Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

This policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes for which our cookies are stored and accessed.

What Are Cookies and Which Do We Use?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an Internet user's hard drive. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customised web pages for them.

Cookies help us to improve our website and deliver a more personalised service.

Potburys will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

We may use three types of cookies on our website:

  • Session cookies – these are essential cookies that are required for the operation of our website and are deleted each visit.
  • Persistent cookies – these remain in place across multiple visits to our site.
  • Third party cookies – these are set by other websites. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage.

Details about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them are provided in the table below.


Cookie Name Type Purpose
Random Session - Non Permanent  
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Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

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Except for persistent cookies, all cookies will expire after the browser session.

Who we are


potburys of sidmouth shop

Potburys of Sidmouth began trading as Furnishers and Auctioneers in 1861, in its current premises. It offered the 'complete furnishing service' back then with the shop in the high street and separate locations for the removals service and auction rooms.

Much has changed in the past 150 years and Potburys has had to move with the times. But, the reliable, honest and friendly service that it offered in those early days, still remains. Quality furnishings have always been at the centre of 

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