Tarka Trail

The Tarka Trail

Privacy Policy


We take privacy seriously and have taken steps to ensure that we are GDPR compliant.


Personal information such as your name, address or email address is required for creating an account or for purchasing items from this site. During a purchase, your details will be sent, securely to Pay Pal for processing.

Your account details and purchase history are stored in a database on our secure servers. They are not accessible by anyone but you and the site administrator. Your personal details will never be passed on or made available in any form to anyone else.

At any time you can request to see a copy of all your details that we store and you can also request that all your details be removed from our system.


If you use the contact form on our site, then all of the details you submit will be transferred securely and will be stored securely in our email inbox. Emails are retained indefinitely for reference, but can be deleted if requested. Please ensure that you do not send passwords or any other security sensitive information via email.


When you create an account you will be prompted to create your own password. This needs to be a strong password preferably using a combination of letters, numbers and other characters. Your password is encrypted in the database so we cannot tell you what your password is. You will need to run through the Password Reset process if you lose your password.


Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your login details to save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Record the number of visitors and the website activity which helps with site improvements.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If your browser is configured to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you do not object to our use of cookies. In order to keep the site working and keep it compliant, all of our essential cookies are non-personally identifiable. You can switch cookies off from your browser, but that will affect how this and many other websites work.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

Our non-essential cookies carry out the following tasks:

  • To give you the option of switching off non-essential cookies
  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Store the details of your listing before they are saved permanently to the database
  • Temporarily determining your location in order to list places nearest to you (if chosen)
  • To remember items in your shopping basket and your checkout details (this does not include your card information)
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions, to avoid asking multiple times.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Trip Advisor – The Trip Advisor widget in the footer is served directly from the Trip Advisor website and they will track user interaction.
  • Pay Pal – While a transaction is taking place, Pay Pal will store information about the website, the transaction and the customer in cookies on their site.
  • Stripe – Stripe is a website that carries out financial transactions. It is installed on this site but not currently used, so no information is collected.

These third party cookies are only used when you interact with them. For more information on how these third party websites use cookies, please visit the relevant site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine). This data is extremely useful in getting to know our visitors which enables us to make improvements and ensure visitors are finding the information they need quickly and efficiently.  For this we use Google Analytics. Google store cookies both locally and on their servers during your visit, but it is configured to not collect any information that may be traced back to you, such as your IP address, or geographic location.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing https://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

Cookies Table

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