Our Privacy and Cookie Policies

Privacy: In recognition of Europeís new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR),
approved since 2016 which went into effect on May 25, 2018, our policy has not changed.

In the course of customers asking to be included in our Update Newsletter List or making an order enquiry, we ask for their name, e-mail address for ease of Contact and for Newsletters to be sent to and the delivery address to which Orders should be sent.

No other information is required and as has always been our policy, the above information is kept securely in our records and is never passed on or sold to any outside bodies.

When Newsletters are sent out, there is always an opt-out option to cancel future sendings.

Cookies: The ATB Website (www.africantradebeads.com) also places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard  practice for all Websites and in our case cookies are simply used by us to be able to count visitor numbers, the areas of the world from which they come and the popularity of our individual pages.

ATB does not use these cookies to personally identify you or to promote any advertising from ourselves or any third parties.

By using and browsing the ATB Website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or stop using the site.

For more information on how to disable cookies, read on: However, if you do disable cookies it will have absolutely no effect on you being able to use the ATB Website, but it may adversely affect your ability to browse and shop on other Websites who rely on their cookies to personally identify their viewers.

How to disable Cookies
If you want to disable cookies you will need to change your Website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we  provide further details below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:

    For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
    1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Internet Options"
    2 Click on the "privacy" tab
    3 Select the appropriate setting

    For Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Choose the menu "tools" then "Options"
    2 Click on the icon "privacy"
    3 Find the menu "cookie" and select the relevant options

    For Opera 6.0 and further:
    1. Choose the menu Files > "Preferences"
    2 Privacy