This privacy policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website. The Ananda Apothecary is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The Ananda Apothecary may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. It is your responsibility to stay updated and check this page periodically.


We may collect the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Contact information: phone, cell phone and email address
  • Demographic information: postal code, preferences, and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with better service for the following reasons:

  • For internal record keeping.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To inform you of about new products, special offers or other information you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • To contact you for market research purposes periodically.
  • To determine whether to use the information to customise the website for your convenience per your interests.


Your Security is our priority

We are committed to ensuring your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have installed suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and protect the information we collect online.

Should you use a link to another website, The Ananda Apothecary can not ensure your privacy

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest to you. However, once you have used these links to leave our website, do know we do not have any control over your privacy or do we have any responsibility for your security on that other website. Such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. The Ananda Apothecary is not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting other sites. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements applicable to those websites.

You may restrict the collection or use of your personal information

  • When asked to fill out a form on the website, check the box provided to indicate your preference to restrict the information from anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to allow The Ananda Apothecary to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time. Do so in writing or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties

  • Unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so
  • Unless you have let us know you wish to have this happen for promotional purposes

You may request details of personal information

The information we hold about you is legal under the Data Protection Act 1998. Should you care to request your informaiton, a small fee appies. To request a copy of the information email us at:

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, email us at the above address so we can promptly correct it.


About cookies

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. The data is later removed from the system.

In a nutshell, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


List of cookies 

The table below lists the cookies we gather and what information they store.

COOKIE name COOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.