Cookies are small files that websites save in the browser of the user that visits them and are needed to provide multiple advantages to the web browsing in the provision of interactive services.
The following information of the possible cookies helps to better understand the functions they provide:
Session cookies: are temporary cookies that are stored in the device till the website that makes use of it is closed, so it’s not stored at the user’s device. The information obtained hereby serves to make possible the operative management of every user that is accessing the website simultaneously.
Persistent cookies: are cookies that are stored at the cookies space of the device once the website is abandoned, and that the site will read the next time that it’s visited in order to remember information that facilitates the browsing (access directly to the service without need of the log in process) or provide a commercial service (offer those products or services related with previous visits).
The transferred cookies when browsing can be:
Origin or own cookies: are cookies generated by the own website that is being visited.
Third party cookies: are cookies that are received when browsing at that site, but have been created by a third party service that is hosted by this site. An example can be a cookie used by an advertising or banner that is located at the site we’re visiting. Another can be a cookie used by a visitor counter used by the site we’re visiting.
Cookies can be used for:
Technical purposes: Necessary for the operating of the site. They are also called strictly necessary. They make possible the traffic control from the server to multiple simultaneous users, the identification and access as user to the system, etc.
Customization: They make possible that every user can configure aspects like the language that they want at the web, visualization formats, etc.
Analyze or performance: They permit to measure the number of visitors and browsing criteria of different areas of the site.
Advertising: They permit to implement efficiency parameters at the advertising offered in web sites.
Behavioral advertising: They permit to implement efficiency parameters at the advertising offered in web sites, based on the information about the users behavior.
The cookies used at SHelfinger Sarl website are own cookies for three uses:
• Strictly necessary
• For customization
• For tracking
Strictly necessary cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies permit to browse the web site and use its essential functions. These cookies do not collect any information about the browsing that can be used for marketing purposes or to remember what pages have been visited.
At SHelfinger Sarl website we use strictly necessary cookies for:
• Maintain the session with the users once they access the service and permit them browse pages with exclusive access for SHelfinger users.
Accept this cookies is necessary in order to use this website, so if this cookies are deleted from the device we can’t guarantee the site will work correctly during your visit.
This is the list of cookies we’ve defined as “strictly necessary”
|_gat: Session cookies. User session||Google Analytics|
|_ga: Is stored 1 year long. Internal user monitoring.||Google Analytics|
|__utm: Is stored 1 hour. CDN handler.||Cloudinary|
|sb: Is stored 2 years. Facebook Pixel.|
Customization cookies store the user preferences in order that the behavior of the site is maintained between a visit and another.
At SHelfinger we use customization cookies for:
• Maintain the language that is displayed at the site.
• Remember if a user has accepted the cookies policy in order to otherwise show a notice.
Accept these cookies is not strictly necessary, but results convenient for a more satisfactory experience when using our website.
This is the list of our customization cookies:
|wordpress_logged_in: Is stored 15 days long once the user has logged in. Search preferences at our system||SHelfinger|
|wordpress_sec: Is stored during 15 days long. Session cookie.||SHelfinger|
|wordpress_test_cookie: Test Cookie from WordPress||SHelfinger|
|wp-settings: Is stored during 1 days. Monitoring of the WordPress visiting behavior||SHelfinger|
Tracking cookies compose statistical information about the number of visitors at different sections of this site. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our site, what pages are more or less visited. These cookies do not store any information that can identify you, all information is collected anonymously and we only use it to improve the functionality and quality of the information we offer.
At SHelfinger we use tracking cookies for:
• Obtain usage statistics of our site.
At SHelfinger we use the following tracking cookies:
|_ga (1 year)|
|sb/datr (2 year)|
xs/fr/c_user (3 months)
How to delete cookies:
If you want to delete the cookies stored by SHelfinger from your browser, here you’ll find the instructions for different browsers:
• Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
• Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
• Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
• Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph11920
Other: Normally, to delete cookies at your browser you need to open the Preferences or Settings of your browser and search for the Privacy section. There you’ll find the options to manage your cookies and other data stored by the sites you visit, as well as to configure the behavior of your browser when dealing with cookies.