Privacy and Cookies

Last updated: May 2015

This Privacy and Cookies Policy explains how we use your personal information.

Who has control of your personal information?

Gift A Beer is a trading name of Greene King Brewing and Retailing Limited (Registered no. 3298903) registered at Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1QT and a member of the Greene King group of companies. Greene King Brewing and Retailing Limited is data controller and will use your personal information as described in this Policy.

How to contact us if you have any queries

We take the privacy of our customers very seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. If you have any questions in relation to the information we hold about you or our use of that information, please feel free to contact us at Company Secretary, Greene King, Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QT.

How do we collect your information?

We collect information about you in a number of different ways, including when you provide information on our website, in correspondence with us, by telephone and when you visit our pubs.

What information do we collect?

When you register through this website or at one of our pubs we ask for certain pieces of information. We may also collect and process information provided by you, for example, by telephone or in other correspondence. The information we collect depends on which services you use but will include the following personal data:

Personal data Why we collect
First name
Last name
So that we can identify you to personalise our services to you.
Date of birth To make sure you are old enough to receive information from us, to allow us to personalise our services to you and for our own internal analysis and research.
Email address We ask for your email address so that, where you have indicated your acceptance, we can send you emails about our company and offers.
Address and post code So, where you have indicated your acceptance, we can send you letters about our company and offers and for our own internal analysis and research.
Debit or Credit Card details Secure servers are used to obtain payment and we do not store debit or credit card details following payment.

What do we do with your personal information?

In addition to the uses described in the 'What information do we collect?' section above, we may also use your personal information for the following purposes:

How do we share your personal information?

We may share your personal information with third parties in the following ways:

Use of your information for marketing purposes

When you provide your information, we give you the opportunity to choose to receive further information about products or services provided by the Greene King group of companies and other information which we believe may be of interest to you. You can opt out of receiving this information at any time by contacting the Company Secretary at Greene King, Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QT.

If you opt-out of receiving marketing communications we will keep a record on our system that you do not wish to receive communications from us.

Your rights

You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in the personal information we hold about you. You also have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us. As a security measure, we may require proof of your identity before we make any changes to your information or provide a copy of your information. We reserve the right to charge a small administrative charge if you ask to access your information.

Please contact the Company Secretary at Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QT if you wish to update your information, correct any inaccuracies or obtain a copy of your personal information.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file.

A cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets website operators know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We have included a full list of the cookies used on below, along with an explanation of what each cookie is used for.

How to control and delete cookies

We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit that you and we gain from their proper use is worthwhile.

You can delete the files that contain cookies - those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability.

If you would like more information about how cookies work, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to disable cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your compuetr as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.

Cookies used on the Gift A Beer website

This is a list of the main cookies set by the Old Speckled Hen website, and an explanation of what each is used for:

Cookie name Used for Expires Information
gab_session Used to remember choices you make At end of session
XSRF-TOKEN Security 1 hour
ga Used to distinguish users 2 years Google’s Privacy Policy
_gat Used to throttle request rate 10 minutes

Changes to this Policy

We may update this Privacy and Cookies Policy from time to time to ensure that you are kept informed of how we use your personal information. We will notify you of any significant changes by flagging the updated policy on our website or by sending you an email.