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Cookies Policy

2018-05-23

Use of cookies

In this website we utilize third-party cookies from Google Inc. and New Relic Inc. to improve our services by analyzing the User's browsing habits. By continuing to browse, you consent to their use.

For the purposes of this policy, "continuing to browse" means clicking any button, check box or link in the website, downloading any content or scrolling.

 

1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the User's computer when accessing certain websites, such as this one. Cookies allow these websites to, among other things, store and retrieve information about your browsing habits or about your computer and, depending on the information they contain and on how you use your computer, they may be used to identify you.

 

2. What types of cookies does this website use?

Technical cookies: those that allow users to browse a website, platform or application and to use its different options or services, such as controlling data traffic and communications, log in, access restricted areas, remember the items that make up an order, place an order, sign up for or take part in an event, use security elements while browsing, storing content for broadcasting audio or video, or sharing content through social networks. 

 

Customization cookies: those that allow users to access a service featuring certain pre-defined characteristics of a general nature depending on a set of criteria on the user’s terminal, such as language, the type of browser being used to access the service, the regional configuration for accessing the service, etc.

 

Analysis cookies: those that allow the cookie administrator to track and analyze the behavior of visitors to the websites the cookies are associated with. The information gathered by this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of a website, application or platform and to create browsing profiles for visitors to said sites, applications and platforms, the goal being to make improvements by analyzing the data on how the visitors use the service.

 

For this website we use Google Analytics, a simple tool owned by Google Inc. that helps us to measure how visitors interact with the content on the site. As they browse our website, Google Analytics provides us with JavaScript labels (libraries) to record information on the pages they visit, such as the page’s URL. These libraries use HTTP cookies to “remember” what they did on the pages or how they interacted with the site. You can find more information on the use of Google Analytics cookies here.

 

How long do cookies remain active?

 

Session cookies: type of cookie designed to gather and store data while a user is on a website. These are normally used to store information that is only of interest while providing a service requested by a user on a unique occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).

 

Persistent cookies: type of cookie whose data remain stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a length of time defined by the cookie administrator, and which can range from a few minutes to several years.

Cookie name

Preset duration

Cookie type (own/ third-party)

Description

__utma

Two years from the configuration or update.

Third-party: Google.

Distinguishes users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and there are no __utma cookies. The cookie is updated whenever data are sent to Google Analytics.

__utmb

30 minutes from the configuration or update.

Third-party: Google.

Determines new sessions or visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and there are no __utmb cookies. The cookie is updated whenever data are sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

End of browsing session.

Third-party: Google.

Configured to interact with urchin.js.Not used in ga.js.

__utmz

Six months from the configuration or update.

Third-party: Google.

Stores the source of traffic or the campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and updated whenever data are sent to Google Analytics.

__utmv

Two years from the configuration or update.

Third-party: Google.

Stores data on the visitor’s personalized variables. This cookie is created when a programmer uses the _setCustomVar method with a personalized variable from the visitor. The cookie is updated whenever data are sent to Google Analytics.

__ga

Two years.

Third-party: Google.

Distinguishes users.

JSESSIONID

Until conclusion of browsing session.

Own.

Analyzes the user’s experience. Stores the information needed for its operation.

AWSELB

Until conclusion of browsing session.

Third-party: Amazon

Used by the Amazon load balancer to direct the user to the correct instance.

_dc_gtm_UA-12812427-2

Two years.

Third-party: Google

Google Tag manager cookie used to track the user.

cc_social

Until conclusion of browsing session.

Own

Remembers if the user has accepted social cookies.

cc_analytics

Until conclusion of browsing session.

Own

Remembers if the user has accepted tracking cookies

cc_necessary

Until conclusion of browsing session.

Own

Remembers if the user has accepted system cookies.

fbsr_

Two months.

Third-party: Facebook

Publishes personal posts depending on the user’s Facebook account, such as Facebook Connect and Facebook Custom Audience.

id

Two years

Third-party: Doubleclick

Used to manage third-party cookies that display ads based on your preferences.

test_cookie

Two years

Third-party: Doubleclick

Used to manage third-party cookies that display ads based on your preferences.

guest_id

Two years

Third-party: Twitter

Used by Twitter to identify a visitor as a user of its social network or not.

pid

Two years

Third-party: Twitter

Used by Twitter to identify a visitor as a user of its social network or not.

bkool_attribution

One week

Own.

Used to store in the database the source of users who sign up or place an order.

 

3. How can I deactivate or delete the cookies used by this website?

1.- Users who do not want their data collected by Google Analytics can install a plugin to block cookies on their browser. More information here.

2.- Users can allow, block or delete the cookies stored on their computers by adjusting their browser options. Consult your browser help for more information. These are the main browsers, which might include yours:

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11

Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.10/en/cookies.html

 

NOTE: These lists of cookies are regularly updated as briefly as possible as new services are added to our site. As a result, a cookie that is used may occasionally not be shown.

 

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