Privacy Statement, Disclosure & Disclaimer

Cookies Information

By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies for various reasons as detailed below.

The content management system this website is built with uses cookies. These are cookies essential for the workings of the site.

Log files and cookies are used to record anonymous traffic data and non personally identifiable information on the pages visitors access. Data is collected with Google Analytics to find out more about how the website is used in order to determine how best to improve it. You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Personal Information

If you choose to join the website newsletter, your email address & any other info you choose to provide is also collected. Your e-mail address will not be published or shared with any third party, with the exception of the email marketing service used to send the email newsletters, currently Mailchimp. Your email address is used solely to send you the newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of each email, or by getting in touch via the contact page.

If you choose to submit the contact form or email me, your email & any other info provided is also collected. I will not share this information with others, except I may quote a few words with your first name or initials as a testimonial, appearing at random in the website footer and newsletter page. If you ask for help finding shoes, I may also publish the info I give you along with a summary of your query, possibly including your first name or initials, as a blog post so that others can benefit from it too.

If you submit a shop review, you consent to your review appearing on the website if approved. Your name, email and IP address is collected to help me avoid spam and fake reviews. This information will not be published and I will not share it with others. I will only use your email address if I need to contact you regarding your review. You can choose to have your review removed and/or your review data deleted at any time by contacting me.

The blog comments form on the blog uses reCAPTCHA to prevent spam and Google's privacy Policy and terms of service apply. If you submit a blog comment, your name, email and comment is stored. Your email address may be used to notify you when your blog comment is approved or replied to, or for me to contact you about your comment. I will not share your email address with others.

Affiliate Marketing & Sponsorship Disclosure

A small number of listings in the shops directory may be marked as sponsored. This means that these stores have paid to enhance their listing by highlighting it or moving it near the top of relevant pages.

Inclusion in the directory is free for all stores. I have full editorial control over shop inclusion, categorisation and all associated content. This is not influenced by any payments received.

Some links on this website are affiliate links. This means that I could earn a small commission, at no cost to you, if you visit and then purchase from certain websites via my links.

I am a member of affiliate networks including Skimlinks, LTK, Awin, ShareASale. I am also a direct affiliate of stores including Cinderella Shoes.

You can read Awin's privacy policy here. You can read the Skimlinks privacy policy and find more information on the cookies Skimlinks use. Skimlinks provides an opt-out service for users who do not wish for their usage data to be used for advertising targeting purposes.

Finally, I am a participant in the Amazon Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

General Disclaimer

All content on this site is provided in good faith but is for general information purposes only.

Stores linked to & shoes featured are not endorsed in any way by Pretty Big Shoes.

I have tried to make the shoe size charts & conversion tables accurate based on public domain UK and European (Paris point) shoe size formulas. But these are general information guides only which you use at your own risk.

I recommend getting as much sizing information as possible from shoe brands before purchasing and choosing your size based on that.

Bottom line: I provide free shoe size charts & all other information in good faith & try my best to keep it updated. I want to help you find shoes, but it isn't my fault if shoes don't work out.

If you have any queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact me.

This policy was last updated on 23 May 2023.