Our website www.micemag.com uses “cookies” in order to acquire information on use, improve the user’s experience and check that everything is working correctly.
WHAT IS A “COOKIE”?
A “cookie” is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies have a variety of functions which include collecting and retaining information on the user’s preferences, and generally making the website easier to use through personalisation of content.
There are several different types of cookies:
1. First-party and third-party cookies: dependent upon who manages the domain specified in the cookie. The “party” refers to the website that is placing the cookie. If the website and the domain of the cookie are the same, then this is a first-party cookie. If the website and the domain of the cookie are different, then this is a third-party cookie.
2. Session cookies and persistent cookies: dependent upon the length of time the cookie remains in the user’s browser.
3. Technical cookies, personalised cookies, testing cookies, cookies for advertising and behavioural advertising cookies: dependent upon what the cookies are used for.
Technical cookies: These allow the user to browse the webpage or application and use the various options and services available. They are used for traffic control and data communication, identifing sessions and accessing parts of the web with restricted access.
Personalised cookies: These allow the user to access a service whose general function is determined by the computer terminal or by the user. Language, for example, depends on the type of browser used to access a service or alter the design of a webpage.
Testing cookies: Whether they are owned by first or third parties, these allow us to determine the number of users and as such carry out a statistical analysis of the use of a service. We can analyse browsing data for our webpage and improve on the products and services that we offer.
Advertising cookies: These allow us to efficiently manage the advertising space included on the webpage, application or platform from which the service is activated according to certain criteria, such as edited content or the frequency of advertisements.
Behavioural advertising cookies: These allow us to efficiently manage the advertising space included on the webpage, application or platform from which the service is activated. These cookies contain information on the habits of users, obtained through continuous observation of their browsing preferences. Accurate profiles can be created, allowing us to show the most relevant advertising.
COOKIES USED ON OUR WEBPAGE
First party cookies: they are technical cookies that are used to carry out certain functions that are considered essential for the proper functioning and display of the website. They are temporary in nature and have the sole purpose of making the transmission over an electronic communications network more efficient or, to the extent that they are strictly necessary, for the provision of a service expressly requested by the user, and disappear at the end of the session. In no case, these types of cookies are used to collect personal information.
The deactivation of these cookies will prevent the correct reception by users of the contents of the website.
Third-party cookies: Google Analytics uses analysis cookies in order to collect information about the user, such as the websites visited, frequency, number and repetition of visits, browsing time, searches performed, links accessed, browser used, operator that provides the service, location linked to the IP address, etc.
The information collected is used in the measurement of the activity of this website, for the elaboration of navigation profiles of its users, as well as, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by the users.
All the information generated by these cookies will be directly transmitted and archived by Google. If you want to know more information about Google Cookies, you can consult its use policy at http://www.google.es/intl/es/policies/technologies/cookies/
Analytical cookies are not necessary for the navigation and use of the website, therefore, their deactivation will not affect the reception of the website content.
Users have the option to allow or block cookies, as well as, delete their browsing data (including cookies) from the browser they use. For this, they should consult the specific options and instructions offered by each browser.
The user may, at any time, withdraw consent with regards to this Cookies Policy by deleting the cookies placed on the computer. This is done via Tools and Settings on the Internet browser.
CHANGING THE COOKIES SETTINGS
The user can restrict, block and delete cookies belonging to any website on the Internet browser. Each browser works differently, so the following links can consulted for the best way to do this:
UPDATING THE COOKIES POLICY