Privacy Policy Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by McCormick (UK) Ltd. We at McCormick recognize that many consumers are concerned about their personal privacy. This privacy policy is provided to inform you of what personal information is collected at our site, and how it is maintained and used by McCormick. These practices may be updated periodically, by posting them to our website, so we encourage you to review the privacy policy from time to time.

Why do we collect your data?

By collecting your data, it allows us to understand what your needs and wants are, provide personalised content and match the most relevant adverts and services for you. It also allows us to provide targeted offers, newsletters, and services you may be interested to hear about.

What information do we collect?

You don't need to provide any personal information to access our site. However, McCormick provides you with the opportunity to register for occasional email updates on our products, recipes and special offers that may be of interest to you.

All personal information is collected voluntarily.

Sharing of Information

Except as provided in this policy, we will disclose personally-identifiable information about you only with your prior consent or as necessary or appropriate to achieve the purposes for which we received the information. For example, if we collect personal information (such as your name, email address, and phone number) from you for a promotion, we will use it for the purpose of conducting the promotion. Like many companies, however, we may share aggregate information about people who use our site (for example, number of males & females) to business partners and other third parties.

We may share your personal information with our affiliates (the McCormick group of companies) and third party service providers, vendors, and contractors for the purposes specified in this policy.

Under certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other legal requirements, such as warrants, subpoenas, or court orders. McCormick will comply with any court order or other legal process and will provide your personal information if required in any legal proceeding. We also may release personal information when we believe in good faith that such release is appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of McCormick, our users, employees, or others. This may include, for example, exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or credit risk reduction.

We may disclose your personal information in connection with a corporate restructuring, sales, assignment, merger, divestiture, or other change of control of McCormick or our affiliates.


This website employs appropriate security measures which are designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of any personally - identifiable information.

Note to Parents

We don't knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. Parents may always ask to review any personal information we have collected from their children. You may have information related to your child deleted from the database and refuse to permit further collection or use of children's information.

Cookies and IP Addresses

Like many companies, we use “cookie” technology on our website to enhance your experience. If you’ve registered for our site, cookies tell us whether you’ve been on the site before and help identify information you’ve already viewed or information that would be of most interest you. From time to time we may also use cookies to display our advertising to you on third party websites. These cookies will not obtain any personal information from you.

There are several types of Cookies:

1. Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential for the running of our websites. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function. For example the Cooking Club login uses cookies to help us identify returning members, remember passwords and speed up access to the Club.

2. Analytical Performance Cookies

We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how our users may use it. These cookies provide us with information that helps us provide better products to their users and also to identify areas that need maintenance. For example, we use performance cookies on our websites to identify, for example, the Top 10 most viewed recipes on our website.

3. Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our websites. For example these allow us to show you your most recently viewed recipes.

4. Behavioural Advertising Cookies/Third Party Cookies

Online behavioural advertising is a way of providing advertisements on the websites you visit to make them more relevant to your interests. It can also track which sites you have recently visited to tailor advertising to your interests. This is done by grouping together shared interests based upon previous web browsing activity.

Behavioural advertising is based upon your web browsing activity over a period of time - so it's different to advertising you may see when you're looking for something online using a search engine (eg Google) or on the website you may be visiting at a particular time.

How to control the use of cookies

You are not obliged to accept cookies and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. The browser you use to surf the web not only allows you to see the cookies that you have got but also allows you to control their use.

You can control them by allowing them, deleting them individually or deleting all of them. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies altogether. If this option is selected, you should be aware that many websites will not function properly or at all. It may be possible to set your browser to not accept cookies and ask for your consent before each cookie is set on your device. This gives you control over what is set on your device, however has the drawback of slowing down your browsing experience. There are different levels of control too. You are able to prevent just third party cookies being deployed, effectively opting out of behavioural advertising, and some even allow you to block specific companies you do not wish to deploy a cookie, instead of selecting all companies.

In order to manage your cookies, please select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions:

Internet Explorer





Mobile devices:



Windows Phone



Google Analytics

How can I prevent Online Behavioural Advertising?

Further to using your browser to controlling the use of cookies, there are also other ways that you can opt out of Online Behavioural Advertising. The "Your Online Choices" page provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK), provides an easy way to opt out of behavioural advertising from each (or all) of the networks represented by the IAB UK.

Flash Cookies

When you use one of our websites that uses Macromedia Flash Player, a small Flash Cookie may be used. The purpose of using these cookies is to store your flash player preferences and enhance your browsing experience. Flash Cookies are stored on your computer in a similar way to standard cookies, except they are stored in a different location. Due to this, it is not possible to block or manage Flash Cookies directly from your browser. In order to manage or delete Flash Cookies, please visit Adobe’s website, which provides full information by clicking here.

Useful information about Cookies

Further information about cookies can be found on the following websites:

Information Comissioners Office (ICO)

All About Cookies

Your Online Choices

Direct Marketing Association

Microsoft Cookies Guide

If you have any questions about the use of cookies on our websites, please email:

Please be aware that if you disable cookies, many services on our websites will not be available to you, particularly those that contain personalised content as outlined in the section Personalised content.

Personalised content

The content on our websites and in our email communications may be adjusted depending on what we know about the content, products and services that you like. This means we can highlight content and articles that we believe will be of interest to you. Advertising content may be adjusted depending on personal information.

We provide personalisation by using cookies, IP addresses, web beacons and URL tracking. A full explanation of how this works and how you can prevent the use of such activities, please see our Cookies, and IP Address section.

Log Files

Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This includes information on IP addresses, browser type (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox), Internet service provider (ISP), referring pages / output operating system (for example, Windows XP or Mac OS), time stamp for visiting the site and click-stream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users to analyze overall trends, administer the website, track user traffic on the website, and gather aggregate information about our user base.

Secure payments made on this site

If you choose to purchase products from this site, you should note that the payment sections are operated by trusted third-parties. You will know when a section of our site is provided by a third party because their logo is displayed. Your personal information will be used by the third party in accordance with their privacy policy (which may differ from ours) and you should refer to that policy to understand their specific privacy and information usage practices. Please note that McCormick will not receive the details of your payment card, but we will fulfill your order.

Transfers Outside of the European Economic Area

We may transfer and process your information in countries outside of the European Economic Area which may not provide the same level of data protection as the UK. If we do make such a transfer or if your personal information will be processed outside of the European Economic Area, we will put appropriate measures in place to ensure your information is protected or where applicable covered by the US "Safe Harbor Program".


By using this website, you hereby consent to the processing of your personal information as stated in this privacy policy, including the transfer and processing of your information in countries outside of the European Economic Area, as described above.

Notification of changes

From time to time, we may make changes to the Privacy Policy. This may be in relation to changes in the law, best practice, changes in our services or treatment of your personal information. We will always display clearly when the privacy policy was last amended on the website.

How to contact us

McCormick (UK) Ltd

Haddenham Business Park

Pegasus Way


Bucks, HP17 8LB

General information about data protection may be found at:

Effective Date

26 August 2014