At Europe in winter, we aim to gather information from you in a way that respects your privacy.

This information encompasses:

  1. Voluntarily Submitted Information: When you willingly provide details through the website, this may include personal information like your name and email address. If you share this information with us via the form, we’ll use it to send you our newsletter.
  2. Automatically Collected Information: Sometimes, as with any website you visit, certain details are automatically logged when you use our website. This practice is common across the internet and assists us in creating more engaging content tailored to your interests.

Some of the information we may log includes your IP address, the type of operating system you’re using, the pages you’ve viewed, the source of your visit, and the type of browser you’re using.

We may also track your website navigation by monitoring the links you click.

Please rest assured that this information is solely used to gather statistics and to celebrate our achievements.

It helps us identify what works for our blog, enabling us to produce more of the engaging content you love!

Cookies: We may utilize cookies to store information. However, don’t worry; we’re not hiding any secrets among our tea and biscuits – in the online world, cookies are simply data.

They play a vital role in customizing your online experience. Some are session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, while others are known as persistent cookies, which remain on your browser until you delete them.

How We Utilize Your Information

Your information serves various purposes, including:

  1. Ensuring Smooth Website Operations
  2. Providing Valuable Information: We send newsletters your way. If you ever decide you’ve had your fill of weekly updates, each newsletter contains an opt-out link for your convenience.
  3. Addressing Comments and Queries

Third-Party Utilization of Personal Information

While it’s not a frequent occurrence, we may occasionally enlist the help of third-party services to support our operations. These services handle your information according to their respective privacy policies. Here are the ones we use, and you can find more details on their websites:

  1. Convertkit: Our trusted newsletter provider, where we share our updates. You’re in control – unsubscribing from our newsletter is a straightforward process. Take a look at Convertkit’s privacy policy for more information.
  2. Google Analytics: This tool helps us keep track of your IP address and provides insights into how many people are online on Go South West each day.

Rest assured, we have a firm commitment to safeguarding your privacy.

Unless mandated by law, we will never sell, disclose, or distribute your email addresses or any other personal information without your explicit consent. Your privacy is of paramount importance to us.

However, there are situations where we may need to share some of your personal information with third parties.

This would typically occur if they acquire all or a portion of our business, which might happen due to a merger, consolidation, purchase of assets, or in the unfortunate event of bankruptcy or reorganization.

Your trust is our priority, and we handle your information with care and responsibility.

Sensitive Personal Information

Rest assured, we will never request sensitive personal information from you on this website. This includes details such as your national insurance number (or its equivalent for those outside the UK), your racial or ethnic background, political beliefs, religious affiliation, health status, or criminal history.

Your personal information is your own, and any information you choose to share with us will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals under the age of 16. If you suspect that our website contains information about a child under 16, please contact us at [email protected], and we will promptly take steps to remove this information.

Affiliate Marketing

One of the ways we generate revenue is through affiliate marketing, including Amazon affiliates.

When you use one of our affiliate links, a cookie may be placed on your browser to track any potential sales. If you decide to purchase the recommended products through our affiliate links, we receive a commission.

It’s important to note that this comes at no cost to you – it’s the brand’s way of expressing gratitude to us for promoting their products.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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.


We have made every effort to give you accurate information, however, we can make no guarantees of any results that you will see from the information on our website.


If you need any further information, drop me an email at [email protected].

Privacy Policy last updated 18/10/2023 (18th October 2023)