ACTIVA-E COOKIES POLICY
1. What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files generated by the websites you visit and they contain session data which can be used later by the website. This data enables the website to maintain your information from page to page and also, to analyse the way you interact with the site.
Cookies are safe, given that they only store information used by the browser, introduced into the browser by the user or included in a page request.
Cookies cannot execute code and cannot be used to access the contents of your computer.
Some cookies are strictly necessary for the correct operation of a website and cannot contain a virus or damage your device.
Others serve different purposes, such as favouring page to page browsing, storing the user’s language preference, permitting the website to remember user preferences, or detecting whether the user visited previously.
Cookies are essential for internet operation, providing uncountable advantages in the provision of interactive services, and facilitating website usability and browsing. Cookies cannot damage the computer and having them activated helps to identify and solve errors.
2. What kind of cookies are used by Activa-E?
2.1 Depending on their origin the cookies used can be classified as:
(i) Own cookies: are those cookies sent to your computer and managed exclusively by us for the improved operation of Activa-E. The information gathered is used to improve the quality of our service and your experience as a user.
(ii) Third-party cookies: are cookies deposited by a server from another domain, with the authorization of the site you are visiting (e.g. by pressing social network buttons or watching videos stored on another website). We cannot access the data stored in cookies from other websites when you browse on these websites
2.2. Furthermore, they can be differentiated as follows depending on whether or not the cookies are installed on the hard drive
(i) Session cookies: are temporary files which remain in the cookies history of the browser until you leave the website, and therefore are not recorded on the user’s hard drive. Data obtained by means of these cookies serves to analyse website traffic characteristics. They enable the provision of a better experience by improving content and facilitating its use.
(ii) Permanent cookies: are stored on the hard drive and the website reads them each time that you make a new visit. Despite its name, a permanent cookie has a determined expiry date. The cookie will stop working after this date. In general, they are used to enable the different services provided by websites.
2.3 Browsing Activa-E could result in the installation of the following cookies on user devices:
(i) Log cookies: When the user registers with Activa-E, cookies are generated that identify the registered user and indicate when the user was identified on the portal.
These cookies are used to identify the user’s account and its associated services. These cookies are maintained once the user does not leave the account, close the browser or turn off the device.
(ii) Analytical cookies: cookies can be used combined with analytical data to individually identify Activa-E user preferences.
(iii) Performance cookies: these types of cookies store user preferences for certain tools or services, so that they don’t need to be reconfigured each time the user visits Activa-E and in some cases, can be provided by third-parties. Some examples are: volume of audiovisual players, article order preferences or compatible video playing speeds.
(iv) Geolocation cookies: these cookies are used by programs which try to geographically locate the connected computer, smartphone, tablet or television, in order to offer the user more suitable services and contents in a completely anonymous fashion.
(v) Other third-party cookies: third-party cookies can be installed in some of our web pages to enable the management and improvement of the services they provide. An example of this is the use of social network links that enable us to share our contents.
3. How can the user block or delete cookies?
Users can enable, block or delete cookies installed on their computer by using the configuration options of their internet browser. In the case of blocking them, it is possible that certain services requiring their use will not be available to the user.
Links to information on how to activate user preferences on the main browsers are provided below:
Internet Explorer 5
Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Lastly, users can visit the portal Your Online Choices where along with finding useful information, they can also configure their preferences on third-party advertising cookies, provider by provider.