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This site uses cookies, which are little text files stored in your browser, to make certain features work properly:

  • If you add things from the Alternative Gifts shop to a basket, a cookie will remember this for you;
  • If you interact with social media or video content, the providers of this content (Facebook, YouTube, etc) may set their own cookies.
  • If you respond to the cookie banner at the bottom of the page, a cookie will remember your preference (either to accept or reject tracking cookies) so you are not pestered again;
  • If an admin logs in to edit the site, cookies will be set to make this process work;

By using these functions of the site, you agree to the setting of these essential cookies. They do not contain or process any personal information. These cookies are all session cookies and will be deleted when you close the browser.


We would also like to collect simple information about how many people visit each page of our site, which city or country they come from, what sort of device they are using, and how long they spend on each page. This helps us improve our site, and involves setting a couple more cookies from Google Analytics. These contain no personal information or any details of your precise location.

If you agree to the pop-up message about this, we will set these cookies and track your use of our site. We won’t use them to track you anywhere else on the Web.

You can revoke this permission if you wish, and we will stop tracking your use of the site.


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Protecting you

All cookies are regulated by the 2003 Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which is enforced by the ICO.