"Cookies" and the data collected in them

When users use our websites - reading articles or recipes, watching a video, using mail and other activities, among the data that help us determine how our services work in the best way possible and to make them better for you, are cookies. These are small text files that are sent from the web server to the browser being used and are stored on your device so that the site can recognize it.
There are 2 types of cookies: persistent and temporary or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies are stored as a file on your computer or mobile device for an extended period of time. Session cookies are stored temporarily on your computer when you visit one of our sites but are deleted as soon as you close that particular webpage.
Most cookies do not contain sensitive information about you or your personal data, which we can use to directly identify you.
The reason why we use cookies is mainly to track users' behavior within the following parameters:
  • » Cookies used for settings, functions and other services on our sites;
  • » Cookies used to track which sections and blocks of our sites are visited;
  • » Cookies used for enabling access to protected parts of our sites;
  • » Cookies used for controlling the ads you see and/or with which you've interacted. This is mostly done through outside systems, such as those used by Google;
  • » Cookies used for statistics, as well as analysis of user preferences on our sites.

Third Parties

Third parties can save and read cookies on your browser or use web beacons to collect information. This information can be used when showing ads on websites. To disable cookies from saving on your computer, please disable cookies from saving by changing your browser settings. Check your browser's help page and Wikipedia for more information:
DoubleClick Google's DART cookie, as a third party in the role of ad server, uses cookies to display ads on this site. Using the DART cookie, Google shows ads to site visitors based on their previous visits, including visits to this and other internet sites. Users can disable the use of the DART cookie by visiting Google's Advertising and Content Network Privacy Policy. What types of cookies Google uses and how they use them you can learn about at the following link.
If you'd like to opt out of cookies being used by third parties in relation to ads based on your interests (personalized ads), please go to www.youronlinechoices.eu/uk/.
By clicking on the checkboxes below you have the option of turning off the cookies used at Bansko.org for:
Collecting statistical information (i.e. Google Analytics)
Showing personalized ads (keep in mind that if you check this option the ads you'll see will likely be irrelevant to your interests)

Keep in mind that to turn off the cookies mentioned above we again use cookies, and if you check one of the options above, the corresponding cookie for statistics or that of personalized ads will remain turned off, while our cookies (nonpersonaltrack and nonpersonalads) are stored on your device for a maximum period of 6 months. Turning them off applies only for that particular device.

How do I delete cookies?

You can choose whether to enable cookies or not. If you'd like to know when your computer receives a cookie, you can set up your browser in such a way so that it notifies you of this. That way you have the ability to accept or decline a given cookie. Your computer can be set up to decline all cookies. If you'd like to find out how to do this, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Please note that changes in your browser that deactivate the function of cookies will prevent parts of our websites from functioning properly, including the Sign In function.

Changes to our cookie policy

All future changes to our cookie policy will be posted on this page.