Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


This privacy statement applies to Begbies Traynor Group plc, in the UK and any of its associated or subsidiary undertakings and affiliates including Pugh & Company Limited and its subsidiary undertakings and affiliates (together ʺPughʺ) which control and make use of any visitor information collected via this site.

If as a visitor to this website, you choose to submit information, you agree to the use of such data in accordance with the terms set out in this privacy statement. Please note that this site may contain links to other sites, including sites maintained by other associated members of Pugh, which may not be governed by this privacy statement.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or do not feel that your concerns have been addressed, please direct your questions to our website administrator via

Information Collection

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the Website site. The site collects only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers.

We do not usually seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors. We will, where necessary, obtain visitors’ explicit consent to collect and use such information.


To ensure that our website is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation within the site, we or our service provider(s) may use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) to collect aggregate data. We may use such devices to track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited. This information is reported to our website administrator who uses the information to analyse the number of visitors to different areas of the site and to make sure that our website is serving as a useful, effective information source.

Cookies do not collect personal information such as your name or email address. Cookies can be rejected, however, under specific circumstances, visitors may be denied access to some parts of our site if their browsers reject cookies.

To ensure that our website is well managed, we or our service provider may track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domain, company IP address and browser type. Our internal website administrator uses this information to analyse the number of visitors to different areas of our site to make sure that our website is serving as a useful and effective information source.

A list of all of the cookies used on our website by category are set out below.  Brief details of the purpose of these cookies is also set out below together with a guide to indicate the relative intrusive nature of the cookies:

Cross references to the table below

Type of Cookies

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies – essential for the operation of the site and to enable you to move around the site.  Without these cookies certain parts of the site may not be available.
  • Performance Cookies – These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use the site.  These cookies are only used to improve how the site works.
  • Functionality Cookies – Remember choices you make to improve your experience of visiting the site.
Intrusion level key
Red    Intrusive and collecting personally identifiable information
Amber   Somewhat intrusive
Green   Not intrusive and maybe necessary for website operation 

Cookies on this site 

Cookie Data  Purpose of this cookie  Level  Type  Owner  Lifespan 
ASP.NET_SessionID Tracking ID  Tracks referrer, search engine used, user location, keyword clicked etc. Green     1  Microsoft   Session 
 _utma Tracking ID Tracks number of visits, last visit, first
visit etc. 
Amber    2    Google  Infinite 
 _utmb Timestamp Records when visitor enters a site to
track total time spent on website. 
Amber     2    Google   Session 
 _utmc Timestamp  Records when visitor leaves a site to
track total time spent on website. 
Amber    2  Google  Session
 _utmz Tracking ID  Tracks referrer, search engine used, user location, keyword clicked etc. Amber    2  Google  6 months
_utmv Tracking ID User-defined report classifications etc. Amber    2 Google Infinite

You may be able to block cookies by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (to include essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the site.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site and by using the site you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your machine/device.

If you do not wish to consent to cookies being placed, you must change your browser settings which can be done by accessing the following link If you choose to do this you should not continue to access the site as the site will issue cookies as soon as you continue to use the site.

Information Use

Any personal information is used only for limited purposes. For example, using the information to improve our services; we may periodically send promotional e-mails about new services or other information which we think you may find of interest, using the information you have provided

We will ensure that any such marketing activities comply with applicable law, and implement procedures to obtain necessary consents before sending you email containing information about Pugh and its service offerings. You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you such materials.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Although we may provide visitors’ information to service providers that handle information on our behalf, we will usually not share the information with third parties or other Begbies Traynor Group entities for secondary or unrelated purposes unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection.

Personal information may be transmitted internationally to other members of the Begbies Traynor Group which are based outside the UK for the purposes identified above. This may include transfer to countries without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your country of residence. By providing information to Pugh, in the UK, through this website, you are consenting to such transfers.

Where appropriate, personal information may be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or third parties where necessary or desirable to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests or for the purposes identified above. 

Access to Information

We are dedicated to providing reasonable access to visitors who wish to review the personal information retained, if any. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Information Security

We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Pugh, in the UK, reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time and for any reason. Nothing contained herein creates or is intended to create a contract or agreement between Begbies Traynor and any user visiting the website or providing identifying information of any kind.

Visitors' Questions

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this website, please direct them to our website administrator via

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