Privacy Policy

Data Privacy and Cookies Policy for Merci Beaucoup Cakes.  

www.mercibeaucoupcakes.ie and www.mercibeaucoupcakes.ie/shop (our “site”) uses ‘cookies’ to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. A cookie can be used to identify a user’s computer or internet-enabled device to the website, or to other third party websites.  This allows websites to improve the way they work, such as remembering preferences expressed by a user or tracking a user’s use of a website for statistical analysis.

Cookies cannot be used to run programmes on your computer. The list below names the cookies we collect and what information they store.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the settings on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.

The Cookies We Set

  • Orders processing related cookies.

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that some of the cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

Privacy Policy for our Site

Information Disclosure

Merci Beaucoup Cakes (“we”, “our”) as a company will never sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating www.mercibeaucoupcakes.ie and www.mercibeaucoupcakes.ie/shop (our “site”), conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

How we store your personal information

The data that we collect from you will be stored within the European Economic Area (“EEA“). We will not transfer your data outside the EEA without your prior written consent. Your data may be processed by our staff who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information and products that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by e-mail with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you if you have ticked the relevant box when checking out the initial purchase.

If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

Third-party links

From time to time, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Rights

You have at any time the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about or to object to the processing of such data. We will not keep the information on our systems for any longer than is necessary for us to meet the purpose of holding that information.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website’s privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy or you wish to exercise any of the abovementioned rights, please write to us at:

Merci Beaucoup Cakes
Unit 4A
North East Food Hub
Ardee Business Park
Ardee
Co. Louth
A92FY05