What are cookies?
A cookie is a file downloaded on your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a web page to, among other things, store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way the computer is used, they can be used to recognise the user.
What types of cookies are used?
- Technical cookies: those that allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and use the different options and services available, for example: to control traffic and data communication, to identify the session, to access restricted access sections, to record the elements that make up an order, to process the purchase of an order, to submit a request for registration or participation in an event, to use security elements during browsing, to store content to broadcast video or audio or to share content on social networks.
- Customisation cookies: those that allow the user to access the service pursuant to some general, predefined characteristics based on a series of criteria on the user’s terminal, such as the language, browser type used to access the service, the regional configuration from where the service is accessed, etc.
- Analysis cookies: those that enable the monitoring and analysis of the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information gathered through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and to elaborate browsing profiles of the users of those sites, applications and platforms in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the service users’ data usage.
Furthermore, when we embed videos from Youtube.com on our website, this platform installs cookies to manage the publicity shown in the videos. This is also likely to happen when images from other websites are embedded. Devices (widgets) provided by WordPress are used so that you can follow us on social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or Twitter. These devices or cookies may enable third parties (such as Facebook or Google) to know that the user has visited our website and they may use that information to display advertising for related products or services.
You may enable or not the use of these cookies, but its blocking may prevent you from using this type of services. These cookies are provided and processed by third parties, such as WordPress and Google, which is why the user can use the tools provided to them to prevent or control its use. Specifically, when you access it, you can enable the cookies of the following third parties:
- WordPress: it is a platform owned by Automattic, a corporation based in the United States. It consists of analysis cookies that carry out the collection of statistics and website analytics.
- Gravatar: it is a service owned by Automattic which allows users to register an account based on their email and to upload an avatar to be associated with the account.
- Google Analytics: it is a web analytics service owned by Google, Inc. which informs us of the way in which the visitors use the website, their geographical origin, etc. It consists of analysis cookies that carry out the collection of statistics and website analytics.
Specifically, we use the following WordPress cookies:
|Users login control.|
Customisation of the user interface.
It enables the functionality of the shopping cart.
It determines whether products have been added to the shopping cart.
Unique user identifier.
With regard to Google cookies, we use the following:
It is used to distinguish between users.
Two years after configuration or update
It is used to limit the percentage of requests.
30 minutes after the configuration or update
End of the browser session
It is not used in ga.js. It is set to interact with urchin.js. Previously, this cookie acted together with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session or visit.
Two years after configuration or update
It is used to store custom visitor variable data. This cookie is created when a programmer uses the method _setCustomVar with a custom visitor variable. This cookie is also used for the withdrawn _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
The cookies usage warning tool installed on the website uses the following cookie:
Cookies of internal use needed for the functioning of the display of the cookies policy of the website and to remember the user’s preference concerning that information.
The cookies usage warning tool of YouTube installed on the website uses the following cookies:
|PREF||youtube.com||It stores the user’s preferences regarding the use of YouTube.||Two years||HTTP|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||It attempts to estimate the bandwidth in websites that embed YouTube videos.||8 months||HTTP|
|yt-player-volume||youtube.com||It stores the user’s video player preferences concerning the use of an embedded YouTube video.||Persistent||HTML|
|youtube.com||It is used by YouTube to track the user’s preferences concerning the viewing of an embedded YouTube video.||Session||HTTP|
Furthermore, YouTube.com displays advertisements in its videos, which is why it may also use the following services which utilise advertising or behavioural advertising cookies:
- Google AdSense: it consists of a service provided by Google, Inc. to publish Google advertisements targeted at the websites where it is used.
- DoubleClick: it is a service provided by Google, Inc. which offers products and technological services that are mainly sold to advertising agencies and media companies to allow customers to generate objective traffic and to deliver and present reports regarding their interactive advertising campaigns.
How to manage Cookies in your computer:
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/es/home
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
- Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/807/es-es
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=es_ES
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/8.54/es-ES/index.html