Cookie Notice

Who are we?

This website ( (“the website”)  is owned and maintained by Allergy Companions Limited whose registered office is at 11 Waterloo Place, Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LA. Allergy Companions Limited is a private limited company in England and Wales (13403451). For the purposes of this Cookie Notice and the website Allergy Companions Limited is trading under the brand name Allergy Companions (“Company”) but all references in this Cookie Notice to Allergy Companions is a reference to the legal entity Allergy Companions Limited a private company limited in England and Wales (13403451). In this Cookie Notice references to “Allergy Companions” “we”, “us” and “our” mean Allergy Companions and “you” means the user of the website.

Our use of cookies

Like many websites this site uses cookies. On this page we explain more about cookies and how we use them. By using this website and agreeing to this Notice you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Notice. If you do not agree to our use of cookies in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or should not use this website.

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and are commonly used on the internet. Cookies can be used by web servers to track an identify users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website. 

Cookies may not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

There are different types of cookies and on this website we use (or may use):

Strictly necessary cookies which are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of the website. Without these, the website won’t work properly, so we are not asking you for your specific consent for these cookies. For all other cookies your informed consent is required; 

Performance cookies – these cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Please see the section on third party cookies below; 

Functionality cookies – these are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout; and

Session cookies – these are temporary and are deleted as soon as you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the website that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.

Targeting/advertising cookies – these cookies may be used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.  They may also be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

Use of cookie information

We use the cookies to:

How you can change your cookie settings, including opting out or deleting them? 

Please ensure that your computer setting reflects whether you are happy to accept cookies or not. It is also possible to instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies by default, but you can update these settings to refuse cookies, or to notify you when a website is trying to set or update a cookie. If you use multiple browsers and wish to block cookies or change or withdraw your consent, remember to do this in all browsers. We recommend checking the help function in your preferred browser. Some browsers also provide helpful cookies guides including but not limited to:

Please note that the rules for managing cookies on some mobile devices may be different and where appropriate you should consult the construction manual for the device.

We always give you the option to change your consent regarding cookies. If you at one point gave consent to non-necessary cookies on our website, you can always change which cookies you will give consent to. 

Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your user experience of the website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content on the website. Your internet browser’s help section will have specific instructions about how to manage or disable cookies. More information on cookies can be found online, such as at which includes information on how to disable cookies.

Third party cookies

In order for us to help understand how the website is used and to improve performance, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a product provided by Google which measures how you use the website and provides us with statistical data on the performance of our website so we can improve it based on user needs. Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about: 

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this website. Please refer to the Google Analytics Privacy policy

We also use Google Places API.  Please refer to Google’s Terms and Conditions - Google Terms of Service – Privacy & Terms – Google and Google’s Privacy Policy Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google.

Other Cookies that we may use

CookiePurposeCategoryExpiration Period
_gaGoogle Analytics. to store and count pageviews for statisticsPerformance2 years
_gigGoogle Analytics. To store and analyse how visitors use a websitePerformance24 hours
_ga_<container-id>Google Analytics. Used to persist session statePerformance2 years
_gac_gb_<container-id>Google Analytics.This will contain any marketing campaign information if applicablePerformance90 days
_gaexpGoogle Analytics. Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included inPerformanceTypically 90 days
_utmaGoogle Analytics. To track user count of visits to a site, when a first visit was and a last visit.Performance2 years
_utmbGoogle Analytics. To track exactly when a user visits a sitePerformance30 minutes
_utmcGoogle Analytics. To track exactly when a user leaves a sitePerformanceThis cookie disappears when a user closes their browser 
_utmzGoogle Analytics. To track how a user got to the site (from where), what link was used and from what part of the worldPerformance6 months
_opt_awcidUsed in conjunction with Google Ads for campaignsPerformance24 hours
_opt_awgidUsed in conjunction with Google Ads for campaignsPerformance24 hours
_opt_awkidUsed in conjunction with Google Ads for campaignsPerformance24 hours
_opt_utmcUsed in conjunction with Google Ads for campaignsPerformance24 hours
_opt_expidThis cookie is used on redirect experiments. A redirect experiment is a split test which allows a comparison to be run to try two different pages.Performance10 seconds
Google Places APIRead a user IP Address.  Please also refer to the terms and conditions and privacy notice in respect of Google Places API.Performance10 seconds
Facebook PixelTracking pixel which matches users anonymously with their Facebook ID, enabling remarketing, analysis and reporting of a business’s advertising campaignsPerformance.(1)Varied
(1) Further details are available on the Facebook Cookie Policy provided at

Sharing website content

If you share online content from the website (e.g. with friends through social networks – such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Legal notice update

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this Notice. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and view new additional information.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or comments about this Notice please email us at