What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.themashhouse.co.uk and served by Bruce Taverns Ltd. and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

Who are we?

Stramash is owned and operated by Bruce Taverns LTD. This website (www.stramashedinburgh.com) is also owned and operated by Bruce Taverns LTD. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Stramash (www.stramashedinburgh.com).

Bruce Taverns LTD. are registered in the United Kingdom under company number SC197816. Our registered office is at 53 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1EJ.

Stramash is situated and trades at 207 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JQ, Scotland.

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. To change your cookie settings, please follow the guidance and reference links below.

We here at Stramash know that our users care about how their personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. We want you to know that Stramasg does not sell, rent, or trade our email lists or information with other companies and/or businesses for marketing purposes. This Policy sets out to describe how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit, or browse our website (www.stramashedinburgh.com) and how we keep it secure.

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.

Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that we store on your device. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and to improve the users experience while visiting. Cookies also provide us with information about how this website is used so we can keep it as up to date, relevant and as error-free as possible.

When you visit the Site, we may collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy, however, users have some control over their privacy options which are outlined further on.

 

Cookies we collect

List of Cookies.
Every attempt has been made to list all the cookies our website is currently using as accurately as possible. If you think we have missed any or any information is inaccurate, please feel free to contact us and we will investigate further.

WordPress
Cookies used:

  • wordpress_sec_{random}
  • wordpress_logged_in_{random}
  • wordpress_test_cookie

The Stramash website is built using the WordPress platform. These cookies are Essential WordPress session management cookies for logged in users.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

For those logged in into the WordPress backend (system administrators).
Cookies used:

  • wp-settings-[UID]
  • wp-settings-{time}-[UID]

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

PHP Session Cookie
Cookies used:

  • PHPSESSID

This is a native PHP cookie used for managing user session on the website. No personal information is stored in this cookie.

Session Cookie
Cookies used:

  •  _lscache_vary

Used by the website to display the correct website version based on wether a a user is logged in.

Cookie Consent
Cookies used:

  • catAccCookies

Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.

Wordfence

To help keep our website secure, we use the Wordfence security plugin for WordPress. To monitor the website, the Wordfence plugin may collect information such as IP address, location, Browser type, live traffic, which URLS were successfully or unsuccessfully accessed and how they arrived there. The Wordfence plugin collects this information to help us keep our website secure, identify and assist in blocking any potential threats, preventing fraud and unauthorized system access, and ensuring the security of our systems

Cookies set by the Wordfence Plugin

To help you understand which cookies the Wordfence plugin sets, when installed on your WordPress site, we have provided the guide below. Wordfence currently sets three cookies and we explain what each cookie does, who will have the cookie set, and why the cookie helps secure your site.

  • wfwaf-authcookie-(hash)

What it does: This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded.

Who gets this cookie: This is only set for users that are able to log into WordPress.

How this cookie helps: This cookie allows the Wordfence firewall to detect logged in users and allow them increased access. It also allows Wordfence to detect non-logged in users and restrict their access to secure areas. The cookie also lets the firewall know what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make smart decisions about who to allow and who to block.

  • wf_loginalerted_(hash)

What it does: This cookie is used to notify the Wordfence admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location.

Who gets this cookie: This is only set for administrators.

How this cookie helps: This cookie helps site owners know whether there has been an admin login from a new device or location.

  • wfCBLBypass

What it does: Wordfence offers a feature for a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL. This cookie helps track who should be allowed to bypass country blocking.

Who gets this cookie: When a hidden URL defined by the site admin is visited, this cookie is set to verify the user can access the site from a country restricted through country blocking. This will be set for anyone who knows the URL that allows bypass of standard country blocking. This cookie is not set for anyone who does not know the hidden URL to bypass country blocking.

How this cookie helps: This cookie gives site owners a way to allow certain users from blocked countries, even though their country has been blocked.

Google Advertising

  • DSID

Google use one or more cookies for advertising they serve across the web. One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. Another is stored in google.com and is called ANID. Google use other cookies with names such as DSID, FLC, AID, TAID, and exchange_uid. Other Google properties, like YouTube, may also use these cookies to show you more relevant ads.

You can read more about the cookies they collect and their privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en

Trip Advisor

  • PAC
  • PMC
  • SRT
  • TAAuth3
  • TACds
  • TAReturnTo
  • TASession
  • TATravelInfo
  • TAUD
  • TAUnique
  • VRMCID
  • cookieconsent
  • TART
  • TASSK
  • VRMCID

We use a Trip Advisor widget on our website to make it easier for people to share their feedback about Stramash on TripAdvisor. Tripadvisor sets a number of cookies to aid the performance of their site.

Please note that, if you choose to delete TripAdvisor cookies, your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be degraded or restricted.

Unfortunately while we have attempted to list all the cookie Trip Advisor sets, we do not have any control over these cookies, or any changes in cookies that are sets and subsequently this list may not be complete or accurate.

You can view TripAdvisor’s privacy policy here – TripAdvisor Privacy Policy (UK)

Tapad.com Advertising 

  • TapAd_TS
  • TapAd_TTD_SYNC
  • TapAd_TS

Provides technology to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities.

Adara (yieldoptimizer.com)

  • ckid
  • cktst
  • dph
  • gmca
  • fbho
  • ph

Adara (yieldoptimizer.com) sets cookies to display personalised user marketing on other websites and track transactions made by you on our website. For more information on how Adara uses your data, please refer tohttps://adara.com/privacy-promise/

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

How do we use your personal information?

  • We use personal data provided to us for the purposes of carrying out our day to day business and services, and to keep our clients up to date with important information related to these services.
  • We will use this data in a transparent manner, using a common sense approach and only on lawful grounds.
  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you.
  • When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
  • To contact you if you have won a competition or if we have decided to reward you for participating in our website rewards system.
  • Where we are required by law to keep accurate and up to date records of our business accounts and transactions. When you work with us, you may be added to our accounting system.
  • As required by any other applicable laws or legal requirements in connection with records retention or for internal administrative purposes.
 

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity.


This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls.

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

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