This privacy policy sets out how Astbury Accountants uses and protects any information that you give Astbury Accountants when you use this website.

Astbury Accountants is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Astbury Accountants may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

    • name and job title
    • contact information including email address
    • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
    • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

    • Internal record keeping.
    • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
    • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information
      which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
    • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
      We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website
      according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on to your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit.  They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

The cookies used by this website and their purpose are identified and described in the table below.  We will seek your consent to use cookies the first time you visit this website (or on subsequent occasions if the cookie that records such acceptance is deleted).  Denial of the cookies used by this website may prevent parts of the website from working properly.

Cookies we use

The following is a list of cookies used on this website:

Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc _utmz)

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.  We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.  The cookies collect information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from pages they visited.

Cookie acceptance (cc_analytics)

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies in relation to the Astbury Accountants website.

Session cookies (including X-Mapping-xxxxxxxx)

These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie folder of your browser until you leave the site.  We use Session Cookies to facilitate smooth navigation and consistency throughout the website. These are defined as essential to the operation of the site and do not contain any personal data.

Most web browsers allow some user control of most cookies through the browser settings.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.  However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies.  If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser.  For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer 8:

1) Open 'Windows Explorer'
2) Click on 'Tools' menu
3) Click 'Delete Browsing History'
4) Tick 'Cookies' and click 'Delete'

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should search for “cookies” in the “Help” function for information on where to find your cookie folder and the controls to manage them.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

    • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate
      that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
    • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes,
      you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us from our contact form

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us using our contact form

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.