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.
To administer our website and for research purposes, we have contracted with third-party service providers to anonymously 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.
For more information on how these companies collect and use the 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 anonymize 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. We also collect anonymized information about website use for use in monitoring website performance, availability, third-party referrals and to protect our copyrighted material from illegal copying and unauthorized reuse.
Statistics cookies: These cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information. All of the historical information we collect has been anonymized to protect your privacy.