Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Cartagena Explorer is committed to protecting your privacy and believes you have a right to know what information could be collected about you.

This Privacy Policy outlines what data may be collected about you while you use the site. Please note that this policy that this policy is subject to change, is part of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the site, and was last updated on April 26, 2024.

Privacy Policy Notes

See the sections below about different aspects of the site’s data collection and policies related to it.

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.

Visitor Experience Information

The site may collect data about your web browser, IP address, Internet Service Provider, when you visited the site, how many pages you visited, and when you left the site. All of this information is collected anonymously and is not connected to any personal information about you (in other words I will only see you as a nameless, faceless, but valued reader of the site). This information allows me to learn about visitors to the site and analyze how I can make it better.

The site is also connected to third party services such as Google Search Console and Google Analytics that provides similar anonymous information about visitors to the site.


Cookies are tech lingo for small data files that are stored on your computer and can be accessed by websites. The site may use cookies to store your preferences and record user-specific information on visits and pages you view so as to provide a custom experience. Third party advertisers and affiliates may also use cookies to serve personalized ads or track your visit to their site by clicking a link from this site.

You may turn off the use of cookies from this site and/or any other, including the advertisers listed above, by changing your browser’s settings. Doing so should not affect your access to any content published on Cartagena Explorer.

Affiliate Links

The site also has links from Amazon Associates. It is a program that allows me to earn commissions after qualifying purchases made after clicking links from this site. You can learn more about it by consulting Amazon Affiliates’ Operating Agreement and Amazon’s Privacy Policy.

The site also is also a member of other affiliate programs including but not limited to,, GetYourGuide, Viator, Travelpayouts, and Avianca.

Email Newsletter

You might be asked to subscribe to our newsletter by providing name and email address to receive communication from Cartagena Explorer. We use a secure op-in subscription system and we reserve the right to contact subscribers with information related to this website and blog. Subscribers may unsubscribe anytime and every email delivered will contain an “Unsubscribe” link.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact me.