What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that some platforms, such as web pages, can install on your computer, smartphone, tablet or television connected to the Internet. Its functions can be varied: store your browsing preferences, collect statistical information, allow certain technical features … Sometimes cookies are used to store basic information about the browsing habits of the user or his equipment, to the point, according to The cases, to be able to recognize it.
Why are they important?
Cookies are useful for several reasons. From a technical point of view, they allow web pages to function more agile and adapted to customers preferences, such as storing their language of choice, city or country of residence, etc… In addition, they help webmasters to improve the services they offer, thanks to the statistical information they collect through them.
Browsing the website of ascri.org, supposes that the following types of cookies can be installed:
Performance Improvement Cookies:
This type of cookies keeps your preferences for certain tools or services so you do not have to reconfigure them each time you visit our portal and in some cases may be provided by third parties. In the case of e-commerce websites, they allow you to keep information about your shopping cart.
We use the so-called “session status cookies” to improve our services in order to improve the users browsing experience. If these cookies are blocked or deleted, the website will continue to function.
Strictly needed cookies:
These cookies are necessary for the correct use of the web page, allowing access to sections that might have security filters. Without these cookies, many of the services available would not be operational.
They are those that, well treated by us or by third parties, allow us to effectively manage the advertising spaces of our website, adapting the content of the advertisement to the content of the service requested or to the use made of our website. Thanks to it we can know your Internet browsing habits and show you advertising related to your browsing profile.
Google Analytics is a free Google web analytics tool that mainly allows website owners to know how users interact with your website. It also enables cookies in the domain of the site you are in, and uses a set of cookies called “__utma” and “__utmz” to collect information anonymously and to report on trends in websites without identifying individual users. Learn more about Google Analytics cookies and privacy information. Thanks to this we can study the navigation through our web pages, and improve.
Other third party cookies:
Third party cookies can be installed to manage and improve the services they offer. An example of this use are the links to the social networks that allow to share our contents.
How can I configure my preferences?
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring your browser options. In the event that you block them, certain services that need to be used may not be available to you.
Here are links to information on how you can activate your preferences in the main browsers:
Browser settings; for example:
Chrome, from http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Explorer, from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Firefox, from http://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-that-the-sites-we
Safari, from http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042