A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when accessing certain websites. Cookies enable a website, among other things, to store and retrieve data about users' browsing habits or their equipment and, depending on the data they contain and the way the equipment is used, they can be used to recognise users.
Cookies are essential for the operation of the internet, providing innumerable advantages in the provision of interactive services, facilitating navigation and usability of the website.
The information provided below will help you to understand the different types of cookies:
WHAT TYPES OS COOKIES ARE THERE?
1. Types of cookies according to the entity that manages the equipment or domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained can be distinguished:
- Proprietary cookies:
These cookies are sent to the user's equipment from a server or domain managed by the website editor and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies:
Those that are sent to the user's device from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
If cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the same publisher, but the information collected through these is managed by a third party, they are not considered proprietary cookies.
2. Types of cookies according to the period of time that they remain activated in the terminal equipment can be distinguished as:
- Session cookies:
A type of cookie designed to request and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that is only required for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g., a list of products purchased).
- Persistent cookies:
These cookies store data in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
3. The types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is processed can be distinguished between:
- Technical cookies:
Technical cookies enable users to navigate a website, platform or application and use the different options or services on it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted-access sections, remembering the elements that make up an order, completing the purchase process for an order, completing a registration request or participating in an event, using security elements while browsing, storing content for disseminating videos and sound and sharing content through social networks.
- Customisation cookies:
These cookies enable users to access the service with certain general features predefined based on a series of criteria on their device such as language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional configuration from where the service is accessed, etc.
- Analysis cookies:
Enable the entity responsible for them to monitor and analyse users' behaviour on the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, applications or platforms and to create navigation profiles for the users of these sites, applications and platforms in order to introduce improvements in based on analysing the usage data of users of the service.
- Advertising cookies:
These enable the most effective management possible of any advertising spaces that the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which a requested service is provided based on criteria such as content published or advertisement display frequency.
- Behavioural advertising cookies:
These cookies enable, in the most effective manner possible, the management of advertising spaces that, if applicable, the editor has included on a website, application or platform from which the service requested is provided. These cookies store information about users' behaviour obtained by continuously observing their browsing habits, which enables a specific profile to be created to display advertising based on it.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE?
Pursuant to article 22.2 of Law 34/2002, 11 July, Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSI-CE), SUMCAB SPECIALCABLE GROUP SL informs that the cookies used on its website are:
Proprietary and analysis cookies.
Server from where it is sent: www.sumcab.com
Expiry date: Two years
SUMCAB SPECIALCABLE GROUP SL also informs users that they may configure their browser so that they are informed of the cookies received and may, if desired, prevent them from being installed on their hard drive.
The links for several browsers, through which this configuration can be made, are provided below:
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los- sitios-we
Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/internet-explorer/delete-manage- cookies#ie=ie-10