What is a Cookie?
Cookies are files (they are not executable files or programs and therefore cannot spread or contain viruses or other malicious software or have a length exceeding 4,000 characters) which contain small amounts of information, which download themselves onto the user’s device when they visit a website. Their main purpose is to recognise the user each time they access the Website, also allowing quality to be improved and offering better use of the Website.
Cookies are essential for the operation of the internet, as among other functions, they help to identify and resolve potential operating errors of the Website.
Access to the Website entails the express acceptance of the use of the Cookies detailed in this Policy on devices used to make such access. If Cookies are deactivated, browsing on the Website may not be optimal and some features of the Website will not work correctly.
Specifically, Tecnitex is using Cookies to allow users to log in in cases where this is necessary to access certain sections of the Website, as well as remembering the login details of these users on future visits, and to thereby be able to offer a more convenient browsing experience.
Finally, third party cookies may be installed in case of the user using tools to share any content of the website on different social networks. These cookies are installed by the social networks on which the content is shared, to find out more about them. It is recommended to visit the pages of these social networks.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be classified based on the entity that manages them, the time they remain active or their purpose. On some occasions we may find that the same cookie is included in more than one category.
Based on their ownership
Own cookies: These are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain managed by Tecnitex
Third party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a device or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
Based on their lifespan
Session cookies: These gather data while the user is browsing on the web page.
Persistent cookies: These remain stored on the terminal and which can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the cookie manager, which may range from a few minutes to several years.
Based on their purpose
Technical cookies: These are used internally and are necessary for the operation of the website.
Analytics cookies: These allow the collection of statistical information on users’ activity. This information is compiled anonymously and allows browsing on our website to be optimised in order to guarantee better service for the user.
Personalisation cookies: These allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria on the user’s terminal, such as language, type of browser through which the service is accessed, the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, controlling traffic and communication of data, and accessing restricted access sections, etc.
Advertising cookies: These allow the most effective management possible of advertising spaces which, if applicable, the publisher has included on a web page, application or platform from which the requested service is provided based on criteria such as the content published or the frequency with which advertisements are shown.
Behavioural advertising cookies: These allow the most effective management possible of advertising spaces which, if applicable, the publisher has included on a web page, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behaviour of users, obtained through continuously observing their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile for showing advertising based on this.
Third party cookies.
Through its website, Tecnitex uses Google Analytics and Google Adservices/ Syndication, services provided by Google, Inc., an entity whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (hereafter, “Google”).
Behavioural advertising cookies:
Each time a user visits the Website, a persistent cookie is assigned which for a determined period will store information on their behaviour by observing their browsing habits on the Website, which allows Tecnitex to identify the user and show them certain advertising based on it. Once users leave the Website, they will be shown advertising on products or services of the Website that they showed interest in.
Additionally, if they browse other web pages which publish advertising of Tecnitex services, we inform users that viewing the advertisements is managed through data obtained through a cookie to which we may have access in order to carry out monitoring of the advertising campaign related with this advertisement, as well as to show certain advertising.
If you would like more information on this, you can visit the following URL:
Google ADSERVICES / SYNDICATION
User configuration to avoid Cookies
Thus, you may block Cookies through the configuration tools of the browser, or configure your browser to notify you when a server wishes to save a Cookie:
- If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Configuration
- If you use Firefox, in the menu option Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies
- If you use Google Chrome, in the menu option Configuration > Privacy
- If you use Safari, in the menu option Preferences > Security
You can use the “Help” section that you will find in the toolbar of the majority of browsers to change the settings of your browser; however, some of the features of our online services may not function or may be more complicated to access if you reject all cookies.
Many browsers allow a private mode to be activated, through which cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on each browser, this private mode may have different names. Below is a list of the most common browsers and the different names of this “private mode”:
- Internet Explorer 8 and higher: InPrivate
- FireFox 3.5 and higher: Private Browsing
- Google Chrome 10 and higher: Incognito
- Safari 2 and higher: Private Browsing
- Opera 10.5 and higher: Private Browsing
Please read the help section of your browser closely to find out more about how to activate the “private mode”. You will be able to continue visiting our Website, even if your browser is in “private mode”; nevertheless, the user experience may not be optimal and some utilities may not function.
In case of the user deciding to deactivate all Cookies, the quality and speed of the service may be reduced, and the user may even lose access to some services or sections offered on the Website.
Latest update: 15th of May 2020.