Privacy Policy

The principles by which Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants respect user privacy and practice data protection

Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants perceives privacy and data protection as a human right
Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants have a duty of care to the people within our data
Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants see data about individuals as a liability and believe it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
We detest spam as much as you do!
We will never sell or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information

Relevant legislation

Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants business and internal computer systems, as well as this website, are designed to comply with the following legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

This website’s compliance with this legislation, implies that it is compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation of many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found below) for clarification on its compliance with regulations in your country or territory.

About the personal information this website collects

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site visitor tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics to track user interactions. This data is used to determine the number of people accessing our website. This aids our understanding of how they find and use our web pages and helps us to see their interaction with the website. None of the data tracked by Google Analytics personally identifies you to us. The type of data tracked includes your geographical location, device type, internet browser and operating system. Google Analytics does record your connection IP address but Google do not grant us access to this. For Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants, Google is a third party data processor (more about third party processors below). Google Analytics uses cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. This website uses the analytics.js implementation of tracking. By disabling cookies in your browser you will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages in this website.

Contact forms and email links

Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored within this website. Instead it will be securely relayed to our email host with Google Suite. For more details see

Email newsletter

When you choose to receive our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be submitted to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor (more about third party processors below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems. Your email address will be within the MailChimp database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list; by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in email we send you or by requesting removal via email. If requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list. *If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter. While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic newsletter-style announcement emails from us, approximately four per year. Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants do not store your personal information on this website. If in future we do store data, such as comments on an article etc, it will be in a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual.

About this websites server

This website is hosted by Knownhost within a secure data centre located within the EU (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

  • ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certified
  • The data centre is designed with five layers of physical security, 24/7 security staff and access control systems
  • Physical access is validated and based on applicable authorizations
  • Access to network and systems restricted to staff with access rights
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention System
  • Encryption in transit and storage is applied where required
  • Security Awareness and GDPR training

About our Third Party Data Processors

Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants use the services of a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with GDPR legislation. Both of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.

In the event of a Data Breach

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors in the event that it is confirmed, to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

Data Controller

The data controller of this website is: Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants Limited, an Irish Limited Company with company number: 399713

Whose registered office is:
B4 Centrepoint,
Rosemount Business Park,
Dublin D11 KH50.

Data Protection Officer:

Harriet Tindal
Director, Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants Ltd.
Telephone: +353 (0)1 280 0405

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. Cosser Wines Ltd t/a Searsons Wine Merchants will not explicitly inform clients or website users of changes. We recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are outlined in the change log below.


26/09/2018 – Privacy policy instigated