What is a cookie?
Cookies are usually small text files stored at the terminal from the web site visited and are used to register certain interactions of navigation in a Web site by storing data that may be updated and retrieved. These files are stored on the user’s computer and contain anonymous data that are not harmful to your computer equipment. They are used to remember user preferences, such as the selected language, access data or customization of the page. Cookies may also be used to record anonymous information about how a visitor uses a site. For example, from which Web page you accessed, or if you used an advertising “banner” to get there.
Which use do I give to different types of cookie?
Session Cookies: Session cookies are those that last as long as the user is browsing the website and are deleted at the end.
Persistent Cookies: These cookies are stored in the user terminal for a longer time, thus facilitating control of the preferences chosen without having to repeat certain parameters each time you visit the website.
Own cookies: These are cookies created by this website and that only can be read by the site itself. For example: Technical cookies for uploading images, cookies for customization of parameters of the web, cookies for traffic analysis, etc.
Third Party Cookies: These are cookies created by third parties that I use for different services (eg analysis of the website or advertising.)
According to their purpose:
Technical cookies: Technical cookies are those essential and strictly necessary for the proper running of a Web portal and the use of the different options and services offered. For example, those serving for maintenance of the session, management of response time, performance or validation of options, use of security elements, sharing content with social networks, etc.
Cookies for customization: These cookies allow the user to specify or customize some features of the general settings of the Web page. For example, setting the language, local setting or type of browser.
Analytical Cookies: Analytical cookies are used by my web portal to develop profiles of navigation and to know the preferences of users thereof in order to improve the supply of products and services. For example, by using an analytical cookie the geographical areas of major interest for a user would be controlled, which is the product of more acceptance, etc.
Which cookies do I use on my website?
Email newsletter related cookies
- This site may offer newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Form related cookies
- When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Site preference cookies
- In order to provide you with a great experience on this site it provides the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, I need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Third party cookies
- This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping me to understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so that I can continue to produce engaging content.
- From time to time I may test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When I am still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring I understand which optimisations users of this site appreciate the most.
- As I sell services it’s important for me to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to my site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that I can accurately make business predictions that allow me to monitor my advertising and service costs to ensure the best possible price.
- I also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this Website that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, will set cookies through my Website which may be used to enhance your profile on their Website or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
How can I change the cookie settings?
These browsers are submitted to upgrades or modifications, so I can not guarantee that fully fit the version of your browser. You might also use another browser that is not referred to in these links such as Konqueror, Arora, Flock, etc. To avoid these imbalances, you may have access directly from your browser options, which is usually found in the Options menu, in the section “Privacy”. (Please refer to your browser help for further information.)