Privacy Policy

About our Privacy Policy

This policy applies to the Himalayan Books website (our website) and to anyone authorised by us to assist with the administration of our website or information collected from it. The policy does not extend to the practices of other websites that we may link to, to the company or companies that host our website or to any other organisations or individuals unless they have been explicitly instructed by us to collect or manage information on our behalf.

Our website is run, maintained and hosted in the United Kingdom and our privacy policy is intended to comply with UK law.

We are committed to working to provide you, subject to UK legal requirements, with useful and informative ways for you to choose what information we collect from you.

Information stored in our log files

Like most websites, we collect and store (‘log’) information that is made available by the normal functioning of the internet. This includes non-personally-identifying information, such as browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request, and potentially personally-identifying information such as the IP address of visitors.

We may release this information to anyone authorised by us to assist our usage of it. Anyone provided with information in this way will be required to comply with the terms of this privacy policy.

We use this information to help us understand how visitors use our website so that we can continue to improve it. We may also, from time to time, use it to help us diagnose problems with the functioning of our website.

We may from time to time publish non-personally-identifying information in aggregate form, for example to show trends in the usage of our website.

Except as noted above, we will not release potentially personally-identifying information to third parties unless required to do so by law.

About Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns, until the cookie expires. Cookies may be set to expire when the visitor closes their browser, or after a certain time period. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

The Himalayan Books website uses cookies to support the normal operation and the functionality of the website, for example by gathering information about the technologies supported and enabled by your browser. In addition, some websites that provide content to our website use cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. These “third party cookies” are stored on your computer, subject to your preferences, when you visit our website.

Your Cookie Choices

In order to provide you with control over your privacy, and to comply with UK and EU law, our website asks you to choose whether to accept or decline non-essential cookies. Your choice determines what cookies our website will attempt to store on your computer, subject to your browser preferences. Whatever choice you make, our website cannot store cookies on your computer if your browser has been set to reject them.

If you click “Decline”, we will only attempt to store cookies that are strictly necessary for the normal operation of the website. Clicking “Decline” will prevent you from being able to see some content, such as embedded videos, that is provided to our website by third parties.

If you click “Accept”, we may attempt to store additional cookies, provided either by our website or by other websites that provide content or services for us.

For more details about the cookies our website may attempt to store on your computer, see below.

If have already made a cookie choice and you now wish to change it, just click “Reset Cookies”, normally shown in the bottom right-hand corner of your browser window.

If you have clicked “Decline”, when you view some pages you may see a message saying ‘this feature places cookies in your browser and has been disabled’. This happens when you view a page that contains content (eg an embedded video) from a third party that we cannot display without setting some cookies additional to those that are strictly necessary for the normal operation of the website. For more information, see Third Party Cookies

Cookies stored on your computer when you visit our website

When you visit our website, cookies may be stored on your computer by our website and also by the websites of third parties who provide content to our website or provide services for us.

Cookies stored by our website

Below is a table showing the cookies our website may try to store on your computer, subject to your browser settings. The cookies are categorised in the column ‘Cookie Category’ as follows:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies enable services you have specifically asked for
  2. Performance cookies – these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited
  3. Functionality cookies – these cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience
  4. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

Cookies whose duration is listed as ‘session’ will expire when you close your browser. Websites will not subsequently be able to read them.

Cookie Name Cookie Category Description Duration
PHPSESSID 1 To identify your unique session on the website session
SESS 1 To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered. session

Third Party Cookies

Our website includes embedded videos provided by Vimeo. When embedding these video, the Vimeo website will attempt to store cookies on your computer. For more information, see Vimeo’s Cookie Policy. The cookies set by Vimeo may change from time to time and are not under our control. They may include google analytics cookies that could be use by Vimeo to collect anonymous information on pages visited

Embedded videos from Vimeo will not be sent to your browser, and Vimeo cookies will not be set, unless you choose to accept all cookies.