Cookie Policy2019-01-07T17:20:50+00:00

Cookie Policy


Maintaining the security of your data is a priority at Soho Sweets & Coffee House, and we are committed to respecting your privacy rights. We pledge to handle your data fairly and legally at all times. Soho Sweets & Coffee House is also dedicated to being transparent about what data we collect about you and how we use it.

This notice, which applies whether you visit our stores, use your mobile device or go online, provides you with information about:

  • how we use your data;
  • what personal data we collect;
  • how we ensure your privacy is maintained; and
  • your legal rights relating to your personal data.

How we use your data:


Soho Sweets & Coffee House group uses your personal data:

  • to provide goods and services to you;
  • to make a tailored website available to you;
  • to verify your identity;
  • for crime and fraud prevention, detection and related purposes;
  • with your agreement, to contact you electronically about promotional offers and products and services which we think may interest you;
  • anonymously for market research purposes – to better understand your needs;
  • to enable Soho Sweets & Coffee House to manage customer service interactions with you; and
  • where we have a legal right or duty to use or disclose your information (for example in relation to an investigation by a public authority or in a legal dispute).

Promotional Communications

Soho Sweets & Coffee House uses your personal data for electronic marketing purposes (with your consent) and may send you postal mail to update you on the latest Soho Sweets & Coffee House offers.

Soho Sweets & Coffee House aims to update you about products & services which are of interest and relevance to you as an individual.

You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time, by:

  • changing marketing preferences via your Soho Sweets & Coffee House account;
  • making use of the simple “unsubscribe” link in emails or the “NOTXT” number for texts; and/or
  • contacting Soho Sweets & Coffee House via the contact channels set out in this Notice.

Our service providers and suppliers

In order to make certain services available to you, for example online purchasing, we may need to share your personal data with some of our service partners. These include IT, delivery and marketing service providers.

Soho Sweets & Coffee House only allows its service providers to handle your personal data when we have confirmed that they apply appropriate data protection and security controls. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers relating to data protection and security, which mean they can only use your data to provide services to Soho Sweets & Coffee House and to you, and for no other purposes.

Our service providers and suppliers

Aside from our service providers, Soho Sweets & Coffee House will not disclose your personal data to any third party, except as set out below. We will never sell or rent our customer data to other organizations for any purpose.

We may share your data with:

  •  IT suppliers in order to provide online ordering and payment services:
  •  governmental bodies, regulators, law enforcement agencies, courts/tribunals and insurers where we are required to do so: –
  • to comply with our legal obligations;
  • to exercise our legal rights (for example in court cases);
  • for the prevention, detection, investigation of crime or prosecution of offenders; and
  • for the protection of our employees and customers.

What personal data we collect:

Soho Sweets & Coffee House may process the following information about you:

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  • your name, age/date of birth and gender;
  • your contact details: postal address including billing and delivery addresses, telephone numbers (including mobile numbers) and e-mail address;
  • purchases and orders made by you;
  • your on-line browsing activities on Soho Sweets & Coffee House websites;
  • your password(s) for our website;
  • when you make a purchase or place an order with us, your payment card details;
  • your communication and marketing preferences;
  • your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses;
  • your correspondence and communications with Soho Sweets & Coffee House; and
  •  other publicly available personal data, including any which you have shared via a public platform (such as a Twitter feed or public Facebook page).

Our websites are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

Google Analytics

When someone visits we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.


When you use Soho Sweets & Coffee House Guest Wi-Fi we may collect data about:

  • Your device;
  • The volume of data which you use;
  • The websites and applications which you access; and
  • Your usage by access time, frequency and location.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our monthly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our admin team –

Online Order Data

When you purchase merchandise, membership or gift voucher(s) through Landline, Mobile or online your name, address data, email and contact number will be stored in our Back-Office System. You may, of course make a purchase in person without supplying the aforementioned personal data. Please be assured that we do not share your personal details with any other company without your consent.

Call Recording

Telephone order calls are recorded for quality and training purposes to ensure that Soho Sweets & Coffee House maintains its standards of customer service excellence.

How long do we keep your data?

We will not retain your data for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Notice. Different retention periods apply for different types of data, however the longest we will normally hold any personal data is 5 years.

How we protect your data?

Our controls

Soho Sweets & Coffee House is committed to keeping your personal data safe and secure.

Our security measures include: –

  • encryption of data;
  • regular cyber security assessments of all service providers who may handle your personal data;
  • regular scenario planning and crisis management exercises to ensure we are ready to respond to cyber security attacks and data security incidents;
  • Regular penetration testing of systems;
  • security controls which protect the entire Soho Sweets & Coffee House IT infrastructure from external attack and unauthorised access; and
  • internal policies setting out our data security approach and training for employees.

What you can do to help protect your data:

Soho Sweets & Coffee House will never ask you to confirm any bank account or credit card details via email. If you receive an email claiming to be from Soho Sweets & Coffee House asking you to do so, please ignore it and do not respond.

If you are using a computing device in a public location, we recommend that you always log out and close the website browser when you complete an online session.

In addition, we recommend that you take the following security measures to enhance your online safety both in relation to MyLahore and more generally:

  • keep your account passwords private. Remember, anybody who knows your password may access your account.
  • when creating a password, use at least 8 characters. A combination of letters and numbers is best. Do not use dictionary words, your name, email address, or other personal data that can be easily obtained. We also recommend that you frequently change your password.
  • avoid using the same password for multiple online accounts.

Legal basis for Soho Sweets & Coffee House processing customer personal data:


Soho Sweets & Coffee House collects and uses customers’ personal data because is it necessary for:

  • us to complete our contract with you to provide goods and services:
  • the purposes of complying with our duties and exercising our rights under a contract for the sale of goods to a customer; or
  • complying with our legal obligations.

In general, we only rely on consent as a legal basis for processing in relation to sending direct marketing communications to customers via email or text message.

Customers have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Where consent is the only legal basis for processing, we will cease to process data after consent is withdrawn.

Loyalty Reward Scheme

Customers joining our Loyalty Reward Scheme will be asked to consent to receive marketing communications via email or text message. This consent can be withdrawn at any time without affecting Loyalty Reward Scheme benefits.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our admin department at

What are cookies?

Like most websites, Soho Sweets & Coffee House websites use cookies to collect information. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website. They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our websites. Cookies are essential for the effective operation of our websites and to help you shop with us online. They are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to you, both on our websites and elsewhere.

Information collected

Some cookies collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour when you access this website via the same computer or device. This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased and your journey around a website. We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details. Soho Sweets & Coffee House can use cookies to monitor your browsing and purchasing behaviour with ourselves.

How are cookies managed?

The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access our websites are designed by:

  • Soho Sweets & Coffee House, or on behalf of Soho Sweets & Coffee House, and are necessary to enable you to a make purchases on our website; and
  • the display of advertisements for Soho Sweets & Coffee House offers on our wed pages.

How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: –

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  • 1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
  • 2. Click on the “privacy” tab
  • 3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Google Chrome:

  • 1. Choose Settings> Advanced
  • 2. Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”.
  • 3. Click “Cookies”

For Safari:

  • 1. Choose Preferences >Privacy
  • 2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”

For Mozilla Firefox:

  • 1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
  • 2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  • 3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

  • 1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
  • 2. Privacy

What happens if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our sites.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about how Soho Sweets & Coffee House uses your personal data that are not answered here, or if you want to exercise your rights regarding your personal data, please contact us by any of the following means:

  • phone us on: 01922 622 228;
  • e-mail us at: or
  • write to us at: Soho Sweets & Coffee House, 3 West Bromwich Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3HS.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information, including contact details, is available at

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This Notice was last updated in Jan 2019.

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