Cookie Policy


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 About The Open Studio’s cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to The Open Studio's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

The Open Studio uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

  •  Google Analytics – more details below

 Google cookies

The Open Studio uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:]

The Open Studio publishes Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: You can opt-out of the AdSense partner network cookie at: However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:]


[Other] third party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

  •  Facebook – to be able to serve Facebook ads – read more here:


Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.


Data and your privacy

Your privacy is important to The Open Studio.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that the Open Studio collects, and the ways in which The Open Studio uses that personal information.

Personal information collection

The Open Studio may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website;
  • information that you provide for the purpose of registering or buying with the website;
  • information about transactions carried out over this website;
  • information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services including our emails;
  • Information that is publicly available, we may for example embed YouTube Videos or Instagram pictures.

Using personal information

The Open Studio may use your personal information to:

  • send to you products that you purchase;
  • personalise the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • supply to you services that you purchase – like shopping vouchers;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you (although we don’t actually ask for Payment information – PayPal deals with that for us); and
  • send you marketing communications (to try and sell you more of our wonderful products!)

Where The Open Studio discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, The Open Studio may disclose your personal information to the extent (and only to that extent) that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend The Open Studio’s legal rights.

Securing your data

The Open Studio will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

The Open Studio will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers. We do not collect or store Payment Details at all.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that The Open Studio collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which The Open Studio operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy. But we operate primarily under Swiss law.

In addition, personal information and pictures that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

Updating this statement

the Open Studio may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. It’s a total drag but you should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.  Or contact us and ask.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites. The Open Studio  is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party you visit from a link found on The Open Studio.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or The Open Studio’s treatment of your personal information, please send an Email useing our contact page.