Updated March 2, 2021
1. Definition of cookie
Biscuits are files that are downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. They allow a site, among other things, to store and retrieve information about a user's browsing habits (site preferences, profile information, etc.) and, depending on the information they contain and the way you use your computer, they can be used to recognize the user.
Cookies can be internal or third-party cookies. Internal cookies are those set by the website's own domain. Third-party cookies come from other external sources, such as advertisements, images, etc. inserted in the web pages.
Cookies must be enabled for certain functions of the www.ecotec.es website.
2. What information is stored in a cookie?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards, bank details, photographs, ID number or personal information. The data they do store is of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of content, etc. The web server does not associate you as a person, but your browser.
3. Classification of cookies
Cookies can be classified according to different criteria.
According to the period in which they remain active:
Depending on the entity that manages them:
- Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that are created when the user visits the website and expire when the session ends, so they are not registered on the user's computer.
- Persistent: these are stored on the computer beyond the browsing session. They allow websites to remember the user's preferences and settings when the user accesses the site again. They remain active for a set period of time, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
According to their purpose:
- Own: these are those established by the domain of the website being visited and are essential for its operation.
- Third-party: they come from other external sources, such as advertisements, images, etc. inserted in the pages. They are used for statistical purposes.
- Technical: these are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know whether a human or an automated application is browsing, whether an anonymous or a registered user is browsing, etc. These are basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Analysis: they collect information on the type of browsing being carried out, the most visited sections, the products consulted, the time of day of use, the language, etc. Their purpose is to introduce improvements based on the analysis of browsing behavior.
- Functional: they allow us to offer improved and personalized functions, such as recognizing a user when they revisit the website; remembering their preferences (user name, language, location, etc.); as well as offering services that the user has requested (watching a video or commenting on a blog post). The information these cookies collect is anonymous, and they cannot track user activity on other websites.
- Advertising: these allow the management of advertising in the spaces that have been enabled for the web pages, depending on the user's browsing habits, country of origin, language, etc.
4. Which ones are used on the site?
The website www.ecotec.es uses the following types of cookies for its correct functioning or for statistical purposes:
ssi--sessionId: It lasts for 365 days. It is a technical cookie and is used to perform searches on the website.
ssi--lastInteraction: They have a duration of 10 minutes. It is a technical cookie and is used to perform searches on the website.
Cookies de sesión de PHP: These are technical cookies and are deleted when the browser is closed.
Statistics (Google Analytics):
_ga: It has a duration of 2 years. It is used to distinguish users.
_gid: It has a duration of 24 hours. Used to distinguish users.
_gat: It has a duration of 1 minute. Used to limit the percentage of requests.
AMP_TOKEN: It lasts from 30 seconds to 1 year. Includes a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from the AMP Client IDs service. Other possible values indicate disables, in-progress requests, or errors obtained when retrieving an ID from the AMP Client IDs service.
_gac_: It has a duration of 90 days. Includes user-related campaign information.
5. Cookies settings for this web
Given this information, the following actions are possible:
1. Accept cookies. You will continue to enjoy our website with all cookies and this notice will not be displayed again.
2. More information. You will find more information related to the cookies used by www.ecotec.es.
7. Ways to deactivate cookies
The cookies stored on your computer or device can be deactivated by following the instructions of the browser itself (normally through the "help" section of the menu). However, it should be borne in mind that disabling a cookie may prevent or hinder browsing or the provision of the services offered on the site.
Below, we provide links to modify the configuration of cookies in the main browsers:
More information about cookies and how to disable them can be found at www.aboutcookies.org.
8. What happens if we deactivate cookies?
To help you understand how useful it can be to disable cookies, here are some examples of actions that you will not be able to perform without allowing access to cookies:
- The website will not be able to perform analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
9. Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, not only delete, but also block, in general or for a specific domain. To delete cookies from a website you have to go to your browser settings where you can search for those associated with the domain in question and delete them.
Web browsers are the tools responsible for storing cookies and from this site should be able to make use of the right to delete or disable them. Neither this site nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by browsers.
In some cases, it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept them.
If you have any doubts or queries about this cookies policy, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact section of the site.