Black Cat Fireworks Privacy & Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that get put on your computer by websites as you surf them. These cookies can store lots of information which can have privacy implications. We like to think all the cookies used on this site are fairly innocuous but that’s for you to judge. We also make use of temporary “Session Cookies” to determine if you have logged into the password protected areas of our website. These only exist while your web browser is open and are wiped as soon as you close the window.

Anonymous tracking software

We use Google Analytics (just like virtually everybody else) a service provided by Google. They gather anonymous data on how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc. You can think of it as being a bit like CCTV but one that automatically blurs your face so we can see what people have done, but not who. If you are anti-Google you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (however we do use this information to continually improve our website).

Third party website widgets

We also embed some page elements from trusted third parties so that we can provide you with features like Interactive Maps, Like Buttons and Videos. Collectively they make our website more interesting to you as a site visitor however most of these come with their own cookies. They are:

  • Facebook 
  • Twitter 
  • YouTube 
  • Vimeo 
  • Google (Maps + Plus) 
  • ShareThis

Since we do not control these cookies we cannot guarantee what they do but we are confident that they value your privacy just as much as we do. In many cases the cookies are used to generate identical information to Google Analytics (see above) and indeed use Google Analytics, so opting-out of Google Analytics will also opt you out of these cookies too.

How do I opt out?

While we would love to offer a cookie-free version of our site we simply do not have the resources to provide and maintain one. Unfortunately if you are really anti-cookie then there is no option except to not use our site. You can remove any cookies we have already put on your machine within your browser settings – pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete may work in many cases. We will be sorry to see you go!

Our Privacy Policies

Black Cat Fireworks Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy. For more information please see the policy below:

This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices and your options regarding the ways in which your personal data is used. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to our processing please contact us at:

Head Office: Black Cat Fireworks Ltd, Standard Drive, Crosland Hill, Huddersfield, HD4 7AD

E-mail: internet@blackcatfireworks.co.uk

Customer Services: 01484 640640

Black Cat Fireworks 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.

Information collected

Information you give us

Black Cat Fireworks Ltd collects the details provided by you when ordering and at registration, together with information we learn about you from your use of our service and your visits to our web site, this information is used to continually improve your shopping experience at www.blackcatfireworks.co.uk.

We use the information to handle orders, deliver products, process payments, communicate with you about orders, products, competitions, promotional offers and update our records. We also collect information about the transactions you undertake including part details of payment cards used. For data protection reasons and your security we do not store full card details, only the last four digits. We may use your information to verify your identity and prevent or detect fraud. In performing these checks your information may be disclosed to credit reference agencies, who may keep a record of that information. This is not a credit check and your credit rating will be unaffected.

Automatic information

For your privacy and security whenever you interact with us, we use session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate our website. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer hard drive. These cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser (which means none of your personal information is stored on your computer). A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or nay information about you, other than the date you choose to share with us.

We may use Google analytics to monitor traffic and customer journeys through our website, this information will be held on a secure server with restricted password protected access. Google analytics tracking (and most web tracking software) uses session cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about website visitors. The web applications can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Google analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our website visitors. Google analytics uses cookies to define user sessions and sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, we may contact you by email, phone, fax or email. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests and to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting for you, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from blackcatfireworks.co.uk, if your computer supports such capabilities. If you do not want to receive e-mails from Black Cat fireworks Ltd, please unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of each e-mail. Disclosures of your information We will never pass your personal information to anyone else, except where we have your permission or are required or permitted to do so by law, for any successors in title to our business and suppliers that process personal information on our behalf both in the UK and abroad. We may also use and disclose information in aggregate to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting for marketing and strategic development purposes.

Security of your information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers. All electronic transactions you make or receive from us will be encrypted (using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software)

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask for your password (except for when you log in to the website). It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log off when you finish using a shared computer.

Provision of information

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 by requesting this in writing, via the methods below*:

E-mail to: internet@blackcatfireworks.co.uk

Post to: Web Privacy Policy, Marketing Department, Black Cat Fireworks Ltd, Standard Drive, Crosland Hill, Huddersfield, HD4 7AD

*Please note we require 3 forms of proof of identity and address, such as a current passport, driving license and a recent utility bill. There is an administrative charge of £10 for providing this information.

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

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Black Cat Fireworks is registered in England and the registered office is at:
Aire Valley Business Centre, Lawkholme Lane, Keighley, BD21 3BB. Company Registration No. 1900841. VAT No. GB419845030

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