Since our launch in 2015 the My Area website team have continuously achieved our goal:
To collate and present the UK's best local shopping and holiday promotions in a clear and
Although this sounds a simple task, it requires a dedicated team to liaise with thousands of UK stores, travel agents and service providers
to bring to you the best possible discounts on an hourly basis.
What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is very tiny snippet of information that most websites store on a user's
computer so that it can remember information about the user, such as items you have
added to your shopping basket, or between visits to that website. For example,
if you log in to your web based email such as GMail, that website will place a cookie
on your computer so that it doesn't forget who you are, thereby avoiding you from
having to repeat the laborious log in process should you leave that website and
return within an hour or so.
far more enjoyable and time saving experience.
My Area Website and Cookies
The My Area website is no different and we created this page to provide complete transparency by sharing
with you the details of each cookie.
When somebody visits the My Area website and uses one of our discounts to save money,
we occasionally earn a small commission from the store. This commission is often around
2% of the order value and has zero effect on the price that you pay. It's rate is
negotiated completely separately to your shopping order.
It's important at this point to refer back to our goal and highlight that the My Area website
does not exist just to earn commissions. Many of the companies we feature do not
pay us a commission but we promote them anyway. The commissions that we
receive simply enable us to employ our dedicated team and keep our website up &
To ensure that these commissions are tracked and ultimately sent to us and not another
website it is necessary to place a cookie on your computer. Without this we would
not get paid.
My Area Website's Other Cookies
Google Analytics Cookies
In addition to the cookies we need to earn our commission we also use Google Analytics
cookies to anonymously track what you like or dislike about our website. These
cookies allow us to build statistics on things such as what are the most popular
shops or discounts in the UK. Ultimately we improve our My Area website by using this
information to do more of the good stuff and less of the dull stuff.
Here are the technical details of the Google Analytics that the My Area website and many
other websites use:
Counts how many times you have visited the My Area website including the date and time
of your first and most recent visit.
Records the time when you started using the My Area website in this session.
Until you close the browser
Records the time when you stopped using the My Area website
Records information such as your location in the world.
Tracks how you arrived at the My Area website, e.g. which search engine you used, which
keyword you searched to find us, which link on another website you clicked on.
Delete or Block Cookies
It is possible to delete or block cookies on your computer using your Internet browser
settings. If you would prefer not to support our website, you may wish to follow
these instructions at AboutCookies.org