Cookies Policy

Document updated as of September 12, 2023

On this page you will find the COOKIES POLICY of the Go Patagonic WEBSITE. Thank you for reading it carefully. We have done our best to make it easy to read and understand, but if you have any questions, please write to us at

The LSSI – Law 34/2002, of July 11, 2002, of services of the information society and electronic commerce obliges all of us who have a blog or a WEBSITE to warn the user of the existence of cookies, inform about them and request permission to download them.

This law contains the following article 22.2: “Service providers may use data storage and retrieval devices on recipients’ terminal equipment, provided that the recipients have given their consent after having been provided with clear and complete information on their use, in particular, on the purposes of data processing, in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, on the Protection of Personal Data.”.

As responsible for this WEBSITE we have taken great care to comply with the utmost rigor in the above mentioned concerning cookies. However, given the way the Internet and websites work, it is not always possible to have up-to-date information on the cookies that third parties may use through this WEBSITE.

This applies especially to cases where this website contains integrated elements: i.e. texts, documents, images or short movies that are stored elsewhere, but are displayed on our WEBSITE.

Therefore, in case you encounter such cookies on this WEBSITE and they are not listed below, please let me know. You can also contact the third party directly to request information about the cookies it sets, the purpose and duration of the cookie, and how it has ensured your privacy.

In order to interpret the text, four concepts must be taken into account:

  • AUTHORS: we are Juan and Flor, as owners of the WEBSITE. Although only Flor will appear as “responsible”, for practical purposes we will speak in the plural.
  • WEBSITE: refers to the GO PATAGONIC website and blog (
  • USERS: are those who access and/or use this WEBSITE.
  • CONTENTS: articles, images, videos, information, services and data included in this WEBSITE and created by the AUTHORS.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the USER’s browser when visiting almost any web page. Its usefulness is that the web is able to remember your visit when you return to browse that page.

Cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalization, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The purpose of the cookie is to adapt the content of the website to your profile and needs, without cookies the services offered by any page would be significantly diminished.

Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs or personal information, etc.

The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with the Chrome browser and try browsing the same website with the Firefox browser, you will see that the website does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the information to the browser, not the person.

It is not a virus, Trojan, worm, spam, spyware, or pop-up window opener.

1.2. What types of cookies are there?

  • Technical Cookies: These are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user are browsing, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
  • Analysis Cookies: Collect information on the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time of use, language, etc..
  • Advertising Cookies: They display advertising based on your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.

1.3. What are first-party and third-party cookies?

First-party cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and third-party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

2. What cookies do we use in GO PATAGONIC?

2.1. This WEBSITE uses the following cookies

  • Login cookies, to ensure that users who post comments on the blog are human and not automated applications. This is the way to combat spam.

2.2. This WEBSITE uses the following third-party cookies

  • Google Analytics: is the analytics tool that helps website and app owners understand how visitors interact with their properties. This tool may use a set of cookies to collect information and provide website usage statistics without personally identifying Google visitors. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is __ga.

In addition to providing website usage statistics, Google Analytics may also be used in conjunction with some of the advertising cookies described above to show more relevant ads on Google properties (e.g., Google search) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads we show.

Learn more about Google Analytics cookies and privacy information.

Cookie nameDurationDescription
_ga2 yearsIt is used to identified users.
_gid24 hoursIt is used to identify users.
_gat1 minuteIt is used to limit the percentage of requests. If you have implemented Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
AMP_TOKEN30 seconds to 1 yearIt includes a token that can be used to retrieve a client ID from the AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate disables, in-progress requests or errors obtained when retrieving an ID from the AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id>90 daysIncludes campaign information related to the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you disable it. More information
Cookie nameDurationDescription
__utmaTwo years from configuration or upgradeIt is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and there is no __utma cookie. The cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt10 minutesUsed to limit the percentage of requests.
__utmb30 minutes after configuration or updateIt is used to determine new sessions or visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and there is no __utmb cookie. The cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcEnd of browser sessionIt is not used in ga.js. It is configured to interact with urchin.js.
Previously, this cookie acted in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session or visit.
__utmzSix months after configuration or upgradeStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmvTwo years from configuration or upgradeIt is used to store visitor custom variable data.
This cookie is created when a programmer uses the method _setCustomVar with a custom visitor variable. It was also used for the retired _setVar method. The cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
  • Google Adsense: In some cases, there may be a cookie enabled on the domain of a website you have accessed. In the case of ads we serve across the Web, there may be a cookie named__gads or __gac enabled on the domain of the website you are visiting. Unlike cookies enabled on your own domains, these cookies cannot be read by Google when you are on a website other than the site on which they are set. Google cannot read this cookie when you are on another website. Its functions consist, among other things, of measuring interactions with the advertisements included in that domain and preventing you from seeing the same advertisement too many times.

It is installed by default when you open our WEBSITE and has an expiration date of 2 years.

You can disable customization of more ads at See the last link on the page.

  • At GO PATAGONIC we use the WordPress platform for supplying and hosting blogs, owned by the North American company Automattic, Inc. For this purpose, the uses of such cookies by the systems are never under the control or management of the person responsible for this WEBSITE, they may change their function at any time, and new cookies may be entered. These cookies also do not provide the person responsible for this WEBSITE with any benefit whatsoever. Automattic, Inc. also uses other cookies in order to help identify and track visitors to WordPress sites, learn about their use of the Automattic website, as well as their preferences for accessing it, as stated in the “Cookies” section of its privacy policy. View in
  • Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies so that you can click on buttons such as Like or Share. Below you have information about the cookies of the social networks used by this website in their own cookie policies:
Cookie NameProvenanceCaducityDescription
guest_idtwitter.com2 yearsAnonymous member identification on Twitter
PREFyoutube.com2 yearsCookie in embedded YouTube videos. This cookie can save session preferences related to your activity when watching a video. More information: yearsCookie derived from Google’s automatic translation system, saves the language preferences on this website. More information:
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEyoutube.com240 daysTechnical cookie for embedded videos via Youtube
YSCyoutube.comAt the end of the sessionContains a unique identifier to allow the control of visits to Youtube videos.
remote_sidyoutube.comAt the end of the sessionTechnical Cookie for Youtube video service
datr, reg_fb_ref, reg_fb_gate, Identifies the user in the Facebook network
  • Remarketing actions through Facebook ads, which uses cookies to help me deliver targeted online ads based on past visits to this WEBSITE.
  • Affiliate service platforms that use browser cookies to track sales that originated on this website in affiliate programs with which this WEBSITE collaborates.

2.3. For what purposes do we use cookies and for what purposes do we not use them?

The cookies on this website help to:

  • Make this website work properly
  • Save you having to log in every time you visit this site
  • Remind you of your settings during and between visits
  • Allow you to view videos
  • Improve site speed / security
  • Can share pages with social networks
  • Continuous improvement of this website
  • Showing you ads based on your browsing habits

I will never use cookies for:

  • Collecting personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collecting sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Sharing personally identifiable data to third parties

3. Disabling or deleting cookies

You may exercise your right to disable or delete cookies from this website at any time. These actions are performed differently depending on the browser you are using. Below is a quick guide for the most popular browsers.

3.1. What happens if I disable cookies?

To help you understand the extent to which you can disable cookies, here are some examples:

  • You may not share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
  • The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case with online stores.
  • You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My Account, My Profile or My Orders.
  • Online stores: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, you will have to make them by phone or by visiting the physical store if you have one.
  • It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
  • You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The web will also not be able to tell whether you are a human or an automated application posting spam.
  • It will not be possible to display sectorized advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the site.
  • All social networks use cookies, if you disable them you will not be able to use any social network.

Here’s how to access a particular cookie in the Chrome browser. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:

  1. Go to Settings or Preferences via the File menu or by clicking on the customization icon at the top right.
  2. You will see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
  3. Go to Privacy, Content settings.
  4. Select All cookies and site data.
  5. A list will appear with all cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies for a given domain, enter part or all of the address in the Find Cookies field.
  6. After making this filter, one or more lines with the cookies of the requested website will appear on the screen. Now you only have to select it and press X to delete it.

To access the cookie settings of the Internet Explorer browser follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):

  1. Go to Tools, Internet Options
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. Move the slider to set the desired privacy level.

To access the Firefox browser cookie settings follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):

  1. Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. Under History choose Use custom settings for history.
  4. Now you will see the option Accept cookies, you can enable or disable it according to your preferences.

To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):

  1. Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
  2. In this place you will see the option Block cookies so that you can adjust the type of blocking you want to do.

To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):

  1. Go to Settings, then Safari.
  2. Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies for you to adjust the type of blocking you want to do.

To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):

  1. Launch the navigator and press the Menu key, then Settings.
  2. Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the Accept cookies option to check or uncheck the box.

To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):

  1. Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
  2. You can now enable or disable the Allow cookies checkbox.

4. Changes in the Cookies Policy

The AUTHORS of GO PATAGONIC reserve the right to modify this policy to adapt it to new legislation or jurisprudence, as well as to industry practices. In such cases, the AUTHORS of GO PATAGONIC will announce on this page the changes introduced reasonably in advance of their implementation.