1. What cookies are and why we use them on the website
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s computer/smartphone/tablet when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that is made from that computer. To learn more about cookies and their use, please read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie (computer technology).
2. What kind of cookies use the website?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent Cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The latter expire depending on whether the purpose for which they are used (e. g. to keep the user identified on the website) or whether they are manually deleted.
- Geolocation Cookies: These cookies are used to find out which country you are in when requesting a website or service. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help guide the content to its location.
- Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened their session, and are used to identify you on the web and services for the following purposes:
- Keep the user identified in such a way that, if you close a service or website, the browser or computer and at another time or another day returns to enter the service or website, will remain identified, thus facilitating your browsing without having to re-identify. This functionality can be suppressed if the user clicks on the “Logout” feature, so this Cookie is deleted and the next time you log in to the website the user will have to login to be logged in.
- Check whether the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.
- In addition, some services may use third-party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When you register for a service with a social network or third-party identification system credentials, you authorize it to store a persistent cookie that remembers your identity and guarantees you access to the website until it expires. The user can erase this cookie and revoke access to the website through social networks or third-party identification system by updating their preferences in the social network that you specify.
- Analytical Cookies: Each time a User visits the Web a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics and similar) generates an analytical cookie on the user’s device. This cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used on future visits to the website’s services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are
- Allow anonymous identification of browsing users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate count of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
- Identify anonymously the most visited contents and therefore more attractive to users.
- Know if the user you are accessing is new or repeat visit.
- Advertising Cookies: These types of cookies allow us to expand the information of the ads shown to each anonymous user on the website. Among others, it stores the duration or frequency of visualization of advertising positions, interaction with them, or browsing patterns and / or user behavior as they help to shape a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow to offer advertising related to the user’s interests.
Third-party advertising service tools are used to manage advertising. These third parties may store cookies sent from the website from users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored in them.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
DEACTIVATION OF COOKIES. The user can -at any time- choose which cookies he or she wants to work on this website by setting the browser, for example:
- Chrome, from http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- Explorer, from http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Firefox, from http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
- Safari, from http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042