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
Commissioner'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
The transition period for leaving the EU ended on 31 December 2020. The GDPR has been retained in UK law as the UK GDPR, and will continue to be read alongside the Data Protection Act 2018, with technical amendments to ensure it can function in UK law.
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.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, eg remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR). PECR also covers the use of similar technologies for storing or accessing information, such as ‘Flash cookies’ and device fingerprinting.
The ICO is responsible for enforcing these rules.
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. I periodically check
that links are valid but if a link does not take you where you expect,
please let me know via the email address below.
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 links on this page were last updated on
13 January 2022. 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.