Privacy & Cookies
We take very seriously the trust you have placed in us. We treat your personal information with the highest standards of confidentiality and security.
But we would also like to keep in touch with you. With your permission, we will
· Keep you up-to-date with our news, let you know about our latest products and offers, send you our new catalogues and email you our newsletters
However, don’t forget, this only happens if you want it to! And you can change your mind at any time, just update your settings in Your Account when you login or, if you prefer, just contact us to let us know.
When you ask us to “Email A Friend”:
· You must have the consent of the person whose details you are providing to us, as when you submit their details, you are confirming that you have that person's consent (a) to tell us their name and email address and (b) for us to our contact them.
Sharing your information (or not, as the case may be)!
· We may pass your information on to others solely to enable us to provide you with the goods or services you have ordered or requested from us or otherwise in connection with our relationship with you. For example, we will need to let the couriers know where to deliver your parcel. Please note that details may be passed outside the EEA for certain ordering purposes, but don’t worry, we will ensure that your details are kept as securely as we keep them ourselves.
· To maintain the high levels of customer service that you expect from us, from time to time we do conduct customer research to hear your views directly on the service that you have received from us.
· We may pass your information to third parties where we are required to do so by law or other regulation, or where our business is bought (substantially or wholly) by a third party.
· We will not pass your details to other companies or organisations for their own marketing purposes unless you have agreed to let us.
Co-operative Independent Living Ltd (registered under number 6538560), trading as co-operative Xest, is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the Data protection Act you are entitled to access the information held about you. You can exercise this right by contacting us, although you should note that we charge a £10 administration fee to cover our costs in retrieving and providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file, typically consisting of letters and numbers which is downloaded onto a computer or device when accessing certain websites.
When you use our website we may collect certain information about you. This includes details of any transactions you may carry out, details you provide in any forms you fill in and statistical data on how you use out website. We use this information in order to make using our website easier (for example remembering preferences, processing orders, notifying users of changes, and monitoring our website’s compatibility).
- help us select the most relevant products to show to you
- help us display information to you as speedily as possible, and
- measure the effectiveness of our website (and therefore constantly improve it for you)
The cookies that we use on our site store information regarding the pages and products you have viewed, but do not store personal information that could be used to identify you as an individual. Session Cookies are stored, in memory, by your browser. For more information about cookies, and how to disable/delete them, go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
To see a full list of all cookies that we use on our website please Click Here
We take your security on our site very seriously. When you place an order, make a payment or access your account information, it's done using something called the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption method. What this means in plain English is that your details are converted into very secure code before they are sent from your computer to ours.
It is easy to spot if you are in a section of website that is using this SSL encryption method. On most computers, you will be able to see a small padlock symbol either at the bottom or the top of the page. If your computer doesn’t display this symbol, you will still be completely safe when you see that the address of the web page starts with the letters https://. So, whether you see the symbol or only the https://, in either case this means that your details are totally safe and will only be seen by us.
However, we do absolutely understand that some people are still a little wary. So we also have a number of alternatives that you may prefer.
- When you order on our website, you can choose to pay by cheque or postal order. Just carry on through the checkout procedure, and you will be offered the chance to pay that way and given directions on how to send your payment to us.
- You can also choose not to order via the website at all. You can print off your order when it is in your basket and send it to us. Or, you can call us on 0800 622 6001 (don’t forget, we pay for the call if you call us from a land line).