Policy and Cookies
On 25 May 2018 the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into force. These are lengthy and
complicated and can be seen via the Information
Comissioner's Office website. In essence, these require
organisations/companies to safeguard personal information and give
customers/visitors to websites the option to opt out of having their
personal information recorded or have any already held
From the point of view of
happyhiker.co.uk, no personal information of any kind is sought for any
reason. No marketing emails are issued.
In respect of any information
provided to Amazon on purchase of products, this is achieved via their
secure website and no personal information becomes available to Happy Hiker.
This will be confirmed when you click the "Proceed to Checkout"
button when a letter 's' should appear after http in the address bar and a
padlock symbol somewhere on the page.
For any other websites reached
All email communications with me
remain confidential and are held on the server(s) owned by my host 1&1
and are not downloaded or printed off.
Nothing at all will be passed on to any
third parties without your specific consent.
With effect from 26 May 2012, a new EU law
(e-Privacy Directive) came into force in the UK setting out requirements for
to prevent information being stored on people’s computers, and used to
recognise them without their knowledge and agreement.
The Information Commissioner's Office has
produced guidance and described cookies as
“A cookie is a small text file that is
downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (eg a computer or smartphone) when
the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that
user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences
or past actions.”
Their guidance can be seen here Information
Commissioner's Office Guidance.
The happyhiker.co.uk position
As happyhiker.co.uk, I personally collect
absolutely no information of any kind on anyone at all via cookies.
Happyhiker.co.uk is hosted by 1&1, who collect visitor statistics to
which I have some access. However, I have no access to any kind of
individual's information. See 1&1
In respect of any website to which you might be referred via a link, if you
are concerned, please see their own cookie policies.
Some information is also collected via Google
Analytics and some adverts are provided by Google. Again, I have no access
to any sort of personal information. See Google
However, do not worry too much. Most cookies
simply count statistics and can help make the browsing experience more
efficient. You can also control cookie access if you prefer
- see the Tools menu relevant to the browser you use.
The BBC also give straightforward
information. See BBC
- What Are Cookies
The links on this page were last updated on
10 May 2018. However, the organisations concerned sometimes change their
websites around without warning, so rendering the links inoperative. If you
find any links do not work, it would be appreciated if you could let me know
through this email address (this is an image to deter spam so you will need
to type it out):
All information on this
site is given in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of any
damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.