Policy of cookies

What are cookies?
María José Viñas’ website (hereafter referred to as “Web”) uses Cookies. Cookies are files sent to a browser through a web server to register the activities of the User within a certain website. The first purpose of the Cookies is to provide the user with a faster access to the selected services. Moreover, the Cookies personalize the services the website offers, providing each user with information that might interest them, in accordance to the way that they use the Services.

The Web uses Cookies to personalize and facilitate the user navigation experience. Cookies are associated only to an anonymous user and their computer. They do no give any references that would allow the capturing of the user’s personal data. The user will be able to set up their browser to get notifications and reject the installation of Cookies sent by the Web, which will not be hinder access to the contents of the Web. However, we would like to note that, if that you decline Cookies, the quality of the Web’s functioning might decrease.

The registered users will be able to benefit from more personalized services oriented to their specific profile, thanks to the combination of stored data in the cookies and the personal data introduced when the user registered. Those users explicitly authorize the use of this information with the aforementioned use, notwithstanding their right to reject or disable the use of cookies.

What types of cookies exist?
Cookies can be divided into the following types according to their permanence:
“Session Cookies”: They expire when the user closes the browser.
“Persistent Cookies”: They expire when the purpose for which they were designed has been accomplished, or when they are manually deleted.

Furthermore, Cookies can be divided into the following types according to their objective:
“Performance cookies”: They remember the preferences for the tools that are within the services for the user not to reset the service every time they visit the Web. These cookies include volume settings when a video or audio is played or the transmission speed compatible with the browser being used.
“Geo-localization Cookies”: They are used to know where the user is located. It is a completely anonymous cookie which is only used to help direct the content to the user’s location.
“Registry Cookies”: They are generated once the user has registered or after the user has logged in. They are used to identify the users in the services according the following objectives:
Keep the user identified so that if a service, browser, or the computer is closed, the user will still be identified when the user logs in to the same service another time. This functionality can be suppressed if the user clicks on the “close sessions” functionality, eliminating this Cookie. By doing so, the next time the user wants to use the service, they will have to log in again in order to be identified.
Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, e.g. to participate in a contest.
“Analytical Cookies”: Every time a user visits a service, an external provider tool generates an analytical cookie in the user’s computer. This cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used in future visits by the Web Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives that are pursued by these cookies are:
Allow the anonymous identification of the browsing users through the Cookie (it identifies browsers and devices, not persons) and, therefore, the approximate counting of visitors and their tendencies throughout time.
Anonymously identify the more visited contents and the contents that are most attractive to the users.
Know if the user accessing the contents are new or they are repeat guest.
IMPORTANT: Unless the user decides to register to a Web service, the “Cookie” will never be associated to any personal data that might identify them. These Cookies will only be used for statistic purposes that help the optimization of the user experience within the Web.
“Behavioral Advertising Cookies”: These Cookies allows to expand the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous user on the Web. Among other information, the duration or the frequency of the visualization of advertisement positions will be stored, as well as the interaction with them, or the user’s browsing and/or sharing patterns, as they help build an advertising interest profile. By doing so, these cookies allow to offer advertisements that are interesting to the user.
“Third Party Cookies”: Apart from the advertisement managed by the Web in its Services, the Web offers the option to serve advertisements to its advertisers through third parties (“AdServers”). By doing so, these third parties can store Cookies sent from the Web Services originating from the Users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored in them. Weborama: http://www.weborama.com/e-privacy/our-commitment/

What cookies do we use?
The following cookies are used particularly for browsing http://ww.meryvinas.com website:
Used to distinguish users
2 years from installation or update

Used to distinguish users and sessions. It is created when the JavaScript library is executed and the existing non-UTMA _ cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time the data is sent to Google Analytics.
2 years from installation or update

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and the existing non-UTMB _ cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time the data is sent to Google Analytics.
30 minutes from installation or update

Not used in ga.js. Setting for the interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie is operated with the _utmb cookie to determine if the user was in a new session/visit.
Until the end of the browser session

Stores the traffic source or a campaign that explains how the user arrived in a web. It is created when the JavaScript library is executed and is updated every time the data is sent to Google Analytics.
6 months from installation or update

Memorizes if the user has already visited the Web within the same day and shows the user a subscription form if it is the user’s first connection of the day
1 day

How to disable Cookies?
It is usually possible to stop accepting the browser Cookies or stop accepting Cookies from a certain Service.
All modern browsers allow to change the Cookies configurations. These settings usually can be found in “Options” or “Preferences” within your browser’s meu. You can also set up your browser or email client, as well as install free addons, to avoid the download of Web Bugs when you open your email.
The Web offers orientation to the user about the steps to follow to access the Cookies Settings Menu, and the private navigation in each of your main browsers:
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For more information, you can see Microsoft Support or the browser’s Help.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Personal Settings.
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content Settings.
Safari: Preferences -> Security
For more information, you can see Apple Support or the browser’s Help.

Can there be modifications in the Policy of Cookies?
The Web can modify this Policy of Cookies depending on the legislative and regulatory requirements, or with the purpose to adapt the policy to the instructions given by the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Data. It is recommended to visit the Policy of Cookies regularly to see the modifications, if interested.
When significant changes are made to the Policy of Cookies, they will be communicated to the users through a message in the web or an email.
If you want more information regarding the configuration of several browsers, click on the browser you would want more information about:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox

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