Cookie policy

At Abbeyfield we are committed to protecting your privacy online.

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?

  • Functional cookies
    These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. For example, these cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.
  • Session cookies
    We use these to keep track of your movement from page to page, so you don’t get asked for the same information that you have already given to our site and are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave our website or shortly afterwards.
  • Analytical/performance cookies
    They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies do not personally identify any individual user. These are usually third party cookies, which we use to deliver a better user 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