The download of this type of elements, suppose the capacity to collect information of the user’s activity and has implications in relation to their privacy.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer when you browse websites. A simple example would be when you enter the page of a web email account such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo Mail.
Cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s browser and do not contain or collect information. They are used, for example, to keep the authenticated user in an account like the previous ones without it being necessary to authenticate each time they access their account. Another example is advertising where based on ads that the user has previously visited, they try to offer more relevant ads.
At La Huerta de Elvira we use the following types of cookies:
First party cookies: these are strictly necessary cookies. They allow the user to interact with the website using all its functions. (Duration between 23 days and three months).
Performance and analysis cookies: these are cookies used for analysis and statistics that improve the website experience. By using these cookies more relevant information can be displayed to visitors. (Duration between 100 days and 1 year).
Affiliate Cookies: As a website with affiliate links, this type of cookie allows the affiliate company to detect that a customer of yours comes from this site.
Advertising cookies: these are the cookies used by the advertising elements on the blog (Google AdSense).
Likewise, Google Analytics enables cookies called:
“__Utma”: it is necessary for the operation of Google Analytics and has an expiration period of 2 years.
“__Utmz”: it is used to carry out the location of the visit, that is, from where and how the user came to our website and expires after 6 months).
The objective is to collect statistics: the number of visits, the period of consultations, the search engine used to access the website, the keywords used, the global location of the visitor, the contents visited on the website, as well as other traffic parameters on the website, always from anonymity.
Google stores this information collected by cookies so that no user is identified. Nor is your IP address associated with any other information you have. In addition, Google Inc is a company that is adhered to the Safe Harbor Agreement. This agreement guarantees that the transferred data will be treated in accordance with the protection levels of European regulations. For more information about Google Analytics you can go to the following link.
How to disable cookies?
All browsers allow changes to be made that enable you to disable the cookie settings. These settings are located in the “options” or “preferences” of your browser menu.
Here are the links with instructions for different browsers where you will see how to disable cookies.
However, remember that disabling cookies means losing functionality on many websites.
Instructions for Internet Explorer
Instructions for Mozilla Firefox
Instructions for Google Chrome
Instructions for Safari
If you do not want to be tracked by cookies, Google has developed a plug-in to install in your browser that you can access at the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.