The GDPR came into force in May 2018. It applies to all organisations which store or process information about EU residents. More information about GDPR is available from Wikipedia.
The Camino Guide is based in Ireland and its website and database are hosted in Germany on the Digitalocean cloud hosting service. Digitalocean is compliant with the GDPR and their Data Processing Agreement can be viewed here.
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If you'd like to know more about cookies, how they work and how to prevent them knowing everything about you, here's a couple of articles Free Tools to Keep Those Creepy Online Ads From Watching You and Foiling Electronic Snoops in Email.
Another good resource is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in the US dedicated to protecting free speech and privacy on the internet.
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