Privacy and Cookie Policy

This policy is in place to explain how we protect your privacy. This policy covers data collected through this website and reservation system ‘bookatable’. For a full policy covering all aspects of Maison Bleue, please contact Layla Gassabi on the details below.

Maison Bleue is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, share information when you correspond with us or use our services then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. To change your cookie settings, please follow the guidance and reference links below.

Maison Bleue may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. If you have any questions about this policy please contact:

Layla Gassabi,
Maison Bleue Restaurant,
36/38 Victoria Street,

Who are we?

Throughout this document the terms ‘us’, ‘we’ and ‘our’ refer to Maison Bleue. Maison Bleue are a restaurant in Edinburgh located at 36/38 Victoria Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2JW, Scotland.

Maison Bleue’s registered office is 36-38 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JW. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

What is a data controller?

Data controller’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by law.

What is a data processor?

‘Processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Personal data we collect

What is personal data?

Personal data’ means any data that may identify you. Different pieces of information, which when collected together can lead to the identification of an individual, is also personal data. We collect, and will only collect, the personal data that is needed for us to carry out the services requested, maintain our accounts and where we are required by law.

You may provide personal data to us when we conduct meetings in person, visit our restaurants, contact us by phone or email, or when you engage in our services. This personal data may include name, age, phone number, address, gender and any correspondence when you contact us.

We collect data through Google Analytics which we use to measure website traffic and the success of the website.

Personal Data may also include sensitive data such as financial information. If you have hired us to provide services, or when we have been hired to work together with other service providers, we will need to collect personal data from you in order to carry out these services.

We know that our users care about how their personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. We want you to know that we do not sell, rent, or trade our email lists or information with other companies and/or businesses for marketing purposes.


We use a booking system called ‘bookatable’ on our website. By using this application, we may collect information such as include name, age, email, phone number, address and gender for the puposes of making reservations at one of our restaurants. Bookatable by Michelin may also collect information such as include name, age, email, phone number, address and gender. For more information about Bookatable and their policies, please visit:


MailChimp is an email marketing service we use to email news, updates and events to our subscribers.

When you subscribe to our Mailchimp account you are consenting to providing your contact information which will be stored in our MailChimp account. This will consent us to send out marketing emails.

You will only receive marketing commu­nica­tion if you’ve opted in to receive them. You can opt out of receiving these at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any marketing email, or by contacting us at

You can view MailChimp’s policies at: https://­mailchimp.­com/­legal/­privacy/


By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that we store on your device. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and to improve the users experience while visiting. Cookies also provide us with information about how this website is used so we can keep it as up to date, relevant and as error-free as possible.

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy, however, users have some control over their privacy options which are outlined further on.

Types of cookies

There are various types of cookies, please be aware that choosing to disable certain types of cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.

Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are essential to the operation of our website.

Analytical/performance cookie – These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website.

Functionality cookies – These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website.

Targeting Cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.

What cookies do we use?

There are two different types of cookies – the ones we use on (first party cookies) and the ones set by companies with work or interact with (we call these third party cookies).

We use various first Party browser cookies to enable the smooth running of the website.

List of Cookies.

This website uses minimal cookies but every attempt has been made to list them all and as accurately as possible. If you think we have missed any or any information is inaccurate, please feel free to contact us and we will investigate further. First Party Cookies

Cookie Consent
Cookies used:

  • cookieconsent_status
  • cookieconsent_dismissed

This cookie is set by the Cookie Compliance script keeps track of a users choice

PHP Session Cookie
Cookies used:


This is a native PHP cookie used for managing user session on the website. No personal information is stored in this cookie.

Uncode WordPress Theme Cookies
Cookies used:

  • uncodeAI.css
  • uncodeAI.images
  • uncodeAI.screen
  • dot_irecommendthis_ID

Uncode is a framework applied to this website for styling and functional purposes. The first three cookies contain runtime informations about the viewport and screen resolution, these datas are used on any page refresh to calculate the correct Adaptive Images. The final cookie contains information about the “like” on a post to prevent a visitor to repeatedly put “like” on the same post. No personal informations are stored within these cookies.

Cookies used:
wordpress_test_cookie website is built using the WordPress platform. These cookies are Essential WordPress session management cookies for logged in users.

WordPress – For those logged in into the backend (system administrators)
Cookies Used:

  • wp-settings-1
  • wp-settings-time-1

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Third Party Cookies


Cookies used:

  • ASP.NET_SessionId

Used by Bookatable, which is a booking management system enabling users to book a table through the website.
Cookies used:

  • CONSENT is a google owned domain where it hosts its static content. These are google analytical cookies are used to distinguish users. Google’s analytics is a tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google.

Google Analytics
Cookies used:

  • _ga
  • _gid
  • _utma
  • _utmc
  • _utmb
  • _utmz
  • _gid
  • _gat_gtag_UA_99068558_1

We have used The IP anonymization feature in Google Analytics which allows a website to request that all of their users’ IP addresses are anonymized within the product. This feature is designed to help site owners comply with privacy policies such as GDPR.

The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie. The _gid cookie is used to store Session ID and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user.

We use google analytics so we can measure the traffic and success of individual pages and our website as a whole. We use these to learn more about how our users interact so we can keep it as up to date, relevant, enjoyable and error-free as possible.

Opt-out of Google Analytics

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics.

The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience.

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience.

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari

How do we use your personal information?

  • We use personal data provided to us for the purposes of carrying out our business and services, and to keep our clients up to date with important information related to these services.
  • We will use this data in a transparent manner, using a common sense approach and only on lawful grounds.
  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you.
  • On occasion, we may send marketing communications related to the services we provide.
  • To contact you if you have won a competition.
  • Where we are required by law to keep accurate and up to date records of our business accounts and transactions. When you work with us, you may be added to our accounting system.
  • As required by any other applicable laws or legal requirements in connection with records retention or for internal administrative purposes.
  • We use Google Analytics data to measure website traffic and the success of the website.
  • When provided for the purpose of doing so, we may use your information to publish testimonials and reviews on our website.
  • To make reservations at any of our 3 restaurants, to contact you inform you of any information that may affect your reservation, or to contact you seeking information we require pertaining to your booking.
  • If dining at any of our restaurants, we may use your information to follow up and see how your experience was.

Third party suppliers

In order to carry out the daily running and operations of our business, we may need to disclose your personal data to other businesses or third party suppliers. For example, these may be other sub contractors, online systems and software applications.

Accuracy and relevance

We will ensure that any personal data we process is accurate, adequate, relevant and not excessive, given the purpose for which it was obtained. We will not process personal data obtained for one purpose for any unconnected purpose unless the individual concerned has agreed to this or would otherwise reasonably expect this.


We take the security of your personal information seriously and will endeavour to keep your personal details safe at all times. We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use professional web development services to make sure our website software is keep up to date.

All traffic between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

Your rights

Under the GDPR, where we are using your data under consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. You also have the right to ask us to stop using your personal data for marketing purposes. Under the GDPR, you are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information we hold on you. Please contact us using the details below if you would like to do this.

Data retention

Personal Data collected shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose it has been collected for.

External links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Resources and further information

Information Commissioners Office Information on the General Data Protection Act
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
Facebook Privacy Policy
Twitter Privacy Policy
Google Privacy Policy