Cookie Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Journeywithbola.com (“our site“) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree to this. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, and to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website (and any third parties they work with) and to manage elements of their business. Without certain cookies, some areas and functionalities of a website will not work (e.g. user logins).

If you would like to find out more about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org, which explain how cookies work and how you can manage their use.

We use the following types of cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site to enable you to move around our site and use its features. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site. Without these cookies our site does not work properly.

Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We only use these cookies to improve how our website works.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site and enable us to remember the choices you make when using our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

We do not currently use the following type of cookie:

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information is used by websites to make advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

Blocking/Deleting Cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can also delete cookies by selecting the appropriate option in your browser settings If you use different computers/mobile devices in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you would like to disable “third party” cookies you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we used on our site and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.

A: Cookies created and managed by JourneywithBola.com

Cookie Name Type of Cookie Expires Description/Purpose

wordpress_test_cookie

Strictly necessary

Triggered when you first visit our site and expires at the end of your browser session

Test cookie used by WordPress to see if cookies can be stored on your computer.

_qca

Analytical

1 year 6 months – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Used by the Jetpack plugin to carry out analytical processes for users who have not logged into our site.

_ga

Analytical

2 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Used by WordPress and the Jetpack plugin to track the pages you visit on our site.

viewed cookie policy

Strictly necessary

1 year – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

This cookie checks if you have viewed our Cookie Policy during any prior visits to our site.

wp-settings-time

Functionality

1 year – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Used by WordPress to remember if you are logged in or not.

d

Analytical

30 days – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Used by WordPress and the Jetpack plugin to track the pages you visit on our site.

mc

Analytical

3 years 6 months – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

This cookie is set by quantserve and is needed track your navigation of our site. It records unique numbers that identify your browser and interaction history.

B: Cookies created by third parties to help JourneywithBola.com

Cookie Name Type of Cookie Expires Managed by Description/Purpose

_utma

Analytical / performance

2 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Google Analytics

These cookies carry out analytical and search engine services to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of this site. They enable us to see how many people use and navigate our site and its services, as well as the routes people take to move around our site. These cookies “remember” what you have done on our website in previous pages / interactions.

We use this information to measure how well our site is doing, and where we need to improve our website service to you.

Google Analytics does not collect any personal information about you. These cookies are collected in anonymous form.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

_utmb

Triggered from when you first visit our site and expires 30 minutes after you leave our site

_utmc

Triggered from when you first visit our site and expires after you leave our site

_utmz

6 months – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

_utmv

2 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

_ga

2 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

c_usr

Analytical / social media

Triggered when you first visit our site and expires at the end of your browser session or after 30 days of inactivity (see description / purpose)

Facebook

This cookie is used to remember you as a user of our site. The lifetime of this cookie is dependent on whether or not you tick the “keep me logged in” tick box. If you tick “keep me logged in” the cookie will expire after 30 days of inactivity. If you do not tick “keep me logged in” the cookie will expire at the end of your browser session.

csm

Triggered when you first visit our site and expires at the end of your browser session

This cookie is used by Facebook to ensure https authentication. When the server sees a csm cookie, it redirects the user to https so that it can see the authentication cookies. [YOU ARE GOING TO FIND A MORE “LAYMAN FRIENDLY” DESCRIPTION FOR THIS PARTICULAR COOKIE]

datr

2 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

This cookie identifies which web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox) you use to connect to Facebook. The cookie plays a key role in Facebook’s security.

Click here for further information about the cookies set by Facebook.

guest-id

Analytical / Social media

2 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Twitter

This cookie is used to identify you to Twitter. If you do not have a Twitter account or have never accessed twitter.com, then Twitter will assign to you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed shown on our site. Twitter has the ability to track your surfing habits, whether or not you have a Twitter account.

Click here for further information on Twitter’s approach to privacy.

_cfduid

Analytical / performance

9 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Pingdom

This cookie is used to track website performance and to monitor your user experience when using our site.

_qca

Analytical / performance

2 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Gravatar

An “avatar” is an image that represents you online and that appears next to your name when you interact with websites.

A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload your avatar and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled website (such as our site), your Gravatar image will automatically appear.

These cookies are used to display your Gravatar with your comments, if you have a Gravatar.

gravatar

25 years – triggered from when you first visit our site and resent on each visit thereafter

is_unique

Analytical / performance

5 years- triggered from when you first visit our site and reset on each visit thereafter

Statcounter

This cookie is used to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor to our site and to provide us with an estimated number of unique visits to our site. This cookies does not collect any personal information about you. This cookie is collected in anonymous form.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please refer to https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/cookie-usage.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. In particular:

Social Buttons: If you take the opportunity to share content from our site through our social buttons (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc), you should be aware that these sites are likely to collect information about your online activities. We have no control over this. We suggest that you check the privacy policies (if any) of such third party websites for more information about their use of your information and/or how to opt out or delete such information.