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.

What are Affiliate/Sponsored Links?

Some of our pages have links on them to other peoples websites. In the main these are just websites that we recommend as a useful resource to help you, such as a link to the French traffic update website etc.

Some of the links however are links to websites that we are affiliated to. This means that in certain circumstances if you went to that website and bought something from them we could get a commission payment of some type.

This money is needed to help towards the running costs of our website and therefore allows us to continue offering our driving in France tips and advice free of charge to our visitors.

For example we are in the QDOS Rescue Services affiliate scheme. This means that when you click on links on our website and proceed to purchase vehicle breakdown cover from QDOS Rescue Services, we may earn a commission at no additional cost to you.

It's important to note that while we may benefit financially from these purchases, Drive-France is not responsible for the services provided by QDOS Rescue Services or any issues that may arise from your interaction with their platform. We encourage you to review their terms and conditions, as well as their policies, before making any purchases.

Our promise

We never create web pages purely to promote affiliate links. We write about topics that we think we be useful to people and then if there is an affiliate scheme which seems a perfect fit for that topic we will promote it because we think it makes sense and it will genuinely benefit some of our visitors.

For instance we have an affiliate scheme with a European Breakdown company and another with a ferry operator.

Once you leave our site and visit any of these other sites either sponsored or not be aware that you will then come under their privacy policy rather than ours and although we take care to only link to reputable companies we are not responsible for any issues that may arise between you and them.

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