Privacy and Cookies
The Royal Mint is committed to respecting your privacy. We may need to handle personal information about you so that we can provide services for you. This privacy statement tells you how we look after that information.
What are Cookies?
You need to have cookies enabled to order products on royalmint.com. You can still browse our website if you don't wish to enable cookies. By default most web browsers will have cookies enabled, but they can be turned off should you need to.
Cookies cannot harm your computer. We do not store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in our cookies, we do use information gathered from cookies to help improve our customer’s experience of the site. So we may make use of this information to make our campaigns more relevant, or make browsing our product range easier.
The Royal Mint does have relationships with select suppliers who may also set cookies during your visit to be used for marketing purposes, such as showing you our products depending on what you seem to be interested in. If you'd like to opt out, please go to the Network Advertising Initiative website (opens in a new window).
Provision of this information is part of our response to comply with recent legislation, making sure that you feel confident about your privacy while using our website.
Our Cookies Policy
Your computer, tablet or mobile device will need to accept cookies to enable the online shopping and personalised features found on royalmint.com.
Cookies set by The Royal Mint don’t contain sensitive information, such as your name, or payment details. They store a generated ‘key’ which is associated with all this information. But, your browser can be used to restrict, block or delete cookies from royalmint.com or any other website, if you would prefer. How this is done differs from browser to browser, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your favoured browser (or the handset manual for your mobile phone) to find out how you can change your cookie preferences.
Here's a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for. You'll find information about 3rd party cookies in the next section.
Helps to maintain the contents of your shopping basket.
A ‘key’ that is associated with your current session.
Makes sure that after logging in you are authenticated.
Sometimes set to maintain your payment session to 3dSecure during the checkout process.
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These cookies enable the function of DC Storm tracking software, an analytics tool. We are able to track your session, when you buy from us, which pages you visit and where you came from as you move through the royalmint.com website. This helps us to improve our website and make campaigns more relevant for you.
The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at The Royal Mint and DC Storm and never shows any confidential information.
For more information visit:
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These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. Like DC Storm, this software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. That information helps us to improve the website and your shopping experience, and to make our marketing campaigns relevant.
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Third Party Cookies
When you visit our website (www.royalmint.com) you may notice some cookies that aren’t related to the Royal Mint. If you visit a web page that contains content which is embedded from other websites, for example YouTube or Vimeo, you may be sent cookies from these sites. The Royal Mint does not control these cookies and we would suggest that you visit these sites to view information about their cookies and how they are used.
Some of the partners that may set cookies on royalmint.com include:
The data contained in these cookies is completely anonymous and doesn’t contain any personal details.
It’s easy to opt out of these adverts:
If you no longer wish to be shown personalised banners from Criteo, visit http://www.criteo.com/us/privacy-policyand click on the opt- button.
If you no longer wish to be shown personalised banners from Struq, visithttp://www.struq.com/cookie_and_privacy_policy/index.php and click on the turn off button.
Please note that these procedures will block only ads that are displayed by Criteo and Struq.
For more information about this service and the information collected in this cookie, please visit:
http://www.criteo.com/us/privacy-policy and http://www.struq.com/cookie_and_privacy_policy/index.php
Flash cookies (or Local Shared Objects)
On royalmint.com we display video 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 for royalmint.com you'll unable to access certain types of content on the site, such as videos..
royalmint.com 'share' tools
If you take the opportunity to 'share' royalmint.com content 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.
Further information about cookies
If you would like to learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window).
How to Manage Cookies via your Browser
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The Royal Mint considers the responsible use of personal information to be a critical element in enabling the Internet to reach its potential as a serious tool for personal and professional activities.
When we ask you for personal information, we will ensure it is:
- handled fairly and lawfully processed
- processed for limited purposes
- adequate, relevant and not excessive
- accurate and up to date
- not kept for longer than necessary
- processed in line with your rights
- not transferred without adequate protection
It is important that we keep your information accurate and up-to-date and so in return, we ask you to:
- give us accurate information
- tell us as soon as possible if there are any changes, such as a new address
Controllers of information
Any personal information provided to, or gathered by, The Royal Mint Limited is controlled by The Royal Mint Limited, Llantrisant, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales, United Kingdom, CF72 8YT.
- Telephone: 0845 60 88 300
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, e-mail address, a home, postal or other physical address, other contact information, title, birth date, gender, occupation, industry, personal interests, and other information when needed to provide a service you requested.
The Royal Mint collects personal information when you place an order, participate in our online competition, request to be included in an e-mail or other mailing list, or make an enquiry.
If you supply us with your postal address you may receive periodic mailings by postal mail from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not want us to contact you, you can choose to "opt out", and Royal Mint will endeavour to respect your wishes. If you are a registered customer you can do so online or please let us know by sending an e-mail to us at the address above or calling us at the telephone number above or writing to us at the postal address above.
Persons who supply us with their e-mail addresses may receive e-mail contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed on-line.
In addition, persons who supply us with their e-mail addresses and "opt in" may receive e-mail contact from us about new products and services or upcoming events. If you decide that you no longer wish to receive e-mail communications, you can choose to "unsubscribe" by clicking the link at the footer of each e-mail or by sending an e-mail to us at the address above. You can also call us at the telephone number above or write to us at the postal address above. The Royal Mint will endeavour to respect your wishes.
Tracking user sessions
When you visit our website your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) is logged to track your session.
This is automatically recognised by the Web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics, which the Royal Mint uses to evaluate use of the site. We do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable to you and therefore you remain anonymous.
Tracking marketing activity
The Royal Mint uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our advertisement management partners. These files enable our partners to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with our partners. With both cookies and Spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. For more information please review our cookies policy above.
All Royal Mint employees follow an organisation-wide security policy. Authorised Royal Mint personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information. The Royal Mint policy is to use secure socket layer technology for the protection of credit card information submitted through web forms.
Third party organisations
The Royal Mint does not sell trade or rent your personal information to others.
We may employ or engage other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mails, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, providing customer services and ensuring legal compliance (including know your customer, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing verification). Such companies and individuals will have access to personal information needed to perform these functions, but may not use it for any other purposes and are required to process the data in accordance with the UK's Data Protection legislation.
You can get more details on:
- how to find out what information we hold about you and how to ask us to correct any mistakes
- agreements we have with other organisations for sharing information
- circumstances where we can pass on your personal information without telling you (e.g. to prevent and detect crime)
- our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete your personal information
- how we check the information we hold is accurate and up to date
- how to make a complaint
For more information, please contact:
Data Protection Officer at the Royal Mint, Llantrisant, Pontyclun, CF72 8YT or by telephone on 01443 623119.