1. What are cookies?
Likewise, the Website may be aware of all the services requested by the users in order to provide or offer suitable information based on user tastes and preferences.
2. What types of cookies are there?
Depending on their degree of Permanence, Cookies can be divided into:
“Session Cookies”: These expire when the user closes the browser.
“Persistent Cookies”: These expire when the purpose for which they exist is met (e.g. so the user remains identified within the Services) or when deleted manually.
In addition, Cookies can be classified based on their Objective:
“Performance Cookies”: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the services software, meaning the service does not need configuring every time it is used. Examples of this include:
• Volume controls for video/audio players.
• Video streaming speed that is compatible with your browser.
“Geo-location Cookies”: These Cookies are used to check the country of origin when a service is requested. They are anonymous and used solely to provide location-based content.
“Log Cookies”: Log Cookies are generated once the user has registered or has begun a session, and are used to identify the user for the services for the following purposes:
• Retain user identification so, after closing the service, the browser or computer may at another time or on another day continue to identify the user when they return to the service, facilitating browsing without the need to identify themselves again. This feature can be cancelled if the user clicks on “close session”, deleting the cookie, meaning the following time the user uses the service, they will need to identify themselves by beginning a new session.
• Check the user is authorised to access specific services, e.g. to participate in a competition.
“Analytical Cookies”: Whenever a User accesses a service, software from an external supplier places an analytical cookie on the User’s computer. This Cookie, which is only generated when browsing, will be used in future visits to the Website Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives sought are:
• To enable anonymous identification of users by way of the ‘Cookie’ (it identifies browsers and devices, not people) and, thus, over time, achieve an approximate count of visitor numbers and patterns.
• Anonymously identify the most viewed content, i.e. what is most attractive to users.
• To identify new/repeat users.
• Note: Unless the user decides to register for the Website service, the ‘Cookie’ remains unconnected to any personal data that may identify said user. These Cookies are only used for statistical purposes to help improve Website User experience.
“Behavioural Advertising Cookies”: This type of ‘Cookie’ allows an increase in information in the banners shown in the Website Services to each anonymous user. Among other purposes, it stores the duration or frequency of views of advertising banners, use of these and the browsing patterns and/or behaviour of the user, as they help to create an advertising interest profile. Thus, the user can be offered advertising that is of interest to them.
“Third Party Advertising Cookies”: Aside from the advertising managed for the Services through the Website, the site offers advertisers the option to serve ads through third parties (‘AdServers’). This means these third parties can store Cookies sent from the Website Services (from User browsers), and, also, access the data stored there.
– Weborama: http://www.weborama.com/e-privacy/our-commitment/
3. What Cookies do we use?
The cookies used on our website are:
– Ours: These are sent to the User’s device from a system or domain run by the editor, which provides the service requested by the user.
• qtrans_cookie_test – responsible for website translation services
– Third-Party Cookies: These are sent to the User’s device from a system or domain not run by the editor, but by an organisation that processes data obtained through cookies.
|Name of Cookie||Purpose||Session Cookie / Persistent Cookie|
|Locally Stored||WEB Cachet||Persistent|
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is used by PHP encryption to enable SESSION variables to be saved on the website server. This cookie is vital for website operations.||Session|
4. How to disable Cookies?
Cookies can generally be blocked from the browser, or those for specific Services can be blocked.
Cookie configuration can be changed on all current browsers. Make changes by selecting ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ in the browser menu. Equally, you can configure your browser or email manager or install free complements to prevent Web Bugs being downloaded when an email is opened.
This Website offers the User advice on steps to take to access the cookie configuration menu and, where applicable, private browsing, for each of the main browsing services:
• Edge: Configuration – > Advanced Configuration – > Cookies. – For more information, see Microsoft Support or the Browser Help section.
• Internet Explorer: Tools – > Internet options – > Privacy – > Configuration. – For more information, see Microsoft Support or the Browser Help section.
• Firefox: Tools – > Options – > Privacy- > Browser History – > Personalised Configuration.
• Chrome: Configuration – > Show advanced options – > Privacy – > Content configuration.
• Safari: Preferences – > Security. – For more information, see Microsoft Support or the Browser Help section.