Privacy and Cookie Policy2018-06-06T21:39:20+00:00

Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously and are committed to being completely transparent with how we use your information. The Tinker Travels website and its owners Tinker Travels (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) ensure that the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

The Tinker Travels website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Cookies are small files saved on a computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

The Tinker Travels website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s Privacy Policy for further information

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

You can find out more about the cookies we use over on the cookies tab on this page.

Contact and Communication

Users contacting the Tinker Travels website and/or Company do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

The Tinker Tavels website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Google Adsense

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and Company participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls (web addresses), for example: http://bit.ly/abcDef.

Users are advised to take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Information Security

We work hard to protect our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold, however no website is entirely secure and you should therefore make every effort to protect any account information that you may have in your possession.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Company reserves the right to update the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy from time to time. If it does so, the updated version will be effective as soon as it is uploaded on to this Website.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At Tinker Travels we use cookies to keep track of the options you have selected on the website and to remember you when you return to our site.

To get the best Tinker Travels experience, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don’t wish to enable cookies, you will still be able to use the site but you may not be able to use some of the essential features we offer such as placing an advert so we recommend you keep them enabled.

Cookies don’t harm your computer. Like other online companies, we use cookies to provide you with more relevant and useful information. We don’t store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience of the site.

Cookies used on the website

Here is a list of how we use cookies on the Bonkers About Tech website

Google analytics

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We use Google Analytics to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through the Website to evaluate and develop our Website. This is known as ‘digital analytics’. We may also record certain information that customers provide during a Website purchase or other process.

This information allows us to understand individual behaviours and needs more accurately.For more information on how Google uses the data collected via this service, see here: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

To opt out of being tracked via Google Analytics, you can also use Google’s opt-out browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Google Adsense

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

First party cookies

Cookie Consent – Cookies: cookiePolicy

We use a single first party cookie to indicate that you have seen and accepted our cookie policy.

Appendix

Cookie nameTypeData storedPurpose
_gaPersistent.tinkertravels.comGoogle analytics cookie – Used to distinguish users with an expiration time of 2 years.
_gidPersistent.tinkertravels.comCookie lasts 24 hours – Google Analytics – Used to distinguish users.
cookiePolicyPersistentSets to ‘seen.’ when cookie policy message has been viewed and acceptedWe are required to alert users that cookies are used on our website for various purposes that are explained in more detail on this page. To prevent this message from displaying continuously to users, we set a cookie that records that this message has been presented to you.