1. What are cookies, and what are they used for?
Cookies are files or archives that are downloaded to users’ computers / smartphones / tablets when users access specific web pages.
Cookies allow certain data on users’ devices or browsing to be stored. Those data are updated and recovered by the person responsible for installing them, and they have various purposes, e.g. obtain information on users’ browsing habits or their equipment, see what pages have been visited, connection time, the city containing the IP address used for access, the number of new users, the frequency and recurrence of visits, the length of visits, the browser or operator or terminal from which the visit is made, analyse the functioning of a page, detect technical problems, etc. Similarly, depending on the information that they contain and how the terminal is used, cookies are used to recognise users.
2. What types of cookies are there?
Cookies are classified into three categories: the entity that manages the equipment or domain from which cookies are sent and that processes data; the period during which cookies are active on the terminal; and the purposes for which the data obtained are processed.
Depending on their origin, cookies are classified as:
b) third-party cookies: cookies that are sent to users’ terminals from equipment or a domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
Depending on their duration, cookies, can be:
a) session cookies: cookies designed to collect and store data whilst users access a web page. They are usually used to store information that need only be stored in order to provide the user-requested service on a single occasion, and disappear at the end of the session;
b) persistent cookies: cookies in which data remain stored on the terminal and that can be accessed and processed during a specific period by the person responsible for the cookie; that period can vary from a few minutes to a number of years.
Depending on their purpose, cookies are classified as:
a) technical cookies: cookies that enable users to browse through a web page and the various options or services on it, including those that the publisher uses to enable the management and operation of the web page and authorise its functions and services (identify the session, access restricted areas, recall the items that make up an order, carry out the purchasing process of an order, manage payment, etc.);
b) preference or personalisation cookies: cookies that allows information to be recalled so that users can access the service with specific characteristics that can distinguish one user’s experience from that of other users (language, number of results to display when the user carries out a search, the region from which the service is accessed, etc.);
c) analysis or measuring cookies: cookies that enable the personal who is responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users of websites to which the cookies are linked, including quantifying the impact of advertisements;
d) advertising-behaviour cookies: cookies that store information on user behaviour obtained through the continuous observation of users’ browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed to display advertising based on that behaviour.
3. Why is your consent important?
However, it should be noted that not all cookies have the same status from a legal point of view.
Some cookies that are not considered intrusive and that are necessary for browsing are exempt from the requirement to give notification. Those are cookies that enable communication between the user’s equipment and the network, as well as cookies that strictly provide a service that is expressly requested by the user, such as:
• user-entry cookies;
• user-authentication or user-identification cookies (session cookies only);
• user-security cookies;
• media-player session cookies;
• load-balancing session cookies;
• user-interface personalisation cookies;
• additional cookies (plug-ins) to exchange social content.
4. Information on the cookies used by this Website
It is expressly stated that using the cookies described does not mean drawing up profiles that involves automated individual decision-making by ADI, with legal effects for the user or that affect the user in a similar manner.
If you identify a cookie of which notification has not been given, you can contact our Data-Protection Officer at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we shall identify the cookie and to give notification of it.
5. Information on international transfers
Using third-party cookies that are used on this Website involves the transfer of user data to third-party countries outside the European Economic Area.
6. Information on how to accept, refuse, or revoke cookie-use consent
You can set cookies in the browser settings, which can vary according to the developer and the version. For that reason, in order to administer cookies, you must check the related setting within your browser.
Most browsers can be configured so that they do not accept cookies, so that you are notified whenever a new cookie is received, and for completely deactivating cookies. To check the use that you want to have made of your information, you must configure the browser of your terminal so that it meets your needs.
Given below are links where you can find more information on cookie settings in various browsers:
• Chrome para Android
• Microsoft Edge
There are also useful resources that offer detailed information on types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can set your cookie preferences, at: All About Cookies.
If you want greater control over cookie-installation, you can install programs or plug-ins on your browser that known as “Do Not Track” tools. They will allow you to choose the cookies that you want to allow.
The only way to fully guarantee you choice is for you, as the user, to adjust your browser settings to suit your preferences.
In some cases, it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept cookies.
Some of the services offered on this Website contain links to third-party applications, services, tools, and websites, which you can use in conjunction with third-party applications, services, tools, and websites that are not linked to ADI. ADI is not liable for the security or transparency of information concerning your privacy provided by third parties to users.
We recommend that you review the privacy and cookie-use policies of the applications, social networks, and websites of services that you usually use.