Privacy and Cookies

This Privacy and Cookies Statement sets out how we use and protect your information when you use this website. It also explains how cookies are used on this website.

Harris Hill Lane Limited (trading as The Hutmaker) is committed at all times 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, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy and cookies statement.

We may change this statement occasionally by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Information we collect

We collect specific and personally identifiable information about you when you use our contact form or sign up for our newsletter. This is the information you give to us when you fill in our website contact/ subscribe forms and includes your name and your email address.

We also use cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer, to aid the functionality of this website, help us analyse web traffic, and allow the website to respond to you as an individual. Cookies track visitor website usage but do not give us any personal information.

Our website may contain links to other websites, and to social networks such as Facebook. When you click through to these third party websites or choose to use any social network sharing buttons and functionality on the site, the privacy implications will vary according to the third party sites’ privacy and cookie policies and will depend upon the settings you have chosen on their sites.

Our privacy and cookies statement does not extend to other websites and social media networks linked to or clicked on from within this website.

Storing and using your personal information

The only personally identifiable information we store from our website is your name and email address when you send us a message through our contact form or fill out our newsletter subscription form. We request this information so that we may respond to your individual query. We store your contact details securely and we never pass your details to any other party without your explicit permission.

As well as responding to your individual query from the contact form, we may from time to time use your information to contact you about items that may interest you, or other information you may find useful. When you sign up for our newsletter, we will send our newsletter to you until you request us to stop. You can request that we remove you from our newsletter and/or we do not contact you at any time and we will remove you from our newsletter and/or general email list.

Cookies, why we use them and what data they give us and others

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do now, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies help by:

  • Remembering your settings during and between visits
  • Tailoring content to your needs
  • Making our website work as you’d expect
  • Improving the speed/security/ functionality of the site
  • Allowing you to ‘share’ content, ‘like’, ‘tweet’, and engage with social networks
  • Allowing us to analyse website traffic in terms of visitor numbers, general visitor locations (not specific locations) and visitor browsing habits (eg. which pages are visited most often, how long for etc.)

All data collected by cookies are anonymous; you are not personally identifiable. Many cookies are related to, and data collected by, third parties providing functionality on our website: things like Google Analytics, and some performance and functionality software we use to help the website work more generally.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will limit the functionality of our, and a large proportion of the world’s, websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves your objectives by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Note there is no spyware installed on this website.