Cookie and Privacy policy

Privacy matters but it can be confusing. This page explains our approach to privacy and how it affects you. Cookie Regulations
On 26 May 2011 UK Legislation came into force, requiring website owners to gain permission from visitors before setting Cookies on their computers

What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user s device. You can find more information about cookies at: and for a video about cookies visit

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

All of the browsing information is anonymous, and none of it can be linked to you as an individual.
For more information on cookies and how you can manage your privacy settings, read below.

Are cookies viruses?
No. Cookies are not viruses, trojans, spyware, or worms or any other kind of malware.

Are cookies programs?
No. Cookies are not programs. They cant install things you dont want on your computer.

Can cookies see whats on my computer?
No, cookies cant see what is on your computer. Nor can they collect any other information from your computer, nor snoop on your files.

Can the cookies Ive got be seen by other people?
No. A cookie can only be read by the site that gave you the cookie in the first place. And of course you can see your own cookies, as described later.

Can I control the cookies I get?
Yes. You can control what cookies you get, and which cookies you keep, and whether or not information about your browsing activity is captured. This next section tells you how to control your preferences.

We are not suggesting you use all the different tools and techniques described below. They will not all be appropriate for everyone. It is however important to understand that there is a range of options and tools available, and its up to you to decide which if any of them to use.

Please note any settings you change will not just affect our cookies. The changes will apply to all websites you visit.

How can I see and manage my cookies in my browser ?
Virtually all modern browsers allow you to see what cookies youve got, and to delete them individually or delete all of them.

Many browsers can also be set up to ask consent for each individual cookie before it is set. This gives you very fine control over what cookies you get, but it can slow down your browsing experience if you have to check each and every cookie.

Most browsers also give you the right to block third party cookies. Most of these third party cookies will be the behavioural advertising cookies. Therefore blocking 3rd party cookies is effectively opting out of most behavioural advertising.

Some browsers let you block cookies from particular sites. So for example if you are happy to get cookies from a site you trust, but you dont want to get cookies from a site you dont particularly trust, you can set up your browser to black list the site you dont trust and refuse any cookies it tries to give you.

Most browsers will let you delete all cookies when you close your browser. You should be aware that any preferences including any opt outs you have set will be lost if you do this.

Finally, you can tell your browser to block all cookies from being set. You should be aware that if you do choose this option many sites will not work as smoothly as you are used to, and some functionality that is reliant on cookies to enable services you want to use will not work at all.

The links below take you to the help sections for each of the major browsers, that will tell you how you can manage your cookies:


Internet explorer


Safari OS X

Safari iOS



Windows phone

What we collect
We collect anonymous statistics about your visit using Statcounter, like which of our pages you viewed.

Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.

If you sign up with us we take great care to keep your information safe and we’ll never share it with others without your express permission.

We never share your data with 3rd parties except to help us deliver our own services.

These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.

Measuring our visitors
We measure visitors to our website using Statcounter Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better. You can learn more about Statcounter Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks

These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.

To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.

Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users. Discussion comments

To allow visitors to discuss our blog articles and some web pages we use a discussion system called Blogger.

To do so we embed code that Blogger provide and we do not control ourselves. Blogger anonymously tracks visitors to pages like we do. They also remember who you are if you login to any Blogger service, so you can comment on any website using their tool.

When you sign up for any of our services paid or otherwise we will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address.

We also log account and transaction history for accounting purposes, and to monitor our business activities.

We may send you email notifications regarding your service (such as invoices) or which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or notifications when a report is completed). You have the ability to opt out of any of this communication at any time.

We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver our own services, as detailed above.

Online payment
We use a variety of payment providers to bill for our products online. These companies will have access to your personal and payment information. When paying by credit card, Explore Bansko themselves do not ever have any access to your credit card details.

The third parties we use are PayPal (to process credit cards and accept payment via PayPal).

We share information with these companies only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website. Security

Whilst we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Of course you are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. Nobody at Explore Bansko will ever ask you for your password, so please dont trust anybody asking you for it.

Updates to this policy
We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or your personal data, please write to us by email us

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