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Who we are

Crete Locals is a local guide website that gather information about beaches, gorges, cities, and places to stay on Crete Island. Our website is https://cretelocals.com or https://www.cretelocals.com

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third-party services that appear on our pages.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

The following third parties use cookies to help us improving the website experience 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Hotjar

  • _hjFirstSeen: The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of the user’s journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.
  • _hjIncludedInSessionSample: This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s daily session limit
  • _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress: The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of the user’s journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.
  • _hjIncludedInPageviewSample: This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site’s pageview limit.

Performance cookies

Google Analytics

  • _gid: This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews.
  • _ga_MN34H3PLQY: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist the session state.
  • _ga: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request on a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports.

Targeting cookies

GetYourGuide.com

  • visitor_id: This is a cookie pattern that appends a unique identifier for a website visitor, used for tracking purposes. The cookies in this domain have a lifespan of 10 years.

Google Analytics

  • _gat_gtag_UA_96560131_4: This cookie is part of Google Analytics and is used to limit requests (throttle request rate).

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.