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Kindle Books

20 Yorkshire Walks with only one map OL21

Kindle book - My Lanzarote. 10 walks and a personal view

Kindle Book And A Pub For Lunch

20 Walks in the Yorkshire Dales with only one map OL2

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General Privacy Policy

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into force. These are lengthy and complicated and can be seen via the Information Comissioner's Office website. In essence, these require organisations/companies to safeguard personal information and give customers/visitors to websites the option to opt out of having their personal information recorded or have any already held "forgotten".

From the point of view of happyhiker.co.uk, no personal information of any kind is sought for any reason. No marketing emails are issued.

In respect of any information provided to Amazon on purchase of products, this is achieved via their secure website and no personal information becomes available to Happy Hiker. This will be confirmed when you click the "Proceed to Checkout" button when a letter 's' should appear after http in the address bar and a padlock symbol somewhere on the page.

For any other websites reached by links from happyhiker.co.uk, see their own privacy policy.

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With effect from 26 May 2012, a new EU law (e-Privacy Directive) came into force in the UK setting out requirements for the use of cookies by websites. The idea is to prevent information being stored on people’s computers, and used to recognise them without their knowledge and agreement.

The Information Commissioner's Office has produced guidance and described cookies as

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Their guidance can be seen here Information Commissioner's Office Guidance.

The happyhiker.co.uk position

As happyhiker.co.uk, I personally collect absolutely no information of any kind on anyone at all via cookies.

Happyhiker.co.uk is hosted by 1&1, who collect visitor statistics to which I have some access. However, I have no access to any kind of individual's information. See 1&1 Cookie Policy for their policy.

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Some information is also collected via Google Analytics and some adverts are provided by Google. Again, I have no access to any sort of personal information. See Google Privacy (including Cookie Policy).

Amazon also use cookies. See Amazon Cookie Policy.

However, do not worry too much. Most cookies simply count statistics and can help make the browsing experience more efficient. You can also control cookie access if you prefer - see the Tools menu relevant to the browser you use.

The BBC also give straightforward information. See BBC - What Are Cookies

The links on this page were last updated on 10 May 2018. However, the organisations concerned sometimes change their websites around without warning, so rendering the links inoperative. If you find any links do not work, it would be appreciated if you could let me know through this email address (this is an image to deter spam so you will need to type it out):

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All information on this site is given in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of any damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.