HikeTrek

Hiking Trekking Clothes and Gear
Cookies and Privacy


Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.

Our cookies help us:

  1. Make our website work as you'd expect
  2. Remember your settings during and between visits
  3. Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
  4. Improve the speed/security of the site
  5. Allow you to share pages with social networks like Twitter
  6. Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  1. Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  2. Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  3. Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  1. Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more time into developing our services for you. If you would like to block this please follow the instructions https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles

You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.

We use:

  • DoubleClick - Privacy Policy owned by Google
    • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's previous visits to your website or other websites.
    • Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
    • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

    Links to other websites

    Our website contains links to other websites in order for you to make bookings or learn more about some of the attractions and accommodation providers. This cookie policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own cookie policies.

    Some links carry tracking information. This information does not identify any personal details about you and is not stored on this website. The tracking only identifies that the link was clicked on this website in order to provide revenue for the maintenace of this site.

    Banner Adverts

    We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include:

    1. Google Adsense

    Turning Cookies Off

    You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

    It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

    The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

    List of 1st party cookies set on the .hiketrek.com domain

    Session
    A session cookie which stops the cookie compliance tick box appearing every time you visit a new web page on the site.
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    Advertising in the events calendar
    .tradedoubler.com
    Banner advertising for ferry companies
    PHPSESSID
    Session Cookie for tide tables
    cookieconsent_status
    Remembers that you have agreed to use cookies and prevents the message continuing to be displayed.

    List of 3rd party cookies set on the .hiketrek.com domain

    Google Analytics
    These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and WordPress blog. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
    Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data
    DoubleClick
    DoubleClick is an online advertising service provided by Google. The service enables websites to display adverts on websites, and advertisers to control how often adverts are shown to users.
    Quantcast
    Used by Wordpress.com and social sharing tools (e.g. ShareThis)
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    Google Analytics
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    Google Analytics
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    Google Analytics