Update: August 26, 2020.

What are cookies?

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at theBitesizedBackpacker.com by PPJR Productions / The Bite-Sized Backpacker. We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. Please note that theBitesizedBackpacker.com uses cookies. A cookie is a small file that is sent along with pages from this website and/or Flash-applications, and is stored by your browser on your hard drive. The information stored in the cookie can be sent back to our servers on a subsequent visit.

The use of cookies is very important for the proper functioning of our website, but there are additional cookies that are very important of which you do not see the immediate effect. Thanks to the (anonymous) input from visitors, we can use these cookies to improve the usability of the website and make it more user-friendly.

Your consent for the use of cookies

Your permission is required for the use of certain cookies. We do this by means of a so-called Cookie Notice.

The types of cookies used and their purposes

We use the following types of cookies:

1. Functional cookies

This allows us to make our website function better and make it more user-friendly for visitors.

2. Anonymized analytical cookies

These ensure that an anonymous cookie is generated when you visit our website. A cookie is only created on the first visit. The existing cookie is used on subsequent visits. This cookie only serves statistical purposes, such as for tracking visitor numbers.

3. Analytical cookies

These ensure that a cookie is generated when you visit our website. These cookies know whether you have visited the site before or not. A cookie is only created on the first visit. The existing cookie is used on subsequent visits. This cookie only serves statistical purposes, such as keeping track of which pages are viewed.

4. Social media cookies

These are used by social media such as Facebook and Twitter to register which articles and pages you share via their social media sharing buttons, which you can find on our site. For these buttons to function properly, social media cookies from the various social media websites are used. The cookies help them recognize you when you want to share something. These cookies may also contain tracking cookies that track your surfing behavior on the web.

Social media cookies are created by the social media websites. For the statements of these third parties, we refer you to the websites of these parties. Their statements are subject to change, so we recommend that you regularly consult their privacy and cookie statements. The following parties place cookies on our website:

Access, change and delete your data

You have the right to inspect, rectify, limit and delete personal data. You also have the right to object to the processing and sharing of personal data. You can exercise these rights by sending us an email at info@thebitesizedbackpacker.com. To prevent abuse, we may ask you to identify yourself adequately. When it comes to gaining access to the personal data linked to your cookie, we ask you to send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in the settings of your browser.

Block and delete cookies

You can easily block and delete cookies yourself at any time via your internet browser. You can also set your internet browser so that you receive a message when a cookie is placed. Here you can also indicate that certain cookies may not be placed on your hard drive. View the help function of your browser for these options. If you delete the cookies in your browser, this may have consequences for the usability of our website.

Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, we can no longer guarantee that our website will work properly. Some functions of the site may be lost or you may not be able to visit the website at all. In addition, refusing cookies does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements. Without a cookie, the advertisements will no longer be tailored to your interests and can therefore be repeated more often.

How you can adjust your cookie settings differs per browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser, or click on one of the links below to go directly to the manual of your browser:

Changes to cookie use and policies

The texts on our website can be adjusted at any time due to the continuous development of our website. This also applies to our cookie statement. Therefore, please read this statement regularly to stay informed of any changes.

In our blog articles, we sometimes make use of content that is hosted on other sites and made accessible on theBitesizedBackpacker.com by means of certain codes (embedded content). Examples are the embedding of Instagram posts and YouTube videos. These embedded codes often use cookies. Please note that we have no control over what these third parties websites do with their cookies.

It is also possible that third party websites place cookies via our websites, of which we are not always aware. If you encounter cookies from our website that you can’t find in our statement, please let us know by sending a message to info@thebitesizedbackpacker.com. You can also contact the third party directly and ask which cookies they placed, what the underlying reason is, what the lifespan of the cookie is and how they guarantee your privacy.

In closing

When we adjust our website or the rules surrounding cookies change, we will have to adjust this statement. You can always consult this webpage to read the latest version.

If you have any questions and/or comments, please contact info@thebitesizedbackpacker.com.