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Privacy Policy

How we use your data


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data retention

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (although usernames cannot be changed). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your data rights

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

Automated data processing

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Essential cookies

Our digital store uses several cookies to provide key functionality. These maintain your session data when navigating between webpages, such as the logged in user account and the items in your basket. The website will not function correctly without these cookies, so they cannot be disabled from the cookie options page.

3rd Party Analytics

We use third party analytics services to collect data on how our visitors use our website, including site-wide URL visits, approximate location (city, region, country), page interaction, and approximate audience demographics (estimated using cross-site activity data, where available). This analytics data is anonymised — personally identifiable information such as names, street addresses, individual demographics, etc, are not linked.

Our third party analytics data is collected via the Google Analytics platform — you can find detailed information about the data they collect on their website. We may change the providers of our third party analytics services on occasion; in such an event, this policy will be updated accordingly, and all website users will be prompted to update their cookie preferences (including those who have previously selected the Accept All option).

1st party analytics

We may occasionally use extra analytics tools created by our in-house web development team, and these may use cookies to gather usage data. These tools will only gather data relating to activity on websites owned by Union Mart — we will never attempt to use these tools to gather your data or activity on third party websites, and would not have the capability to do so regardless.

3rd party service integrations

Our website integrates a number of third party services, including payment providers such as PayPal and Klarna. Some of these services need to load extra scripts in your browser to work properly, and these scripts may store session cookies. You can turn these cookies off in the Cookie Preferences panel, but you may be unable to use some services if you choose to do so.