Gatlinburg Insider - Privacy Policy

The privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us.

We recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important. This page provides information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use our site and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Cookies and Similar Technologies
We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our site. This may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify browsers or devices used and to analyze the traffic visiting our site (pages visited, time on site, etc).

Log Files
As with most web sites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited our site and which pages you visited while on our site.


Some of our advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons in their advertisements on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes ( for example: showing Gatlinburg real estate ads to someone in Gatlinburg) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing golf ads to someone who frequents golf sites).

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to this website and other websites.

Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on visits to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

You may opt out of Google's personalized advertising by visiting

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other web sites.

DoubleClick DART cookies
Google may also use DART cookies for ad serving through DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests ("interest based targeting"). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Myrtle Beach, you may see Myrtle Beach hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about sports). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.