This website (our "Site") is operated by Speyside Whisky Auctions ("we", "our", "us"). Our address is 4 Waterford Circle, Forres, IV36 3EF. Our VAT registration number is GB 319 5972 65.
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2 This Policy
2.2 This policy relates to your use of our Site only. Our site includes the websites linked to the following domain names and all associated webpages.
3.2 You can set your browser not to accept cookies and you can remove cookies from your browser. Please check the help pages on the website of your browser provider to ascertain how to do this. Also, for further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner’s webpage on cookies located at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/. If you do disable or delete cookies, please note that some of our Site features may not function properly as a result.
4 Cookies and Our Site
4.1.1 recognise you whenever you visit our Site (this speeds up your access to our Site as you do not have to log in each time);
4.1.2 obtain information about your preferences and use of our Site;
4.1.3 keep track of the items stored in your shopping basket and take you through the checkout process in relation to the purchase of goods through our Site;
4.1.4 carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our users’ requirements;
4.1.5 target our marketing and advertising campaigns and those of our partners more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests;
4.1.6 make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable;
4.1.7 to track the number of visitors to our Site;
4.1.8 to assist in improving our Site.
5 Types of cookies
5.1 The cookies we place fall into the following categories:
5.2 Session cookies — these allow our Site to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain afterwards.
5.3 Persistent cookies — these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our Site to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them.
5.4 Strictly necessary cookies — these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our Site and use its features. Without these cookies, you could not use our Site properly.
5.5 Performance cookies — these cookies collect information about how you use our Site, for example which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous and is only used to improve how our Site works.
5.6 Functionality cookies — these cookies allow our Site to remember the choices you make (such as your username, language, last action and search preferences) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is anonymous and we cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
5.7 Targeting cookies — also known as advertising cookies, these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on our Site and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
6 The cookies we use
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|The cookies we use||What they do|
|PHPSESSID||Used to store state of your actions across the system on your current visit only|
|1P_JAR||Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes|
|CONSENT||Google cookie used for content purposes.|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.|
We will ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with access to and use of our Site (for example to enable you to put items in your shopping basket and use our check-out process when buying goods).
8 Contacting Us
8.1 If you have any questions about our Site or this policy, including if you don't understand any part of this policy, please contact us:
8.1.1 by e-mail at [email protected]
8.1.2 by telephone at +44(0)1309 673133; or
8.1.3 by post at
Speyside Whisky Auctions
4 Waterford Circle
8.2 We will endeavour to respond to you promptly. Please note that our email and telephone facilities are monitored only during the hours of 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday (excluding public and bank holidays in Scotland).
8.3 Please also note that we may keep a record of correspondence to enable us to properly manage our Site, to deal with your query, and for quality and training purposes.
9 Changes to this policy
Please note that we may update this policy from time to time, so if you revisit our Site at a later date you should check this policy again at that time to make sure you have seen the current version. This policy was last updated on 01 March 2021