An “Internet Cookie” (also known as a “browser cookie”, “HTTP cookie”, or simply a “cookie”) is a small file, consisting of letters and numbers, which will be stored on the computer, mobile terminal, or other equipment by which a user connects to the Internet.
The cookie is installed upon request sent by a web server to a browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and is completely “passive” (it does not contain software, viruses, or spyware and cannot access the information on the user’s hard drive).
A cookie consists of two parts: the name and the content or the value of the cookie. The lifetime of a cookie is limited. Technically, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when the user returns to the website associated with that web server.
Because of the cookies, among other functions, the website “remembers” your actions and preferences for a while (login, language, font size and other display preferences) and provides you with additional functionalities and benefits. For example, you do not need to re-enter your preferences each time you return to the website or when you navigate from one page to another.
Why and How Cookies are used on amjourneys.com
The owner of amjourneys.com collects a number of cookies from users in order to: improve usage and functionality of this website, deliver content tailored to visitor’s specific interests, track site performance, etc.
How and why cookies are used on amjourneys.com include (but are not limited to):
- Improving the usage and functionality of this website, including the identification of any errors that might appear during the visiting/the usage of amjourneys.com by its visitors;
- Providing anonymous statistics concerning the way this website is used to the administrator of amjourneys.com website, as the owner of this website, in order to track site’s performance and allow constant improvements. This includes anonymous information about the number of unique visitors, number of visits, specific pages of interest to the site’s audience, time spent on site (all anonymous information).
- Anticipating interests or potential services that might be delivered to users through this website by the data provided by third party tools such as Google Analytics.
- Allowing users to register in order to make comments on the articles.
By using the feedback provided by cookies usage, the owner of amjourneys.com can make changes to the site that will hopefully lead to a better user experience.
In order to provide you with a better experience, the feedback provided by cookie usage can also be used to remember your newsletter subscription, your cookies consent, posting comments on the website, and tracking anonymously the site’s activity to increase the quality of this website.
Please note that your experience of the site would be adversely affected if you opted out/deleted/disabled the cookies used on this website.
What types of cookie are there and which ones are used on amjourneys.com
Types of Cookies according to their lifespan
- Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
- Session cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies also have four different functions and can be categorized as follow: “strictly necessary” cookies, “performance” cookies, “functionality” cookies and “targeting” or “advertising” cookies. There are also third-party cookies used on certain pages of this website.
- Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential to navigate around a website and use its features. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to use basic services like comment registration or browse the site securely and optimally.
These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
Some examples of using “strictly necessary” cookies include: setting unique identifiers for each unique visitor, so the site’s traffic can be analyzed, but also allowing you to publish and register comments on this site.
If you leave a comment on this website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience, so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment, but also to reduce spam comments on this website. These cookies will last for one year.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
|PHPSESSID||A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the website. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.||A random unique number or string of letters and numbers.||The cookie is deleted when you close your web browser.||Website (https://www.amjourneys.com)|
|wordpress_test_cookie||amjourneys.com uses WordPress and this cookie is used to verify if the visitors’ browsers have enabled cookies in order to serve them the right site version.||Used on sites built with WordPress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.||Website (https://www.amjourneys.com)|
- Functionality Cookies allow users to customize how a website looks for them.
These types of cookies can remember names or usernames, language preferences and regions, and can also be used to provide more personalized services like restricting the number of times you are shown a particular message (“frequency capping”) or remembering if you’ve been on the site before, so that the messages intended for first-time users are not displayed to you.
|SnapABugHistory||Identify history of engagement in order to provide personalized content.||This cookie name is associated with live chat software from SnapEngage. This cookie identifies a visitor to enable a history of engagement to be recorded.||6 months||Third Party (https://www.appsumo.com)|
|SnapABugVisit||Identify new user sessions in order to better serve marketing messages.||This cookie name is associated with live chat software from SnapEngage. This cookie identifies a new user session.||Third Party (https://www.appsumo.com)|
|hubspotutk||amjourneys.com might use a WordPress theme developed by using HubSpot resources.||This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. HubSpot report that its purpose is user authentication.||10 years||Website (https://www.amjourneys.com)|
|_drip_client_||amjourneys.com uses WP Smush.it WordPress Plugin for image optimization in order to help the website load faster.||This cookie is used by WP Smush.it plugin for the purpose of loading faster the images uploaded on amjourneys.com for its returning visitors.||2 years||Website (https://www.amjourneys.com)|
- Performance Cookies collect anonymous data for statistical purposes on how visitors use the website, they don’t contain personal information, and are used to improve your user experience on amjourneys.com.
Information provided by performance cookies help the site’s owner understand how you use the website. For example, whether you have visited before, what you looked or clicked on and how you found the site. The site’s owner can use the data to improve website’s content.
This website uses Google Analytics to perform these services on behalf of the site’s owner and, when it is needed, these cookies may be set by this third party company.
These cookies monitor visitor behavior on the website to help the site’s owner to improve content or services. The main tool used on amjourneys.com is Google Analytics. The information provided by third party cookies include anonymous information about number of visitors, time on site, geographical location, page clicks, visited pages, devices used to access the site, etc.
|_ga, _gat, _gid||Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’), to help us see how the website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the amjourneys.com website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.||A random unique number or string of letters and numbers to identify your browser, the times and dates that you interacted with the site recently and the marketing materials or referring pages that led you to the site.||The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser.||Google, Inc. (https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/)|
|Social Sharing Cookies (sometimes called “Third Party” cookies, or “Social Widgets”)||Social sharing offered on the website is run by third parties. These third parties may drop cookies on your computer when you use social sharing features on the website, or if you are already logged into them. These cookies help improve your experience on the Website. They allow you to share comments/ratings/pages/bookmarks and help to provide access to social networks and social online tools more easily.||These cookies may collect personal information that you have voluntarily disclosed, such as your username. amjourneys.com will not process this data!||Website (https://www.amjourneys.com), Third Parties (https://www.Shareaholic.com, https://www.Facebook.com)|
|__smToken||amjourneys.com has the appsumo plugin installed on the site.||This cookie name is set once you login to Sumo and is checked to verify whether you are logged into Sumo or not.||1 year||Third Party (https://www.appsumo.com)|
|__hstc||amjourneys.com might use a WordPress theme developed by using HubSpot resources.||This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.||3 years||Website (https://www.amjourneys.com)|
|__hssrc||amjourneys.com might use a WordPress theme developed by using HubSpot resources.||This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.||Website (https://www.amjourneys.com)|
- Targeting or Advertising Cookies are used to deliver more relevant ads to you, but can also limit the number of times you see an ad, target you by location, and can be used to chart the effectiveness of an ad campaign by tracking users’ clicks.
These are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission, but can be placed by the operator themselves. They can remember that you have visited a website, and this information can be shared with other organisations, including other advertisers. They cannot determine who you are though, as the data collected is never linked to your profile.
Sometimes, this website uses tracking pixels that set cookies to assist with delivering online advertising. The website and its advertising partners can’t gain personally identifiable information about you from these cookies.
At this time, amjourneys.com does not display any form of advertising from third-party ad networks. However, the website’s information is sometimes used by third party advertising networks such as the ones provided by Google or Facebook in order to track ad performance.
- Third Party Cookies
Certain pages on this website might be delivered by third parties, therefore were not created by the owner of amjourneys.com, but they also contain cookies. They are known as “third party cookies”. These third parties generating cookies also have to comply to the General Data Protection Regulation.
On amjourneys.com website, third party cookies can be generated by Google (Analytics, Adwords, YouTube, Maps), Facebook, Shareaholic, and MailChimp.
How to Opt-Out, Disable or Delete Cookies
You should be aware that by opting-out, disabling or deleting cookies, you will lose any preferences you might have had concerning the websites you visit. This also might entail that most websites will be difficult to use or will not work properly. This is also the case with amjourneys.com, therefore it’s not recommend to turn off cookies when using this website.
However, if you choose to opt-out, disable or delete cookies, you can do so by following the recommendations below.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser in order to erase cookies or to prevent automatic acceptance of those cookies.
You have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or to reject all cookies. Visit the “Options” / “Preferences” menu on your browser to change cookie settings, and check the following links for more browser-specific information.
Managing performance cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by performance cookies.
amjourneys.com uses Google Analytics and you can opt out of their cookies by clicking on this link.
Please note that this will take you to the relevant third party’s website and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.
Don’t forget that by not allowing performance cookies, this stops this site’s owner from being able to learn what people like or don’t like about amjourneys.com, and this information is important for making the website better for you and its audience.
Managing targeting or advertising cookies
Please note that if you want to opt out from receiving targeted advertising, this does not mean that you will receive less advertising when you use websites. This just means that the advertising you see will not be as customized to you.
However, if you still want to switch off third-party advertising cookies, you can visit YourOnlineChoices.com. This will give you a list of all cookies that are currently set on your device and how to opt out of each of them. Please note that this list will contain networks that are not used on amjourneys.com.
Managing All Third Party Cookies
Third Party Cookies used on amjourneys.com include: Google (Analytics, Adwords, YouTube, Maps), Facebook, Shareaholic, MailChimp.
By continuing to use amjourneys.com, you agree to the placement, usage and administration of cookies on your devices. If you choose not to receive our cookies, the website’s owner cannot guarantee that your experience will be as good as it would otherwise be. For instance, the site won’t be able to recognize your profile and you won’t be able to publish comments.
Last updated: 24.05.2018