Privacy Policy and GDPR Compliance

Cheshire Cheese Corporation Ltd is a controller of your personal data. We respect your data and your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Notice explains what personal data we collect and how it is used. This notice also explains what rights you have over your personal data and how you can use those rights.

You have the right to object to some of the processing whichCheshire Cheese Corporation Ltd carries out. More information about your rights and how to exercise these is set out in the “Your Rights” section of this notice.

Registered Company Name - Cheshire Cheese Corporation Ltd

Registered Company Number - 09024477

Registered Office Address - Laurels Farm, Hatherton, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7PE, UK

Summary of how we use your data and your rights

We use your data to provide and improve our products and services, including for business trading purposes, marketing, feedback and enquiries, and for safety and security purposes. 

We will use your data to comply with laws and regulations. We may use your data to prevent and detect crime, such as fraud.  

You have the right to object to some of the processingCheshire Cheese Corporation Ltd carries out. More information about your rights and how to exercise these is set out in the “Your Rights” section of this notice. 

When you give consent, you are able to withdraw that consent at any time, for instance, by emailing [email protected].  You can also email us to exercise any other data rights, such as obtaining a copy of your data, correcting, deleting or restricting how we use your data.  Please see “Your Rights” for more information.

You can unsubscribe from marketing communications at any time. To opt out of marketing, you can either click the unsubscribe link on the bottom of our news and updates emails or reply with “unsubscribe” in the subject or email us directly. 

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies to improve functionality, recognise you and customise your experience. You can reject and block cookies in your browser settings. 

Information we collect from you

We collect information when you purchase something or use our services, for instance, for a quotation.  This includes a visit to our websites or corresponding with us. 

In particular:

  • We keep the information you give us directly, such as contact details (including name, email, address and telephone number, and date of birth for free birthday offers)
  • If there is an incident, we may need to log information about it.
  • If you engage with us online via our websites, our cookies and similar technologies will capture your IP address and your location and record how you use the site or app to help improve it and improve your user experience, where your browser settings or permission allows for this.
  • If you post information online about us or provide feedback, we may keep a record.
  • If you contact us directly and complain or give feedback, or enter a competition, we will record details and all related information such as emails, letters. 

How we use information and the legal basis

We are allowed to use your data only if we have a proper reason to do so such as:

  • To fulfil a contract we have with you;
  • When it is in our legitimate interest;
  • When you consent to it; or
  • To comply with the law.
  • A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your data. This involves us making an assessment of when we can rely on our legitimate interests. For more information on this assessment contact us please.

We have set out below how and why we may use your personal information and the legal basis we rely on. This is also where we tell you what our legitimate interests are.

When you buy something from us, or sign up to our Cheshire Cheese Club and earn and use Cheese Rewards Points, or enter a competition we run, we use your information to fulfil our contract with you.

We take information to communicate with you, check your identity, take payment, and provide products and services, including awarding loyalty points if you are a Cheshire Cheese Club member and if you earn or spend Cheese Rewards Points.

To run our business and pursue our legitimate interests, we use your information.

Our legitimate interests include keeping our records up to date, fulfilling our legal, compliance and contractual duties, working out which of our products and services may interest you, improving our site and apps, and services, developing new products and services, and telling you about them and conducting market research.

Further details of our legitimate interests:

To run and promote our business, we use your information:

  • To provide and improve our products and services, including the Cheshire Cheese Club and Cheese Rewards Points, and to respond to you if you contact us.
  • To record support calls and communications, including incoming and outgoing calls and emails, for staff training, quality improvement purposes and establishing facts.
  • When we monitor Cheshire Cheese websites, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and online services including our mobile app and responses to email marketing. If you post comments online or in other media we may capture this information, contact you, and use it to improve our products and services.
  • To run competitions and promotions and track which offers seem of interest to you.
  • To understand you better as a customer by analysing your transactions and other information you provide to us or which we learn through your interactions with us.
  • To send you emails including offers tailored to your perceived preferences where you are a Cheshire Cheese Club or earn and spend Cheese Rewards Points and your preference settings permit this.
  • To contact you where you provide us with feedback or pass this data to a third-party business partner of ours or yours for action in connection with agreed services.
  • To prevent, investigate and/or report fraud, terrorism, misrepresentation, security incidents or crime, including where we are required to do so by law we may:
    • Monitor Cheshire Cheese Company accounts and review, record call centre communications and emails.
    • Use other organisations to check the validity of the credit or debit card details you use to pay (for further details see “Data sharing” below).
  • To comply with law, assess and uphold legal or contractual rights and claims, and for monitoring, auditing and training on compliance matters:
    • We keep records and pass your data to our insurers when necessary (for further details see Data sharing below).
    • We monitor, and record call communications, including incoming and outgoing calls and emails.
    • We may verify your identity.
    • We keep records to comply with health and safety legislation, including accounting for the number of individuals on our premises and logging accidents

We may, if you give us consent

  • Send you electronic marketing, including promotions and offers, in relation to our products and services if you are a Cheshire Cheese Club member and or earn and spend Cheese Rewards Points you can subscribe or unsubscribe from our marketing communications at any time. 
  • Use cookies or similar technologies on the website, app and in marketing emails, including analytic cookies. 
  • Use data for other purposes where we explain that purpose when we ask for your consent.
  • When you give consent, you are able to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us, for instance by emailing us at [email protected]. If you do so we can only continue to use your data if another legal basis applies, such as when we’re required to do something by law.

Nevertheless, you have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing at any time.  You can opt out of marketing by selecting “unsubscribe” in emails.

When the law requires us to process your data we will do so.  This can include legal, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes, including for government agencies and law enforcement. When you exercise your rights under data protection legislation, including when you ask to subscribe or unsubscribe from our marketing communications.

Data sharing

For some activities Cheshire Cheese uses third party service providers, when these service providers ask for customer data from you we may share information with them.

We use third party providers for the following services:

  • Sending promotional offers
  • Customer feedback surveys
  • Security software
  • Insurance
  • IT hosting, including the provision of applications and website hosting
  • Payments’ processing to enable you to pay by credit or debit card
  • If our business is to be integrated with another business or sold, your details would be shared with our advisers and any prospective purchaser’s advisers.  Your information will be passed to the new owners and you would be notified.

Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials for the prevention or detection of crime, if required by law or if required for a legal or contractual claim.

Cookies and similar technologies

Our website, apps and marketing emails use cookies and similar technology. This includes information on how to adjust your browser settings to accept or reject cookies.

Data retention

We keep your data to enable us to fulfil our contract with you or to provide services, whilst you are an customer, where required by law or to protect legal rights.

We always look to keep your data for the minimum time in line with data protection principles and our processes.  For example, we keep:

  • Information on CCheshire Cheese Corporation Ltd and The Cheshire Cheese Club and Cheese Rewards Points clients.
  • Records of payment information in line with tax law and audit requirements.
  • Customer feedback and correspondence with our support teams for up to 6 years afterwards, depending on the nature of the interaction and any applicable law, such as health and safety. This enables us to respond to any questions or complaints.
  • Information to maintain records according to rules that apply to us.
  • If you unsubscribe from marketing communications we keep a record of this request indefinitely to ensure we do not send you direct marketing again.

We may keep your data for longer if we cannot delete it for legal, regulatory or technical reasons.

Your rights

You have rights over your personal data.

You can:

  • ask for a copy of your information;
  • ask for information to be corrected;
  • ask for information to be erased or deleted;
  • ask for us to limit or restrict processing;
  • object to us processing your data, in particular where we use the data for direct marketing, including profiling for direct marketing purposes.  The right to object does not apply if we must process the data to meet a contractual or legal requirement;
  • ask us to send you a copy in a structured digital format or ask for us to send it to another party. Some rights, however, may be limited. We may be obliged by law or regulation to keep information.  We must respect other people’s privacy as well, which means we may need to redact or remove information where it includes personal data about someone else, even if it is connected to your data.  On occasion there may be a compelling legitimate interest to keep processing data.
  • If you want a copy of your data, to object to how we use your data, or ask us to delete it or restrict how we use it or, please see ‘Contact details’ below.  To process a request from you, we may need to confirm your identity to ensure we’re accessing the right data.

You have a right to complain to an EU data protection authority.  This can be where you live, work or where the matter occurred. In the UK, the authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”).

Contact details

To exercise any of your rights or to withdraw consent you can email: [email protected]

To discuss or change your account details, including preference settings, contact us at [email protected]

For any queries relating to data protection please contact us in writing to Cheshire Cheese Corporation Ltd, Laurels Farm, Hatherton, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7PE.  If we make any changes or updates to this notice we will communicate these.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.