Tax Rebate Services website privacy and cookies policy


Tax Rebate Services is committed to keeping your data confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease any data to third parties.

We have to process personal information for certain legitimate business purposes which include, some or all, of the following:

  • Where the processing enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of the customer.
  • To identify and prevent fraud.
  • To enhance the security of our networks and information systems.
  • To better understand how people, interact with our social media and web sites.
  • To provide email, postal. or other forms of communications, which we think will be of benefit and interest to you.
  • To determine the effectiveness of any promotional campaigns and our advertising we may do
  • Consent: agreement which must be freely given, specific, informed and be an unambiguous indication of the Data Subject’s wishes by which they, by a statement or by a clear positive action, signifies agreement to the Processing of Personal Data relating to them.
  • Privacy Notices (also referred to as Fair Processing Notices) or Privacy Policies: separate notices setting out information that may be provided to Data Subjects when the Company collects information about them. These notices may take the form of general privacy statements applicable to a specific group of individuals (for example, employee privacy notices or the website privacy policy) or they may be stand-alone, one time privacy statements covering Processing related to a specific purpose.

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your Personal Data rights in the highest regard and take into account all of your data protection right under any and all current UK legislation.

You have the right to object to this processing at any time. If you wish to do so, please go to our Contact page and email us using the email address [email protected] Please bear in mind that if you object, this may affect our ability to carry out the tasks above which may be of benefit to you.


Cookie Policy

We use certain technologies on our websites (including mobile-optimised versions) and applications (each a “Site” and collectively, our “Sites”) to collect information that helps us improve your online experience. In this Cookie Policy, we refer to these technologies, which include cookies, collectively as “cookies.” This policy explains the different types of cookies used on the Complex Service and how you can control them. We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time. Any update is effective as of the date it is posted, which will be indicated at the top of this Cookie Policy.

We hope that this policy helps you understand, and feel more confident about, our use of cookies. If you have any further questions, please contact us on our Contact Page with the title of COOKIES.

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your device when you first use our Sites. When you use our Sites a second time, the cookie allows our Sites to recognise your device or browser.

Some cookies may collect or store information that can be used to identify you as an individual (“Personally Identifiable Information”). Most cookies will not collect or store Personally Identifiable Information, but instead will collect aggregated and/or anonymized information about how users use our Sites.

Some Site features may not function properly without cookies. We use cookies to understand how people use the Sites and to improve content and services we offer through the Sites. We may use cookies to control the display of ads, to track Site usage patterns, to personalize what content you see when you visit the Sites, and to record requests for subscriptions to our services.

2. What cookies do we use?

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Complex Service.

Essential Cookies. These cookies are essential to the operation of our Sites to enable you to move around the Sites and to use their features. Without these cookies, features or services you have asked for, such as accessing secure areas of our Sites or using a shopping cart, cannot be provided.

We currently do not use any essential or strictly necessary cookies.

Performance Cookies. Performance/analytical cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our Sites and to collect information about how visitors navigate within the Sites. The information we collect enables us to improve the way our Sites work. For example, these cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on our Sites, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Sites and help us record any difficulties you have with the Sites. We also use cookies to help you navigate within our Sites and travel back to pages you’ve visited before.

Performance/analytical cookies on this Complex Service may include:

Functionality Cookies. In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies recognise your device when you return to our Sites and allow us to remember the choices you make on our Sites in order to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customizing the Sites to your personal preferences.


Cookie nameFurther information
ComplexTOSagreed(expires in 100 years)

show Site terms of service, cookie policy, and privacy policy notice to new visitors until they click ‘OK’ to dismiss the notice

pencil_unit(expires in 24 hours)

prevents pencil unit from appearing after it has been closed

eu_cookie_notice(expires in 1 year)

prevents Site terms of service, cookie policy, and privacy policy notice from reappearing once dismissed

pid(expires in 6 months)

enables Microsoft Custom Decision workflow

SC_forum_user(expires in 1 week)

stores user’s forum username

AWSELB(expires in two weeks)

maintains user on same server across forum session

pigeonsandplanes.comSubscribed(expires in 1 year)

indicates newsletter subscription

firstwefeastSubscribed(expires in 1 year)

indicates newsletter subscription

solecollector.comSubscribed(expires in 1 year)

indicates newsletter subscription

collapsed(expires in 10 minutes)

saves state if user collapses video toolbar and then navigates within the Sites

no-video(expires in 10 minutes)

saves state if video toolbar failed to load due to technical issues and user then navigates within the Sites


Targeting or Advertising Cookies. We may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Sites and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Sites and we may share this information with third parties such as our advertisers.

For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, see Section 4 below.

Targeting and advertising cookies on this Complex Service may include:


Cookie nameFurther information
tb-panel-shown(expires in 30 minutes)

sets toolbar to expand on mouse-over only once every 30 minutes

socialKWTO​(expires in 30 minutes)

used to differentiate users and target campaigns based on which social media platform user originated from

cmn_set_fullscreen_cookie(expires in 24 hours)

prevents interstitial from showing more than once every 24 hours

setCookie(expires in 4 hours)

prevents video wall from showing more than once every 4 hours


Flash Cookies. Some websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. Local Shared Objects (commonly known as “Flash cookies”) may also be employed to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies at the browser level, in the same way you would manage cookies.

Our Sites currently do not use Flash cookies or Adobe Flash Player.

3. How do third parties use cookies on this site?

In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Sites. For example, our advertisers and other third parties may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Sites and/or the ads you have clicked on. We do not control these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website or cookie policy via the links we have provided in the table below. You can also learn more about opting out of these cookies in Section 4 below.

If you opt out of third-party cookies, you may continue to see ads on our Sites, but the ads you see will not be tailored to you.

Third-party cookies on our Sites may include cookies from the following third parties:


Cookie nameFurther information
Taboola​See Taboola’s cookie policy here.
SkimlinksSee Skimlinks’ cookie policy here.
KeyweeSee Keywee’s cookie policy here.
ChartbeatSee Chartbeat’s cookie policy here.
Google AnalyticsSee Google Analytics’ cookie policy here.
FacebookSee Facebook’s cookie policy here.
VilynxSee Vilynx’s cookie policy here.
SimpleReachSee SimpleReach’s cookie policy here.
PrizmaSee Prizma’s cookie policy here.
Microsoft Decision ServiceSee Microsoft’s cookie policy here.
OptinMonsterSee OptinMonster’s cookie policy here.
TwitterSee Twitter’s cookie policy here.
PinterestSee Pinterest’s cookie policy here.
SpotifySee Spotify’s cookie policy here.
InstagramSee Instagram’s cookie policy here.
LinkedInSee LinkedIn’s cookie policy here.
OneSignalSee OneSignal’s cookie policy here.
ComScoreSee ComScore’s cookie policy here.
Spot.IMSee Spot.IM’skie policy here.
Yahoo!See Yahoo!’s cookie policy here.
YoutubeSee Youtube’s cookie policy here.
OpenXSee OpenX’s cookie policy here.


4. How do I control cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies from our Sites at any time by changing the setting on your browser to refuse cookies, which you can learn more about by going to the browser’s Help feature.

If you are located in the U.S., you can also go to the following sites to opt out of certain cookies: or

If you are located in the EU or the United Kingdom, you can go here to opt out of certain cookies:

You may also opt out of data collection related to certain affiliate marketing programs in which we participate by going here.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Sites may operate as intended.


Your rights to your personal data
As a user of you have the right under The EU Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) (EU Directive) to request any personal information that we hold on you. If you require a copy of the personal information that is held please write to the address below or email [email protected]:







How to contact us…

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be e-mailed to us at [email protected]

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