Cookies are files that are downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about a user’s or their computer’s browsing habits, depending on the information they contain and how you use your device.
Additionally, they improve your browsing experience by allowing the website to provide you with information that may be of interest to you based on your use and the content of the site. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to delete them from your computer’s hard drive, block them, or notify you if they are installed. To continue without changes to the cookie settings, simply continue on the website.
The cookies we use do not store any personal data or any information that can identify you, unless you choose to register voluntarily to use the services we provide or to receive information about promotions and content of your interest.
3. Types and Purposes of Cookies
Cookies can be classified according to their duration as follows:
- Session cookies: expire when the user closes the browser.
- Persistent cookies: expire when their purpose is fulfilled (for example, to keep the user identified on the website and in its services) or when manually deleted.
According to their purpose, cookies can be classified as follows:
- Performance cookies (technical and customization): This type of cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services so that you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. For example, it includes settings for video or sound volume, as well as video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser.
- Geolocation cookies: These cookies are used to determine the country where you are requesting a service. This cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to help target content to your location.
- Registration cookies (technical and customization): Registration cookies are generated once the user has registered or subsequently opened a session, and are used to identify the user in the services for the following purposes:
- To keep the user identified, so that if they close a service, the browser, or the computer and then return to the service, they will remain identified, facilitating their navigation without having to identify themselves again. This functionality can be deleted if the user clicks the “log out” feature, removing the cookie. The next time they access the service, the user will need to log in to be identified
- To check if the user is authorized to access certain services, such as participating in a contest.
- Analytics cookies: Whenever a user visits a service or information on the website or a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, Comscore, or others that may be added to this list in case of changes from the current ones), an analytical cookie is generated on the user’s computer. This cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used in future visits to the services on the website to anonymously identify the visitor.
- The main objectives are:
- Allow the anonymous identification of browsing users via the cookie (identifying browsers and devices, not people), and thus the approximate count of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
- Anonymously identify the most visited content and, therefore, the most attractive content for users.
- Determine whether the user accessing the site is new or returning. Note: Unless the user decides to register for a service or content on the website, the cookie will never be associated with any personally identifiable information. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help optimize the user experience on the website.
- First-party advertising cookies: These cookies are used to manage the website owner’s advertising. They determine whether a user has visited the advertised content or not. They also manage advertising spaces on the site by storing data about user behavior during browsing in order to offer advertisements.
- Third-party advertising cookies: In addition to the advertising managed by the website, it may offer advertisers the option to serve ads through third parties (“AdServers”). These third parties can store cookies sent from the website’s content from the users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored in them. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies.
4. How to Block or Delete Installed Cookies
You can allow, block, or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring your browser options. You can find information on how to do this for the most common browsers through the links provided below:
We inform you, however, that disabling some cookies may prevent or hinder browsing or the provision of services offered on the website.