Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit (the “Site”). We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits the Site, and only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

We recommend that you read this notice prior to using the Site. Your acceptance of our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using the Site immediately.

If we change this notice we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you will be aware of the personal information we collect and how we will use it. If you use this Site after any such change has been made, you will be deemed to have read and accepted the change.

This notice was last updated on 29th November 2018.

Data collection methods
We use specific actions on our website to collect personal information. We collect details when you get in touch with us about our holiday accommodation, and when you register to receive our newsletter.

Types of information collected
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number.

How we use your information
These are the ways we are most likely to use your information:

  • To respond to any booking enquiries you make

  • To issue invoices and payment receipts, and to send customers confirmation and additional information when you book your stay

  • To send you marketing by email where you have consented by registering to be added to this mailing list.

Your personal information will be retained in our system for as long as we need it, or as long as you have specified in a contractual agreement.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing emails from us, you can let us know by:

  • Clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any promotional emails you receive from us or

  • Emailing

Who is able to gain access to your details
The Strawberry Thief is the sole owner of any information collected on this Site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others and we will not give out access to your details for marketing purposes. Unless you have given prior consent we will not contact you via email, phone or text for marketing and promotional purposes.

How we protect your information
On receipt of your information, we do everything we can to secure it on our systems through the use of secure servers and security certificates (SSL).

While we do everything we can to guarantee the safety of your personal information, please be aware that details such as your email address are being sent over the internet, and as such we cannot 100% guarantee the security of these. Consequently you send information to us over the internet at your own risk.

Transferring your details outside of the E.U.
By offering your personal information to us, you are acknowledging that they could be transferred to locations outside of the United Kingdom. Whilst we store most of our data within the European Union (EU) some organisations which provide services to us may transfer data outside the European Economic Area but we’ll only allow this if your data is adequately protected. Some of our systems are provided by US companies and whilst it is our policy that we prefer data hosting and processing to remain on EU-based solutions, it may be that using their products results in data transfer to the USA. However, we only allow this when we are certain it will be adequately protected (e.g. US Privacy Shield or Standard EU contractual clauses). If you engage with our website while outside the country, then our data may be transferred internationally in order to provide you with the correct services.

Your rights in connection with your personal data

  • It is within your rights to ask The Strawberry Thief for a copy of the details we hold on you.

  • To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data corrected if inaccurate, amended or removed from our database, please contact us at

Use of ‘cookies’
Cookies are small text files that a site transfers to a visitors hard drive or browser for added functionality or for tracking site usage. In order to measure the effectiveness of our online presence, The Strawberry Thief may use cookies to determine the path users take on our site and to identify repeat visitors of our site.

You are able to turn off cookies using your browser settings. If you change the cookie settings you’re likely to experience a more reduced user experience and reduced functionality on many websites. More information about cookies and details on how to remove them is available.

This website may use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies - these are necessary for the Site 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.

Analytical/performance cookies - Google Analytics allows us to see data on things like the number of users visiting our site and the browsing behaviour of those visitors. This type of data will let us understand which parts of our site get the most users and traffic and which parts of the website are under-performing. All of the information gathered is completely depersonalised and will never be tracked back to individuals. 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.

Functional cookies - such as Google AdWords track how successful (or not so successful) our advertising through the AdWords platforms has been which allows us to better understand what our users want.

Tailored cookies - set by us or third parties record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited, your progress in completing any forms on our site and the links you have followed

Social shares - the Facebook and Instagram social sharing features on our Site set their own cookies so that we can track the social engagement.

This website may contain links to third party websites and services that are not under our control. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these third-party websites and services.

How to contact us
If you wish to talk through anything in our Privacy Policy, find out more about your rights or wish to exercise them, please contact us.

By email:

Policy review
We will update our Privacy Policy, and this was last reviewed and updated in December 2018.