1. WHAT COOKIES ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED
A cookie is a file that downloads on users’ devices when they go to certain websites to store and recover information about browsing done on that device.
Cookies allow us, among other things, to store and recover information about the user’s decisions and habits in order to improve the user’s experience. At l’Infus we use them to personalise the experience of our website, to identify and record the registered user and to facilitate browsing.
These settings are normally found under the “Options” or “Preferences” heading on the browser menu.
These are the instructions to configure cookies on the main browsers:
· Chrome: Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content set up. For more information, please consult Google support or the browser’s Help menu.
· Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Record file -> Personalised set up. For more information, please consult Google support or the browser’s Help menu.
· Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Set up. For more information, please consult Google support or the browser’s Help menu.
· Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, please consult Google support or the browser’s Help menu.
2. TYPES OF COOKIES THAT CAN BE USED
Cookies, in function of their duration, can be divided into session cookies or permanent ones. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The second ones expire when the aim that they are used for is achieved (for example, so that the user remains identified on the website) or when they are manually erased.
Additionally, in function of the aim, cookies can be classified in the following manner:
· Performance cookies:
This type of cookies remembers your preferences for the tools related to services, so that they don’t need to be configured for service again every time that you visit.
As an example, this type includes:
Volume settings on video or sound players.
The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
· Geo-localization cookies:
These cookies are used to find out what country you are in when you request a website or a service. This cookie is totally anonymous, and is only used to help orient the contents of your location.
· Registration cookies:
Registration cookies are generated once the user has registered or opens a session after having registered, and they are used to identify the user on the websites and services for the following purposes:
To keep the user identified so that, if a service or website closes, when the browser or computer is opened again at another time or on another day, and the user enters the service or website again, he or she will remain identified, facilitating browsing so that users do not need to identify themselves again. This function can be suppressed if the user presses the “Close” button, so that this cookie is eliminated and the next time the user enters the website, he or she will have to open a session in order to be identified. Check whether the user is authorised to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.
Additionally, some services can use connections to third parties such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google. When users register on a service with the credentials of a social network or third-party system of identification, they authorise it to save a cookie that remembers their identity and guarantees access to the website until it expires. Users can erase this cookie and revoke access to the website by way of social networks or third-party systems of identification by updating their preferences on the social network specified.
· Analysis cookies:
Each time that a user visits a website or service, a tool of an outside supplier (Google Analytics and similar) generates an analytic cookie in the user’s device. This cookie, which is only generated by a visit, will be used by l’Infus services on later visits to identify the visitor anonymously.
The main aims are:
To allow anonymous identification users who browse through the “cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their trends over time.
To anonymously identify the most heavily visited contents and, therefore, the ones that are most attractive for users.
To find out whether the user who is entering is new or is visiting again.
Important: unless users decide to register on website, the cookie will never be associated with any personal information that can identify them. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that will help to optimise the experience of users on the website.
In addition, you can prevent data provided by the cookie to Google regarding the use of the Website to be recorded (included your IP address), as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here in your computer.
· Advertising cookies:
This type of cookies allows the gathering of information about the advertisements shown on the websites. The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies. L’Infus doesn’t have outside advertising, so these are not used.
Information regarding the cookies used on our website:
cookie – duration – purpose
__utma – 2 years – Internal measurement with Google Analytics.
__utmb – 30 minutes – Internal measurement with Google Analytics.
__utmz – 6 months – Internal measurement with Google Analytics.
NID – 6 months – Google Maps visualization.
PREF – 2 years – Google Maps visualization.