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Privacy Policy

The privacy of our visitors to the Best Beaches in the UK is important to us.

At Best Beaches in the UK, we understand how important it is to maintain the privacy of your personal information. Here’s more detail on how we protect your information when you use and visit the Beach Guide. We never share or sell your personal information with third parties.

Log Files

We collect and use data from log files as with most other websites. The logs include your IP (internet protocol) address, as well as your ISP (internet service provider, such as Virgin or BT), the browser you used to access our site (such as Internet Explorer or Chrome), when you visited our site, and which pages you visited.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are occasionally used to store information at our discretion, such as your personal preferences when you visit our website. This may include the option of only displaying a pop-up to you once during your visit, or allowing you to log in to certain portions of the site, such as posting.

We also employ third-party advertisements on the Best Beaches in the UK to help support our site. Some of these advertisers, like Google through the Google AdSense program, may utilise technologies such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site.

This is primarily utilised for geo-targeting (showing London restaurant advertisements to someone in London, for example) or targeting certain adverts depending on which websites they visit (such as showing cooking commercials to someone who visits cooking websites).

DoubleClick DART cookies

We may also utilise DART cookies to serve ads through Google’s DoubleClick, which puts a cookie on your computer when you browse the web and visit a site that uses DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to deliver tailored advertisements based on your preferences (“interest-based targeting”).

The advertisements that you see when you visit a new site will be tailored to your previous surfing history (for example, if you were viewing sites about purchasing a bicycle, you may see bicycle-related advertising while browsing a non-bike-related website, such as one about fishing). “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” is used by DART. It does not collect any personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, phone number, bank account numbers, or credit card numbers.

You may opt-out of this ad serving by going to and selecting “Do Not Track.”

Alternatively, you may choose to disable or selectively delete third-party cookies in your browser settings, as well as manage preferences in other programs. This might prevent you from being able to access services and programs, such as signing into forums or accounts.

It does not imply that you will be permanently blacklisted from any advertising campaign if you clear cookies. A new cookie will be added the next time you visit a site utilising advertisements unless you have preferences that forbid them.

Who we are

Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.