What are cookies?
Cookies are inoffensive files that are uploaded to your computer when you access certain pages on my website. They enable a webpage, amongst other things, to store and recover information about a user’s or computer’s navigation habits depending on the information they contain and the way in which the user uses his/her computer.
Thus, there are cookies that obtain information related to the number of pages visited, the place in which the user’s IP addressed is located, the number of new users, the frequency, incidence and duration of visits, the web browser used, the service provider and/or the type of computer the user uses to access the website.
What is not a cookie?
Cookies are not viruses, spam or spyware, and do not open pop-up windows.
What information do cookies store?
Cookies do not generally store sensitive information about users such as credit card or bank details, photographs, identity card numbers or information of a personal nature. The data they store are technical and include, for example, personal navigating preferences and data regarding the personalization of content.
A service provider does not recognise you as a person; rather, it recognises your web browser. Indeed, if you normally navigate with Internet Explorer but try, instead, to navigate with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the web does not recognise you because it is trying to identify the browser and not the person.
What types of cookies are there?
- Technical cookies: These are the simplest type of cookies and detect, amongst other things, whether a person or an automatic application is navigating the website, and whether the user is registered or anonymous, two basic tasks that any dynamic website needs to know.
- Analytical cookies: These cookies gather information, for example, about the type of navigation being conducted, the sections of the website that are most visited, the products being viewed, what time of day visits take place and the chosen language.
- Advertising cookies: These cookies show advertisements that vary, for example, in terms of the type of navigation being conducted and the user’s country of origin and language.
What is the difference first-party and third-party cookies?
First-party cookies are generated by the page you are visiting, while third-party ones are generated by external service providers such as Mailchimp, Mailrelay, Facebook, Twitter and Google Adsense.
Which cookies does this web use?
When you enter the Discovering Menorca website a message will inform you that if you continue navigating various first-party cookies and third-party web-analysis cookies such Google Analytics will be automatically installed in your computer. These cookies helps the website analyse the use you make of the site and improve its usability. However, these cookies will never be associated with data that might reveal the identity of the user.
The data that are stored are technical in nature and refer, for example, to personal navigating preferences and the personalization of content. The web server does not recognise you as a person; rather, it recognises the web browser you use.
This web uses first-party and third-party cookies that make it easier to navigate the site, to share information on the social networks, to leave comments and to obtain statistics regarding user choices.
As a user, you can opt out of the use of your data and information and block cookies by configuring your browser.
You can configure your browser to be notified when your computer receives a cookie, and you can disable the storage of cookies on your computer.
Log-in: The cookies used when you log in enable you to enter and leave your Discovering Menorca account.
Personalization: Cookies help remind me with which people or websites you have interacted, thereby allowing me to offer you more information of interest.
Preferences: Cookies help me remember your settings and preferences such as your chosen language and your privacy choices.
This website uses analytic services (Google Analytics) to improve the way in which it analyses how users use it, and to improve its usability. However, it never associates data that could reveal the identity of users. Google Analytics is a service developed by Google, Inc., whose headquarters are at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 (USA). To guarantee these services, the cookies gather information included in the user’s IP address that is transmitted, analysed and stored by Google according to the terms fixed in the website Web Google.com. This information may be transmitted to third parties for legal reasons or when these third parties process information on behalf of Google. Users can consult here the type of cookies used by Google.
- How Google uses the data it gathers from websites
Cookies installed by social networks are stored in your browser whilst you browse https://www.descobreixmenorca.com/en and when, for example, you click on the button to share content with social networks at https://www.descobreixmenorca.com/en.
I use Facebook ads for remarketing, and its cookies help me provide specific online advertisements chosen on the basis of users’ previous visits to my website.
I use affiliate tracking platforms that use browser cookies to monitor the sales that originate from my website in affiliate programmes with which my web collaborates.
Can I remove cookies?
Yes, and not only remove, but also block in cookies general or from specific sites. To eliminate cookies from a website, go to your navigator’s set up and search for and then remove the cookies associated with the website in question.
- Cookies set up for Google Chrome
- Cookies set up for Apple Safari
- Cookies set up for Internet Explorer
- Cookies set up for Mozilla Firefox
Do Not Track
This website excludes automatically from monitoring by Google Analytics users who send Do Not Track as the subject matter of a mail, which is compatible with the express acceptance of the terms.
If your browser is compatible with this protocol, it can be activated to prevent monitoring by websites. In Google Chrome, for example, go to Settings > Advanced settings > Privacy > Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic.
More information on cookies
You can consult the regulations regarding cookies published by the Spanish Agency of Data Protection in its Guide for using Cookies or obtain more information on cookies and the Internet at http://www.aboutcookies.org/
If you want to have greater control over the installation of cookies, you can install ‘Do Not Track’ programs or plug-ins that allow you to choose which cookies are installed on your computer.
This Cookies policy was updated most recently on 11 June 2018.