Privacy & Cookie Policies

Privacy & Cookies


This privacy policy describes how ArtAncient Limited (which we refer to as ArtAncient, us, we, and our) collects and uses personal information. Personal information is any data which can identify an individual, which would include your name, postal address and email address., postal address and email address.

Please read this policy carefully and contact us if you have any queries by emailing us at:

or by writing to:

ArtAncient Limited
31 Imperial road
Chelsea Creek
United Kingdom

This privacy policy may change from time to time so we recommend that you review it periodically. This version of the privacy policy was last updated on 29/4/15


This privacy policy applies to all persons whose personal information we collect and use (except as set out below). This includes individuals in the categories below or who work for any the following:
• our clients
• people who are involved in contracts and transactions we are working on
• our business contacts; and
• service providers. For example, general office services, library services and IT service providers.

This policy does not apply to:
• our employees, as the way we collect and use their personal information is governed by the privacy policy in our employee handbook; and
• any services which we provide to our clients as a data processor. This is where we are acting under the strict instruction and control of our clients. In those circumstances our collection and use of personal information is covered by our clients' privacy policy.


We may collect, use and disclose your personal information in order for us to provide our services as a seller and buyer of legally acquired objects of historical & cultural interest. This includes:

a) providing sale and purchase related services

(b) complying with our legal obligations or making disclosures to government, regulatory or other public bodies where in our reasonable opinion the disclosure is appropriate and permitted by law. This includes:

• disclosures required by law or court order;
• disclosures to the police, tax authorities, NCA (the National Crime Agency) or other public or government authorities where in our reasonable opinion the disclosure is required in relation to any criminal investigation or prosecution; and
• disclosures to a government, public or regulatory authority, including any data protection authority where in our reasonable opinion the disclosure is required or permitted by law.

(c) providing access to our files for audit, review or other quality assurance checks by regulators, auditors, professional advisers and certification bodies.

(d) the day to day operations of our business. For this, we may use third party service providers. For example IT service providers.

(f) the use of cookies by the ArtAncient website. The terms under which the ArtAncient website uses cookies are set out under clause 8 of this privacy policy.

(h) providing information to our insurers.

(i) to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you or which were the subject of a previous purchase or negotiations of a purchase from you. If you are a new customer, we will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this by expressly opting in on the ArtAncient website.

Your personal information may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (the EEA). For example, this may be in relation to an international transaction, or where we are sharing information with our colleagues or third party service providers who operate outside of the EEA. We only transfer your personal information outside of the EEA where we are satisfied that the transfer is in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.

As a growing seller and purchaser of objects of historical and cultural interest, we may share personal information with potential investors and other parties in relation to any actual or proposed reorganisation, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other transaction relating to all or any portion or our business, or assets, but we will only do so once appropriate confidentiality agreements are in place.


If you give us personal information about another person, you should ensure that:

(a) you are legally entitled to give us that information;

(b) the disclosure is in accordance with any applicable data protection or privacy law; and

(c) such other person has also read this privacy policy.


We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is reliable for its intended use and as accurate and complete as is necessary to carry out the relevant purposes described in this privacy policy.

We will retain your personal information for so long as is reasonably necessary for us to fulfil the relevant purposes described in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.


We are strongly committed to data security and we take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us.


Subject to any relevant exemptions, you are entitled to see the personal information we hold about you and to amend or update any inaccuracies in your personal information. Under applicable data protection and privacy law we may be entitled to charge an administration fee for providing you with access to your personal information.

If you would like to review or update your personal information (including to update your marketing preferences) or if you have any other queries about your personal information please contact us by email at:

or by writing to us at:

ArtAncient Limited
PO BOX 615
PE29 9FR
United Kingdom


The ArtAncient website only uses two sorts of cookie.

The first are personal experience cookies. These cookie provides a good personal experience to you on this site. They expires after different time periods of up to 12 months. By using the ArtAncient website, you consent to using these cookies. 

Secondly, the ArtAncient website uses tracking cookies, including a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to track your usage of the site. The cookie names are listed below.

Google Analytics stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in USA. Google Analytics may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held. By using the ArtAncient website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above

Cookie Name

Cookie Description

CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency.
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID.
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND Your sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.
lastProduct ID of last product viewed on the site
listPopCookie Used for displaying information correctly on the site
NEWSPOPUP_TIMEOUT Used to correctly display the email address collection popup
Allows us to research usage trends and visitor trends.