Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit almost any website. Cookies are used by websites you visit in order to improve your experience on the website. Cookies are used to remember user information, such as the preferences the user may set when visiting the website, the user’s authentication data as a registered user or data about the user’s shopping cart, for example. Cookies may also be used to obtain information about the user’s browsing habits, or data about the user’s computer, such as its IP address, its operative system or the browser used.
Cookies may be classified according to a number of categories. It is necessary to note that the same cookie may be included in more than one category.
According to their origin, cookies may be:
First party cookies: they are cookies that belong to the same domain or subdomain that shows in the browser’s address bar, and are created by the same website that you are visiting.
Third party cookies: they are cookies that belong to domains different to the one shown in the browser’s address bar, and are created by other websites. This may happen when a webpage shows content originated in other domains, such as banner ads, for example. The third party cookies are subject to their own privacy policies, and not this policy.
According to their persistence, cookies may be:
Session cookies: they are cookies created without an expiry date or a validity interval, that therefore exist only in temporary memory while the user browses the website. These cookies are usually deleted when the user closes the browser (thus closing the navigation session).
Persistent cookies: they are cookies that remain in the user’s computer even after closing the navigation session, and that are sent back to the website that originated them whenever the user accesses it again. These cookies persist in the user’s computer until the expiry date set by the site that has created them.
According to their purpose, cookies may be:
Technical cookies: these are necessary for browsing. Without them the page would not function properly.
Personalisation cookies: these allow the page to recognise the user's language, the font size, etc.
Security cookies: prevent or hamper attacks against the website or users.
Analytical cookies: these allow users activity to be measured and to prepare browsing statistics.
Advertising cookies: these manage the frequency and content of adverts.
Behavioural advertising cookies: these store information on users in order to display personalised advertising to them.
These are, schematically, the first party cookies used on our Website.
PHPSESSID. Session cookie used by the PHP encryption language to allow session variables to be saved on the web server. This cookie is essential for the operation of the web.
_pk_id, _pk_ses, _pk_ref, _pk_cvar. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors, where vistors have come to the Website from and the pages they visited. However, if you want your visits to our Website will not be recorded by the Web Analytics tool, you can use the following tool:
PIWIK_SESSID (analytics.myalmeria.com). Session cookie used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. However, if you want your visits to our Website will not be recorded by the Web Analytics tool, you can use the previous tool.
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed in your device by modifying the options available at the browser settings. The steps for doing so are different for each browser, you can find instructions in the help menu of your browser. However, you can get more information by clicking in the links below:
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