Cookies on the website:

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The Dinner Set's mission is to make entertaining effortless.

We do this by providing you with our planner tool to invite and schedule your friends, by providing you a place to save your favourite recipes, and by giving you access to inspirational content from our team. 


Cookies are little packets of information that are placed on your computer to give you a better experience on our site.We use them to do things like help us adapt to use your internet browser better or be used to save your preferences, or help us manage our advertising.  If you continue to use our websites we'll assume that you are happy with this. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

The Detail

1.1) This Website may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer.  First party cookies are those placed directly by The Dinner Set via this Website and are used only by The Dinner Set.  The Dinner Set uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services.  The Dinner Set has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

1.2) By using this Website you may receive certain third party Cookies on your computer.  Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties other than The Dinner Set.  Third party cookies are used on this Website for analytics, for giving you access to member content once you are logged in, recognising your Facebook log in, enabling you to post comments through the Facebook plug in, and are detailed in full below.  These cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Website.

1.3) All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

1.4) Before Cookies are placed on your computer, subject to sub-Clause 12.5 AND/OR sub-Clause 12.8, you will be presented with a prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies.  By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling The Dinner Set to provide the best possible experience and service to you.  You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended. Via the Cookies tab (located on the edge of every screen), you will be given the opportunity to allow only first party Cookies and block third party Cookies.

1.5) Certain features of the Website depend upon Cookies to function.  UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”.  These Cookies are shown below.  Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies.  You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below.

1.6) The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer:


Name of cookie Purpose  Is it strictly necessary?


These cookies are an integral part of our Content Management System engine that help drive our site. This includes managing and tracking your status through the log in process, navigation and activity on the site, An example of how they work is that they give you access to member content once you are logged in by recognising you as logged in.



and the following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer

Name of cookie Purpose Is it strictly necessary?

These cookies enable the "Share" plug in to work, which allows you to share content through the most commonly used social media sites.

ds_ This cookies holds information pertaining to if you clicked ‘OK’ on the cookie policy or not. Yes
Facebook These hold cookies enabling you to place comments on Facebook about content on The Dinner Set site. It workes by recgnising whether or not you are logged into Facebook and recognising you to enable you to directly comment through the Facebook plug-in window at the end of most The Dinner Set content pages. No

1.7) This Website uses analytics services provided by Google.  Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how Users use the Website.  This, in turn, enables us to improve the Website and the services offered through it.  You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, as detailed below, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the Website, it does enable us to continually improve our business.

1.8) The analytics services used by this Website use Cookies to gather the required information.  Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you decide to visit the Website and it may not be possible to obtain your prior consent.  You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below.

1.9) The analytics services used by this Website are Google Analytics. They use the following Cookies:

Name of cookie Default expiration time Description
_utma 2 years from set/update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.




30 mins from set/update


Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmc End of browser session

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.



6 months from set/update

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years from set/update


Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.


1.10) You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser.  Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies.  By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed.  For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

1.11) You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

1.12) It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.


2. Changes to this Policy

The Dinner Set reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.  Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.