Cookies and Legal Stuff

Third Party Links and Retailers

The Good Shopping Guide contains links to third party sites, including in our ethical shopping tables. Access to any other internet site linked to this web site is at the user’s own risk and we are not to be held responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on these sites.

The Good Shopping Guide links to third-party sellers. However, The Good Shopping Guide does not sell products directly (unless otherwise stated or a direct agreement has been put in place between seller (Ethical Company Organisation, first-party) and customer/buyer (second-party). If you are interested in purchasing a product from any brand rated or reviewed on this website via the third-party retailers links that we offer, please understand that purchases made through these links are between you and the third-party retailer.

Third-party retailers linked on The Good Shopping Guide website are not associated with The Good Shopping Guide or the Ethical Company Organisation (parent company). The Good Shopping Guide is not responsible for the processing of payments. The Good Shopping Guide is not responsible for any aspect of your transaction, including the shipment of your order. If you have questions, concerns or issues with your purchase, you must contact the third-party website your purchased from.

When shopping at one of the third party retail sites linked on The Good Shopping Guide website, you are subject to that site’s privacy and security policies.

Privacy

The Good Shopping Guide respects its followers’ privacy and will not release any information on users under regular circumstances. We track visits (anonymously) with log files. For more info, see below on our use of Cookies. The Good Shopping Guide uses this information only to determine which pages are the most popular and least popular, to gather general site-use statistics, and to detect any problems with the site.

Forum and Comments

The Good Shopping Guide employs similar comment and forum guidelines as that of The Guardian’s Community Standards. The Good Shopping Guide provides the opportunity for readers to discuss content we publish, or debate issues more generally. Messages and comments posted in the forums and underneath the articles represent the views of the respective posters. The Good Shopping Guide does not take any responsibility for the contents of message boards posts or comments, and cannot be held responsible for the content of any particular message – although moderation may be present to ensure our platform is inclusive, safe and free of discrimination, racism, spam, etc.

Cookies

The main type of cookie that we use is meant to assist us in monitoring site performance.This type of cookie is called a performance cookie, because it collects information about how visitors use our website.
The data collected by this cookie does not contain any information that is personal to you.For instance, the performance cookie we use monitors how many visitors come to our site and when, what browsers visitors use, and how long visitors stay.The name of the cookies we use on this site and their lifespan are as follows:

– Webtrends – expires after ten years

-Google Analytics:_utma (expires after 2 years from set/update)

-Google Analytics:_utmb (expires 30 minutes from set/update)

-Google Analytics:_utmc (expires 6 months from set/update)

-BIG-IP (expires same day)

Since no personally identifiable information is stored within the cookies we use, we recommend you leaves these turned on while visiting our site. If you decline cookies you may lose some of the beneficial functions of cookies.

To check if cookies are enabled on your device, please follow the steps below. Alternatively, view your browser’s help pages or review the information provided on how to manage cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.