Cookies and Privacy

How Oi Polloi Uses Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your web browser to allow websites to remember you from one page to the next. Without cookies you wouldn’t be able to log in to our website, never mind add a tasty piece of clobber to the shopping basket and buy it. Cookies are pretty important and this website wouldn’t work properly without them.

Our cookies

By using the Oi Polloi website you are consenting to us storing the following set of cookies on your computer:

Cookie NameUsed byDescription
Google Analytics Various default cookies set by Google Analytics which we use to anonymously track how you move around our website.
PHPSESSID This identifies you throughout your “session” - a session is a visit to our website in an individual browser. We use this cookie to: track whether-or-not you are logged in; remember what your checkout selections are; to increase your security by helping to prevent XSS attacks; to store feedback between pages and so on. For your security this cookie refreshes after 24 minutes of inactivity on our website.
user If you select “remember me” when you log in to your Oi Polloi account, this cookie stores a secure identifier which is used to automatically log you back in whenever you return. No password data is stored in this cookie.
Persistent_Basket This cookie identifies your basket in our database, so if you quit your browser (and abandon your session) we use this to retrieve your basket from our database on your return.

Changing Your Cookie Settings

You have control over how, if, and when your web browser stores cookies. How you go about changing these cookie settings depends on which browser you are using to access our website. If you need any help with managing your browser’s cookie settings then the super-nerds at can provide you with all of the information and instruction you’ll need.

As we’ve explained, without cookies our website wouldn’t work properly so if you do adjust your cookie settings there is a chance that you won’t be able to use our website any more. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Oi Polloi’s Privacy Policy

This store is owned and managed by Oi Polloi. You can find our full contact details on our contact page.

This policy covers how Oi Polloi treats personal information collected on this and other websites, including information related to your past use of our website such as previous order details.

Personal information is personally identifiable information about you such as your name, address, email address, phone number and so on, that is not normally publically available.

This policy does not apply to companies that Oi Polloi does not control, or to any third parties that Oi Polloi does not employ or manage. In particular, this site may have links to external sites that Oi Polloi does not own or control and you should look at each such site’s own privacy policy to see how your personal information is managed by them.

Information Collection and Use

Oi Polloi collects personal information when you register with Oi Polloi and when you use the Oi Polloi website.

When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, post code. Once you register with Oi Polloi and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

Oi Polloi collects information about your transactions with us.

Oi Polloi automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Oi Polloi cookie information, and the pages you are browsing.

Oi Polloi uses information for the following general purposes:

  1. To fulfill your requests for products and services.
  2. To improve our services.
  3. To contact you.
  4. To conduct research.
  5. To provide anonymous reporting of customer activity for our management team.

Oi Polloi does not store your credit card, debit card or PayPal account details on its server or systems. Payments are processed by our payment provider WorldPay and it is they who keep this information in order for us to receive your payment and issue any refunds that might be necessary. At no time does Oi Polloi have access to your credit card details.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Oi Polloi does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested from our website, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  1. We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  2. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Oi Polloi’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

If Oi Polloi is acquired by or merged with another company, Oi Polloi will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

You can edit your Oi Polloi account information, including your address and contact details, at any time. You cannot directly change the name, address, contact details and other details of existing orders, but you can change your order details by contacting

We reserve the right to send you certain communications that we consider to be part of your Oi Polloi account without allowing you to opt-out of receiving them. These will be relevant service announcements and administrative messages. You can remove your Oi Polloi account to stop receiving these messages. Please note that if you place an order with the site, Oi Polloi will keep a permanent record of your details as entered at the time of the order.

Confidentiality and Security

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products and services to you and to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. We also comply fully with the UK Data Protection Act (DPA). In respect of this site and the UK DPA, Oi Polloi Limited is the data controller and Oi Polloi's registration number is Z2071683.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Oi Polloi may update this policy at any time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to your account’s primary email address or by placing a prominent notice on our website. If we choose to send an email, you will receive the email even if you are not subscribed to our email mailing list.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions on how Oi Polloi may improve please contact