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Cookie Policy

Summary

Fells Press LLC, owner of SectionHiker.com (collectively, “SectionHiker”, “us”, “we”, “our” or “website”) understand that your privacy is important to you and we are committed to being transparent about the technologies we use. This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit SectionHiker.com. For EU website visitors, we are legally required by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) to request your consent to use cookies and to provide you with an option to revoke it, as described below. This Cookie Policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

What are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit SectionHiker.com to the extent you agree. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use the website. This allows us to recognize your device from those of other users of the website. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

How does SectionHiker.com use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?

SectionHiker.com uses Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies to identify you and your interests, to remember your preferences, and to track your use of our website. We also use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies to control access to certain content on our website, protect the website, and to process any requests that you make of us.

To administer our website and for research purposes, we have contracted with third-party service providers to track and analyze statistical usage and volume information from SectionHiker.com users. These third-party service providers use session or persistent Cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage our website content, and analyze how users navigate and utilize SectionHiker.com.

First and Third-party Cookies

“First party Cookies” are cookies that belong to SectionHiker.com and that SectionHiker.com places on your device. “Third-party Cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through our website. SectionHiker.com may contract with third-party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third-party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users.

Please note that third parties who advertise on our website (including, for example, advertising networks, affiliate networks, or their business partners) may also use Cookies, over which we have no control. We also outsource parts of our website hosting and management to third party companies that provide security, performance caching, video streaming, email and newsletter automation, web hosting, and web traffic analysis services. They may also use Cookies over which we have no control.

For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to the privacy policies they have posted on their websites. Many provide the means for you to opt out of data collection or to anonymise it for your privacy.

We use the following types of cookies:

Necessary cookies: These cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Statistics cookies: These cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Preferences cookies: These cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Marketing cookies: Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Unclassified: Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying. Some of these cookies may be third party cookies that we have no control over.

How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of cookies?

You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access all or certain parts of the website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our system will issue Cookies when you direct your browser to our website.

We are not legally required to track cookie consent from non-EU visitors or website users and your consent is implied by your agreement to the website’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. However, we do anticipate that other regions and countries will enact similar legislation in the future.

If you are viewing our website from an EU country, we are legally required by the GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation) to request and track your consent to the use of cookies on this website. You will be asked to provide such consent when you enter the SectionHiker.com website for the first time and periodically thereafter. If you wish to revise or revoke your consent, you may do so below. Note: This dialog is only displayed if you are browsing from an EU country.