Privacy policy – Cookies

Privacy policy


This privacy policy explains how we collect, use and process the information we receive from you.

We retain personal data only for a legitimate and lawful reason and only for so long as necessary or required by law. The information will be stored securely and deleted when no longer required.

At Summers Abroad, we’re committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all our website visitors. This policy explains what information we collect from website visitors, how we use it and how we keep it secure, is in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Why we are using you personal information
We use your information only for the purpose you have supplied it. For example, if you have given your details to enrol for a course we will contact you about that course only. We will not use that data for other marketing purposes. If you have signed up to a mailing list, we will include you on those mailings only. You have the option to unsubscribe at any time.

There may be occasions when we use your data to complete our contractual obligation to you. For example, if you have paid for something and have a particular delivery request, we may share your address details with a courier.

If you have paid for something with us (for example a course), we may share your details with statutory bodies who have a legitimate interest (for example investigating fraud) because it’s a legal obligation for us to do this.

As a school, we also need to process special category personal data (e.g. concerning health) and criminal records information about some individuals (particularly staff and contractors). We do so in accordance with applicable law (including with respect to safeguarding or employment) or by explicit consent.

We will only share your information with third parties that are necessary during your time with Summers Abroad. Summers Abroad will never share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside Summers Abroad.

Sensitive Personal Data
When referring to “sensitive personal data”, we mean the kind of personal information which reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership and genetic data, biometric data which allows us to uniquely identify a natural person, health data and/or data regarding sexual orientation.

At Summers Abroad, we do not collect sensitive personal data, unless you provide us with it along with an explicit consent for every related purpose of processing. Such a case is when we ask you to provide us with information about your health (i.e. allergies), in order to be able to offer you the best gastronomic services in relation with your health status.

By providing personal data to Summers Abroad users consent to the processing of such data by Summers Abroad as described in this privacy policy.

Access to your information and correction
You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email We aim to respond within 30 days.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

We will update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Any substantial changes that affect how we process your personal data will be notified on our website.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.

The information is provided by Summers Abroad and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, in no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Summers Abroad. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any link does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Summers Abroad takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


Information about our use of cookies

Our Website uses ‘cookies’ to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our service. On revisiting our website, we will therefore be able to obtain information about your previous visits and about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.

This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:
– Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
– Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
– Speed up your searches and to recognise you when you return to our site.
– Generally provide a more convenient browsing experience for you.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

A cookie is a small amount of data or parcels of text that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive if you agree. Generally, such a ‘cookie’ being a file in your web browser will enable the Website to recognise your computer when you visit the site.

These cookies contain information about you and your preferences. Generally, we use cookies to record session information such as how you reached our site; which pages you view on our site; your user journey through the site.

You can generally set your browser to not accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

It is not advisable to use cookies if other people share your computer. You should clear ‘cookies’ stored by the web browser when using another person’s computer to avoid your e-mail address or other details being displayed in the login field to a subsequent user of our Website.

Certain parts of the Website may not function without technical problems if you have ‘disabled’ the cookies file in your browser.

You can discover independent information about cookies by researching the Internet or carrying out online searches.

The following cookies are set automatically when you visit the Website:

Google Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics which sets a cookie for the purpose of anonymously identifying when users return to specific websites. The information is used by Google to store a history of website pages visited by a user each time.

Image caching cookies

These make the website load faster when you revisit a page.