Privacy Policy

At The Cycling Bug your privacy is of the up most importance to us. This statement explains the measures we take to protect your privacy. 

Protecting your information

The Cycling Bug will not collect any of your personal information without your permission to do so. 

We collect information when you sign up to the website. If you do choose to share your personal information with us then we take various measures to make sure it’s safe and protected. These security measures include:

  • Using a secure server and encryption when transmitting the information you have shared with us.
  • The web server itself is kept in a completely secure and managed environment.
  • We keep the personal details you share with us in a separate database which is not linked to the web.

Using your information

We use the data that you provide us in two ways. 

  • So we can send you information by email such as The Cycling Bug newsletter.
  • So we can get a better understanding of the kind of articles, advice and information that you want to read about.

The information that you provide us is not shared with any other third parties unless you have given us permission to do so.

What we send you

We use the information you have shared with us to communicate with you and send you things in the following ways:

  • Email – we send you emails only if you have given us permission to do so. If you no longer want to receive emails from us then you can either unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link on the email, or by emailing us at
  • Post – now and again we may run promotions or competitions. If you’re one of our lucky winners then we’ll send you your prize by post.


Cookies are small text files that we place in your web browser when you visit The Cycling Bug. These cookies contain records or information so that we can recognise you when you visit us. This means we can provide you with personalised information such as your favourites.

Cookies on their own do not provide us with your email address or any other personal information you may have on your computer.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:





Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google


Google DFP

This cookie is used by Google DFP to make advertising more relevant to users.

Click here for more information on Google DFP


The Cycling Bug - Telligent

This is a security cookie required to protect the site against external attacks.


The Cycling Bug - Telligent

This cookie is used for login. It will only be set when a user logs in, and is required for persisting a user's login session.


The Cycling Bug - Telligent

This cookie is used to store user preferences on the site. For example if the user selects to view full posts or excerpts on a blog, it will be remembered in this cookie.


The Cycling Bug - Telligent

This stores the user's current timezone offset so that the user's timezone can be set automatically. This is then used to display the correct dates and times on posts.


The Cycling Bug - Telligent Analytics

This cookie is used by Telligent Analytics to track unique users.


The Cycling Bug - Telligent Analytics

This is used by Telligent Analytics to track unique user sessions.


The Cycling Bug

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on The CyclingBug.


The Cycling Bug

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted to share on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

To Summarise

At all times we value your privacy and do our best to make sure that it’s protected. We use the information that you share with us responsibly and only with your permission. We may from time to time update this policy. 
If you have any questions about our privacy policy then please put them on an email to us at

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