Who are ‘we’?
In this policy, whenever you see the words ‘We’, ‘Us’ or ‘Our’, it refers to the RNLI, RNLI Shop and RNLI College. RNLI Shop and RNLI College are separate companies, each registered as a data controller in their own right.
RNLI Shop sells a range of goods and enters into corporate partnership arrangements; all of its profits are passed to the RNLI. RNLI College owns and operates Our crew and lifeguard training centre in Poole. Its facilities (including bedrooms, conference rooms, restaurant and bar) are used by Our people who come from all over the UK and Republic of Ireland for training. It markets any spare capacity of these assets to the public and to corporate clients, and passes all its profits to the RNLI.
Both these companies are wholly owned and controlled by the RNLI. Many of the staff who work for these two companies – including all the company directors – are RNLI employees and the companies share many of the RNLI’s ‘head office’ functions such as marketing, legal and HR.
The full legal information for each entity is:
RNLI is The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity registered in England and Wales (209603), and Scotland (SC037736). Registered Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland
RNLI Shop is a trading name of RNLI (Sales) Limited, a company registered in England and Wales at West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ; Reg. Co. number 2202240
RNLI College Limited is a company registered in England and Wales at West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ; Reg. Co. number 7705470
When We provide services, We want to make them easy, useful and reliable. When services are delivered on the internet, it sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, such as your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
What are ‘cookies’?
Do I have to agree to cookies?
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. If you do not change your browser settings and continue to use Our websites We will infer that you have consented to Us using cookies for the purposes set out below.
avoid lengthy registration/personalisation of the site each time you visit and personalise it to suit your requirements
recognise you when you login and make it easier for you to access your account information
estimate Our audience size and patterns
ensure that you are not asked to register twice
control how often visitors see similar adverts
track preferences and to improve and update Our websites
track the progress and number of entries in some of Our promotions and contests.
The RNLI shop is in partnership with Shopify and therefore the following cookies are use on the site:
|Cookie name||Cookie type||Does it hold personal data?||What personal data does it hold?||When does it expire?|
|_session_id||This cookie allows Shopify to store information about your session.||No||No personal data is held.||Expires at the end of your session.|
|_secure_session_id||This cookie allows Shopify to store information about your session.||No||No personal data is held.||Expires at the end of your session.|
|_shopify_visit||This cookie is used by the RNLI’s website provider’s internal tracker to record the number of visits.||No||No personal data is held.||Expires after 30 minutes.|
|_shopify_uniq||This cookie counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.||No||No personal data is held.||Expires at midnight (wherever you are) of the next day.|
|cart||This cookie stores information about the contents of your cart.||No||
No personal data is held.Only holds data in relation to your cart.
|Expires after two weeks.|
|_ga||Google Analytics uses this cookie to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2 years. This is responsible for ensuring session data reaches its correct destination.||No||N/A||2 years|
|_gat||The cookie controls the number of requests received and made by Google Analytics cookies||No||N/A||1 minute|
|_gid||Google Analytics uses this cookie to distinguish between users and has an expiration of 24 hours.||No||N/A||24 hours|