Abbeyfield cookie statement

At Abbeyfield we are committed to protecting your privacy online.

The law about cookies changed in May 2011 and states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of our website but that for all others we need your permission to do so. Some cookies on our website are essential, and the site will not work as expected without them.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. In no other context do we use cookies to collect information that identifies you personally.

What is a cookie?

Sadly they aren't the delicious kind when talking about websites. In fact, cookies are small text files that websites put on your computer so the site can remember who you are. They contain a unique, but anonymous, identifier, which is usually a string of letters or numbers.

Different types of cookies?

  • Necessary cookies
    These cookies help make the website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Marketing cookies
    Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and personalised to you to improve your experience across the website.
  • Statistics cookies
    Statistic cookies help us to understand how visitors are interacting with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. This helps us to understand where we can improve functionality on the website to provide visitors with a better experience.
  • Other cookies
    Please note that any advertisers, logos or links to other websites may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Do I have to consent to cookies?

No, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to restrict the use of cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. You can find out more information about enabling and disabling cookies at

Contact about cookies

If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information and cookies in general, please contact our Web Team on