My travel guides are free to use and I don't collect any information about the reader other than anonymized data that is used for internal statistics to improve site functionality. An example of such data is statistics about which pages that are viewed and the links that are clicked.
What data is collected?
The information that is collected is purely of a technical nature, gathered automatically by the user browsing the site. Examples include the IP number of the client, the browser type and version, the device that was used, the pages that were visited, the time that was spent on each page etc.
The purpose of collecting this information is to understand the users better so that I can improve the content available on the site. An example is to use the session time to see which travel guides have lower read times and need to be improved. For this I use analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
How is the collected data stored?
How do you make money and how does this affect the ranking of hotels?
My travel guides are monetized by affiliate links. This means that whenever a booking is made through one of our links I get a small commission, at no cost to the user. The aim is to keep our guides and reviews independent and the ranking of hotels is not affected by any commission levels, as these are the same for all hotels. I always try to show the hotel that has the best guest opinions, best matches the theme of the guide, or that I simply like the best, highest on my lists.
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