Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, providing innumerable advantages in the provision of interactive services. However, the sharing of some cookies between different websites has aroused social alarm in the context of the personalization of advertising spaces. Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled or when they are manually deleted.
TYPE OF COOKIES.
ANALITICAL COOKIES: Each time a User visits a Service, a tool from an external provider generates an analytical cookie on the User’s computer. This cookie that is only generated during the visit, will serve in future visits to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives that are allowed are:
- Allow the anonymous identification of the navigating Users through the cookie (identifies browsers and devices, not persons) and therefore, the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
- Identify anonymously the most visited contents and therefore more attractive for Users
- Know if the User is accessing is new or repeat visit.
The cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify you. The user may exclude their individual activity through the exclusion systems provided by Google Analytics.
PERFORMANCE COOKIES. This type of cookie remembers the preferences in the tools used to avoid configuring the service of each visit. As an example, this typology includes:
- Volume settings of video or sound players.
- The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
- The objects stored in the “shopping cart” in the e-commerce services.
GEOLOCATION COOKIES: These cookies are used to find out in which country the user is when a service is requested. This cookie is completely anonymous.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration cookies are generated once the user has registered or subsequently opened their session and are used to identify you in the services with the following objectives:
- Keep the user identified. This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the “close session” functionality, so that this cookie is deleted and the next time the user will have to log in to be identified.
- Check if the user is authorized to access certain services
Additionally, some services may use connectors with such social networks with Facebook or Twitter. When the user registers in a service with credentials of a social network, he/she authorizes the social network to keep a persistent cookie that remembers his identity and guarantees access to the services until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to services through social networks by updating their preferences in the social network that you specify.
ADVERTISING OR THIRD-PARTY COOKIE: This type of cookies allows you to expand the information of the ads displayed to each anonymous user. Among others, the duration or frequency of displaying advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the browsing patterns and/or user behaviors are stored, since they help to shape a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow to offer advertising related to the interests of the user.
COOKIES USED BY SOCIAL NETWORKS: To the extent that social plugins are used, this website participates in the Facebook network,
Twitter to allow the user to share with his social circle those contents that are of interest. Likewise, social plugins prevent the user from providing their personal data to this website by taking advantage of the information already shared within the scope of the said social networks.
COOKIES USED BY EXTERNAL COMPONENTS OF CONTENTS: This website uses Google Maps to view geographical locations (our offices). Its use implies the remission to cookies managed entirely by google.
The registration of our cookies may be subject to the acceptance of cookies by the user during the installation or updating of the browser used, and this acceptance may at all times be revoked through the available content and privacy configuration options.
Normally it is possible to stop accepting cookies from the browser, or stop accepting cookies from a particular service. All modern browsers allow you to change the cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser.
The user will find the steps to access the configuration menu of the cookies and, where appropriate, the private browsing in each of the main browsers in following instructions and URLs:
Internet explore: Tools> Internet options> Privacy> Configuration. For more information you can consult Microsoft support or browser help. http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Firefox: Tools> Options> Privacy> History> Custom Settings. For more information, you can consult the Mozilla support or the Navigation Help. http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-web.
Chrome: Settings> Show advanced options> Privacy> Content settings. For more information, you can check Google Support or the browser Help. http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Safari: Preferences> Security. For more information, you can check Apple Support or browser help. http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042