We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;

(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website;

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;

(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;

(e) any other information that you choose to send to us.

(2) Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information within your web browser. Where possible we avoid storing any sensitive or tracking information in these cookies.

In accordance with the EU Cookie Directive, we now provide information about how we use these cookies. Where possible, we also provide the means to control whether these cookies are stored. Ironically the mechanism used to control cookie usage has to use a cookie to remember your preference.

Browser settings

Any cookies generated by this website may be safely blocked or deleted using your web browser settings, but this may impact the performance, functionality and services provided by this website.

Categories of cookies

We have sorted the cookies used on this website into four categories:

(1) Strictly necessary
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services like shopping baskets or electronic billing, cannot be provided.

If you do not accept the use of these cookies our website may not work as intended.

While you are free to block them (see below), if you do then we cannot guarantee that this website will be functional.

Here are some examples of the Strictly Necessary cookies we use:

FeatureCookie NamePurposeExpiry
SessionPHPSESSIDThis cookie is essential for user sessions.Http Session only
User authenticationwordpress_*This cookie stores website authentication details.Http only, 365 days
User preferencewp-settings-*This cookie helps remember your personal preferences within the website.365 days

(2) Performance
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Here are some examples of the Performance Cookies we use:

FeatureCookie NamePurposeExpiry
Google Analytics_utmaThis 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 this 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.2 years
Google Analytics_utmbThis cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with this site. When a user views a page on this site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on this website, the cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on this site for longer than 30 minutes.30 minutes
Google Analytics_utmcHistorically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.Session only
Google Analytics_utmzThis cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach this site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.6 months

(3) Functionality
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make such as your username, language or the region you are in and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customise, to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

If you do not accept the use of these cookies our website may not work as intended.

While you are free to block them (see below), if you do then we cannot guarantee that this website will be functional.

Here are some examples of the Functionality Cookies we use:

FeatureCookie NamePurposeExpiry
Cookie Settingscookillian_opt_*This cookie is essential for our site to remember your cookie preferences.365 days
Widgetbox Widgets_uuc2This cookie collects data when using the Currency Calculator side bar widget

(4) Targeting
‘Targeting’ cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as ‘Like’ buttons and ‘Share’ buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

We use ‘Targeting’ cookies to Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other websites.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties’ own tools to prevent these cookies.

Here are some examples of the Targeting Cookies we use:

FeatureCookie NamePurposeExpiry
ShareThis*.sharethis.comEnables link sharing tools on specific pages of our website. The cookies may store anonymous data and your favourite preferences.4 hours – 1 year
AddThis*.adddthis.comEnables link sharing tools on specific pages of our website. The cookies may store anonymous data and your favourite preferences.30 days – 2 years
Twitter*.twitter.comEnables the Tweet button on certain pages of our site. The cookies may store anonymous session data and if your computer is already logged into Twitter, may contain session or other data identifying the logged in account.
Facebook*.facebook.comEnables the Facebook Like button on certain pages of our site that allows you to easily Like a specific page.
LinkedInleo_auth_tokenEnables the LinkedIn button on certain pages of our website.365 days
LinkedInJESESSIONIDUsed for tracking user sessionsHttp Session only
Google+apis.google.comEnables the Google +1 button on certain pages of our website that allows you to easily share it on your Google+ profile.
YouTubeVISITOR_INFO1_LIVEYouTube uses this.
YouTubePREFYouTube uses this.

Managing cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see below):


  • Click on the ‘Tools’” menu (or the Spanner/Wrench icon) and select ‘Options’.
  • Click the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab and locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and choose the ‘Content settings’ button.
  • Click the ‘Cookie settings’ tab and choose your preferred settings. The default behaviour is to allow all cookies, but you can fine tune your preferences here, and view the currently set cookies by clicking on ‘All cookies and site data…’

Internet Explorer 9

  • Click the Tools menu and then Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings. These settings are quite general.
  • For more specific cookie settings click on ‘Advanced’, check the ‘Override cookie handling’ button and modify the settings to suit your requirements. You can also click on ‘Sites’ to set cookie settings for individual websites.

Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8

  • Click the Tools menu and then Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab
  • Move the slider to choose your preferred settings. These settings are quite general.
  • For more specific cookie settings click on Advanced, check the ‘Override cookie handling’ button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.

Firefox 3.5 upwards

  • Click the Tools menu, then Options
  • Select the Privacy tab and in the History panel, select “Use custom settings for history”
  • You can set general cookie preferences using the checkbox, or more specific settings by clicking on ‘Exceptions’. Clicking on ‘Show Cookies’ displays all cookies saved on your computer and also allows you to clear all of them with a single click.

Firefox (pre v 3.5)

  • Click on Tools, then Options
  • Select the Privacy tab
  • Select Cookies. You can then choose your preferred settings

Apple Safari (v 3 upwards)

  • Click the Cog icon or Edit on the main menu
  • Click Preferences, then Security
  • The ‘Accept cookies’ section allows you to specify your cookie preferences. To remove all cookies, click on ‘Show Cookies’ and ‘Remove All’.

How to delete cookies

Internet Explorer
1. Select the Tools menu
2. Select Delete Browsing History
3. Select the Cookies checkbox
4. Select Delete

Google Chrome
1. Navigate to the Cookies section of your Chrome browser
2. Select Remove All

1. Select the FireFox menu
2. Select the Privacy tab
3. Select the History section
4. Select Remove Individual Cookies

1. Select the Gears menu
2. Select Reset Safari
3. Select the Remove all website data checkbox
4. Select Reset

There is also a comprehensive guide on clearing cookies, containing many more browser types, at http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2

Further reading

Information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at:

Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section:

(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(e) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(f) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

(g) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(h) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; and

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States and Japan) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(6) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password and firewall protected) servers.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are satisfied with any changes.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to admin@garsideaccountants.co.uk or by post to Linen Hall, Suite 631, 6th Floor, 162-168 Regent St., London, W1B 5TG.

(12) Data controller

The data controller responsible for our website is Garside and Co. Limited.