Cookies policy

COOKIES POLICY OF www.alcion.com
Date of last update: 28/02/2020

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small files that are stored on the hard disk or in the browser of the computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with Internet browsing functions and help, among others: personalize the services of the owner of the website, facilitate navigation and usability across the same, obtain additional information from visitors to the website, enable the reproduction and display of multimedia content on the website itself, allow elements of interaction between the user and the website itself, enable security tools, and so on.

TERMS USED IN THIS COOKIES POLICY

  • Web Usability: can be defined as the experience a user has when browsing, using and interacting with a web page
  • Aggregated information: non-nominal information, typically numerical and for the purpose of providing statistical information
  • Terminal equipment: computer (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) of the user who browses the Internet
  • Publisher: responsible or owner of the website
  • Third: external entity, collaborator, service provider or related to the publisher, involved in the management of some cookies
  • Responsible for the cookie: the publisher, responsible, owner of the website or even the third party in some cases
  • Browsing habits: trends shown by the user when navigating through a website, such as time spent on the site, sections visited, most frequent pages, origin of the visit, destination of the visit, among others.

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?

Depending on the entity that manages them:

  • Own cookies: Are those sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain managed by the owner of the website and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
  • Third party cookies: Are those sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the owner of the website and from which the service requested by the user is provided but for another entity that processes the data gathered by the cookie.

Depending on the duration on the user’s terminal:

  • Session cookies: these are a type of cookie designed to collect and store information while the user is accessing a website.
  • Persistent cookies; these are a type of cookie in which the data continue to be stored on the user’s computer 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.

Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is processed:

  • Personalization cookies: these are cookies that enable the user to access the service pursuant to certain general, pre-defined characteristics according to a range of criteria on the user’s terminal, such as e.g. language, browser type used to access the service, regional configuration from where the service is accessed, etc.
  • Technical cookies: these are cookies that enable the user to browse the web page, platform or application and use the different options or service on it, e.g. to control traffic and data communication, to identify the session, to access restricted web site areas, to record elements that go to make up an order, to make a subscription or an application to participate in an event, to use security elements during browsing, to store content to broadcast videos or sound or to share content over the social networks.
  • Analysis cookies: are those that enable its owner, monitoring and analyzing the behavior of users of the website to which they are linked. The information gathered through such cookies is used for measuring the activity of the website, platform or application and for profiling navigation of users of the website, platform or application, in order to improve the website based on those analysis.
  • Advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, in their case, the publisher has included in a web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency in which the advertisements are shown.
  • Behavioral advertising cookies: these are cookies that enable the efficient as possible management of the advertising space available on the website. These cookies store information on user behavior from continued observation of user browsing habits, thus enabling the developing of a specific profile to show advertising consistent with the behavior in question.

 

SPECIFICALLY, WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled on the systems. They are usually only set in response to actions you take when requesting services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or completing forms. You can configure your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some areas of the website will not work. These cookies do not store any personal information.

 

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

These cookies allow us to count visits and sources of traffic in order to evaluate the performance of the website and improve it. They help to know which pages are the most or least visited, and how visitors navigate the site. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies to be used, it will not know when you visited the site and it will not be able to assess whether it worked properly.

 

FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

These cookies allow the website to provide better functionality and customization. They can be set or by external providers whose services have been added to the pages of this website. If you do not allow the use of these cookies, it is possible that some of these services will not function properly.

 

TRACKING COOKIES

These cookies are used to protect the website against bot and spam traffic. They are set by Google and its partners and although they are installed by this website for security purposes, they could also be used by these companies to create a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They do not directly store personal information, but are based on the unique identification of your browser and Internet device. If you turn off these cookies, you may see less customized advertising.

 

HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES?

Blocking or disabling all cookies helps protect privacy, but may also limit the experience on some websites, as well as limit functionality or even not allow for proper navigation or use of some of their services. If you want to know how to disable cookies in the most popular web browsers, access the following tutorials:

If you have any questions or concerns about this Cookie Policy, you can contact us at rpgd@alcion.com. Complete information about the applicable regulations regarding cookies can be found here.