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Privacy Policy (jump to our Cookie Policy)

The following points relate to all users of our websites (;;

We will collect any information that you provide to us when you:

make an enquiry, provide feedback or otherwise contact us via phone, email, post, our website, or any of our or social media accounts (such as our Twitter or Facebook pages) or apps;

         subscribe to our newsletters and mailing lists;

         enter one of our competitions and prize draws;

         purchase any products from our online shop or website

         purchase a ticket for, or attend, one of our events;
          download one of our podcasts; and/or
          post on our website

The information you provide to us might include:

your name, home and/or work address, email, telephone number;

social media handle or profile;

financial and/or payment details (if you are purchasing a product or service from us); or

details about your family e.g. the ages of any children you may have (only if you have expressly chosen to provide this).


We may use your information for the following purposes:

to keep in contact with you about our news, events, new website features or services or new events or products that we believe may interest you, provided that we have the requisite permission to do so, and sharing your information with our marketing services provider (either on the basis of your consent where we have requested it, or our legitimate interests to provide you with marketing communications where we may lawfully do so);

to administer orders made from our website or via other means, and sharing your information with our warehousing and delivery service providers (on the basis of performing our contract with you);

to process your entry to any competitions or prize draws (either on the basis of your consent, or performing our contract with you);

to carry out research about general engagement with our website, products, services and the publishing industry generally (either on the basis of your consent where we have requested it, or our legitimate interest in providing the right kinds of products and services to our website users);

to provide customer service and support (on the basis of our contract with you), deal with inquiries or complaints about our products, website or apps and share your information with our website developer, IT support provider, warehouse and delivery service provider, payment services provider as necessary to provide customer support (on the basis of our legitimate interest in providing the correct products and services to you); and/or

 to share your personal information with selected third parties such as:

social media platforms (such as Facebook) so that relevant adverts may be selected and served to you, and others who are similar to you, via those platforms (on the basis of our legitimate interests to market our products to you and others who have similar preferences to you).



The third parties with whom we work to deliver our business and with whom we might share your personal information include:

e-commerce providers (including Square),

courier and transport providers (e.g. DHL, UPS, USPS);

competition, newsletter and survey providers (including, SurveyMonkey and MailChimp);

ticket sales providers (including, Eventbrite);

invoice and payment service providers (including, Sqauare);

editorial and advertisement production service providers;

building security service providers (eg Pearson); and

technical assistance and support service providers.

Cookies In Use on This Site

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect

  • Improve the speed/security of the site

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook

  • Continuously improve our website for you

  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

  • Pass data to advertising networks

  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.


More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work (TS01e85bed) including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Blogger and Square (_gat_blogger, S, _savt, _sqweb_session)

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. We use Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google+, Twitter, and Blogger. (dpr, wd, AA003, ATN, test_cookie, sb, and fr)

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend. We use Google Analytics. (_ga, _gat, _gid)

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

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