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The second paragraph of Article 22 of the LSSI establishes that users must be provided with clear and complete information on the use of data storage and retrieval devices and, in particular, on the purposes of data processing, by the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on the Protection of Personal Data.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file or device downloaded onto a user’s terminal equipment to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. In other words, it is a file downloaded onto your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment. Depending on the information they contain and how they use their equipment, they can be used to recognise the user.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID card or personal information, etc. The data they hold is of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of content, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but as your web browser. Suppose you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome. In that case, you will see that the web does not realise that you are the same person because it is associating the browser, not the person.
What types of cookies are there?
There are several types of cookies depending on the entity that manages them, th,e length of time they remain active or their purpose.
Why are they important?
From a technical point of view, they allow websites to work more agile and adapted to users’ preferences, such as storing the language, the country’s currency or detecting the access device.
They establish levels of protection and security that prevent or hinder cyber-attacks against the website or its users.
They allow media managers to obtain statistical data collected in the Cookies to improve the quality and experience of their services. They are used to optimise the advertising we show to users, offering the advertising that best suits their interests.
Examples of types of cookies
__atuvc Third-party cookies User identification cookies and ADDTHIS tracking login time.
Id Third-party cookies, User identification cookies and ADDTHIS tracking login time.
PREF Third-party cookies Google browser preference cookies.
NID Third-party cookies Google advertising cookies.
X-LI-IDC Third-party cookies LinkedIn cookies.
bcookie Third-party cookies LinkedIn cookies.
guest_id Third-party cookies Twitter cookies.
__utma Analytics cookies Google analytics cookies to find out which pages you have visited and information on how you searched for it.
__utmb Analytics cookies Google analytics cookies to know which pages you have visited and information on how you searched for it.
UTMc Analytics cookies Google analytics cookies to see which pages you have visited and information on how you searched for it.
__utmz Analytics cookies Google analytics cookies to see which pages you have visited and information on how you searched for it.
How to manage the configuration of cookies?
In this regard, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a website, specifically to verify the cookies’ existence, duration, or deletion system. On the other hand, users may allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their equipment by modifying the configuration of their browser by the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes, it is suggested that the design of cookies is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser; in any case, you can always go to the help of your browser to solve or resolve any doubts that may arise in this regard.
What happens if I disable cookies?
To help you understand the scope of what can happen if you disable cookies, here are some examples:
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, not only delete them, but also block them, either in general or for a specific domain. To delete cookies from a website, you should go to your browser settings, and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and delete them.
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https://www.zinnae.org only obtains and retains the following information about visitors to our website: