Privacy Policy

Your Personal Data:

London and Kent Photographer

What we need

This website is the “Controller” of the personal data you provide, which may include name, address, email and so on. There are two sections to this website. Each of which deals with your data in slightly different ways: the Main Website, and the eCommerce Site.

Your interaction with the Main Website is primarily passive: you view the work displayed and read the information provided. Active participation with the Main Website is through one of the Contact Forms, or via subscription to the Newsletter. The eCommerce Site is that part where you view the work in which you have a specific interest. This part is in the Client Areas. This could be your wedding photographs, or those of a friend or family member. Or it could be photographs you have commissioned for commercial reasons, among many other possibilities.

Why we need it

We collect your data primarily for fulfilment of your orders and relaying of messages you send through this website.

What we do with it

Your data provided to this website is relayed to the website owner. The website host archives the Main Website elements. The website host is Screen Savers PCS Ltd. The host data archive is in the United Kingdom. The website service provider archives the eCommerce site. The service provider data archive exists primarily in Ireland with backups in the United States. Michael Cockerham Photography archives all data primarily in the United Kingdom, with backups in the United States.

How long we keep it

We store your online order data for a number of years as required by tax law. Some aspects of your online order data can be anonymised at your request and to the extent allowable by law. We can delete or anonymise your other non-order data (i.e. marketing or messaging data) at your request, as per requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You may also unsubscribe from marketing communications at any time.

What are your rights?

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, you may request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. Unless otherwise stated in this document, the managing director of this website acts as the EU Data Protection Officer (DPO) and can be reached from the contact page of this website.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies are set either by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (“third party cookies”).

Cookies on this website

This website uses cookies for a variety of different purposes. These include those that are “strictly necessary” for technical reasons; those that enable a personalized experience for visitors and registered users; and those that interact with selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action, such as clicking a “like” button. Below is a description of each category of cookies that are in use, along with specific examples.

Strictly Necessary

These are the cookies that are essential for websites to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “carts” on sites that have an e-commerce functionality:

sid – temporary session cookie identifier, used for login sessions and shopping cart

tif_cem – temporary session cookie for current email, used for secure albums requiring email login

tx1_EGS – temporary session cookie storing search term for album searches

tx1_fmm – temporary session cookie allowing viewing desktop site from mobile & vice versa

Unless otherwise noted below, we do not use persistent cookies, nor cookies for optional functionality, AB testing, performance, advertising and so on.

Third Party/Embedded Content

This website may make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo, or tracking services such as Google Analytics. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information these cookies collect.

Controlling cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit (EU based) or (US based).

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.

Web beacons and other tracking technologies

Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons”. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

For more information about Michael Cockerham Photography or to discuss this policy please contact me.