What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files installed on your computer, smartphone, tablet or smart TV by platforms such as websites. They have very diverse functions: storing your browsing preferences, compiling statistical information and enabling certain technical features.
The cookies used by the website are only associated with the anonymous user and his/her computer, and do not by themselves reveal the user’s personal data.
To find out more about cookies see:
Why are cookies important?
We will now provide more information giving you a better understanding of the different types of cookies that may be used:
Session cookies are temporary cookies which remain in the cookies file of your browser until you leave the website. Therefore, they do not remain on the user’s hard drive. The information obtained by these cookies is used to analyze traffic patterns on the website. Ultimately, they enable us to provide a better experience by improving the content and making it easier to use.
Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive to be read by the website whenever you make a return visit. Despite its name, a persistent cookie has a specific expiry date. The cookie stops functioning after that date. In general, they are used to make it easier for websites to offer the different services.
Type, purpose and functions of the cookies:
Based on their purpose, cookies may also be classified as follows:
SITE PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of cookie remembers your preferences regarding the tools found in the Services, so that you do not have to configure the service again each time you visit. For example, this kind of cookie includes:
- Video or audio player volume settings.
- Video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser.
- Items saved in the shopping basket in e-commerce services such as shops.
GEOTARGETING COOKIES: These cookies are used to check the country you are in when you request a service. This cookie is totally anonymous, and is only used to help us provide content based on your location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration cookies are generated once the user has registered or subsequently signed in, and are used to identify him/her in the Services for the following purposes:
- To enable the browser or the computer to identify the user without him/her having to sign in again should a Service be closed and reopened at another time or on another day. If the user clicks “Logout”, the cookie will be deleted and the next time the user enters the Service, he/she will have to sign in again to be identified.
- To check whether the user is authorized to access certain Services, i.e. to participate in a competition.
Some Services may also use links to social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the user is registered in a Service using a social network’s credentials, he/she authorizes the social network to store a persistent cookie remembering his/her own identity and guaranteeing him/her access to the Services until they expire. The user may delete this cookie and revoke access to the Services through social networks by updating his/her preferences in the specific social network.
ANALYTICS COOKIES: Every time a user visits a Service, an analytics cookie is generated in the user’s computer by a tool of an external provider (Omniture, Comscore or any similar provider in the future). This cookie, which is only generated on the visit, will be used on subsequent visits to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:
- To permit anonymous identification of the users browsing the website through the cookie (identifying browsers and devices rather than individuals) and hence to keep approximate count of the number of visitors and identify trends over time.
- To anonymously identify the most visited content, and therefore, the most attractive content to users.
- To learn whether the user is making a new or repeat visit.
ADVERTISING COOKIES: These cookies enable the information on the advertisements shown to each anonymous user to be expanded. They store the length of time that advertisements are displayed, the frequency with which they are viewed and the browsing patterns and/or behavior of the user, enabling a relevant advertising profile to be constructed. Hence, they permit advertising to be offered in line with the user’s interests.
THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING COOKIES: The Amchamspain website does not use this kind of cookie.
How can I configure my preferences? – Cookie Management.
All Internet browsers permit a cookie’s behavior to be limited or permit cookies to be deactivated within the browser
settings. The steps to be followed are different in each case, but you can find instructions in the help menu of your particular browser.
Many browsers permit a private mode to be activated in which cookies will always be deleted after the visit. This private mode may have different names depending on the browser. Below you will find a list of the most common browsers with a link to the cookie settings and the different names of the private mode:
– Internet Explorer 8 and above; InPrivate
https://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows- vista/block-or- allow-cookies
– Safari 2 and above; Private Browsing
– Opera 10.5 and above; Private Browsing
– Firefox 3.5 and above; Private Browsing
https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y- deshabilitar-cookies- que-los- sitios-we
– Google Chrome 10 and above; Incognito