What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:
- Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
- Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
- First-party cookies are set by the site you are visiting.
- Third-party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting.
Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most commercial browsers. The preferences for each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options.
Cookies and Velonomad.com
Some of the cookies we use are only set if a visitor registers to the site or adds something to their shopping card or buys something (including when they create an account during the checkout process) whilst others are set for all visitors upon certain actions.
Cookies we use
Below is a description of each category of cookies that are in use.
These cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of your virtual ‘carts’.
These are the cookies that are essential for our website to perform its basic functions and the website cannot function properly without these cookies.
These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.
We use Google Analytics to track usage of our website. We do this to look for areas where the content needs improvement, and to get a sense of how the website is being used. We also use some of this data when we pitch to cycling product companies for free stuff to review.
Google track things like your location, which pages you look at, how you move around our page, how long you stay on our page and so on. We have no control over what Google tracks, but you can use tools (like in browsers) to send a Do Not Track flag.
Some cookies can be used to display relevant advertising to visitors on Velonomad.com, although we tend not to show third party ads on the website.
The type of information we track includes number of unique visitors, number of times particular ads have been displayed, the number of clicks the ads have received, and are also used to measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns by building up user profiles. These are set by Google and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
Third Party/Embedded Content
We make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. We use Gumroad, Stripe and Paypal for shopping cart checkout and payment processing.
As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
We use and recommend Brave (it’s awesome), Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
Web beacons and other tracking technologies
Both websites and HTML e-mails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons”, sometimes called “tracking pixels”. These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, the web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
We use these mostly in emails to track if you open emails, read them, click through etc. We then try to use this information to send emails to you that are more likely not to annoy you. Because we don’t want to be annoying!
Do Not Track
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because there currently isn’t an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, the third party cookies loaded by our site mostly do not respond to Do Not Track requests. They await the result of work by the privacy community and industry to determine when such a response is appropriate and what form it should take.
The Cookies on our site
Below is a table showing the cookies on our site. This can change from time to time.
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