What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive or in the memory of the computer accessing or visiting the pages of certain websites so that the user’s preferences can be known when reconnected. Cookies stored on the user’s hard drive cannot read the data contained on the user’s hard drive, access personal information or read cookies created by other providers.
What type of cookies exist?
According to the entity that manages them
First-party cookies: are those generated by the page you are visiting.
Third-party cookies: are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
Based on how long they remain active
Session cookies: are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website.
Persistent cookies: are a type of cookies where the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie.
According to purpose
Technical cookies are the most basic ones that allow, among other things, to know when a person or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous and a registered user is browsing, basic tasks for the functioning of any dynamic website.
Personalisation cookies: are those that allow the user to access the service with certain general characteristics predefined in his or her terminal or defined by the user. For example, the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the selected content design, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.
Analysis cookies: collect information on the type of browsing being performed, the sections that he or she uses most, the products consulted, the time zone of use, language, etc.
Advertising cookies: show advertising based on their navigation, their country of origin, language, etc.
Behavioural advertising cookies: are those that allow the effective management of advertising spaces that have been included in the website or application from which the service is provided. These cookies store information on user behaviour through the observation, allowing them to subsequently develop a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
What type of cookies do we use on this website?
wp-settings-time-, wp-settings-: these cookies are used by WordPress to personalize the User Interface. The duration is 1 year.
wordpress_logged_in_: after the login, WordPress activates the wordpress_logged_in_ cookie, whose function is to indicate when and who you are, being used by the WordPress interface. The duration is per session.
_ga: This cookie is used to distinguish users. It is a persistent type cookie and has an expiration period of two years.
_gid: Google Analytics also uses this cookie to distinguish users. It lasts 24 hours.
These cookies are used to collect information about how our visitors use these web pages. All information is collected anonymously and may include data such as the browser being used, number of page views. This information helps us improve this website and your experience when visiting us.
For more information about this type of cookies, you can consult the following links: https://www.google.es/intl/es/policies/technologies/types/ and https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.
How to disable cookies?
The way in which the user can disable cookies will depend on the browser or browsers used. All browsers allow you to change the settings related to cookies. Here are the links to each browser:
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-sitios-web-rastrear-preferencias?redirectlocale=es&redirectslug=habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we.
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies.
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es.
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/es-es/HT201265.
Link to Google’s privacy policies: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=es&gl=es.
Link to Android related help: https://support.google.com/android/?hl=es#topic=7313011.
- Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/es-ES/how-to/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.
What are the consequences of disabling cookies?
If the user prevents the activation of cookies or deactivates them if they have been previously authorised, it may affect the functioning of some functionalities of the website. For example, by deactivating them, the initial cookie notice will be displayed again when accessing the website.
Cookies on social networks where COVILA has a profile
Users are informed that cookies beyond our control are also used on social networks where COVILA has a profile. Below, we offer information about the cookies used in them:
Changes or updates to our cookie policies