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Cookie Policy

Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. They are widely used across the internet in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information about how site visitors use the website.

At Society of Garden Designers we use cookies to keep track of what you have in your basket, the magazine pages you have visited on the site, and to remember you when you return to our site.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in the cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from the cookies to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to show you the magazines you have recently looked at. 

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name and address: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. None of your card details are stored on our site or in any cookies from us. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

To order products on Garden Design Journal, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site, but you will not be able to take out subscriptions online.  You can, however, still buy magazines by calling us on 020 7199 0069.

We also have relationships with carefully-selected and monitored suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to be used for remarketing purposes - in other words to show you adverts of magazine selections based on what you appear to be interested in. If you'd like to opt out, please go to the Interactive Advertising Bureau website (opens in a new window - please note that we're not responsible for the content of external websites).

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure you have a full picture of your privacy when using our website. If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit (opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites)

Here's a list of the cookies we use on and on, and what we use them for. You'll find information about 3rd party cookies further down the page.

The following three cookies are set by us and are essential to your being able to use the site. They remember what has been put into your basket and the pages you have browse on your visit.





Google Analytics cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors browse and navigate the site, how they found the site and the actions they take once on the site.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form and contain no personably identifiable data. 







Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects)

On the Garden Design Journal site we display some animated content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a user. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but they're managed differently by your browser.

If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings (opens in a new window). Please bear in mind, that if you disable Flash cookies you will be unable to access certain types of content on this site.

If you take the opportunity to 'share' content or links to this site with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Banner advertising on other websites

This type of advertising is designed to provide you with a selection of products based on what you have viewed on this site, which are presented to you by an external partner when you visit other selected websites. The adverts may highlight alternative magazines as well as products from other categories deemed relevant to your browsing history. The technology behind these adverts is based on cookies.

The data contained in the cookie used for these adverts is completely anonymous and doesn't contain any of your personal details. Data about your browsing activity is collected and analysed anonymously. If this analysis infers a particular interest, a cookie is placed in your computer and this cookie (not your browsing data) determines what advertising you receive. You can read more about this here

We would like to continue to display content that's relevant to you; however, you can choose to opt out of this type of advertising permanently by following this link