Website Cookie Policy

At ToolsofTravel, I want to ensure that your visit to the website is smooth, reliable and as useful to you as possible. To help do this, the website uses cookies and similar technologies (together referred to as “cookies” in this policy).

By continuing to use the site, you consent to our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings, and choose whether or not to accept cookies, at any time through our Cookie Consent Tool. Further information about managing your cookie settings is provided below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit almost any website. They are stored by your Internet browser. Cookies contain basic information about your Internet use, but they do not normally identify you personally. Your browser sends these cookies back to the site every time you revisit it, so it can recognise your computer or mobile device and personalize and improve your site experience.

For instance, ToolsofTravel uses cookies on the website to remember your details, so you don’t have to re-enter them repeatedly during your visit to the site. Other cookies help to understand what did and didn’t interest you about the site, so it can provide you with features that are more relevant and useful to you next time you visit. Cookies are also used to analyse how visitors use the site.

Also the website works with third party advertisers to give you access to interesting and exciting travel content through the browsing experience. So, as well as setting some cookies ourselves – “first party cookies”, I also allow some advertisers who display advertisements on the webssite to set cookies, known as “third party cookies”. These cookies record information about your use of advertisements. This helps advertisers to show you advertisements that are more likely to interest you, limit the number of times you may see an advertisement and also to help to improve your online experience.

Please note that the use of any information that is collected about you through your use of cookies is subject to the Privacy Policy, which is linked to from the bottom of every page.

What types of cookies are used?

The cookies ToolsofTravel uses fall into 3 categories. These categories are described below.

Essential cookies

These cookies are necessary to help you access and move around the website and use all its features. Without these cookies, the website would not work properly and you would not be able to use certain important features.

Analytics and customisation cookies

When visiting ToolsofTravel, I want to make your experience on the website as helpful, smooth and as enjoyable as possible. Cookies are used to help understand how the website is being used and how your experience on it can be improved. This type of so-called “analytics” cookies can provide information to help understand which parts of the website interests visitors and if they experience any errors. These cookies are used to test different designs and features for our sites and also use them to help us monitor how visitors reach the site. Cookies are also used to save your settings and preferences on the web site.

Advertising cookies

Advertising cookies help ensure that the advertisements you see on the web site are as relevant to you as possible. For example, some advertising cookies help select advertisements that are based on your interests. Others help prevent the same advertisement from continuously reappearing for you.

I also want to make it as easy as possible for you to share content from ToolsofTravel with your friends through your favourite social networks. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and Google+, may set cookies that recognise you when you view content on the website and allow you to share content across both sites via the use of sharing settings. For further details, please see your social networking site’s terms of use and privacy policy.

You can manage cookies through the settings of your Internet browser. You can have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, delete individual cookies or delete all cookies.

Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of advertising cookies. See www.aboutads.info/choices/ and www.youronlinechoices.com for useful information on how to do this.

Please note that, if you choose to delete ToolsofTravel cookies, your access to some functionality and areas of the web site may be degraded or restricted.

If you have questions about the use of cookies on ToolsofTravel, please email me at: info@toolsoftravel.com.