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What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. These tiny files help you to navigate websites with ease and are used, not only by the websites you visit, but also by third-parties that the websites work with (such as advertisers and analytics agencies).

Cookies rarely involve using your personal information but they are widely used online and are a big contributor to the successful functionality of the internet today. Cookies enable customised features such as shopping baskets and user logins to work smoothly, giving you a better online experience.

By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Controlling cookies

You are in control of your own cookie permissions. Cookies will automatically have permission from your browser, but you’re able to edit these settings to block or allow: all cookies, certain types of cookies, or cookies from specific websites. Click the relevant link below to see how you can control cookies within your browser.

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We respect your privacy and understand if you choose to disable cookies on the Bargain Buys website. However, it should be noted that this will affect the functionality and therefore your overall experience of our website.

What is our policy?

Our approach is to provide you with transparency and protect your privacy. We are therefore upfront and honest about the fact that we collect selected information from the users of our website. We do this to give you the best possible browsing experience, so you can enjoy using our website with speed and ease. We have the utmost respect for the privacy of all our users and use collected data responsibly, whilst ensuring it remains secure at all times.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to recognise returning users and track how our website is being used so that we can keep improving its functionality and design based on how people are using it. Based on your browsing we’re able to adapt the advertising on our site and other websites to show you products that we think would be of interest to you, making your online experience more personalised and tailored to your own wants and needs.

Cookies we use

Bargain-buys.com uses two types of cookies; session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies take effect when you log on to our website. When you log off the session cookies end and are deleted. Persistent cookies don’t get deleted. None of our cookies collect any data that could identify you as an individual.

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies – These are crucial to the smooth running of our website. Disabling these cookies will ruin your online experience.
  • Performance Cookies - These are the cookies that collect anonymous data about users. They do this so that we can identify any issues with the design and functionality of our site and continue to improve it.
  • Functionality Cookies – These cookies do things like remember you each time you visit the website, making using the website more convenient.
  • Targeting or Advertising Cookies – These are the cookies that tailor adverts to you based on what you have previously viewed. This is to make sure you see ads that are relevant to you as an individual. They can also help us to see how effective different advertising campaigns are, enabling us to constantly improve our efforts.

Third-party cookies

We may use third-party cookies from approved organisations on our website so that we can offer you a better range of services.

Privacy Policy & Cookies

1. General

1.1 Poundworld Retail Limited trading as Bargain Buys ("we" "us" "our") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

1.2 This policy (together with our Terms of Use) and any other documents referred to on it sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

2. Information We May Collect From You

2.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:

2.1.1 Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.bargain-buys.com ("Site"). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Site, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with our Site;

2.1.2 if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;

2.1.3 we may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them; and

2.1.4 details of your visits to our Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access or searches you carry out on our Site.

2.2 Bargain-Buys.com may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and cookie policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you use these websites or submit any personal data to these websites.

3. IP Addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

4. Cookies

Our Site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site. 

5. Where We Store Your Personal Data

5.1 The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services.

5.2 By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, 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.

5.3 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. 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.

5.4 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.

5.5 Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


6.1 We use information held about you in the following ways:

6.1.1 to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

6.1.2 to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;

6.1.3 to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;

6.1.4 to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and

6.1.5 to notify you about changes to our service.

6.2 We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.

6.3 We may contact you by post, by telephone or by electronic means (e-mail or SMS).

6.4 If you are a new user, 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.

6.5 If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data.

6.6 We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

7. Disclosure Of Your Information

7.1 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

7.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

7.2.1 in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

7.2.2 if our company or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

7.2.3 if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety of our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

7.3 We will not pass on your personal, credit or debit card details to any third party.

7.4 We will never ask for personal details via email. If you receive an unsolicited email that appears to be from us that is asking you for your log in or other personal details, please contact us immediately by emailing us at administrator@bargain-buys.com.

8. Your Rights

8.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at marketing@bargain-buys.com.

8.2 Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

9. Access To Information

The Data Protection Act 1998 (Act) gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

10. Changes To Our Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

11. Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcome. Please email us at administrator@bargain-buys.com.

Thank you for visiting our Site.

Last update: November 2015.

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