John Foster

children's poet

Cookies and Privacy Policy

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to the use of our cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.


Cookies are small files that track, save and store information about your use and interaction with the website. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. The information they store is purely statistical and does not identify any personal details whatsoever. For example, they may record the operating system and web browser you are using, or preferences you have selected concerning the appearance of the website (font size, etc.)
We use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies on this website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until they reach a specified expiry date or until you delete them.

Session Cookies

We may use session cookies to:

  • Keep track of you whilst you navigate the website
  • Prevent fraud.
  • Increase website security

Persistent Cookies

We may use persistent cookies to:

  • Enable our website to recognise you when you visit.
  • Keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website.

We may use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports which help us to better understand how people use the website. They will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information.

Managing Cookies

You can adjust the settings on your computer's web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox) to decline cookies. Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. You can find out how to adjust the cookie settings for your browser at this website.
Bear in mind that blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Third Party Links

External Links

This website contains links to other websites. Whilst we make every effort to ensure our external links are safe and relevant we cannot guarantee or verify their content. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should adopt a policy of caution and review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Sponsored Links

Clicking on sponsored links will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies that 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 be aware that they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and that this website and it's owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting these links.

Social Media

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and it's owners participate on are subject 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 will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and we encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as telephone or email.


We are committed to preserving the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you submit to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site.

Information Collected

We may collect, store and process the following kinds of personal information:

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, including your IP address, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation.
  • Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services.
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including your email address).
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters.
  • Any other information that you choose to send to us.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Data

Users contacting this website and/or it's 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 we advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure password- and firewall-protected servers.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

We may use your personal information to:

  • Administer the website.
  • Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website.
  • Enable your use of the services available on the website.
  • Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested.
  • Provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user.
  • Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
  • Keep the website secure and prevent fraud.
  • Verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.
  • Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
  • To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Access to Information

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of any personal information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email or by post to [postal address].

Resources & Further Information

Data Protection Act 1998

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 - The Guide (Easier to understand)

Google Privacy Policy

In the formulation of this policy acknowledgements are due to;

James King at Jamie King Media

SEQ Legal

The legal resource