cheatsandthieves.co.uk take your privacy very seriously and treat all your personal information as confidential. To find out more please click on the links to the left.
A cookie is a small information file that is sent to your computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website and it will recognise your device on future visits. These types of files do a number of different jobs such as remembering your preferences and chosen items, assisting you to improve your site experience as well as trying to ensure that the adverts or offers you see online are more relevant to you. These “cookies” can be divided into 4 types each of which is outlined below.
Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable the site to provide services you have asked for such as remembering your shopping bag items.
Category 2: Performance Cookies
This type collect anonymous information on how people use the site and the data is merged with other users to enable us to improve how the site operates. For example we utilise Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how customers arrive at our site, browse or use our site and highlight areas where we can improve areas such as navigation, shopping experience and marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be established.
Category 3: Functionality Cookies
These remember choices you make such as language, search parameters such as size, colour or product line. These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate with your selections and make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information is also merged with other users on an anonymous basis to enable us to improve how the site operates. For example our Saved Items feature utilises a cookie to remember the products which you have expressed a wish to save whilst browsing our website.
Category 4: Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They remember the websites you have visited and that information is shared with other parties such as advertisers. For example we use 3rd party companies such as Criteo to provide you with more personalised adverts when visiting other websites.
You can change the settings on your browser to prevent cookies being stored on your computer or mobile device without your explicit consent. Your browser “help” section will normally provide details on how to manage the cookie settings.
When setting up an account, you will be asked to provide us with your name, billing address and delivery address details, your email address, telephone number and a password.
When commenting on our blog, you will be asked to provide your name and email address. We may also collect any information (e.g. your age) that you publish on our blog.
We may also collect information about you such as your name, address and contact details where you enter a competition or prize-draw we are operating.
We may obtain information about your usage of our site to help us develop and improve it further.
We use your information for the following purposes:
- To serve website content to you
- To handle orders, deliver products, process payments and refunds and provide statements
- To communicate with you about your orders
- To update our records and generally maintain your account with us
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and your contact details
- For our statistical or survey purposes to improve our site and blog and our services to you.
- To prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our site and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf
- To contact you by email, post, or telephone, to ask you for feedback and comments on our services
- If you consent, to notify you by email of Group products, promotions, competitions and special offers that may be of interest to you.
- Provide our blog to you and other users and to allow you to use and comment on our blog.
You may sign up to our Newsletter by ticking the appropriate box during registration, or separately on our Newsletter sign up page if you do not wish to establish an account yet.
We may disclose your information to members of our Group for the purposes listed above.
We will not disclose your information to any third party outside of the Group except under the following limited circumstances.
We may disclose your personal information to carefully selected service providers and agents who operate elements of our web site service and process data on our behalf. These may include businesses who provide technology services such as hosting for our servers and email distribution and business partners who provide delivery fulfilment services.
From time to time we may also provide your information to carefully selected customer service agencies for research and analysis purposes, on our behalf, so that we can monitor and improve the services we provide. If you consent, we or our agents, acting on our behalf, may contact you by post, email or telephone to ask you for your feedback and comments on our services.
Where such disclosures are made, this will be under contractual arrangements with us and carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual
In assessing your request for goods or services, we may use your information for the purposes of the prevention and detection of fraud.
We may also disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries and affiliated companies and any successors in title to our business.
We do not hold your credit card details. Financial transactions take place directly and securely with our payment handling provider.
If you believe your details are incorrect you can amend your details by logging onto your ‘My Account’ on our site.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser. However, if you do not accept cookies your user experience on our site may be affected and you will be unable to purchase products from our site.
We may from time to time make available through our site certain services provided by third parties. To gain access to these services, you must register with these third parties and deal with them direct. Please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.