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BuySellCortina Privacy Policy and Cookies


BuySellCortina, takes your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy explains how we will use information about you and the steps we take to ensure your information is kept secure and confidential. It should be read together with our Terms & Conditions.


Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you use any of our services, which are described in the Terms & Conditions, you will be regarded as having read and accepted this Privacy Policy. You must not use this Website or our Services if you do not accept this Privacy Policy.



The information we collect


We collect personal information about you when you give this to us in the course of registering for and/or using our Services, for example, if you make purchases from merchants via our web site or when taking part in our online discussion forums. In the course of providing the Services to you, we may also store information about how you use our Website, for example, the pages viewed, the website from which you came to visit our Website, changes you make to information you supply to us, details of your transactions, together with details of your financial information, for example, bank account or payment details.


We will periodically review your personal information to ensure that we do not keep it for longer than is permitted by law.


Purposes for which we use information about you


We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

a. to enable you to access and use the Services; and/or

b. to personalise and improve aspects of our overall service to you and our other users, as well as carrying out research such as analysing market trends and customer demographics; and/or

c. to communicate with you, including sending you information about products and services which we think may be of interest to you; and/or

d. to track a transaction between you and a third party.

Passing on information about you


As part of using our Services you consent to us disclosing your personal information to the following parties:

a. Third parties, including but not limited to companies whose products or services are included on our website with a view to providing you with products and/or services requested by you. When these companies use your data in this way, they will be acting as data controllers of your information and therefore you should view their privacy policies or contact them directly for further information. Some third parties with whom we share your information may use it to carry out research such as analysis of market trends and customer demographics and to customise and develop the product/service that they offer to you or other individuals in the future.

b. Selected other third parties whose products, services or other offers we believe may interest you (see our section on Keeping you informed about offers and services below);

Where permitted by data protection and privacy law, we may also disclose information about you, or access your account:

a. if required or permitted to do so by law; and/or

b. if required to do so by any court or any other applicable regulatory, compliance, Governmental or law enforcement agency;

c. if necessary in connection with legal proceedings or potential legal proceedings; and/or

If we reasonably believe false or inaccurate information has been provided and fraud is suspected, details may be passed to fraud prevention agencies to prevent fraud and money laundering.


Keeping you informed of offers and services


You agree that we and other trusted third parties shall be entitled to advise you via e-mail, post, telephone or by text of products, services and other offers we think may interest you. For example, we may e-mail you letting you know of new offers to help you save money on products and services.


Whenever you provide us with personal information, we will give you an opportunity to tell us you do not consent to us and others using and sharing your information for marketing purposes. Unless you tell us otherwise, you are consenting to such uses.


Any electronic marketing communications we send you will include clear and concise instructions to follow should you wish to unsubscribe at any time.


You can also ask us at any time to stop passing your information to third parties for marketing purposes, which we will do. Such a request may result in us ceasing to offer the Services to you.


If you no longer wish to be contacted by third parties for marketing purposes, please follow the instructions in their marketing communications, or consult their privacy policies for further information about unsubscribing.


Improving our Service to you


In order to ensure the Services we provide you continue to meet your needs we may ask you for feedback on your experience of using the website. Any feedback you provide will only be used as part of our programme of continuous improvement and will not be published on the website.


Third party providers and data privacy


If you decide to enter into a contract with a third party provider through this Website, the information you have provided to us together with any further information requested by, and supplied by you or us to the third party provider will be held by the provider for the purposes set out in that provider's privacy policy. Therefore, you are strongly advised to read your chosen provider's privacy policy and satisfy yourself as to the purposes for which the provider will use your personal information before entering into the contract. We have no responsibility for the uses to which a provider puts your personal information.




A cookie is a very small text file placed on your computer. Cookies help us to:

a. understand browsing habits on this Website;

b. understand the number of visitors to this Website and the pages visited; and

c. remember you when you return to this Website so we can provide you with access to previously saved quotes.

Most cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser, these are known as session cookies. Others, known as persistent cookies, are stored on your computer either until you delete them or they expire. By using this Service, you consent to us using cookies.


You can choose to block or delete cookies through your browser settings. If you decide to block or delete our cookies, you will not be able to benefit from the full range of our Services and this may affect the performance of our website on your system.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small computer file which is downloaded to your computer's hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies are harmless files, which can help improve the experience. Cookies allow websites to respond to you as an individual. The website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

BuySellCortina use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

BuySellCortina works with third parties in providing you services through our website and they may set a cookie on your computer as part of this journey. For example, we use these cookies to provide relevant advertising to users of our site. We also use these to limit what marketing or advertising is delivered to our members.

Most cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser; these are known as session cookies. Others, known as persistent cookies, are stored on your computer either until you delete them or they expire.

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 and could prevent you from completing some purchases through our site.

BuySellCortina Cookie Policy

In order to gain the best possible experience of using BuySellCortina, we recommend that you enable cookies in your web browser. By refusing cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas of the BuySellCortina website.

The cookies we use do not contain any sensitive information such as your name, address or any payment details. Sensitive information which you choose to provide to us as part of a transaction is stored securely and is not collected in the form of a cookie. Only information that is relevant to your visit to BuySellCortina is stored in the form of a cookie.

We use the cookies in the following ways:

Required - BuySellCortina has a set of cookies which are critical to the functionality of the site. They are used to keep a user logged in to the site and to remember previous options you selected when returning to our site. These cookies are also used to track your transactions. When you make a purchase on a merchant’s site it is third party cookies used by our tracking agencies that give us the information to track your cashback. These cookies advise us which merchant’s site you’ve clicked through and when. If you’ve made a purchase from the merchant, this cookie will be used by the merchant to recognise BuySellCortina as the referrer and report the commission to us. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide our services to you & help fund the website. They are non-intrusive and are used to enhance our services.

Functional - BuySellCortina uses a set of cookies to help us track the users on the site and helps us understand how customers are using our site. These cookies are only used to help improve our site experience. We drop these on their first visit to the page and then use them to track the user through the site, where they go, where they drop off, what pages they have problems with etc.

Marketing - BuySellCortina uses a number of third party providers to help provide customised advertising and experiences to its users. We use these cookies to provide relevant advertising to users of our site. We also use these to limit what marketing or advertising is delivered to our customers.

Third Party Cookies and Content Sharing

When you use BuySellCortina you may see cookies being delivered by third party providers. Many of these providers will be using cookies to track advertising (see Marketing above) or to help deliver the best experiences for our members using cookies within BuySellCortina own cookie policy.

When you decide to share BuySellCortina content using social media sharing tools on our site, you may be presented with cookies from third party sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. BuySellCortina does not control how these sites use cookies so you should refer to the relevant sites own privacy and cookie policy to understand how they use cookies.



The advertisements that you see displayed on our website are delivered on our behalf by third party advertising companies. No information that identifies you, for example your name, address, email address or telephone number, is used to provide this advertising. In order to display advertising most likely to be relevant to you, these third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. This cookie does not collect personal data about you nor is it linked to any identifiable information about you. It is possible to block cookies by adjusting your browser settings, as mentioned above. By using this Service you are consenting to the use of these third party cookies for these purposes.


To find out more or if you are concerned about this, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or www.aboutcookies.org


Keeping information about you secure is very important to us. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. Sensitive information is encrypted to minimise the risk of interception during transit. However, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you send to us, and you do so at your own risk. Our privacy policy also explains your obligation to keep secure any username and password which you create when registering for the Services.


Your Rights


You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. For example, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 we will always let you have a copy of the personal information we have about you, if you request it from us in writing. The law allows us to charge you a £10 fee for a copy of such information and we may do so.


Your responsibility for the information you provide


You may complete a registration process as part of your use of this Website, which may include the creation of a username, password and/or other identification information. Any username, password and/or other identification information must be kept confidential by you and must not be disclosed to, or shared with, anyone. As explained in our Terms & Conditions, where you do disclose to or share with anyone your username, password and/or other identification information, you are solely responsible for all activities undertaken on this Website using your username, password and/or other identification information.


You must check and ensure that all information, content, material or data you provide on this Website is correct, complete, accurate and not misleading and that you disclose all relevant facts.

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