Privacy & Cookies Notice (“Notice”) ("the Website") and The Tesco Supplier Network App (“the App”) are owned and operated by Tesco Stores Limited, part of the Tesco Group. This Notice explains how Tesco may use information we collect about you, as well as your rights over any personal information we hold about you.

Information we collect about you

We collect information about you when you:

  • visit the Website or use the App to visit the Website

  • sign up to the Tesco Supplier Network or to the Tesco Producer Club

  • post a comment, ask a question, upload other content on the Website via the App or use the private messaging function of the Website (if you want to upload a picture to the Website via the App, the App will need to access the camera function on your mobile device)

  • take part in promotions, competitions, surveys and questionnaires

  • contact us by phone, letter, e-mail or otherwise

We may receive information with regard to membership applications for the Tesco Supplier Network from the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group.

We may also receive information about you if you use any of the other supplier websites we operate or any of the other supplier services we provide.

Using your information

We use your information to:

  • manage your membership account with the Tesco Supplier Network and the Tesco ProducerClub, this includes the verification of membership credentials

  • manage and improve the App and the Tesco Supplier Network Website (“the Website”)

  • personalise our services to you, for example for sending you notifications about new posts and private messages and to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so

  • manage promotions, competitions, surveys and questionnaires

  • tell you about important changes to the App and the Website and our services

  • develop and improve our products and services

  • manage internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes

When you sign up to the Tesco ProducerClub via the Website, we will share information you provide to us with Anglia Farmers Limited, so that your ProducerClub/Anglia Farmers membership can be set up and managed.

Our above use of your personal data represents our “legitimate interests”.

How we protect your personal data

We know how important it is to protect and manage your personal data.  This section sets out some of the measures we have in place.

We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, and we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files to keep this data safe.  We only authorise access to employees who need it to carry out their job responsibilities.

  • We protect the security of your information while it is being transmitted by encrypting it using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
  • We enforce physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personal data. We may occasionally ask for proof of identity before we share your personal data with you. 

However, whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data that you transfer over the internet to us.

The personal data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by companies operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our service providers. If we do this we ensure that your privacy rights are respected in line with this Notice. The most common way we do this is to put in place a specific type of contract, a copy of which can be found here or through an approved scheme such as the Privacy Shield.

How long we use personal data for

We will not keep your personal data longer than we need to, how long this is depend on several factors, including:

a) Why we collected it in the first place;

b) How old it is;

c) Whether there is a legal/regulatory reason for us to keep it; 

d) Whether we need it to protect you or us.

Data Protection Rights

You have the right to see the personal data we hold about you. This is called a Subject Access Request.

If you would like a copy of the personal data we hold about you, please write to:

Data Protection Officer, Group Legal

Maldon Building, Falcon Way, Shire Park,

Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1TW

You can also email us at

If you believe we hold inaccurate or missing information, please let us know and we will correct it.

In some situations you have the right to: object to our use of your personal data, restrict our use of it or have us delete it.

Please see the “contacting us” section to enquire further about these rights.

We’d like the chance to resolve any complaints you have, however you also have the right to complain to the UK data protection regulator (the ICO) about how we have used your personal data. Their website is can be found at, it also contains useful information in respect of your data protection rights.


We use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website and the App, or which may be dropped by third parties. 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. Please be reassured that we are working on other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the Website.

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.

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. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

You can find more information about cookies at and”

Cookies used on the Website

A list of all the cookies used on the Website by category is set out below. You can also see exactly which cookies are currently set by this website here.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies some services you have asked for cannot be provided.

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.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Behavioural advertising and online privacy

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at The guide contains an explanation of the IAB’s self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.

Using browser settings to manage cookies:

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the Website’s essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on. For example, if you block or otherwise reject cookies you will not be able to use any of our products and services that require you to Sign in. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Disclosing your information

We will never disclose your information to anyone outside the Tesco Group except where we have your consent; where we are required or permitted to do so by law; to other companies who provide a service to us; or any successors in title to our business.

Whenever we transfer personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area we will ensure that appropriate security measures are taken. If any of the details are incorrect, let us know and we will amend them.

Changes to this Notice

This Notice replaces all previous versions and is correct as of [March 2016]. We reserve the right to change the policy at any time.

Contacting us

If you have any queries, please contact us at or call us on 01865 297910.

Tesco has appointed a Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted by email,