Your Privacy

Being committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to my site, this privacy and cookie policy sets out how Karen Ormiston – The Olive Oil Taster (“I”, “me”, “my”) will treat your personal data, including how deploys cookies and the options you have to control those cookies.

In order to best serve your interests, I may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • That which you provide for the purpose of making an enquiry, purchasing products from the site, requesting information, subscribing to the blog or other email notifications;
  • Any other information that you choose to send to me, including contact details.

Personal data submitted to this website will be used for the purposes specified above and will never be sold or divulged to a third party without your express consent. Exceptions to this may include, where it is a legal requirement for me to disclose your data, if necessary to protect or defend my legal rights.

The transmission of data over the internet is inherently insecure and whilst I cannot guarantee total security, I will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

I am not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites visited by a direct link to this site, or as a recommendation.

Karen Ormiston is registered with the ICO for GDPR purposes and you may request me to disclose the personal data held about you at any time.

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.

Further information on cookies can be found at:

How are they used on this site?

ESSENTIAL COOKIES uses first-party cookies only for functionality that is strictly necessary for the site to operate. These are as follows:

DYNSRV This is a session cookie used by the load balancer on‘s webserver to optimise site performance
w3tc_referrer This cookie is set by W3 Total Cache plug-in for sites based on the WordPress content management system. It is used to ensure a consistent user experience across page views
cookie_notice_accepted This is used to track your acceptance of the cookie notice and stop it displaying again


THIRD-PARTY COOKIES uses third-party cookies only in the following, optional, scenarios:

Social Media Plugins

I use third-party plugins to allow you to share content from the website to social media, and to connect you to my social media profiles if you opt to do so. 


I use this plugin to create my contact form and Mailchimp email subscription form. If you choose to sign up for my newsletter and/or to send me an enquiry through my contact form, you may provide me your name, email address and other information in order for me to respond to you. 

Managing cookies

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so I provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.

If you want to learn more about cookies or how to control, disable, or delete them, please visit for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third-party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your Internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.

How often will you update this Privacy & Cookie Policy?

I may update this privacy and cookie policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to my services, including the cookies used by, or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this policy regularly to stay informed about my use of cookies and other personal data.

The date at the bottom of this privacy and cookie policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about this privacy and cookie policy or my treatment of your personal data, please contact me.

Last updated 2nd February, 2019