What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal equipment in order to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. In other words, it is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way in which they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize the user.
Their main functions are:
- To handle user control: when a user enters their username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to be entering them each time they access the server. However, a cookie does not identify just one person, but rather a combination of computer-browser-user.
- To obtain information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts, from advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy issues and this is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors.
There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used. This way we can differentiate the following cookies, among others:
- Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviour and actions of the users of the website, as well as to elaborate navigation profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.
- Advertising cookies: they allow efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, verifying whether or not the user has already had access to a news item in order to update it with a new one.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on the behaviour of users, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows to establish user profiles based on their behaviour and use them to personalize the advertised products or services.
- If the user wishes to have more information about cookies, they can consult the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What type of cookies does this website use?
|Ownership||Purpose||Cookie name||Description of the purpose||Expiration|
|Google Analytics||Analytics||_ga||It is used to distinguish users||2 years|
|Google Analytics||Analytics||_gid||It is used to distinguish users.||24 hours|
|Google Analytics||Analytics||_ ga_<container-id>||It is used to maintain session state.||2 years|
|Google Analytics||Marketing||_ gac_gb _<container-id>||It includes information related to the campaign. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, the Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie, unless you disable it.||90 days|
|Google Analytics||Analytics||__ utma||It allows to track the behaviour of the user and their use of the Web||2 years|
|Google Analytics||Analytics||__utmz _||It stores the source of traffic or campaign from which the user reaches the Web.||persistent|
|Google AdSense||Marketing||_ gcl_au||Used by Google AdSense to experiment with advertising efficiency across websites using its services||3 months|
|Marketing||ide||It helps to improve the functioning of websites thanks to the tracking of user behaviour on other pages||2 years|
|Marketing||nid||It helps to improve the functioning of websites thanks to the tracking of user behaviour on other pages||6 months|
|Marketing||uid||It helps track users across different websites||persistent|
|Techniques||lidc||To facilitate data centre selection||24 hours|
|Techniques||lang||It is used to remember a user’s language settings||Session|
|Marketing||UserMatchHistory||This cookie is used to track visitor behaviour in order to provide better personalized advertising.||1 month|
|Marketing||bcookie||LinkedIn cookie used by share buttons and advertising tags.||1 year|
|Techniques||AnalyticsSyncHistory||It is used to store information about the time a synchronization was performed with the lms_analytics cookie||30 days|
|Marketing||lms_ads||It is used to identify LinkedIn members outside of LinkedIn, for advertising purposes||30 days|
|Analytics||lms_analytics||It is used to identify LinkedIn members outside of LinkedIn, for analytics purposes||30 days|
|Techniques||li_mc||It is used as a temporary cache to avoid searching in databases for a member’s consent for the use of non-essential cookies and it is also used to get information about the client’s consent to apply it.||6 months|
The portal owned by ECOMT contains links to third-party websites, whose privacy policies are unrelated to ECOMT. By accessing such websites, you can decide whether to accept their privacy and cookie policies. In general, if you browse the internet, you can accept or reject third-party cookies from the configuration options of your browser.
How to manage cookie settings?
This section contains a brief explanation of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system in relation to the most common or most used browsers.
In this sense, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a website, specifically to verify their existence, their duration or the elimination system. In this sense, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:
On the other hand, the user may allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their computer by modifying the configuration of their browser in accordance with the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes, it is indicated that usually the configuration of cookies is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser. In any case, you can always go to the help of your browser to solve or resolve any doubt you may have.