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New EU GDPR and newish cookie law (e-Privacy Directive)

As Peoples Liberation Front of Judea once pondered...what have the Romans ever done for us? Or indeed Brussels... or is it Strasbourg this week?Screw 'em - we're off!

We have been compliant with GDPR since we began. The EU finally caught up with us!

The e-Privacy directive applies to how we use cookies and similar technologies for storing information on a user's equipment such as their computer or mobile device. This changed on 26 May 2011.

The enhanced red tape privacy EU claptrap comes into effect 25 May 2018.

This site uses cookies to store information about the pages you visit and the products you buy on this site. Without cookies, your use of this site would be compromised and your visiting experience would be greatly degraded and purchasing may be impossible.

If you do not wish this site to use cookies on your visit, please LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. If you do not wish for cookies to be stored in your computer after this visit, please use your browser's privacy functions to remove them. You can find out how to do this in your browser's help files. Or try the DuckDuckGo browser.

In the future you will have the chance to choose to use or not use cookies. Implementation of that dialogue box will be forthcoming as soon as possible. Until then LEAVE if you do not wish this site to store cookies in your computer.

If you continue to use our site, we assume that you are content to have us use cookies as described to facilitate your visit and process your order.

More info about cookies...

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer, mobile phone or device. Cookies may be placed on your device when you visit a website or open a marketing email.

The Model Rocket Shop uses cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to remember your preferences when you visit our sites, tailor your visit, monitor traffic to enable us to improve our site, or to ensure we remember the contents of your shopping basket when you next visit the site.

We may also set third parties cookies to allow you to easily link to third parties you may be subscribed to, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We do not control these cookies and how your information may be used, so please visit the third parties' websites for more information on these cookies.

In the future, our partners may also set cookies when they direct you to our site to buy a product. These cookies allow us to pay our partners a referral fee based on the nature of any purchase you make.


It is difficult to articulate our loathing for spam, identity theft and other internet-age felonies. We will NEVER share your personal details with any third party unless compelled by legal process.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Model Rocket Shop and Hesperis Technology Ltd. will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the UK's 1998 Data Protection Act as amended and the bloody GDPR.

We collect personal information about you for only two reasons: firstly, to process your order and secondly, to provide you with first class customer service.

We will NOT pass your e-mail address or other details to other parties, trusted or not, unless you explicitly agree. And we ain't asking!

The type of information we will collect about you includes:

Sex - so we know if you are a Dear Sir or Dear Madam. Just call us old fashioned.
Telephone Number
Email Address
Age - so we can be sure that motor sales are legal

We use website log files to track and report on the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. Model Rocket Shop's site also uses cookies which we store on your browser. You can modify your browser settings to prevent this happening but our site may not perform correctly without it.

If you have any questions/comments about privacy, please contact us using the web form provided on our contacts page.

We do not spam you with marketing messages and our once-lovely newsletter is still awaiting time/effort/distribution so the GDPR is particularly not applicable to those meager efforts.

You are free to edit your details on your account any time you wish... and please do if you move or PayPal plugs in some oldie. If you want to be entirely deleted, let us know.

We do NOT use encrypted email so if you want that, you'll have to buy your rockets somewhere else.

We do NOT ever have your credit card details on our server or even on scraps of paper laying around the office. That's all up to WorldPay and PayPal to keep those safe. We do not take telephone orders for this reason.

Our server host has good security and they stay on top of upgrades and patches - be we can't be responsible for their oversights. If you feel vulnerable, we wish you luck shopping elsewhere!