Last update: 24/03/2018
Why do I have to inform you about cookies?
Within the regulation LSSI-CE (Law of the information society and electronic commerce), there is a section dedicated to the cookies it requires, to those who have a website or a blog that downloads third-party cookies in your browser, informing the user about the type of cookies, the duration and the purpose of each of them.
You will already imagine that this is not exactly simple…
But I have an obligation to try to get as close as possible to these demands.
The fact is that this blog uses its own and third-party cookies to get you a better browsing experience, you can share content on social networks and also obtain statistics and browsing habits of users of this blog.
As an user, you can refuse the processing of data or information by blocking these cookies by configuring your browser. But of course, you should know that if you do it, this site it will not work correctly…
What is clear is that according to article 22.2 of Law 34/2002 on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce:
“If you continue browsing, you will be giving your consent for the use of these cookies”
And what is a cookie?
Well, a cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages or blogs.
Cookies allow that page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about your browsing habits or your equipment, and depending on the information they contain and the way you use your equipment, they can be used to recognize you.
In any case, a cookie is not a virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, or open windows pop-up.
Taking into account the way in which the Internet and websites work, it is not always possible to have information on the cookies placed by third parties through my blog. This applies especially to cases in which my blog contains what are called integrated elements: texts, documents, images or short films that are stored elsewhere but shown in this blog.
In addition to the derivatives of analysis plugins used by albertochueca.com
And remember that if you do not want cookies stored in your browser or if you want to receive a notification each time a cookie requests to be installed, you can configure your browser to do so.
Most browsers allow the management of cookies in 3 different ways:
- Cookies are always rejected.
- The browser asks if the user wants to install each cookie.
- Cookies are always accepted. The browser may also include the possibility of specifying better which cookies have to be accepted and which do not. You usually have these options:
- Reject the cookies of certain domains.
- Reject third-party cookies.
- Accept cookies as non-persistent (they are deleted when the browser closes).
- Allow the server to create cookies for a different domain.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you such as credit cards or bank details, photographs or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, statistics, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person, but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with the Chrome browser and try to navigate through the same web with the Firefox browser, you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person, because in reality you are associating the information with the browser, not person.
What kind of cookies are there?
- Technical cookies: they are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous and registered user navigates, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Analysis cookies: they collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products that you consult, time zone of use, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: show advertising based on your browsing, country of origin, language, etc.
What are own and third party cookies?
Own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting (in this case, albertochueca.com) and those of third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, YouTube, Mailrelay, etc.
Own cookies that I use.
These are the types of cookies that I use on this blog, albertochueca.com:
Login: these cookies are for logging in and allow you to enter and exit your albertochueca.com account.
Personalization: these cookies help me to remember what people or websites have interacted with, so that I can show you related content.
Preferences: these cookies allow me to remember your settings and preferences, such as the preferred language and your privacy settings.
Security: these cookies are to avoid security risks. Mainly to detect when someone is trying to hack your albertochueca.com account
Third party cookies that I use
This blog, like most websites and blogs, includes features provided by third parties.
Keep in mind that a large part of my work consists of testing third party functionalities and resources (analysis software, plugins, SEO tools, etc.) to analyze them and then explaining my discoveries and experiences, and this can occasionally modify the configuration of cookies and those cookies not listed in this policy appear.
It is important that you know that they are provisional cookies that are not always possible to inform and that they only have purposes of study and evaluation.
Under no circumstances will be used cookies that compromise your privacy.
Among the most stable third-party cookies that could be installed while browsing albertochueca.com are:
Those generated by analysis services:
Google Analytics, is a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company whose main office is at the 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Help the blog to analyze the use made by users and improve the usability of it, but in any case are associated with data that could get to identify the user.
You can also check the type of cookies used by Google in addition to the Google+ cookie and Google Maps.
Those generated by the WordPress content manager:
In my case, Alberto Chueca Forcén, I am a user of the WordPress content manager, owned by the American company Automattic, Inc. That is why the uses of their cookies are not under my control or my management. They can change their function at any time and enter new cookies.
Social network cookies:
Social media cookies can be stored in your browser when you browse the blog, for example when you use the share button with an albertochueca.com article in any social red.
The companies that generate these cookies corresponding to the social networks that use this blog have their own cookie policies:
Google+ cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.
LinkedIn cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.
Facebook cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.
YouTube cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.
Instagram cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.
So the privacy implications are a function of each social network and depend on the privacy of that network. In no case, neither I (Alberto Chueca Forcén) as the person in charge of this blog nor the advertisers, we can obtain personal identifiable information of these cookies.
How to manage and deactivate these cookies.
If you do not want the websites or blogs, put any cookie on your computer, you can adapt the browser’s location so that they interest you before you download any.
You can also adapt the option of cookies in order to the browser reject all the cookies. And you can also delete the cookies that are already on your computer.
Keep in mind that you have to adapt separately the use of each browser and equipment you use.
But do not worry, if you want to know how to configure the installation of cookies, here are these links with the guides provided by the most used browsers:
More information about cookies
You can get more information about cookies on the Internet: http://www.aboutcookies.org/
If you wish to have greater control over the installation of cookies, you can install programs or add-ons in your browser, known as “Do not track” tools, which allows you to choose those cookies that you would liketo allow.
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