What are cookies?
A cookie is a very small text file that a web server can store on a computer’s hard drive to store some 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 neither an executable file nor a program and therefore can not propagate or contain a virus or other malicious software, nor can it be longer than 4,000 characters.
The cookie information contained is set by the server and can be used by that server each time the user visits the site.
A cookie can be thought of as an identification card of an Internet user, which says a website when the user has returned.
What does a cookie look like?
Below is the content of a typical cookie. This is the Hotmail service and has the file name firstname.lastname@example.org (txt is the standard file extension for text files.)
HMP1 1 hotmail.msn.com / 0 1715191808
32107852 1236821008 29449527 *
The codes will only make sense for the Microsoft MSN Hotmail servers. They are usually data to show better results or user options.
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 computer you are using so we can offer you a better browsing experience. Cookies can help our website to distinguish the user’s browser as a previous visitor and save and remember preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site, customize the home pages, identify which sectors of a site have Been visited or maintain a register of selections in a shopping cart, etc.
Types of cookies
– Analytical Cookies: They collect information about the use made of the website.
– Social Cookies: These are necessary for external social networks (Facebook, Twitter Linkedin).
– Technical Cookies: These are the strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.
– Bank Cookies: Session cookies are not written to the hard disk and no information is collected from the user’s computer.
Session cookies expire at the end of the user’s browser session and may also become inaccessible after the session has been inactive for a set period of time, usually 20 minutes.
Permanent, persistent or stored cookies.
Cookies that will be stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed.
Permanent cookies can retain user preferences for a particular website, such preferences that will be used in future browsing sessions.
Permanent cookies can be used to identify individual users so that they can be used by websites to analyze the browsing behavior of users within the website.
Cookies can also be used to provide information on the number of visitors, the average time spent on a particular page and overall website performance
They are usually set up to track users over an extended period of time, in some cases many years in the future.
If you have Adobe Flash installed on your device (most devices do), small files can be stored on your device by websites that contain Flash media, such as video clips.
These files are known as shared local objects (LSO) or Flash cookies.
They can be used for the same purposes as regular cookies (properly called HTTP cookies).
Flash cookies can also back up the data that is stored in a regular cookie.
By eliminating cookies using the browser controls, flash cookies are not affected.
So a website that serves as a cookie can recognize on your next visit whether to back up your cookie data, now deleted to a Flash cookie.
You can control Flash cookies. The Adobe website offers tools to control Flash cookies on the computer and users of the browser Firefox can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.
Are cookies dangerous?
No. Cookies are small text files. They are not computer programs, and can not be executed as code. In addition, they can not be used to spread viruses, and modern versions of all browsers allow users to set their own limitations on the number of cookies stored on their hard drive or even block them all.
Can cookies threaten the privacy of users?
Cookies are stored on the computer’s hard drive. They can not access the hard disk – so a cookie can not read other information stored on the hard drive, or get a user’s e-mail, etc. They only contain and transfer to the server all information that the users themselves have disclosed to a Secure website.
A server can not set a cookie for a domain that it is not a member of. Despite this, users often find on their computer cookie files from websites they have never visited. These cookies are usually installed by companies that sell advertising on the Internet on behalf of other websites. Therefore, it may be possible for users to have cookies from other companies or pages that they have not visited. This is the most common reason for people who refuse or fear cookies.
Types of cookies used by Google
We use different types of cookies to run Google websites. Some or all of the cookies listed below may be stored in your browser. You can view and manage cookies in your browser (although mobile browsers can not provide this visibility).
Category of use Example
These cookies allow our websites to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in. For example, when remembering your region, a website may be Capable of providing local weather reports or traffic news. Cookies can also help resize text, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize.
The loss of information stored in a cookie preference can make the web experience less functional, but should not prevent it from working.
Most Google users will have a cookie of preferences called ‘PREF’ in their browsers. The browser sends the cookie with requests to Google sites. The PREF cookie can store your preferences and other information, in particular your preferred language (eg English), the number of search results you want to have results per page (eg 10 or 20), and if you want to have Google SafeSearch filter on.
We use security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of access data, and protect unauthorized third-party user data.
Process cookies help to run the website and deliver the services that the website visitor expects, such as browsing web pages or accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, the site can not function properly.
For example, we use a cookie called ‘RIG’, which makes it possible for Google Docs to open many documents in a browser. Blocking this cookie would prevent Google Docs from working properly.
Sometimes a cookie can be set up in the domain of the site you are visiting. In the case of our DoubleClick product, a cookie called ‘__gads’ can be set in the domain of the site you are visiting.
Other Google properties like YouTube, you can also use the Doubeclick cookie to customize ads. To know more about ads and Youtube.
Google also uses a conversion cookie to help advertisers determine how many people who click on your ads end up buying their products. These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to say that they clicked on the ad and proceeded to the advertiser site. They do not link navigation between advertiser pages and persist for a limited time. These cookies are in the domain googleadservices.com.
Some of our advertising products allow other companies to send their own cookies to your browser. For example, when you visit a page using DoubleClick, it is possible that the cookies are sent to your browser by Google and also by other parties. Each publisher and advertiser can work with various technology and service providers, and each of these parties can set their own cookies, although each cookie can only be read by the domain that sets it. This means that several cookies can be sent to your browser by several companies in the time it takes a single web page to load. This is how online advertising works the most.
Websites often gather information about how users interact with a website. This can include the pages that users visit most often, and whether users receive error messages from certain pages. We use these so-called session state cookies to help us improve our services in order to improve our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not cause the webpage to work, but it will not show or function normally.
Cookies can also be used to measure the effectiveness of anonymous PPC (pay per click) and affiliate advertising.
For example, we use a cookie called ‘recently_watched_video_id_list’ so YouTube can record the videos most recently viewed by a particular browser.
Google Analytics is a free Google web analytics tool that mainly helps website owners understand how their visitors are committed to their website. It also sets cookies on the domain of the site you are visiting. A cookie set with names like ‘__utma’ and ‘__utmz’ is used to collect anonymous information and report web trends without identifying individual visitors. Learn more about Analytics cookies and private information.
Types and purposes of cookies
We assure you that none of the cookies we use will retain personally identifiable information about you. Some cookies personalize your visit, others remember your preferences, while others only provide visitors statistics or work to be able to vote with Facebook for example.
Safeguards of protection
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. You can find the instructions in the security settings in your web browser.
. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu option Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings.
. If you use Firefox, in the menu option Tools> Options> Privacy> Cookies.
. If you use Google Chrome, in the menu option Settings> Privacy.
. If you are using Safari, from the menu option Preferences> Security.
You can use the ‘Help’ section found 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 by which cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on each browser, this private mode may 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 Navigation.
– Google Chrome 10 and higher: Incognito.
– Safari 2 and above: Private Navigation.
– Opera 10.5 and higher: Private Navigation.
Please read the help section of your browser carefully to learn more about how to activate the ‘private mode’. You can continue to visit our website even if your browser is in ‘private mode’, however, the user experience may not be optimal and some utilities may not work.
CASA RURAL LA JARITA thanks you to activate the acceptance of cookies, this helps us to obtain more precise data that allow us to improve the content and the design and service of our Web pages to adapt it to your preferences.
Changes in Cookies Policy
DURATION OF COOKIES & TYPES:
Visitor registration session and / or user: Used to register your session; It is not intrusive nor maintains its registration between visits or in diverse Web sites. Used for things like login areas and shopping carts or access to services. It is integrated with our Web server software. Session cookie. It’s a Technical cookie. They usually last between 15 and 30 minutes, except for exceptions for services of longer duration.
(.PHPSESSIONID): Visitor Registration Session: Used to register your session; It is not intrusive nor maintains its registration between visits or in diverse Web sites. Used for things like login areas and shopping carts. It is integrated into our Web server software. As long as the user activates it when logging in: It is not used to save passwords. It’s a session cookie. It is deleted if you did not log in again, it is used to prevent you from adding your username again. It’s a technical cookie.
(.cookieid): Session cookie ID, is temporary and lasts the same as the session. It’s a technical cookie.
(.cslhVISITOR): Visitor identification cookie for the online help of our application live help (online chat).
.__ utma Unique visitor identification: Used to record unique visitors for statistical and analytical purposes. 2 years Google (Analytic) Analytical.
.__ utmb Determining visitor session: Google Analytics uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is missing, another activity starts the start of a new session. 30 minutes Google (Analytic) Analytics.
.__ utmc Determining visitor session: Google Analytics uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies is missing, another activity starts the start of a new session. Google session cookie (Analytic) Analytics.
.__ utmz Register of traffic sources and navigation: Used to record how you arrived at our website (for a Google search, a notice, etc.) and the routes you follow while navigating our site. We use this information to improve the user experience in future updates. 6 months Google (Analytic) Analytical.
.NID: Google maps cookie that allows you to use web maps to be able to offer you a better service.
.PREF: Coodie from google maps, youtube, and google adsense for maps and videos shown on the web and to display Google’s online advertising.
.SNID: Google Maps Cookie.
.Khcookie: Cookie from Google Maps.
Other possible cookies that according to the page can be sent:
.Google Maps: Enables you to insert a map on the web. Cookies: NID, PREF, SNID, Khcookie.
.Google YouTube: Lets you insert videos on the web. Cookies: PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, use_hitbox, YSC.
.Google Adsense: Lets show advertising on the web. Cookie: PREF.
.Google: Flash cookies or Local share objects associated with Ytimg; Id, associated with DoubleClick.
.WordPress: It allows to analyze the traffic of the web. Cookie: __qca
. Other detected: Seevolution (svlu), Zopim (_zlcid and __cdduid); Magento (fronted and petlab)
.platform.twitter.com temporary user id Twitter.
.statik.ak.facebook.com session and temporary user id Facebook.
.s-statik.ak.facebook.com session and temporary user id Facebook.
.www.facebook.com session and temporary user id Facebook.
What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie. When you access a website and see an ad or click on it, you may enter a cookie in your browser. The data that is collected from these cookies is used to help Google AdSense to better publish and manage the ads on their sites and the entire Web.
Google uses associated advertising companies to serve ads when it visits our website. These companies may use the information they obtain from your visits to this and other websites (not including your name, address, email address, or phone number) to provide you with announcements about products and services that interest you. If you would like to learn more about this practice and know your options to prevent these companies from using this information, please see the Google Adsense policy.
f you continue to use our website without modifying your settings, we understand that you consent to the use of the cookies created by it. You may revoke your consent at any time by disabling the cookies on our website as indicated in the previous section. This revocation of consent may prevent the use of certain services on our website.
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