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Cookie Policy

Thank you for visiting, operated by Duffel Bag Spouse Travels, based in Illinois, USA. Our website offers travel guides about life as a blogger in South Korea, focusing on experiences as a military spouse and Black American woman who loves hiking and exploring cafes. We are dedicated to protecting your data and ensuring the security of your online experience.

This Cookie Policy outlines our use of cookies and similar technologies to enhance your visit to our site. Duffelbagspouse Travels adheres to Illinois’s privacy and data protection laws, the UK’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), and the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (PECD). We explain here why we use cookies and how they help us provide a better service to you.

We use cookies to personalize content, provide social media features, and analyze our traffic. Duffelbagspouse Travels shares information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

You can manage your cookie preferences at any time, choosing to accept, decline, or withdraw consent for our use of cookies. For further details about our data protection practices or to ask questions about the cookies we use, please contact us at


Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer to ensure the technical functionality of the website. We use cookies in some areas of our website to make it easier for you to use the pages and to make them more personalized.

When trying to understand cookies, it can help to know the following terminology:

  • Essential or Necessary cookies. These cookies are essential or necessary to ensure that a website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate a website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of a website would not function, and thus you would not be able to use certain services.
  • Optional cookies. These cookies are non-essential for the website to function and require your consent. When it comes to optional cookies the following distinctions are made:
  • Functional cookies or sometimes called convenience cookies. These cookies allow a website to remember the options a user has made (including user ID’s stored, consents given, or languages selected) and other personalization options you have selected when browsing.
  • Analysis and performance cookies, which are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. Those can track down problems when using a website, facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide analytics metrics.
  • Advertising cookies or targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user.

We are required to:

  • ask for your consent when using specific cookies (in particular any cookie that is not strictly necessary for the operation of the website, for example, Functional cookies, Analysis and performance cookies and Advertising cookies or targeting cookies “Optional cookies”); and
  • have a legal basis for the use of personal data in relation to cookies, the use of cookies would then be your consent as well as our legitimate interest.


We only use optional cookies with your prior consent. If you visit our website for the first time, a banner will appear. It will ask for your consent to use optional cookies. If you consent, we will store a cookie on your computer. The banner will not be displayed again for the lifetime of the cookie. If you delete this cookie, the banner will reappear on your next visit. This ensures we obtain your consent again.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. Google Analytics also uses cookies to enable our website to analyze how users use our website across multiple devices. The information generated by cookies about your website use is transmitted to and stored by Google. This includes transmission to the United States. Google Analytics processes the following data. It processes 3 bytes of the visitor’s IP address (anonymized). It also processes the visited website and the referrer page. Additionally, it tracks accessed subpages, time spent, and visit frequency. Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The use of this service is based on your consent.

Snowplow Analytics

We use Snowplow Analytics by Snowplow Analytics Limited. Snowplow Analytics uses cookies. They are text files placed on your device to help the website analyze how users use our website. The information generated by these cookies is transmitted to Snowplow and stored there. It includes the time, place, and frequency of your website visit. It also includes your IP address. Snowplow will use this information to evaluate your use of our website. They compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Snowplow may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law. These third parties process the information on Snowplow’s behalf. The use of this service is based on your consent.


We have also integrated Jetpack by Automattic on our website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that offers additional functions to the operator of a website built on WordPress. Among other things, Jetpack allows us to keep track of visitors. Displaying related posts and sharing content can increase visitors. Jetpack integrates security functions to protect against brute-force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and speeds up the loading of images integrated into the website. The use of this service is based on your consent.

Google Ads

We use Google Ads. It’s an online advertising program that forms part of Google’s marketing services and is provided by Google LLC. Google Ads places a cookie (“conversion cookie”) on your computer if you access our website via a Google advertisement. These cookies have limited validity, do not contain personal data, and thus are not used for personal identification. If you visit our website before the cookie expires, we and Google can see your ad click. This shows you reached our website through the advert. Every Google Ads client contains a different cookie, so cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of Ads clients. Google uses conversion cookies to collect information. This information creates conversion statistics for Ad clients using conversion tracking. The statistics show the total number of users clicking on our adverts. They also show which of our websites the user visits next. We do not receive any information that would enable us to personally identify you. The legal basis for the processing is your consent in conjunction with our legitimate interest.

YouTube Videos

We have integrated videos from YouTube. The integration requires that YouTube can perceive the IP address of the user. The IP address is required in order to send the video content to the user’s browser. If you click on a YouTube video on our website, your internet browser will be prompted to download a corresponding representation of the video and also places certain cookies. In this way, YouTube knows which specific sub-pages you have visited. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest and your consent.


Google Analytics

You can disable tracking by Google Analytics with future effect by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser following this link

Google Ads, Google Ads Remarketing, Google Conversion Tracking, Google DoubleClick

If you have a Google account, you can object to personalized advertising at the following link:

If you do not wish to participate in our advertising personalization or retargeting/tracking you can object to behavioral advertising at the following websites: Your Online Choices, Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada, Network Advertising Initiative, AdChoices and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (Europe only).


You can set your web browser to disable cookies. Please note that most browsers offer different ways to protect your privacy. If you do not activate or deactivate certain cookies via the browser settings, it is possible that certain functionalities will not be available to you as expected.

You can configure the use of cookies in your browser settings by following the relevant link Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari at any time or deactivate them completely.

Please note that if you disable cookies in this way, you will not be able to set new cookies. However, it will not prevent previously set cookies from continuing to work on your device until you clear all cookies in your browser settings.


We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This might be for a number of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a change in our business practices and the way we use cookies. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Policy. This Cookie Policy was last updated on Monday, May 20th, 2024.


If you feel the above is not sufficient, please reach out. For queries about the collection, processing, or use of your information, contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you. We will make every effort to reply as soon as possible and consider any suggestions from your end.

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