b) Typology, purpose and functioning of the Cookies
c) How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs in the principal navigators.
d) What happens if Cookies are disabled.
The websites if the GRUPO PRISA use ¨Cookies¨, and other similar mechanisms (hereinafter, Cookies). Cookies are files sent to a navigator through a web server in order to register the activities of the USER in a determined website or in all the websites, apps and/or services of the websites of the GRUPO PRISA (hereinafter, the Services). The primary purpose of the Cookies is to facilitate the USER with faster access to the Services selected. Moreover, the Cookies personalise the Services offered by the websites of the GRUPO PRISA, facilitating and offering each USER the information which is of his interest or which may be of his interest, taking into account the use he makes of the Services.
In addition, the websites of the GRUPO PRISA can know all the Services of the GRUPO PRISA requested by the USERS, thus they can facilitate or offer information adapted to the tastes and preferences of each USER. The list of companies which manage the Services of the GRUPO PRISA, can be consulted trough the following link: www.prisacom.com/static/derechos_arco.html
The websites of the GRUPO PRISA also use Web Bugs, which are minute transparent images inserted into emails. When the USER opens the email, this image is downloaded together with the rest of the content of the email and makes it possible to know whether a specific email has been opened or not, as well as the IP address from which it was downloaded. The websites of the GRUPO PRISA use this information in order to obtain statistics and be able to carry out analytical studies on the reception of its emails by the USERS.
b) Typology, purpose and functioning of the Cookies:
Depending on their permanence, Cookies can be divided into session or persistent Cookies. The former expire when the USER shuts down the navigator. The latter expire depending on when the objective they serve for is complied with (for example, so that the USER continues to be identified in the Services of the GRUPO PRISA) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on their objectives, the Cookies can be classified as follows:
PERFORMANCE COOKIES: These types of Cookies remember your preferences for the tools which are in the Services, therefore you do not have to reconfigure the Service each time that you pay a visit. For example, this typology includes the following:
Adjustments to the volume of video or sound reproducers.
The velocities of video transmission which are compatible with your navigator.
The objects deposited in the “shopping trolley” in the E-commerce Services such as shops.
GEO-LOCALISATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used in order to find out the country you are in when you request a Service. This Cookie is totally anonymous and is only used to help to orientate the content to your location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration cookies are generated once the USER has registered or subsequently has initiated a session, and they are used to identify the USER in the Services with the following objectives:
To keep the USER identified so that, if he shuts down a Service, the navigator or the computer and, at another time or on another day, again enters this Service, he will continue to be identified, thus facilitating his navigation without having to identify himself again. This functionality can be supressed if the USER clicks on the functionality “close session” so that this Cookie is eliminated and the next time he enters the Service, the USER will have to initiate the session in order to be identified.
To check whether the USER is authorised to access certain Services, for example, to participate in a competition.
Additionally, some Services can use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the USER registers in a Service with the credentials of a social network, this authorises the social network to keep a persistent Cookie which remembers his identity and guarantees him access to the Services until it expires. The USER can delete this Cookie and revoke access to the Services through social networks updating his preferences in the social network he specifies.
ANALYTICAL COOKIES: Every time a USER visits a Service, a tool of an external provider (Omniture, Netscope, Comscore and similar providers which can be added to this list in the event that the current ones may vary) generates an analytical Cookie in the computer of the USER. This Cookie which is only generated during the visit, on the next visits to the Services of the GRUPO PRISA will serve to identify the visitor anonymously. The principal objectives pursued are the following:
To permit the anonymous identification of the USERS navigating through the “Cookie” (it identifies navigators and devices, not persons) therefore the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their tendency in time.
To anonymously Identify the most visited content and thus the most attractive for the USERS.
To know whether the USER who is accessing is new or is repeating a visit.
Important: Unless the USER decides to register in a Service of the GRUPO PRISA, the “Cookie” will never be associated to any data of a personal nature which can identify him. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes which help to optimise the experience of the USERS on the site.
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PUBLICITY COOKIES: These types of “Cookies” make it possible to extend the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous USER in the Services of the GRUPO PRISA. The following are stored among others: the duration or frequency of the visualization of publicity positions, the interactions with these or the patterns of navigation and/or conduct of the USER as these help to conform a process of publicity interest. Thus, they make it possible to offer publicity related to the USER.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES PUBLICITY: Besides the publicity managed by the websites of the GRUPO PRISA in its Services, the websites of the GRUPO PRISA offer their advertisers the option to serve advertisements through third parties (“Ad-Servers”). In this way, these third parties can store Cookies sent from the Services of the GRUPO PRISA from the navigators of the USERS, as well as accessing the data stored in these.
The companies which generate these Cookies have their own privacy policies. At the present time, the websites of the GRUPO PRISA use the Doubleclick (Google) platform in order to manage these services. For more information, go to a http://www.google.es/policies/privacy/ads/#toc-doubleclick and to http://www.google.es/policies/privacy/ads/.
c) How to disable the Cookies and the Web Bugs in the principal navigators:
Normally it is possible to stop accepting Cookies from the navigator or to stop accepting the Cookies from a Server in particular.
All the modern navigators allow the Cookies to be changed. These adjustments are normally found in ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ in the navigator menu. You can also configure your navigator or your email manager, as well as install complements free of charge in order to prevent Web Bugs from being downloaded on opening an email.
The websites of the GRUPO PRISA provide orientation to the USER regarding the steps for accessing the configuration menu of the cookies and possibly of the private navigation in each of the principal navigators:
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Configuration.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft Support or Help from the navigator.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Log -> Personalized Configuration.
For more information, you can consult Mozilla Support or Help from the navigator.
Chrome: Configuration -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Configuration of content.
For more information, you can consult Google Support or Help from the navigator.
Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, you can consult Apple Support or Help from the navigator.
d) What happens if the Cookies are disabled:
Some functionalities of the Services will be disabled, such as continuing to be identified, maintaining the purchases in the “shopping trolley” in an ecommerce Service, receiving information aimed at your localisation or the visualization of some videos.
The websites of the GRUPO PRISA can modify this Cookies Policy depending on legislative or regulation requirements or in order to adapt this policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Data, thus USERS are advised to visit it periodically.
When significant changes occur in this Cookies Policy, the USERS are notified through the website or by email to the registered USERS.