What are cookies?
A cookie is a very small text file that a Web server can save in a computer’s browser to store some type of information about the user. The cookie uniquely identifies the computer, and can only be read by the website that sent it to the computer.
A cookie is not an executable file or a program and therefore cannot spread or contain a virus or other malicious software, nor can it be longer than 4,000 characters.
What are cookies for?
Remembering your preferences we will not have to, for example, ask you about your country every time you visit our website. We will know the characteristics of the Operating System and the browser of the device that is being used and thus we can offer you a better browsing experience.
Cookies can help our website to distinguish the user’s browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember the preferences that may have been established while the user was browsing the site, personalize the home pages, identify which sectors of a site have been visited or keep a record of selections in a “shopping cart” among others.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be classified according to the entity that manages them, the time they remain active or according to their purpose. On some occasions, we can verify that the same cookie may be included in more than one category.
Depending on its property
– First-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain managed by ABACO.
– Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
Depending on its temporality
– Session cookies: These are those that collect data while the user is browsing the web page.
– Persistent cookies: These are those in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on its purpose
– Technical cookies: These are those that are used internally and that are necessary for the operation of the web.
– Analytical cookies: They are those that allow collecting statistical information on user activity. Said information is collected anonymously and allows us to optimize navigation on our website in order to guarantee a better service to the user.
– Personalization cookies: These are those that allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, the local configuration from where you access the service, etc.
– Advertising cookies: These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included in a web page, application or platform from which the requested service is provided based on criteria such as edited content or how often ads are shown.
– Behavioral advertising cookies: These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included in a web page, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
Purposes of cookies.
Below is a list of the cookies that you can find on our website and a brief description of their purpose. We assure you that none of them retain personally identifiable information about you. Some cookies personalize your visit, others remember your preferences, while others only provide us with visitor statistics.
|__utma||Unique visitor identification: Used to record unique visitors for statistical and analytical purposes.||2 years||Google
|__utmb||Determination of the visitor’s session: Google Analytics uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is missing, another activity starts the beginning of a new session.||30 minutes||Google
|__utmc||Determination of the visitor’s session: Google Analytics uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is missing, another activity starts the beginning of a new session.||Session||Google
|__utmz||Log of traffic and navigation sources: Used to record how you came to our website (from a Google search, a warning, etc.) and the paths you follow while browsing our site. We use this information to improve the user experience in future updates.||6 months||Google
In the case of Google Analytics cookies, this company stores cookies on servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share them with third parties, except in cases where it is necessary for the operation of the system or when the law requires them to such an effect. If you want to prevent Google Analytics from collecting security statistics, visit the following link:
The user can configure his browser to accept, or not, the cookies he receives or for the browser to notify him when a server wants to save a cookie or delete them from his computer. In case of accepting third-party cookies and you want to withdraw your consent, the User can find the instructions in the security settings in your Web browser.
- If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the option Tools menu > Internet Options> Privacy> Settings.
- If you use Firefox, in the option Tools menu > Options> Privacy> Cookies.
- If you use Google Chrome, in the option Settings menu > Privacy.
- If you use Safari, in the option Preferences menu > Security.
- If you use Opera,.> Settings> Delete personal information.
- If you use a native browser on your mobile terminal, Settings> Clear data or Privacy and Security *
* It may differ depending on the version of the operating system.
You can use the “Help” section that you will find in the toolbar of most browsers to change the settings of your computer, however, some of the features of our online services may not work or may be more difficult to access if you reject all cookies.
Many browsers allow you to activate a private mode whereby cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on each browser, this private mode can have different names, below you can find a list of the most common browsers and the different names of this “private mode”:
– Internet Explorer 8 and higher: InPrivate
– FireFox 3.5 and higher: Private Browsing
– Google Chrome 10 and higher: Incognito
– Safari 2 and higher: Private Browsing
– Opera 10.5 and higher: Private Browsing
– Browser: Incognito tab
Please read the help section of your browser carefully to learn more about how to activate “private mode”. You can continue visiting our website, even if your browser is in “private mode”, however, the user experience may not be optimal and some utilities may not work.
In addition, you can also manage the cookie store in your browser through tools such as:
– Ghostery: www.ghostery.com
– Your online choices: www.youronlinechoices.com
ABACO thanks you for activating the acceptance of cookies, this helps us to obtain more precise data that allows us to improve the content and design of our website to adapt it to your preferences.
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- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
- Google+: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legal/cookies/
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