Last upgrade date: 28/05/2018
WHAT COOKIES ARE?
Cookies are small files that are installed on the hard disk or in the browser of the computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with navigation functions through the Internet and helps, among others: to customize the services of the owner of the website, facilitate navigation and usability through it, get aggregate information from visitors to the web, enable the reproduction and viewing of multimedia content on the website itself, allow elements of interaction between the user and the website itself, enable security tools, etc.
DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS COOKIES POLICE
- Web usability: it can be defined as the experience the users has when browsing, using and interacting with a website.
- Aggregate information: no-nominal information, typically numerical and for the purpose of providing statistical information.
- Terminal equipment: equipment (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) of the user browsing the internet.
- Editor: responsible or owner of the website.
- Third: external entity, collaborator, service provider or related to the editor, intervener in the management of some cookies.
- Cookie´s responsible: the editor, responsible, owner of the website or, even, a third party in some cases.
- Browsing habits: trends that the users shows when browsing through a website as, for example, time visiting the website, visiting sides/parties, most frequent sections, visit’s origin, visit’s destiny, among others.
WHAT COOKIES TYPES EXIST?
According the entity that manages it:
Own cookies: are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor itself, but by another entity that manage/treats data obtained through cookies.
According to the period of time that remain activated in the terminal equipment:
Cookies session: are a type of cookies designed to collec and store data while the user accesses to a website.
Persistent Cookies: are a type of cookies in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a defined period by the cookie’s responsible which can range from a few minutes to several years.
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed:
Technical cookies: are those that allow the user to browse through a website, platform or app and the use of different options or services that exist in it such as, for example, control the traffic and data communication, identify the session, access to restricted sites, remember the elements that make up the order, perform the purchase process of an order, perform the inscription request or participation of an event, use security elements during browsing, to stock content for the dissemination of videos or sound or share content trough social network.
Personalization cookies: are those that allow the person responsible of them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are link. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of websites, app or platforms and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users from this sites, app and platforms, in order introduce improvements in the analysis function of used data by the users of the service.
Advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, if applicable, the editor has included in a website, app or platform from which provides the requested service based on criteria as the edited content or the frequency in which the ads are displayed.
Behavioural advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most possible efficient way, of the advertising spaces that, if applicable, the editor has included in a website, app or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behaviour of the users obtained through a continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
¿HOW TO UNLOCK THE COOKIES?
Blocking or deactivating all cookies helps to protect privacy, but may also limit the experience on some websites, as well as to limit functionality or, even, allow the correct navigation or use pf some of their services. If you want to know how to disable cookies in the most popular web browsers, access the following tutorials:
If you have any question or doubt about this Cookies Police, you can make contact with us through firstname.lastname@example.org.