Who are we?

How do we collect and use information?

What are cookies?

How to Manage Cookies?

Do we disclose information about you?

Changes to this privacy policy

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Changes to this privacy policy

Contact us about this page

Who are we?

GardenFocused is an independently owned and run website which provides gardening information. For more detailed information about us click here.

How do we collect and use information?

GardenFocused collects information about you in the following ways:

1. When you use our “Date Adjust” feature (see here for the relevant page) you voluntarily select a town to enable us to personalise many of the dates used in the website. We then place a cookie on your computer which contains the selected town.

The reason for this is that whenever we display a date to you, we first look for that cookie on your computer. If it is present we adjust the date to you home town, as held in the cookie.

Our webpages use the cookie solely for that purpose, no other purpose. We do not store any data about you other than your home town setting and that stays in the cookie on your computer not ours. When you browse the web, no-one else can access that cookie.

2. In many places on GardenFocused you have the option of sending us a comment / question. Your comment / question may then be displayed on the comments section of the relevant page (see here for an example).

On a comments section we may display your name but it will always only contain a maximum of your first name and surname initial. You are in control of the name you give us. Optionally you can also enter your email address if you want us to reply to your question personally.

We do not analyse any information we collect for the comments section, we make no attempt to identify you from it. Periodically, your emails are permanently deleted from our computer.

What are cookies?

A Cookie is small bit of information which is stored on your computer when you visit a website. GardenFocused only creates one type of cookie, called a Service Cookie. It is used to store your home town which you voluntarily enter. Only GardenFocused can access that cookie, no other websites can access it. It stays on your computer until the cookie expires.

Our advertising partners such as Google Adsense also use cookies. They are anonymous – they cannot be used to
identify individuals, but they can also allow the advertiser or your browser to tailor advertising to you when you
visit other websites using the same browser.

They are used for statistical analysis by allowing the advertiser to count how many people have seen their advertisement or have seen it more than once, to make sure you are not repeatedly served with the same advertising messages.

We have no access to third party cookies and third party organisations have no access to ours. The third party
organisations that place cookies, including your browser (such as Google) and the third party companies who pay for
advertising and analytics services using this information, will have their own privacy policies.

How to Manage Cookies?

If you do not wish GardenFocused to place a cookie on your computer then simply don’t use our “Adjust Date” (see here for the relevant page).

If you want to restrict cookies from specific or all websites (including GardenFocused) then most browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) allow you to do this. Look in the help section of your browser.

Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.
It will certainly prevent GardenFocused from showing you accurate dates for
your home town.

Alternatively, visit
or click on the AdChoices logo that you will see in the top corner of advertisements that carry behavioural targeting cookies.

Do we disclose your information?

Absolutely not, never.

Changes to this privacy / cookie policy

If we change our Policy, we will post the changes on this page. This page was last updated on 24 May 2018.

Please check this website page regularly for any changes to this policy.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
These regulations came into force on 25th May 2018.

We believe our privacy / cookie policy is compliant with GDPR.

To do our best to comply with these regulations we will cease to produce a newsletter via email. The GDPR regulations concerning sending out email newsletters are so complicated that we feel unable to be sure that we would comply with them. All data concerned with our previous email newsletters has been deleted.

In order to understand which pages are popular on our website we use a reporting facility called Google Analytics. It is in common use over many websites. Google Analytics can use your visit to our website to collect data about you. We will change the settings for our use of Google Analytics to force them to make all data they collect about you anonymous.

Further questions, contact us?

Please contact us by e-mail (see CONTACT US near the top left of all pages) if you have any questions or concerns about what information GardenFocused holds about you or your data privacy.