Cookie Notice

Last updated: 03/03/2021

This cookie notice governs how Plainandsimple (“Plainandsimple”, “we”, “our” or “us”) uses cookies and other digital technologies on the plainandsimple.com website ( the “Site”).

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small (temporary) text files we transfer to your device that enable the collection of information from your device (“Cookies”). Please refer to our privacy notice for information about how we process personal data collected on our Site.

Why does Plainandsimple use Cookies?

Plainandsimple uses Cookies on the Site to operate the Site, measure website audience, provide social media functionality and to enable advertising and advertising targeting. We use the following categories of Cookies:

Strictly Necessary: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. 

Functional: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Analytical or Performance: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. 

Social Media & Advertising: These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the Site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools. 

Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our Site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

How can I make choices about Cookies and my privacy?

Of course, we prefer that you consent to the use of these types of cookies so that we can provide you with an optimal website experience and to help ensure that you aren’t shown non-relevant advertisements. When you withhold your consent, this does not automatically delete any cookies that are already on your device pursuant to your previous consent. You will need to delete these cookies manually by following the instructions on your web browser. Please note you will lose some functionality on the Site if you do not consent to us using all of the Cookies categories.

What other digital technologies does Plainandsimple use?

Web Pixels or Beacons: Pixels are extremely small image files that, when loaded by your web browser, cause the browser to make a network request to the party corresponding to the pixel. We currently use the following two pixels: the Twitter pixel, the Facebook pixel and the Pinterest pixel. We use these pixels to measure the effectiveness of our ads and other communications on these platforms. If these cookies are currently stored in your browser, those cookies will be transmitted with the request. 

HTML5 Local Storage: HTML5 Local Storage in the browser is different from cookies, but can be used for the same purpose (to identify you). You can control the purpose for which HTML5 Local Storage is used by using the cookie controls outlined above. 

Social Network Interaction and Widgets: Social network widgets, buttons, and plug-ins on the Site passively transmit data regarding a social network’s members to that social network. These technologies may allow a social network (such as Twitter or YouTube) to personally identify its members and to know the web pages its members have visited. This is true wherever social network buttons are embedded. If you belong to a social network or use these categories of web services, you should review the privacy policies of those services to understand the nature of the data that they collect and what, if any, options the service offers to control how data is collected and used. If you disable advertising cookies, the passive tracking associated with these buttons will be blocked on our Site.  

 Questions & Contact Information

For any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact us using our contact form, by email at info@plainandsimple.com or by post at 16 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AH.