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Last updated on June 17, 2024

This page explains what cookies are and how we use them, referring to the type of information collected when you visit this website. It outlines the website’s use of data whenever users view and interact with this website. The page also describes how you may select different preferences to control the use of your data, giving and withdrawing consent.

Your consent applies to the following domains: eastofeverest.org. You agree that, upon using this website, this cookie policy, the privacy policy, as well the copyright, are all part of the terms of service.

You may change or withdraw your consent settings here.

What are Cookies?

As do most online services, our website uses both first-party and third-party cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store small amounts of information. They are stored on your device whenever a website is loaded on your browser. Cookies are used in several different ways, each one affecting a viewer’s privacy differently.

How do we use Cookies?

As do most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several different purposes. First-party cookies are necessary for the website to function properly, and they do not store any of your personally identifiable data. Some third-party cookies, however, can be more invasive, even sometimes presenting a risk to website visitors. That said, the third-party cookies used on this website are noninvasive, mainly used by us to understand how the website performs, and how you interact with it, what works and where the website needs improvement.This website does not use advertising, and no cookies are used for that purpose.

What Types of Cookies do we use?

We take the viewer’s privacy very seriously, and cookies are used in a very limited way on EastofEverest.org. Their use cannot be absolutely eliminated, but below you will find a description of how this website uses the information collected in cookies. These uses can be summarized as providing essential functionality, statistical data, aiding non-essential functions, and storing browsing preferences:

  • Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.
  • As is the case with a visit to any website, anonymous statistical data is gathered about the number of visitors, their visits to pages, and the technologies used to access them, etc. This information is stored in cookies. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement. This is the kind of information gathered by search engines whenever you visit a website. This website uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to collect, measure, and display this information for our own analysis. The information is never shared with others.
  • Marketing: Our website does not host any advertisements and, therefore, no cookies are used for advertising purposes. Cookies, however, are used to send out post notifications and other announcements to subscribers. Related to this, whenever a user fills out a contact form, EastofEverest.org then stores the email address of that user. These email addresses are stored for sole purpose of sending out post notifications. These email addresses are not gathered unless you voluntarily enter an email address subscribing on a form. They are never shared or sold with any other party. You may unsubscribe to these notifications at any time by following the hyperlink on those notifications, at which point your email address will be removed from storage. Currently, EastofEverest.org uses Mailpoet to deliver its newsletters and notifications. You may read Mailpoet’s own privacy policy here.
  • Some cookies facilitate certain non-essential functionality on our website. These functionalities include embedding video content, and allowing website content to be shared on social media platforms. Some articles on this site include embedded viewing content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Whenever a user clicks on content embedded from other websites, it behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited that other website. In other words, these linked websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, just as if you were logged into that website. EastofEverest.org has no control over these other websites and their use of your data.
  • Finally, other cookies are used to store your settings and browsing preferences, such as language preferences. These provide a better and more efficient experience on future visits to the website.
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Below is a list of cookies presently used on this website

Manage Consent

Should you decide to change your preferences, you may click on the “Manage consent” link, visible on your screen above. This will display the consent notice again, enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You may change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc

If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.