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Cookie policy

We use cookies to make your experience of our website as good as possible.
What are cookies?

Cookies are small, often encrypted, text files, which are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. They are used to remember useful information which allows certain functionality within the website to work, for example remembering where you have reached within an order process, or if you’ve logged in to a site. Cookies can’t harm your computer.

For more information about cookies, please see

How long do cookies last?

Cookies last for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for.

• Session cookies are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser.

• Persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognise the device again when the user returns to that website on that device.

Who sets the cookie?

• First party cookies – these are set by the website that you are visiting and can only be read by that website.

• Third party cookies – these are set by an organisation other than owner of the website. This might be for the purposes of website measurement, being able to watch a video on the site or for the purposes of advertising. Iain uses Google Analytics and they set cookies.

Who sets the cookie?

On we use cookies that perform a different variety of functions. The categorisation and definitions are based on the guide published by the International Chamber of Commerce:

Strictly necessary cookies

These types of cookies are used to make sure parts of a website work and that you can use the site effectively, such as remembering certain information on a form when you go to another page before the form has been completed.

On we use ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies to:

1) Check if cookies are enabled to provide appropriate user experience.

2) Set when the user is logged in using two factor authentication.

The cookies that we have defined as ‘Strictly Necessary’ cookies will NOT be used to:

1) Gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you

2) Remember any preferences you have set beyond the current visit

If you prevent these cookies you may not be able to use certain features on

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to measure the performance of websites and see how websites are used. We use ‘Performance’ cookies to improve how the website works and measure our marketing activity. Information that is collected using these cookies are aggregated and anonymous and we are not able to identify individual users with these cookies.

On we may use ‘Performance’ cookies to:

1) Provide aggregated statistics on how our website is used.

2) See how effective our marketing activity is (we don’t use this information to target adverts to you when you visit other websites).

3) Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur and also to improve the performance of the site.

Cookies we have defined as ‘Performance’ cookies will NOT be used to:

1) Gather information that could be used to target you with advertising on other websites.

2) Remember any preferences you have set beyond the current visit.

Functionality cookies

These types of cookie allow websites to remember choices you make (for example, your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services on the site such as watching a video. These cookies do not track your browsing activity on other websites.

On we may use ‘Performance’ cookies to:

1) Provide aggregated statistics on how our website is used.

Advertising or Targeting cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

At this time does not use advertising cookies.

Cookies used on

On we use both first and third party cookies.

How to manage cookies

You can manage how you use cookies using the settings in your web browser. Below is a list of common browsers and links through to help managing your cookie settings for them.

Internet Explorer
Google Chrome

Note that these links will take you to other sites. is not responsible for the information and also the setting of cookies on these other sites.

This Cookie Policy was updated 25 May 2018
Privacy Policy

The privacy and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. This privacy policy explains how and why we use your personal data, to make sure you stay informed and can be confident about giving us your information. We’ll keep this page updated to show you all the things we do with your personal data.

This policy applies if you use any of our services, visit our website or email us.

We’ll only use your personal data on relevant lawful grounds as permitted by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (from 25 May 2018)/UK Data Protection Act and Privacy of Electronic Communication Regulation.

If you think our policy falls short of your expectations or that we are failing to abide by our policy, do please tell us.

Who We are

This is the privacy notice of Iain Abernethy Ltd. In this document, “we” or “us” refer to Iain Abernethy Ltd.

About Us:

Iain can be contacted via:


Iain Abernethy Ltd

PO Box 38,



CA13 0GS

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1900 829406

Personal data provided by you

This includes information you give when interacting with us. For example:

• Using the website contact forms

• - Processing orders

• - Newsletters

• – Message Board

We may automatically collect the following information:

• Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and if you access our website via your mobile device we will collect your unique phone identifier

• Information about your visit, including, but not limited to the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) and query string, clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as but not limited to, scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call our customer service number

• Information about your purchases including but not limited to revenue figures, the types of products purchased

• The terms that you use to search our website

How we use your personal data

Personal data provided to us will be used for the purpose or purposes outlined in any fair processing notice in a transparent manner at the time of collection or registration where appropriate, in accordance with any preferences you express. If asked by the police, or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities, we may need to provide your personal data.

Below are the main uses of your data and how you interact with our services, websites and activities.

• Using the website contact forms

• - Processing orders

• - Newsletters

• – Message Board

• Google Analytics

Disclosing and sharing information

We do not sell or share your personal information for other organisations to use unless otherwise stated in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use or cookie policy and other agreements; or to protect the rights and property. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.

Storage of information

Iain Abernethy Ltd operations are based in the UK and we store most of our data within the European Union (EU). Some organisations which provide services to us may transfer data outside the European Economic Area but we’ll only allow this if your data is adequately protected. Some of our systems are provided by US companies and whilst it is our policy that we prefer data hosting and processing to remain on EU-based solutions, it may be that using their products results in data transfer to the USA. However we only allow this when we certain it will be adequately protected. (e.g. US Privacy Shield or Standard EU contractual clauses).

Cookies and links to third party websites

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit certain websites. We use first party cookies (cookies that we have set, that can only be read by our website) to personalise your online experience. We also use third party cookies (cookies that are set by an organisation other than the owner of the website) for the purposes of website measurement and targeted advertising. You can control the use of cookies via your browser. Further information can be found in the Iain Abernethy Cookie.

Links to other websites

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to other websites of our partner companies, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we don’t accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. This privacy policy applies solely to the personal data collected by Iain Abernethy Ltd.

Keeping your information

We will only use and store your information for as long as it is required for the purposes it was collected for. How long it will be stored for depends on the information in question, what it is being used for and, sometimes, statutory legal requirements.

How we secure your data

Information system and data security is imperative to us to ensure that we are keeping our customers, employees and contractors safe.

We operate a robust and thorough process for assessing, managing and protecting new and existing systems which ensures that they are up to date and secure against the ever changing threat landscape. In addition, your data is protected by multiple layers of security.

Iain Abernethy Ltd staff are aware of the company data protection policies and information security on employment and thereafter to reinforce responsibilities and requirements set out in our information security policies.

When you trust us with your data we will always keep your information secure to maintain your confidentiality. By utilising strong encryption when your information is stored or in transit we minimize the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure; when entering information on our website, you can check this by right clicking on the padlock icon in the address bar.

What to do if you’re not happy

In the first instance, please talk to us directly so we can resolve any problem or query. You also have the right to contact the Information Commissions Office (ICO) if you have any questions about Data Protection. You can contact them using their help line 0303 123 113 or at

Changes to this privacy policy

We'll amend this privacy policy from time to time to ensure it remains up to date and reflects how and why we use your personal data and new legal requirements. Please visit our website to keep up to date with any changes.

This privacy policy was last updated on 25 May 2018.

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