What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless file that is downloaded to the computer when accessing certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or its equipment.
There are cookies that obtain information related to the number of pages visited, the city to which the IP address from which it is accessed is assigned, the number of new users, the frequency and recurrence of visits, the time of visit, the browser, the operator or the type of terminal from which the visit is made.
What is not a cookie?
It is not a virus, not a Trojan, not a worm, not spam, not spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not store sensitive user information, such as credit cards, bank details, photographs, ID or personal information, etc. The data they keep is of a technical nature such as personal preferences, personalization of content, etc.
The web server does not associate the person only with the web browser.
What happens if cookies are disabled?
- Certale will not be able to adapt the contents to the personal preferences of the user.
- Online purchases cannot be made.
- It will not be possible to customize geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- Certale will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic on the web, which will make it difficult for the web to be competitive.
- Photos cannot be uploaded. The web will also not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
What types of cookies are there?
Types of cookies according to the entity that manages the computer or domain from where the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, can be distinguished:
Own cookies: Those that 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: 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.
In the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher himself, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
In some cases, information about visitors is shared anonymously or in aggregate with third parties such as transportation companies, sponsors or auditors for the sole purpose of improving our services. All these processing tasks will be regulated according to legal regulations and all rights regarding data protection will be respected in accordance with current regulations.
- How Google uses the data it collects on websites
What types of cookies are used?
It is reported that when you access to certale.com website and continue browsing, a lots of own and third-party cookies will be installed corresponding to web analytics (Google Analytics or similar tools) to help Certale analyze the use made of the website and improve usability, but in no case they are associated with data that could identify the user. The data that is saved is of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of content, etc.
Own and third-party cookies are used to achieve a better browsing experience, to share content on social networks, and to obtain statistics on our users. As a user, you can reject the treatment of data or information by blocking these cookies through the appropriate settings on your browser. However, the user should know that if he does so, this site may not work properly.
It is recommended to check the preferences about cookies in the following button:
The following table identifies the different types of cookies and their relevance and their purpose.
|Strictly mandatory||C. user sign in|
C. user authentication session or user identification
C. user security
C. media player session
C. session to balance load
C. user interface customization
|They serve to offer services or remember settings to improve the browsing experience.|
|_ga, _gat, _gid, _gali||Google Analytics. They analyze browsing behaviours and allow the development of traffic statistics.||Persistent|
_ga: 2 years
_gat: 10 min.
_gid: 1 day
How are cookies managed?
Since cookies are normal text files, they can be explored with most text editors or word processing programs. You can click on a cookie to open it. Below is a list of links on how to view cookies in different browsers. If you use another browser, you can check the information about cookies in the browser itself. If using a mobile phone, you can refer to the device manual for more information.
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&topic=14666&ctx=topic
- Internet Explorer 8-10: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.00/es-ES/cookies.html
Cookie settings for the most popular browsers:
How to access a specific cookie from the Chrome browser.
Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences through the File menu or the personalization icon that appears on the top right.
- Different sections will appear, select the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- A list will appear with all the cookies ordered by domain. To make it easier to find the cookies of a certain domain, the address must be partially or totally entered in the Search for cookies field.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines with the cookies of the requested web will appear on the screen. Now you just have to select it and press the X to proceed with its elimination.
To access the cookie settings of the Internet Explorer browser, you must follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the cookie settings of the Firefox browser you must follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences depending on the operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- In History choose Use custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the option Accept cookies, it can be activated or deactivated according to your preferences.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for OSX you must follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- In this place you will see the option Block cookies so that you can adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for iOS you must follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of block you want to perform.
To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices, you must follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option Accept cookies to activate or deactivate the box.
To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices, you must follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
- Now you can enable or disable the Allow cookies box.
Web browsers are the tools in charge of storing cookies and from this place the right to eliminate or deactivate them must be exercised. Neither Certale nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget the decision not to accept them.
In the case of Google Analytics cookies, Certale 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 such effect. Google does not save your IP address. Google Inc. is a company adhered to the Safe Harbor Agreement that guarantees that all transferred data will be treated with a level of protection in accordance with European regulations.