Privacy Policy

Bags of Taste respects the privacy of all individuals who use our site (“Website”). Ensuring the privacy and security of your personal information is very important to us – we are a fully GDPR compliant organisation. Our privacy policy statement is given below which explains what information we gather from you, how we use it and how you may control our use of your personal information. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.  If we make changes to this policy, we will notify you by updating this statement on our Website.

Bags of Taste Promise

At Bags of Taste we take your privacy seriously and only use your personal information to communicate with you about the products and services which you have requested from us. In order to deliver this service, we may share your data with operational partners we are working with in your preferred area.

We will not sell your info to any third parties for marketing purposes.

Any evaluation information is kept strictly confidential and shared only in aggregate or anonymized form.

What information do we collect?

We collect your name, email, postcode, phone number and dietary requirements when you register for our courses.

If you are a subscriber of our newsletter or a referrer and have requested we keep you informed of upcoming courses, we will keep your contact details in order to do so.  You can unsubscribe from these at any time via the link on the email.  If you are a volunteer, we will retain your details in order to keep you informed of volunteering opportunities, organisational updates and for evaluation purposes, as well as for the security of our programme participants.

We also may use your evaluations, feedback, suggestions and comments to monitor and/or improve our courses or website.

  • Details of your visits to our website, including but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
  • We may obtain information about your use of our site to help us develop and improve it further.

What is the information used for?

We are the sole owner of the information collected on this Website. Your privacy is of the highest importance to us, and we promise never to sell your personal details to any outside company for mailing or marketing purposes without your express permission. The data we collect from you when you register for our courses is used for notification when new courses are offered and if you’ve successfully secured a spot in our course. We also need to collect your postcode as some of our funders require that the courses are restricted to local residents, plan deliveries, or to assess which course is most convenient for you. We may also use certain information for statistical and survey purposes.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device and help your browser navigate through the website by remembering settings you selected during earlier visits (among other functions).  Cookies do not harm your computer and most web browsers allow you to turn off cookies by clicking on the relevant menu on your web browser.

There are different types of cookies

First party cookies

These are set by the website you’re visiting. And only that website can read them.  In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse how people are using this site. And they set their own cookie to do this.

Third party cookies

These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting.

Some of our web pages may also contain content from other sites like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you Share a link to our page, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser.

Bags of Taste has no control over third-party cookies.

Advertising cookies

Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.

We don’t have any advertising.

Session cookies

These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari.

Persistent cookies

These are saved on your computer. So they don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We don’t set any persistent cookies.


By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device and access them when you visit the site in the future.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, cookies will be set when you access this website.  By using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this Cookie Policy.  If you do not consent, you must either disable cookies or refrain from using this website.

You are able to choose whether you wish cookies to be turned on or off. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, the Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

IP Addresses

We may collect information about your computer including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.


If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this policy please contact us at [email protected]