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Cookies and Privacy Policy

User anonymity and personal information

Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website’s web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user’s IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.

Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor website usage. These analyses may be made available to Beanies Wholefoods staff and partner agencies to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.

Except as stated already, Beanies Wholefoods will make no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of Beanies Wholefoods.

Beanies Wholefoods will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted or abusive content is being left within our site. In the case of all users, Beanies Wholefoods reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of Beanies Wholefoods web services or abusive content is being left within our site.

As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for Beanies Wholefoods to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.

All log file information collected by Beanies Wholefoods is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.

Use of cookies

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

  • __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz : Google Analytics
    We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither Beanies Wholefoods or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
  • exp_last_visit, exp_tracker, exp_last_activity : ExpressionEngine
    This site runs on the ExpressionEngine CMS. ExpressionEngine uses cookies to track a user's session, when they last visited or did something on the site. No personal information is stored in these cookies, only timestamps related to that browser session.
  • exp_anon, exp_notify_me, exp_save_info, exp_my_name, exp_my_email, exp_my_url : ExpressionEngine
    These are related purely to the comments section of the blog. When a user leaves a comment, they are given the option to have the browser remember their personal details - this is purely optional. Choosing to do so creates cookies that store this info in your browser session. Choosing not to remember your data sets just 2 cookies (exp_notify_me and exp_save_info) that remember this preference.
  • exp_css_skin : ExpressionEngine
    This cookie is used to handle the accessibility view of the site. It simply allows your browser to remember your preference of "Standard" or "Accessibility" view as you navigate the site and holds no personal information. In case you haven't seen this yet, it's up in the top left of each page - it allows us to present out site in a simple, clean manner, ideal for users with visual impairments.
  • exp_likee : LikEE by Booyant for ExpressionEngine
    This cookie is part of the recipes Yum - Yuck feature. We use this feature to get some feedback on what people think of the recipes we post on here. The cookie is used to remember your preference so you can only vote once per recipe - it holds no personal information.
  • __jid : Disqus
    We use the third party service Disqus to manage our commenting feature. This cookie is used by Disqus as part of its reliance on Javascript to embed the comment form in the page and handle user logins and commenting. The cookie expires after 30 minutes and does not hold any personal information.

Protection and Confidentiality

Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used.

Any information you do submit will be stored securely and will never be passed on or sold to any third party. Specifically this will include names and contact details submitted through our site via the contact form and our email newsletter sign up form - these will only be used for the purposes they were submitted to meet and not forwarded on to others outside Beanies Wholefoods without your permission.

[This Privacy Policy is based on that found on CivicUK]