assured that you don't need to put a bucket over your head to use this website - but apart from that, we try to mimic as far as realistically possible the experience of simply walking into a store to buy something. The bottom line is that we don't do paranoia. So, with that in mind ...

The information that will be requested from you at any point in the process is no more than the absolute minimum needed to enable you to complete any purchase that you make; and once that process has been completed, this website keeps no record of the information whatsoever. As with a real-world shop, you can browse around this website (i.e. without clicking on any of the the ADD TO CART, CHECKOUT or PAY NOW buttons) without being required to reveal any personal information. If you then decide to buy something and click on any of the ADD TO CART, CHECKOUT or PAY NOW buttons, then you will be transferred to PayPal, which will handle all of the transactions in accordance with PayPal's own privacy policy and terms of service. Once your transaction is complete, PayPal will pass back to this website only the minimum of information needed to generate a payment receipt and email it to you with a copy to me. Once that is done, you can in effect walk out of the shop secure in the knowledge that the payment receipt is the only record of your visit.

Content delivery networks

As already noted, this website does not need to collect and store any personal data. Consequently any content delivery networks to which you may be connected (e.g. Cloudflare) will not be storing any of your personal data during routine caching of this website's content.