Privacy & Cookies
Hotel + Home is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Hotel + Home may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.
We may collect the following information:
- email address
- demographic information such as postcode, home address, telephone number, preferences and interests - other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. The whole site is presented using SSL.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by updating your preferences or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email email@example.com
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email at the above address.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
The hometime website places small data files called cookies on your website. This is common practise across all websites.
Hotel + Home uses two types of cookies. The first is essential to the running of the online store. It allows us to create a shopping basket specific to your browser and then to feed this information back to our servers at checkout. The cookies can also be used to see if you are a new or returning visitor and also which pages you visited - this is all anonymous. At present we do not use this information.
We use Google Analytics to help us track, anonymously, how customers user our site and also how they find it on the internet. This does not store your username, email address or other personal information. This is what is called a "third party" cookie. You can choose to disable third party cookies in your browser.
By browsing and shoppping on Hotel + Home website you consent to cookies being used by Hotel + Home. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies (the site may not function properly) or refrain from using the site.
How to disable cookies
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:-
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Internet Options" 2 Click on the "privacy" tab
3 Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Mozilla firefox:
1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Options"
2 Click on the icon "privacy"
3 Find the menu "cookie" and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
1. Choose the menu Files"> "Preferences" 2 Privacy
What happens if I disable cookies? This will depend on the type of cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable 3rd party cookies you will not be prevented from making purchases on this site. If you disable all cookies you will be unable to use the shopping basket and checkout.
Hotel + Home uses the following cookies:
[Text taken from google.com] This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
This cookie is set by Hotel + Home and allows us to see which websites referred visitors to Hotel + Home. Although this cookie is set the data is not used.
This cookie used to create a shopping cart and pass the data back to our servers.
This cookie used to improve the service we provide.