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Cookie Policy

Background Information

Cookie Law

These are the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Personal Data

Is any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by the EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


We/Us/Our refers in this document to Purple Parasol, a limited company registered in England trading as Purple Parasol Ltd under company number 04735990, whose registered address is 141 Englishcombe Lane, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2EL, UK..

Information About Us

Our Site is owned and operated by Purple Parasol, a limited company registered in England trading as Purple Parasol Ltd under company number 04735990, whose registered address is 141 Englishcombe Lane, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2EL, UK..

Our VAT number is GB831522456.  Our Data Protection Officer is E Jamieson and we can be contacted at contact page

About Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored by your device when you access most websites on the internet. We will use two types of cookies:

Session Cookies

These expire when you close your browser and do not remain on your computer.

Persistent Cookies

These cookies are stored on your computer for a longer period. They are used to make sure the site remembers your preferences.
In our case, uses cookies to make our site easier to use. Cookies also provide us with information about how is used so we can keep as relevant as possible.

By using you agree to the use of cookies. Please note that certain cookies may be set the moment you start visiting this website. You can choose to manage the cookies we use on through your browser settings at any time. For more information about how to do this, and about cookies in general, please read What Are Cookies.

Please note that preventing cookies is likely to impact the functionality or performance of, or prevent you from using certain services provided through it. If you choose to prevent cookies, we cannot guarantee access to the services provided or be sure how this website will perform during your visit. Preventing cookies will also affect our ability to update this Website to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

The types of cookies we currently use on are set out below. The cookie categories are based on the category definitions contained in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide.

Definitions And Interpretations

How Does Our Site Use Cookies? may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our products and services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for advertising and analytics purposes. For more details, please refer below.

All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of Our Site, supporting functions such as logging in, shopping basket, and payment transactions.

Analytics Cookies

It is important for us to understand how you use our site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve our site and your experience of it.

Functionality Cookies - Functionality cookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on our site such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences.

Targeting Cookies

It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand visitors and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to their interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.

Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us. These Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above.

Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of cookie may be a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit our site.

Session Cookies

Any of the above types of cookie may be a session cookie. Session cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit our site until you close your browser. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

Cookies used on our site are not permanent and almost all will expire between 1 day and 1 year from the date they are created.

For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our privacy policy page.

What Cookies Does Our Site Use?

The full listing of cookies is shown below.

  • WordPress Cookies
  • Google Analytics Cookies
  • Clicky Cookies
  • Google Adsense Cookies
  • Facebook Retargeting Cookies
  • Plugin Cookies
  • LinkedIn Cookies
  • Twitter Cookies
  • Amazon Cookies
  • Affiliate Network Cookies

Consent And Control

When you first visit our site, cookies are switched on. But on the first page you visit you will be shown a pop-up advising you that cookies are in use. You can either give your consent and continue, or click the link offered by the popup to be prompted to turn the use of cookies off in your browser. By continuing to use Our Site without turning cookies off in your own browser, cookies will be used. This is your choice. By not switching cookies off in your browser, you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. If you switch cookies off in your browser, Our Site may not function fully or as intended.

Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. For further details, see below.

How You Can Control Cookies

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. You can change these settings if you wish, however please be aware that this will prevent all websites from using cookies, not just ours. Please also be aware that by disabling cookies in your browser, you may impair the functionality of our site. Cookies are required for the operation most modern websites.

This video shows you how to disable cookies in the most popular browser, Google Chrome. 

The link below provides instructions on how to control cookies in all mainstream browsers:

How Do We Use Cookies in Emails?

In addition to using cookies on our site, we use cookies and similar technologies in some of the emails we send to you. Just like the cookies on our site, these are used to help us understand your use of our site and to keep improving it.

Emails from us may contain links. Each one of those links will contain a unique tag which enables us to track which links are being used and by whom. This information can then be used to improve and tailor our emails in the future.

Changes To This Cookie Policy

We may alter this cookie policy at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of our site after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

In the event of any conflict between the current version of this cookie policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

Further Information

If you would like to know more about how we use cookies, please contact page. For more information about cookies, as mentioned earlier, please read What Are Cookies. Please note, that is an external link and we are not responsible for its content.

For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following pages on Our Site: