A cookie is a data file that is stored in your computer or mobile device by means of a Web server and only that server will be able to recover or read the contents of the cookie and allow the website to remember browser preferences and to navigate in an efficient manner. Cookies make the interaction between the user and the website faster and easier.
This website employs cookies. Cookies are small text files generated by the Websites that you visit and contain session data that may be used later on the website. This allows the web to remember information about your visit, which may facilitate your next visit, thus making the website more useful.
How do Cookies work?
Cookies can only store text, which is normally anonymous and encrypted. No personal information is stored in a cookie, nor can it be associated with an identified or identifiable person.
The data allow this website to maintain your information on its pages and also make it possible to analyse the way in which users interact with the website. Cookies are secure, since they can only store the information placed in them by the browser, which is information that the user has introduced into the browser or that is included when requesting the site. It is neither possible to execute the code nor to use it to access your computer. If a website encrypts the information of a cookie, only that website can read that information.
What types of cookies exist?
The cookies used on this website can be characterised according to the following criteria:
- Type of cookies according to the entity that manages them:
According to the entity that manages the equipment or domain from which the cookies are sent and deals with the data that are obtained, there are:
- *The website’s own cookies: Those sent to the user’s terminal device from equipment or a domain managed by the editor himself and which is employed to provide the service requested by the user.
- *Third-party cookies. Those that are sent to the user’s terminal device from equipment or a domain that is not managed by the editor, but rather by another entity that deals with the data obtained by means of the cookies.
If the cookies are installed from equipment or a domain managed by the editor himself, but the information collected by them is managed by a third-party, they cannot be considered as cookies proper.
- Types of cookies according to the period of time that they remain activated:
According to the period of time during which the cookies remain activated in the terminal device, there are:
- *Session Cookies: these types of cookies are designed to receive and store data while the user accesses the website. They are used solely to store information that it is only of interest to maintain in order to provide the service requested by the user on one occasion (e.g. a list of products acquired).
- *Permanent Cookies: These are a type of cookies in which the data remain stored in the terminal and can be accessed and dealt with during a defined period by the person responsible for the cookie, which may vary from a few minutes to several years.
- Types of cookies according to their purpose:
According to the purpose for which the data obtained by the cookies are dealt with, there are:
- *Technical cookies: Those which allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and the use of the different options or services on it, such as controlling the trafficking and communication of data, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, remembering the elements of which a request is formed, carrying out an inscription request or participation in an event, using security elements while browsing, storing content in order to share videos or sound, or sharing content on social networks.
- *Personalisation cookies: Those which allow the user to access the service with certain characteristics of a general predefined nature according to a series of criteria on the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of navigator employed to access the service, the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.
- *Analysis cookies: Those which allow the person responsible for them to follow and analyse users’ behaviour on the website to which they are linked. The information obtained using this type of cookies is employed to measure the activity of websites, applications or platforms and to create browser profiles of the users of those websites, applications or platforms in order to make improvements according to the analysis of the use data that the service users carry out.
Which cookies do we use?
The Service Engineering Community Website employs cookies (small information archives that the server sends to the computer of the person who accesses the website) in order to ensure the user’s correct functioning and visualisation of the Website. The following specific cookies are employed:
- *catAccCookies: This is a first part personalisation cookie that is generated when the user presses the ‘Accept’ button on the cookie notification bar. It lasts for a month. It is used in order not to show the bar to those users who already have this cookie.
- *wordpress_test_cookie: This is a first part technical cookie. It is a session cookie. It is used to access the private part via the /wp-admin in order to verify whether the user has the cookies activated.
The Service Engineering Community also has third-party portals and services for those people who, if they wish to discover the privacy and use conditions of the cookies, can consult the policies provided by them:
How to manage Cookies on your equipment: the deactivation and deletion of cookies
All Internet navigators make it possible to limit the behaviour of a cookie or to deactivate the cookies by using the configuration or the browse options. The steps involved in this process are different for each browser, and you can find instructions in the help menu of your navigator.
You can permit, block or delete the cookies installed in your equipment by using the options configuration of the browser installed on your computer:
*For more information about Internet Explorer, press here.
* For more information about Chrome, press here.
* For more information about Safari, press here.
* For more information about Firefox, press here.
Your browser also allows you to see the cookies that are on your computer, and to eliminate them if you deem this to be necessary. The cookies are data files; you can open them and read their content. The data in them are almost always encrypted with a numerical key corresponding to a session on the Internet and will, therefore, often not make much sense outside the website that wrote them.