Privacy Policy & Cookies

At www.barcelonalowdown.com, we understand that the privacy of your personal information is very important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit www.barcelonalowdown.com, and how we safeguard your information.

We NEVER sell your personal information to third parties.

Like most websites, this site uses cookies to improve functionality and as described below. You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in Internet security programs. You can find out how to do this at the browsers’ / programs’ respective websites.

 

Log Files

As with most other websites we use 3rd party services to monitor the use of our website and to help prevent comment SPAM. These services are provided by our our internet host company ( 1and1 ), Google analytics (see below for more information) and Akismet (plugin that helps fight comment SPAM) .

In order to provide these services, all 3 compnies collect and use data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer,Safari or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We use third party advertisements and afiliate marketing programmes on www.barcelonalowdown.com to support our site . Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing travel ads to someone who frequents travel sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Googl’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Spain, you may see Spanish hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about football). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites. For more specific information about Google analytics ,Google adsense and DART cookies please read the additional information and links below.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in Internet security programs. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Contact via email

The owners of www.barcelonalowdown.com may also use email addresses or other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who directly communicate with us . For example, to respond to questions. Any such contact by www.barcelonalowdown.com is deemed to be at your request and with your permission. In some instances, where specified, personal information submitted by visitors may be used for marketing and promotional purposes relating to the Website or other informational properties.

Google Adsense

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. 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 of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,please click here.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.