Privacy Notice


Pencil Street never pass your personal data to anyone. Read our full privacy notice to the right, which includes our cookie policy as well.



Privacy Notice

Pencil StreetPencil Street will never pass your email address or other information about contributors, general site visitors or members to other companies or organisations except to comply with court orders or law enforcement agencies. We do not sell any personal information held by Pencil Street to any organisation or persons.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements when you visit our website. These companies may use anonymous information (not including your name, address or telephone number) about your visit to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may use cookies to record your visits to this site. Users may opt out of the use of the Google Dart cookie by visiting the Google Ad and content network privacy policy. You may opt out of the specific media targeted advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out site.

How Pencil Street May Use Cookies

When visiting our websites some information may be stored on your computer in the form of a cookie.

A cookie is a text file that is either stored in your computer memory temporarily (a session cookie) or placed on your hard drive (a persistent cookie) by a web page server for added functionality or for tracking site usage. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. When you return to our websites, cookies enable us to retrieve the information you previously provided, so you can easily use the features that you customised. We do not use cookies to gather personal information, or to track your browsing habits away from our website(s).

To avoid cookies, you may configure your web browser to reject cookies. However, by doing so, some functionality of the websites may be lost. The procedure for rejecting cookies will depend on what web browser you are using.

Examples of Cookies:

Google adverts - These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This information is used to improve a website and ensure the visitors are able to find what they need as quickly and easily as possible.

‘Remember me/ Keep me logged in’ – If a website has functionality available only to signed-in users it can be frustrating for them to log in every time they visit. In this situation a cookie allows the user to return to the website and be taken to their account immediately. Example: Facebook – can you imagine filling in your details every time you visit?

Shopping baskets and recently viewed products – An e-commerce website we try to make the shopping experience as easy as possible for users by storing the contents of your shopping basket and products you’ve recently viewed without you needing to be signed in so that as you browse the site you don’t lose everything you’ve done. These cookies are usually short-lived and may exist only while you’re on the website.

Third party advertising services – Some advertising platforms that display their adverts on websites in their network make use of cookies to track whether you’ve seen a certain advert and whether you clicked; however like Analytics, you remain anonymous – the service does not have access to your individual information, only that someone on your computer saw or interacted with an advert.