I’m so thrilled that you want to use a Thoresby Cottage pattern. Please, however, take note of the Terms of Use:

You are welcome to use patterns and tutorials found on this blog for personal use, but do not republish or redistribute any of my blog post content, patterns, or tutorials in any form (including translations) without prior permission, nor use them for commercial purposes. You may sell items that you make yourself (i.e. on Etsy, at craft fairs) from my patterns but I ask that you link back to my blog and provide credit for the pattern. You may not sell my patterns or claim them as your own and you may not mass produce any items.

The images and content of Thoresby Cottage are protected by copyright laws and may not be modified.  If you would like to share an image (e.g on Pinterest), please link it back to the Thoresby Cottage website or appropriate social media platform.  You are always welcome to link to my blog or share my work as part of a round-up post, however, you must include a single link back to my original post.

Please do not share digital copies of patterns purchased. If your friend or family member is interested in creating that same piece, please direct them to thoresbycottage.com to purchase their own copy of the pattern. Remember that sharing the pattern is considered theft and disrespectful to the pattern designer.


Thoresby Cottage contains some affiliate links. This means that if you click on an affiliate link and purchase something directly from the retailer via that link, I may receive a very small commission (at no additional cost to you) from the retailer. For example, Thoresby Cottage is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Thoresby Cottage is also an affiliate for Etsy via Awin. Affiliate links allow me to keep on producing content and maintaining this site. I will only ever post links to materials and supplies that I love and fully endorse!


Here on Thoresby Cottage, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to this website. When someone visits the Thoresby Cottage website we use several third party services to help keep the website up and running and to make sure that you receive the content you want to see. Thoresby Cottage is committed to only use third party services that are compliant with international privacy regulations.

To maintain data security and ensure the correct use of collected information we have set up appropriate physical, electronic procedures to safeguard all information regarding to Thoresby Cottage visitors. All communications between your browser and the Thoresby Cottage website are secure. In the unlikely event that there is a breach of data security, you will be informed

What data do we collect and why do we collect it?

I use third party advertisements on Thoresby Cottage to support my site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies when they advertise on my site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your service provider and the browser you used to visit my site. This is generally used to target advertisements to you based on your location and interests (for example, yarn shops or real estate in your area rather than another country).  Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. You can chose to disable / block cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in your internet security software (for example, Norton or McAfee). However, note that this may affect how you are able to interact with this site as well as other websites.

I use a third party processor as part of the registration process for our occasional newsletter. The information collected (namely your name and email address) is only done so with your consent and Thoresby Cottage would never ever rent or trade email lists with other organisations or businesses. While we would be really sad to see you go, you can very easily unsubscribe from the newsletters by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the newsletters. You can also contact me directly on thoresbycottage@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Thoresby Cottage also uses third party analytics tools (Google analytics) to help understand which blog posts people enjoy the most. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.  We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

If you leave a comment on this blog, certain information (such as your name) may be publicly visible. Your email address or contact information will never be available publicly.

Shops and external links

If you purchase a pattern through this website or visit an external link, you are redirected to one of the third party shopping platforms or websites used by Thoresby Cottage (including Etsy, LoveCrochet, Ravelry). If you follow a link to any of those sites, please note that we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these sites.

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.

If you have any questions whatsoever, you may contact me on hello@thoresbycottage.com

Changes to this Policy page

18 May 2022