What are cookies and what are they used for?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s device when they access certain websites which stores and retrieves information about the browsing activity on their computer.
Cookies allow this website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user’s decisions and habits. Some of the cookies used on this website are necessary for it to function.
What kind of cookies exist?
Depending on the time they remain active, Cookies can be divided into session or persistent cookies.
- Session cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website and are removed as soon the explorer is closed. They are normally used to store information which only needs to be kept in order to provide the service requested by the user on just one occasion.
- Persistent cookies remain stored on the device and can be accessed and handled during a period specified by the user of the cookie, which may be from a few minutes to several years.
Additionally, depending on the organisation managing them, cookies may be classified as first-party or third-party cookies.
- First-party cookies are sent to the user’s device from a computer or domain managed by the website publisher and are used to provide the service requested by the user.
- Third-party cookies are sent to the user’s device from a computer or domain that is not managed by the website publisher, but by another organisation that handles data obtained from the cookies.
In terms of their purpose, the types of cookies are:
- Technical cookies: Technical cookies allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and use the different service options found there.
- Profiling cookies: Profiling cookies allow the user to access the service with some predefined general features based on a series of criteria on the user’s device such as language, settings, etc.
- Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies allow the website owner to track and analyse user behaviour on the websites to which they are linked. The information collected is used to measure activity on the websites and to create users’ browsing profiles, with the aim of introducing improvements.
What kind of cookies does the website use?
The user may be consult and set up the website cookies managed by the website publisher at Cookie settings
The user should take account that although the cookies may be set up, certain cookies are needed and must be installed to ensure the proper access and use of the website, this cookies does not require the user’s agreed neither its management.
|_ga||0||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randoly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|APISID||Third Party||2 years||This cookie are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions. AID, TAID. These cookies link your activities to other devices on which you previously logged in via your Google-account.|
|cli_user_preference||0||1 year||This cookie stores consolidated information of consent of all categories in the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. This cookie is used to ensure the smooth functioning of the plugin with certain cache plugins.|
|CONSENT||Third Party||2 years||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||0||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||0||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non Necessary".|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||0||1 year||The cookie is used to store the summary of the consent given for cookie usage. It does not store any personal data|
|HSID||Third Party||2 years||This cookie is defined by DoubleClick (owned by Google) to create a profile of the website visitor's interests and to display relevant ads on other sites.|
|LOGIN_INFO||Third Party||2 years||This cookie is used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.|
|PHPSESSID||Session||Session||The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialized state data. On the Action website, it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.|
|PREF||Third Party||2 years||This cookie, which may be set by Google or Doubleclick, may be used by advertising partners to build a profile of interests to show relevant ads on other sites. It works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.|
|SAPISID||Third Party||2 years||This cookie enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.|
|SID||Third Party||2 years||Google uses this cookie to identify users sessions and show them ads.|
|SIDCC||Third Party||2 years||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.|
|SSID||Third Party||2 years||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Third Party||2 years||This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites; it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.|
|YSC||0||Session||This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.|
How do you disable cookies in a browser?
Most browsers currently allow the user to choose whether they want to accept cookies and which types. These settings are usually found in the “settings” or “preferences” in your browser’s menu.
Depending of the browser used by the user and its functionalities used may suppose the installation of cookies that are considered as a Third-party cookies. For example, in case of user chooses Google’s browser and uses its translate tool of the full website, Google install its own cookies in the user’s computers which are not managed by the website publisher as well as has not liability about them. The settings of the browser cookies should be done by the user directly at the browser website.
These are the instructions to change the cookie settings in the main browsers:
- Information about cookies for Internet Explorer.
- Information about cookies for Mozilla Firefox.
- Information about cookies for Opera.
- Information about cookies for Google Chrome.
- Information about cookies for Safari.
Further information about cookies as well as how to block them at www.allaboutcookies.org, www.youronlinechoices.eu. For any qüestions or comments about this website cookies, shall contact by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as a web publisher or as a web service supplier.