What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded and installed on your computer when you access certain websites. Among other things, cookies allow a website to store and recover information about a user’s browsing habits or their computer and, depending on the information that they contain and the way you use your computer, they can be used to recognise the user.
Session cookies: these cookies are designed to gather and store data when the user accesses a website. They tend to be used to store data that are only needed to provide the service requested on one occasion.
Persistent cookies: these cookies are stored on your computer and can be accessed and processed for a period of time defined by the organisation in charge of the cookie, which can range from several minutes to several years.
First-party cookies: these cookies are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain managed by the publisher which provides the service requested by the user.
Third-party cookies: these cookies are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain that is not managed by the publisher but by another organisation that processes the data collected through the cookies.
What are the different types of cookies used?
- Technical cookies: these cookies allow users to browse a website, platform or application and use the options or services available, such as controlling traffic and data communications, identifying the session, accessing restricted areas, remembering the items in an order, completing the order process, completing an event registration or participation form, using security components while browsing, storing content for playing videos or sound and sharing content on social networks.
- Personalisation cookies: these cookies allow you to personalise or specify some of the settings from the general options for the website, such as language, background, favourites, type of browser, etc.
- Analytics cookies: these cookies allow the organisation in charge of them to track and analyse the behaviour of users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected by these cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, applications or platforms and to compile browsing profiles of the users of these websites, applications and platforms in order to make improvements based on an analysis of service use data.
- Advertising cookies: these cookies allow advertising space on the website, application or platform to be managed on the basis of criteria such as the content displayed or the frequency with which adverts are shown.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies store information about users’ behaviour that is obtained by observing their browsing habits. They allow a profile to be drawn up so that advertising can be displayed according to the user’s specific tastes and interests.
Which cookies do you use?
www.vestigere.com uses the following cookies:
To obtain and analyse browsing information, we use the Google Analytics application developed by Google: http://www.google.com/analytics/.
Google Analytics is an analysis tool that helps website and app owners to understand how visitors interact with the contents of their website or app. The tool uses a series of cookies to collect information and provide statistics on the use of websites without identifying visitors to Google personally. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is “__ga” (source: Google).
Google explains the information it collects, the purpose of this information, the use of the information and the processes in place for reviewing and updating the information at the following link: http://www.google.com/intl/es/policies/.
Content management cookies
www.vestigere.com also uses the following secure and session cookies, which form part of the WordPress template used to develop the website:
The default duration of these keys is 48 hours or until the browser is closed, or 14 days if the ‘remember me’ box is ticked.
Deactivating and deleting cookies
You can allow, block or remove the cookies installed on your device by configuring the options on your browser. If you do not allow cookies on your browser, you may not be able to access some sections of the website.
You may also allow, block or remove the cookies installed on your device by configuring the options on your browser at any time:
- Google Chrome: How to manage cookies and website data
- Firefox: Enabling and disabling cookies used by websites to track your preferences
- Internet Explorer: Block or allow cookies
- Safari: Browsing online ‘Protecting personal data’ section (at the bottom of the page)