WHAT ARE THE COOKIES?
A cookie is a very small text file that stores small pieces of information on the user who is visiting a given web page’s hard drive. The cookie identifies the computer in a unique form, and it can only be read by the web site that sent it to the computer.
These data are generally employed for improving the site navigation, remembering both the habits and preferences of a user (language, country, login, the user’s browser settings, the length of time that the visit takes…).
A cookie is nor an executable file or a program, and therefore, it cannot spread or contain a virus or any other malicious software, nor can it have a length of more than 4,000 characters.
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THE COOKIES USED BY ORTEGA, AZAGRA, AND ASSOCIATES
Session cookies: these cookies serve for customizing the users’ experience, and they are deleted whenever the user leaves the site.
Technical cookies: these are the ones that on the one hand, are aimed at improving both the navegation scheme and the usability, on the one hand, and adapting the design to the different devices and screen sizes, on the other hand. Besides technical cookies aim at improving the website’s performance through understanding, cache, and optimization of its own resources.
Analytic cookies: this website uses the analysis service named “Google Analytics” so as to collate statistics concerning both the traffic and the volume of this website. By browsing this website, you agree to the use of information regarding your surfing habits by Google.
This data enables us both to better understand our audience and to improve service delivery through our website.
- _utma: these help to identify users that had already connected to your website. This key is what allows you to differentiate between a known and a new user.
- _utmb: this helps to check how many times the website has been visited, and expires after thirty minutes.
- _utmc: this also helps to check how many times the website has been visited. However, and unlike the _utmb, this one expires when you turn off your computer.
- _utmz: this has a life expectancy of six months, and it is used for storing the visit’s source.
You can broaden this information in the Google web.
Social cookies: Sthese ones are necessary for allowing our users to share that information of our website that may be of their interest on certain social networks, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google plus, and AddThis, among others.
The website of Ortega, Azagra, and Associates uses the AddThis service so as to both monitor and trace the journey of the use of social networks. These types of cookies are a good way to establish the user’s geographical origin. Moreover they let us know which are the pages that the user has shared, and their preferences in different social networks. The primary cookies are:
You can broaden this information in the AddThis website.
If you do not want any cookies to be installed in your browser, you can configure it either for accepting or rejecting by default all the cookies or for receiving an on-screen warning for each of the cookies, and deciding in that very moment whether or not to store them on your hard drive. This may need the access to the help section of your browser.
Without limiting the foregoing, note that the disablement of these cookies could affect the proper functioning of certain sections of the website.
Please, consult both the instructions and manuals of your browser so as to broaden this information:
- If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, under the menu option Tools, selecting Internet Options, and accessing to Privacy.
- If you use Firefox, for Mac you will have to go to the Preferences option and select the Privacy option, accessing to the Show Cookies section. On the other hand, and if you use Firefox for Windows, you will have to go to the menu option Tools and select the Options section, accessing to Privacy, and then to Use a personalized custom setting for the history.
- If you use Safari, and under the menu option Preferences, select the Privacy option.
- If you use Google Chrome, and under the menu option Tools, you will have to select the Options section (known as Preferences on Mac), accessing to the Advanced options and then to the Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Eventually you will have to choose the Cookies option in the Content Settings dialog.