1. What are cookies and why we use them in The Best You Awards websites?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user device as soon you access certain web pages that helps the site to store and retrieve information about the navigation is made from that computer.
Each user can configure your browser to not accept cookies, in which case the personalization of the experience would not apply although they can still access normally the contents of our websites.
For more information about how the cookies and how they work, check out the content on the Wikipedia page about cookies
2. Which type of cookies are used on this website?
Cookies, in terms of their permanence, may be divided into permanent or session cookies. The first expire when the user closes the browser. The second function expire until the purpose for which they serve (eg, so that the user keeps on websites identified The Best You Awards) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on your goal, the cookies can be classified as follows:
PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the Services, so no need to reconfigure the service every time you visit. For example, in this type include:
- Adjusting volume of audio or video players.
- The transmission of video that are compatible with your browser.
GEO-LOCATION COOKIES: These cookies are used to find out which country is when a service is requested. This cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to help guide the content of its location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: The registration Cookies are generated once the user is registered or subsequently opened its session, and are used to identify you on the Services with the following objectives:
Keeping the user identified so that if you close a service, the browser or the computer and you enter at another time or another day the Service will continue identified, thus facilitating navigation without having to login. This functionality can be deleted if the user presses the functionality “disconnect” or “logout”, so that this cookie is deleted and the next time you enter the Service the User will have to login to be identified.
It also check whether the user is authorized to access certain Services, for example, to enter a contest.
Additionally, some services may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or twitter. When the user is logged into a service with a social network credentials, authorizes the social network to keep a persistent cookie to remember your identity and ensures access to the Services until it expires. The user can delete this Cookie and revoke access to social networking services by updating your preferences on each specific social network.
COOKIES FOR ANALYSIS: Each time a user visits a service, a tool from an external provider (Like Google Analytics which may be added to this list in the event of changes in relation to current) generates an analytic cookie on the user’s computer. This Cookie is generated only in the visit, so in future visits identify anonymous visitors The Best You Awards’s Services. The main objectives to be achieved are:
- Allow anonymous users identify while surfing in the web through the “Cookie” (identifying browsers and devices, not people) and hence accounts the approximate number of visitors and their trend over time.
- Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users
- Whether the user is accessing is new or repeated visit.
Important: Unless the user decides to check into a web of The Best You Awards, the “Cookie” will never be linked to any personal data that can identify you. Such Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the experience of users on the site.
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3. How to disable cookies in the browser?
Most current browsers allow users to configure whether to accept cookies and which ones. These adjustments are typically located on the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser.
These are the instructions to set cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Settings -> Show Advanced Options -> Privacy -> Content Settings.
For more information, please consult the Google support or Help browser.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, please refer to the Mozilla support or Help browser.
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For more information, please refer to the Microsoft support or Help browser.
Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, please refer to the Apple Support or Help browser.