What is a Cookie?
First of all, you should know that a Cookie is not a computer virus or anything else that would inflict damage on the device of the person who accepts their use. There is nothing bad about them.
A Cookie is a small file with letters and numbers that is loaded into your computer when you visit certain web sites. Cookies enable a web site to recognize a user’s browser, and does not contain or gather any personal data.
Its purpose is to recognize the user every time they visit our web site, and to enable us to make our site better and easier to use.
Cookies are an essential part of the Internet: they cannot damage the user’s equipment/device and, if they are activated in your browser, they help us to resolve possible problems in the way our web works.
Types of Cookies
This web site uses different types of Cookies. They all work the same way, but there are slight differences between them:
– Session Cookies: Session Cookies only last as long as your visit and are erased when you close the browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device, support the web site security or its basic functionality. They contain no personal information and cannot be used to identify a person.
– Persistent or Permanent Cookies: These are stored in the devices hard drive and are read by our web whenever you visit the Web Site again; they have a set expiry date, after which they will cease to function. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences; they analyse visits, helping us to identify how our users reach our page and to improve our services.
– Functionality Cookies: They enable the web site to remember decisions that the user took, their login and identifier. The information in these cookies is anonymous (meaning that they do not contain your name, address or any other data).
– Third-party Cookies: Third-party Cookies are installed by a site which is not the one you are visiting; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or as external complements for content (like Google Maps). Some advertising agencies also use this type of file to monitor your visits at every site where they advertise.
– Analytical Cookies: These cookies are for the site’s regular maintenance, so that the site runs better and offers the user better service; they gather data about your activity.
By navigating on our Web Site, you are expressly accepting our use of this type of cookie in your device. If you disallow cookies, your navigation on the Web Site may not be optimal, and some of the tools it contains may not work correctly.
Below is a list of the cookies we use and their purpose:
|Name of Cookie||Type of Cookies||Source||Expiry Date
|Third-party Cookies||2 years||Analysis and monitoring||Used to distinguish between users|
|Third-party Cookies||2 years||Analysis and monitoring||Used to distinguish between users and sessions The cookie is updated whenever the time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|Third-party Cookies||30 minutes||Analysis and monitoring||Used to determine new sessions and visits. The cookie is updated whenever the time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|Third-party Cookies||When the browser session ends||Analysis and monitoring||Used to determine whether the user is in a new session or visit.|
|Third-party Cookies||6 months||Analysis and monitoring||Stores the source of traffic or the campaign to explain how the user reached our site. It is updated whenever data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|Third-party Cookies||2 years||Analysis and monitoring||Used to store data about a visitor’s personalized variables The cookie is updated whenever the time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|Third-party Cookies||AddThis||2 years||Page share counter||Used to ensure that the user sees an updated count when sharing a page and returning to it before the action counter cache is updated.|
|Third-party Cookies||ShareThis||1 year||This cookie is used to track clicks||Used to track clicks that occur when any of the ShareThis options are pressed|
|Persistent or Permanent Cookie||Own||1 year||Saves your choice for accepting Cookies||Additional cookie for saving your choice so that you do not have to accept cookies every time you visit the Web Site|
|Session cookies||Own||When the browser session ends||System||Associates a PHP user with an identifier for all the variables stored in the session|
|Functionality Cookie||Own||30 days||Maintains user authentication||Used to keep the user authenticated in the system while navigating across the different pages in the site.|
|Third-party Cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||20 years||Analysis and monitoring||This is a random number used to distinguish new visits or single visits.|
|Third-party Cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||10 minutes||Analysis and monitoring||Used to identify the Web Site pages that were visited.|
|Third-party Cookies||Google Tag Manager||10 minutes||Analysis and monitoring||Used to add Google Analytics’ tracking code from Google Tag Manager|
|Third-party Cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||When the browser session ends||Analysis and monitoring||Stores information on places where the visitor clicks in the Web Site.|
|Third-party Cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||90 days||Analysis and monitoring||Stores the a visitor’s external reference if one exists.|
|Third-party Cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||90 days||Analysis and monitoring||Stores campaign variables to identify whether the visits derive from a campaign.|
|Third-party Cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||20 years||Analysis and monitoring||Contains the same information as the cookie__jsuid to share with Clicky|
|Third-party Cookies||2 years||Preference||Manages the appearance of the user’s Facebook start page|
|Third-party Cookies||2 years||Facebook connection data||Sends information about the connection between the Web Site and Facebook|
|Third-party Cookies||3 days||Twitter connection data||Manages the information needed to generate a connection for Twitter and Follows.|
|Third-party Cookie||Google +1||6 months||Analysis and monitoring||Controls the +1 of Google Plus.|
User configuration to prevent or deactivate Cookies
You can block cookies by using the browser configuration tools, or configure the browser to notify you when a server wants you to save a cookie.
Below are the links to each browser with instructions on how to disable cookies:
– Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
– Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
– Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
– Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
– Opera: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/es-ES/cookies.html
– Otros: IF you have another browser that is not in this list of the most popular browsers, you must consult the instructions of your particular browser.
Finally, you can write to the portal Your Online Choices (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/) where you can configure your preferences for third-party advertising cookies, supplier by supplier, as well as find useful information.
If you require more information on this, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org