What are cookies?
Cookies and other similar techniques are text or image files that the website visited installs in the user’s device (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.). They are tools that play an essential role in the provision of many information society services. Among other things, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their computer and, depending on the information obtained, can be used to recognise the user and improve the service offered. Depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:
- Own cookies:
Those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher 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 publisher itself, but by other entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
In the event that the cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the length of time they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be classified into:
- Session cookies:
Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that only needs to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
- Persistent cookies:
The data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie owner, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification with six types of cookies according to the purpose that the data obtained is used for:
- Technical cookies:
They allow the user to browse a webpage, platform or app and use their existing options and services, such as for example, managing data traffic and communication, identifying the session, visiting restricted access sections, remembering the elements on an order, placing an order, signing up for or participating in an event, using security elements during a search, storing content for video or sound streaming or sharing content in social networks.
- Personalised cookies:
They allow the user to access the service with some pre-defined characteristics of a general nature according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as for example, language, type of browser through which the service is accessed, regional setting the service is accessed from, etc.
- Analytic cookies:
They allow the responsible parties to monitor and analyse the user’s behaviour on the webpages they are linked to. Information gathered through these types of cookies is used to measure website, app or platform activity and to construct user search profiles on such sites, apps or platforms, aimed at improvements based on the analysis of usage data form users of the service.
- Advertising cookies:
They allow the most efficient possible management of advertising space.
- Behavioural advertising cookies:
They store information on the behaviour of users obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed in order to display advertising based on it.
- External social media cookies:
How can you opt-out of cookies?
You have the option to allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on it. By disabling cookies, some of the services available may no longer be operational. The way to disable cookies is different for each browser, but it usually can be done from the “Tools” or “Options” menu. You can also consult the browser’s “Help” menu where you can find instructions. The user may at any time choose which cookies they want to operate on this website.
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge:
- Mozilla Firefox:
In addition, you can also manage your browser’s cookie store using tools such as the following:
- Your Online Choices:
Cookies used on www.aryse.eu
The cookies that are being used on this website are identified below, as well as their type and function:
Acceptance of the Cookies Policy
Given this information, the following actions are possible:
- Accepting cookies:
This notice will not be displayed again when accessing any page of the portal during this session.
The advert will be hidden in the current page.
- Modifying your configuration
You can find out more about what cookies are, learn about the Cookies Policy of www.aryse.eu and modify your browser settings.