What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive or the memory of the computer that accesses or visits the pages of certain websites, so that the user’s preferences can be known when they connect again. The cookies stored on the user’s hard drive cannot read the data contained on it, access personal information or read the cookies created by other providers.
What kind of cookies exist?
Types listed by the entity that processes them:
First-party cookies: are generated by the page you are visiting.
Third-party cookies: are generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
Types listed by the period of time they remain active:
Session cookies: are a kind of cookie that is designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a webpage.
Persistent cookies: are a type of cookie in which the data remains stored in the terminal and may be accessed and processed for a period defined by those responsible for the cookie.
Types listed by purpose:
Technical cookies: are the most basic and allow, among other things, knowledge of whether the browser is a human or an automated application, an anonymous user or a registered one, which are basic tasks for the functioning of any dynamic website.
Personalization cookies: allow the user to access the service with certain general characteristics predefined in their terminal or defined by the users themselves. For example, language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the design of the content selected, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.
Analysis cookies: gather data on the kind of browsing you are doing, the sections you use most, products looked at, time slot of use, language, etc.
Advertising cookies: show advertising based on your browsing, country of origin, language, etc.
Behavioral advertising cookies: permit the effective management of advertising spaces included in the webpage or application from which the service is provided. These cookies store information about the behavior of users acquired through observation, allowing subsequent development of a specific profile for displaying advertising.
What type of cookies do we use on sb.digital?
Operating and personalization cookies
viewed_cookie_policy: this cookie remembers if the cookies policy was accepted, and will, accordingly, display the initial cookies notice or not. This cookie lasts for 15 days.
Social network cookies
These social network cookies, in particular those of Google + and Linkedin, are used to include access links to social networks for the purpose of linking and sharing certain contents from the portal, so that it is not necessary to enter the information each time the connection button is clicked. The information is stored only on the social networks.
For more information on the cookies policy of each social network on which the Association has a profile, the following links may be consulted:
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies
– Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/privacy.
__qca, _leo_profile, lipt, bcookie, lang, lidc, scsc: are cookies that are used to allow the functionality of the share button for sharing content from the website on Linkedin. The duration of these cookies varies, and each one is different.
APISID, BEAT, HSID, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID: are cookies that are used when creating or beginning a session in a Google account, so if a session with the account is maintained active, Google uses that data to associate it with the account. This also enables the functionality of the button for sharing content from the site on Google +. Additionally, as we use Google Maps on our website, they are also used to display geographical locations.
The duration of these cookies varies, and each one is different.
The cookies that are used for this purpose on our website are the following (information on purposes provided by Google through its “Developers” page):
__utma: this randomly generated number is used to determine unique visitors to our site. This cookie has an expiration time of two years.
__utmb: this randomly generated number works with _utmc to calculate the average amount of time users spend on our site. This cookie lasts for 30 minutes.
__utmc: this randomly generated number works with _utmb to calculate the average amount of time users spend on our site. This is a session cookie so it is deleted when the browser is closed.
__utmz: this is a randomly generated number and information on how you arrived at a site (for example, directly, or via a link, organic search or payment). This cookie lasts for 6 months.
For more information on this type of cookie you may consult the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/technologies/types/; https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.
How do I disable cookies?
The way the user is able to disable cookies depends on the browser or browsers they use. All browsers allow the cookie settings to be changed. Below we explain the steps to take to find these settings in the main browsers currently used, though the steps described may vary depending on the browser version:
To access the cookies settings in Firefox follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- In History select Use custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the option Accept cookies from websites, and you can activate or deactivate this according to your preferences.
To access the cookies settings in Internet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet options.
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust it to the level of privacy you want.
To access the cookies settings in Chrome follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or click on the personalization icon that appears in the top-right.
- You will see various sections, click on the option Show advanced settings.
- Go to Privacy, Content settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- A list will appear of all cookies ordered by domain. To make it easier to find the cookies for a specific domain, enter part or all of the address in the Search cookies box.
- After applying this filter one or various lines will appear on the screen with the cookies for the requested website. Now you just need to select it and click on the X to go ahead with deletion.
To access the cookies settings in Safari for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Privacy.
- Here you will see the Block cookies option to adjust the type of blocking you want.
To access the cookies settings in Safari for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the Block cookies option to adjust the type of blocking you want.
Link to Google privacy policies: http://www.google.es/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Link to help with Android: https://support.google.com/android/?hl=en#topic=7313011.
To access the cookies settings for Android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open the browser and press Menu, then Settings.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Accept cookies, and you can use the checkbox to activate or deactivate.
Windows Phone: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/11696/windows-phone-7.
To access the cookies settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Configuration.
- Now you can activate or deactivate the Allow cookies checkbox.
Opera Browser: http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/en/cookies.html.
What are the consequences of disabling cookies?
If the user blocks the activation of cookies or deactivates them when they had been previously authorized, this could affect the working of some functionalities of the website, for example, among others, that information about the acceptance of the initial notice on cookies is not saved, meaning that it will be shown on your next visit. This is the case for the cookies mentioned in the section “Operating and personalization cookies”.
Similarly, we will also be unable to obtain information about users’ browsing on our website, which will prevent or hinder the improvement of the information and content we publish as well as its presentation. This is the case for the cookies mentioned in the section “Google Analytics”.
Finally, the deactivation of social network cookies will prevent linking or sharing content from the website on the social networks.
Changes or updates to our cookies policies
It is possible that the structure and functionalities of the present website may be modified to add new sections, services or content, which may mean that our use and therefore our policy on cookies are also modified. That is why we recommend that each time users access our website they review our published cookies policy to see if there has been any change since their last visit.