A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s device when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that takes place from that computer.
Cookies allow this website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about user decisions and habits. At home-access-center.com we use them to personalize the experience within our site, identify and remember the registered user and facilitate navigation.
On the Wikipedia page (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_(computing)) it is possible to obtain more information about what with cookies and how they work.
What kind of cookies are used by the home-access-center.com website
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The former expire when the user closes the browser. The second expires when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified on the websites and services of home-access-center.com) or when they are deleted manually.
Additionally, depending on their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
Performance Cookies: this type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. By way of example, this type of cookie is included:
Video or sound player volume settings.
Video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
Geolocation Cookies: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when you request a website or service. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content to your location.
Logging Cookies: Logging Cookies are generated once a User has registered or subsequently logged in, and are used to identify you on the websites and services for the following purposes:
To keep the user identified so that, if he/she closes a service or website, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day he/she re-enters said service or website, he/she will continue to be identified, thus facilitating his/her navigation without having to identify him/herself again. This functionality can be deleted if the user presses the “Exit” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the user enters the website he will have to log in to be identified.
Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest
Additionally, some services may use third party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user registers with a service with credentials from a third party social network or identification system, it authorises the user to save a persistent cookie that remembers his/her identity and guarantees access to the website until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the website through social networks or third party identification systems by updating their preferences in the social network they specify.
Analytical cookies: each time a user visits a website or service, an analytical cookie is generated on the user’s device by a tool of an external provider (Google Analytics and similar). This cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used in future visits to Weblogs SL services to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives pursued are:
To allow the anonymous identification of browsing users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
Identify anonymously the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users
To know if the user who is accessing is new or repeats a visit.
Important: the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify you. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes to help optimize the user’s experience on the site.
Advertising Cookies: this type of cookie allows for more information about the ads shown to each anonymous user on the home-access-center.com website. Among others, the duration or frequency of visualization of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the navigation patterns and/or behavior of the user are stored since they help to conform a profile of advertising interest. In this way, it is possible to offer advertising related to the interests of the user. Google Adsense advertising is used.
How to disable cookies in the browser
Most browsers currently allow users to configure whether they wish to accept cookies and which ones. These settings can usually be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.
These are the instructions for setting cookies in the major browsers:
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings. For more information, you can check out Google support or your browser’s Help.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom settings. For more information, you can check Mozilla support or browser Help.
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or the browser’s Help.
Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, you can consult Apple’s support or the browser’s Help.