What are cookies and what do we use them for on the website?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s device when accessing certain web pages in order to store and retrieve information about the browsing done from said equipment.
Cookies allow this website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user’s decisions and habits. On this website we use them to improve the experience on our website.
¿Qué tipo de cookies utilizan nuestra página Web?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies.
- Session cookies: designed to capture and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that is only of interest for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion.
- Permanent cookies: these cookies are stored in the user’s terminal for a longer period of time, thus facilitating control of the preferences chosen without having to repeat certain parameters each time the website is visited.
Additionally, depending on the entity that manages them, cookies can be classified as own or third party:
- First-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s terminal device from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
In reference to their purpose, cookies can be:
- Technical cookies: these allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and use the different service options they offer.
- Personalisation cookies:
these allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria on the user’s terminal, such as language, configuration, etc.
|_ga||.residencia-mguell.org||Used by Google Analytics to identify sessions.||2 years|
|_gid||.residencia-mguell.org||Used by Google Analytics to identify sessions.||24 hours|
|cookie_notice_accepted||www.residencia-mguell.org||This cookie remembers whether the cookie warning message has been accepted in order to stop displaying it while it is active.||1 month|
|pll_language||www.residencia-mguell.org||This cookie saves the language in which the site will be displayed to the user.||1 year|
|NID||.google.com||Unique identifier used by Google applications to store the user’s preferred information.||6 months|
Depending on their purpose, cookies can be classified as follows:
- Performance cookies: this type of cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. By way of example, this type of cookie includes: volume settings of video or sound players, video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
- Geolocation cookies: these Cookies are used to find out what country you are in when you request a website or service. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content to your location.
- Registration cookies: registration cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently logged in, and are used to identify the User on the websites and services for the following purposes:
- To keep the user identified so that, if he/she closes a service or website, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day re-enters that service or website, he/she will continue to be identified, thus facilitating browsing without having to identify him/herself again. This functionality can be deleted if the user clicks on the “Exit” function, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the user enters the website he/she will have to log in to be identified.
To check if the user is authorised to access certain services or functions of the website.
Additionally, some services may use third-party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user registers with a service using credentials from a social network or third-party identification system, they authorise the service to store a persistent cookie that remembers their identity and grants them access to the website until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the website through social networks or third party identification systems by updating their preferences in the specific social network.
- Analytical cookies:
every time a User visits a Website or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and similar) generates an analytical cookie on the User’s device. This cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:
- To allow the anonymous identification of browsing users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
To identify anonymously the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users.
- To know whether the user accessing the site is new or a repeat visitor.
How to disable browser cookies?
Most browsers currently allow users to configure whether and which cookies they wish to accept. These settings are usually found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser.
Here are instructions on how to configure cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings
For more information, you can consult Google Support or Browser Help.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, you can consult Mozilla Support or Browser Help.
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft Support or Browser Help.
Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, you can consult Apple Support or Browser Help.