The website you clicked on makes money from online advertising. The advertising model used is called affiliate marketing and enables websites to earn money to promote a product or service. This page explains more about how affiliate marketing works.

The Internet is filled with great free content. From blogs and blogs to social networking sites and media, this content is used daily by millions of people around the world. One of the reasons for this is that so much free online content is that retailers pay for websites to use them. In the same way as newspapers or TV stations make money, websites can advertise to retailers in return for payment.

How does it work?

When someone sees an advertisement or a product they like, they can click directly on the merchant’s website via an affiliate link. If a person buys something, the website earns a referral fee. In addition to paying for any sales conducted by yourself, websites can receive payments to simply put the merchant on your website or can be sent free products for review.

Affiliate links within the web site

Sites such as blogs, consumer interests and traditional media sites often use affiliate links to make money from the content of their websites. Where applicable, they include affiliate links in the text of the article. In this example, the link ticked in the box is intended to arouse the interest of the merchant.

Data privacy

A sale that results from a click by a consumer on affiliate links is registered and the network safely provides encrypted information about which website generated these clicks and sales to the retailer. The encryption process means that the data does not contain anything that would allow identification of the user, and the affiliate links do not collect personal data unless this data is explicitly required and entered by the consumer, such as inquiries about underwater glazing or Christmas brochure. The link may intercept the IP address of the used computer, which may indicate the location of the customer.