Privacy Statement:  How we use Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track shopping basket contents and remember where you are in the order process.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

You can decline the cookies used on this site or my shop using your web browser if you wish, but it may affect your experience. You can learn more about cookies at You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

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The following is strictly necessary in the operation of our website.

This Website will:

  • Remember what is in your shopping basket
  • Remember where you are in the order process
  • Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure.  You need to be logged in to complete an order.

The following are not Strictly Necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

Functional Cookies

This Website Will:

  • Track the pages you visits via Google Analytics

Targeting Cookies

This Website Will:

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook (If available)
  • Allow you to share pages via Add This (If available)

This website will not

  • Share any personal information with third parties.

Update May 2018

This is my policy page for, it gives you details on how I collect, use, and protect your data when you visit my website and or shop to make a purchase from me, subscribe to my newsletter, or otherwise interact with my business.

I may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting the updated version to this page – please check this page occasionally to make sure you’re happy with any changes. I take your privacy and the security of your personal data very seriously and will absolutely never ever sell your information to a third party.

If you have any questions about this policy or want to contact me (Tina O Rourke) about the use of your data, please get in touch at

Data I collect and how I use it:

Data collected when you visit my website:

When you browse my website/shop the third party services I use (Google Analytics here on my website) automatically receive technical data about you and your visit. For example, they may detect your IP address and time zone, your browser, and whether you’re viewing the sites on a mobile device. These services may use cookies to track your behaviour on my sites, for example what pages you visited and whether or not you’re a returning visitor.

I use this information in aggregate to get an overview of how much traffic my sites are getting, which pages or items are most popular, etc, so I can better manage my websites and my business as a whole. My legal basis for processing this data is legitimate interests.

You can decline the cookies used on this site or my shop using your web browser if you wish, but it may affect your experience. You can learn more about cookies at You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

Data collected when you visit my shop (WooCommerce):

While you visit my site, it will track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping

I’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing my site.

When you purchase from me, I’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. I’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them.

If you create an account, I will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

I generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which I collect and use it, and I am not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, I will store order information for 6 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses. I will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who has access to my online shop:

I (Tina O Rourke) am the only person with access my online shop

  • Order information like what was purchased and when it was purchased.
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing information.


I accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

Data collected when you sign up for my newsletter:

When you sign up to my newsletter or the members’ only section of my website (via MailChimp) I collect the information you provide when you sign up, e.g. your name, email address, and the types of newsletters you want to receive from me. I will only store this information in MailChimp, and only use it to send you the newsletters you signed up for. My legal basis for processing this data is consent.

You may withdraw your consent at any time by updating your newsletter preferences or unsubscribing completely – just follow the links at the bottom of each email, or contact me directly at .

MailChimp also uses cookies and other tracking technology to record things like how many times the newsletters I send are opened, how often the links within them are clicked on, etc. This helps me see how popular (or not!) the content of my newsletters are so I can improve them. Click to read about how MailChimp uses cookies.

Data collected when you contact me:

If you contact me directly about my business – for example, by sending me an email or messaging me on social media – I will receive the information provided in the message format (e.g. your name, email address, social media username) and any additional info you include in the message itself. I will use this information to reply to your message(s) and to provide you with good customer service. My legal basis for processing this data is legitimate interests.

Please note:  If you leave a comment on my website or social media feeds, remember that any personal information you provide is publicly visible and may be viewed by anyone. If there are any specific posts you would like me to remove your comments from just let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

Data retention:

I am legally required to keep transaction-related data for six years for tax purposes. I will retain the contact information you submit when subscribing to my newsletter for as long as you remain a subscriber or until I discontinue sending newsletters. I will retain other data for as long as necessary for managing my business, giving good customer service, etc, and always for as little time as possible.

Cookies on my website:

My website and third party services I use to run my website (see below) use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer (or other device used for browsing the internet) by most websites so the site can recognise you as a visitor. You can learn more about cookies at

Third party services:
I use various third party services to host my website and shop, process transactions, manage my newsletter, back-up my data, etc. I will only share data with these services to the extent that this is required for the running of my business / the use of the services. For example, if you subscribe to my newsletter via MailChimp then that info will be stored by MailChimp so I can use their service to send and manage my newsletters.

Here’s a list of the third-party services I currently use for my business and links to their privacy policies:


Google (Google Analytics, YouTube) with regards to Adsense on YouTube and this website all user can manage their cookie preferences with regards to the ads here

Buy me a Coffee

2MHost (Website Hosting company)

Your rights: 

Recent data protection legislation has strengthened your rights in relation to your personal data. Your rights now include the right to be informed, the right of access to your data, the right to rectify errors, the right to erase your data, the right to restrict processing, the right to data portability, and the right to object. Visit the Data Protection Commission

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Email me at

External Links:

Please note that this website, and my newsletters include links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to my website and how I handle your data, I have no control over the privacy policies of other websites.

Amazon affiliates Program:

I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

I may earn a small commission for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website.

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