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Cookie policy

1. What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However, this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site functionality. For more general information on cookies see this Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

2. How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

3. Disabling Cookies

You can prevent cookies being downloaded by adjusting your browser settings (see the Help menu of your browser to find out how to do this). Please be aware that disabling cookies might affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in disabling certain functionality and features of this site as well. If you'd like to disable cookies, we recommend using Privacy Badger on Firefox.

4. The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out. However, in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site might offer newsletter or email subscription services in the future and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies, so that this information can be recalled whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

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5. Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. We use it to help us to understand how you use this site and to discover how we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how much time you spend on the site and which pages you visit, so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how much time you spend on this site or which pages you visit, to help us to understand how we can improve the site for you. From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience during your visit, whilst ensuring that we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

6. More Information

Hopefully this page has clarified things for you. As previously mentioned, if there is anything that you aren't sure you need or not, it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled - just in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. If you are still looking for more information, you can contact us at support@welcomehiker.org.

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