Our Cookies policy

AHDB Potatoes is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and manages the websites and AHDB Potatoes does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which may be set by our website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Information on how to do this may be found in your browser's Help section.

In addition, the website contains detailed information on how to manage cookie settings for a wide variety of browsers. It also provides details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For mobile phone browsers and tablets you may need to refer to your handset manual.

You should bear in mind that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.

Third party cookies and may include photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. When you visit a page featuring content supplied from these sites you may be presented with cookies from these websites. AHDB Potatoes does not control the use of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about this.

The lovepotatoes website includes some embedded ‘share' buttons. These enable users of the site to share content with friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. AHDB Potatoes does not control the use of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about them.

Doubleclick 'Spotlight Tags' may be used to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. For further information on how to reject these cookies visit;

AHDB Potatoes uses Google Analytics, in order to evaluate use of and to help us develop the content and functionality of the site. Google analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. For further information on how to reject these cookies visit; 

Cookies Policy
We use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website, or which may be used by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to have them on your device.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device.

How long are cookies stored for?

Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies - these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

You can find more information about cookies at and

Cookies used on the Website
All the cookies used on the Website by category is set out below.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works. 

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver ads relevant to you. They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Third party cookies
These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.

For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Your Rights
You have a many rights relating to your personal information: 

  • The right to be informed about how your personal information is being used
  • The right to access the personal information we hold about you
  • The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you
  • The right to request that we delete your data, stop processing it, or collecting it.
  • The right to stop direct marketing messages. To do this please contact us on the email below
  • The right to request that we transfer the data to you or another service provider
  • The right to complain to your data protection regulator — in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

If you wish to exercise your rights, have a complaint, or just have questions, please contact our data protection team at [email protected]