Cakes By Kirsty is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018). We collect information about you to process your order and to provide you with the best possible service. We only send promotional emails or mail to you with your prior consent and do not pass any of your information to third parties without first gaining your explicit consent.
Details We Require
We need to collect the following information from you in order to process your order and notify you of the status of your order.
Credit or Debit card details for payment
We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent, however additional information you may provide us with may be used to personalise your visits to our web site. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies, we will delete or correct it promptly.
Security of Personal Information
When you enter credit card information on the Cakes By Kirsty website we use secure servers to ensure that all details are encrypted at your browser before they are sent to us. We store credit card details in an encrypted way within a secure database. The servers are physically secured in a dedicated data centre.
The Data Protection Act 2018 requires us to be open about our holding and use of personal data. It also entitles individuals to find out from us what personal data is held about them on computer, to have that information corrected or erased if it is inaccurate, and to claim compensation if they can prove they have suffered damage from an inaccuracy or breach of security. Cakes By Kirsty is committed to upholding the eight Data Protection Principles of good information handling practice.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data to use for marketing purposes. If we intend to use your data for marketing purposes, such as a newsletter, we will ask for your consent first.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website. Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
Identify whether you are signed into our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed into the site.
Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content or provide functionality you used previously.
This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Note that cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
As we sell products it is important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully this has clarified things for you. If there is anything you aren't sure whether you need, it is usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information, you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.