Who we are
We are an independent travel information website called Visit Croatia. Our website address is https://www.visit-croatia.co.uk.
What personal data is collected via this site and why
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
Visit Croatia uses the Disqus comment system to allow our website visitors to leave comments and ask questions, and for us (and others) to respond to these questions, comments and discussions.
Email and IP addresses of users are collected strictly for moderation purposes (in almost all cases, to help with moderating and deleting spam comments and banning spammers). Visit Croatia does not otherwise process or share this data in any way.
IP addresses of users on the forums are logged purely for moderation purposes (to help combat spam, in particular).
If you are already a member of one of our forums, you may wish to check your user profile to make sure all information displayed there is something you would like to share (or not) with others. If you need any help with changing the settings on your account or would like assistance in deleting your account, please email us.
Visit Croatia does not use or share forum members’ user data in any way.
Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions
Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL e.g. www.booking.com or a titled text link e.g. Accommodation. However, not all links displayed on this website are sponsored or affiliate links.
Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on the Visit Croatia website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases, we earn a small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.
We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with valued information and the best overall experience.
- Google’s Privacy & Terms
- Booking.com’s Privacy Statement
- Amazon’s Privacy Notice
If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, or sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc, such as Instagram photos). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Visit Croatia uses Google Analytics to collect analytics data. Data associated with cookies, user identifiers, or advertising identifiers is stored by Google Analytics for 26 months, after which time it is deleted. You may wish to learn more about Google’s Privacy & Terms which covers how they use the data obtained from websites such as ours.
Who we share your data with
Aside from any data obtained with our commenting system or our analytics partner mentioned above, we do not share your data with any third party (see below).
We welcome anyone to contact us privately via email if you have any travel questions (or other general questions) about Croatia. By emailing us, you are giving your consent for us to contact you (i.e. to reply to you!).
We do not use your personal information – name, email address or any other information you provide – for any means other than replying to you. We do not share this information with anyone.
Visit Croatia Newsletter
Likewise, if you have signed up to receive the newsletter, we will not contact you for any other reason. (Unless you contact us first!)
You can unsubscribe from the Visit Croatia newsletter at any time – click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter email.
Contacting Visit Croatia
If you have any queries or concerns about any of the above, you can contact us at email@example.com.