What the hell are cookies and why do we use them at menorcapulsar.com?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your device when you access certain web pages and is used to store and retrieve information about navigation.
Cookies allow us, among other things, to store and retrieve information about your habits and decisions.
Specifically, at menorcapulsar.com we use them to better understand where you come from and what content you prefer. The purpose is to facilitate navigation and improve content.
By the way, at Wikipedia you will find more information about what the hell are cookies and how they work.
What kind of cookies do we use at menorcapulsar.com?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified in the web) or when they are deleted manually.
Additionally, depending on their purpose, cookies can be classified as follows:
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 it. For example:
- Volume settings of video or sound players.
- Video transmission speeds.
These cookies are used to find out in which country you are. This cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to help guide the content to your location and segment our emails by language.
Registration cookies are generated once you have registered or subsequently opened your session. We use them so that Pulsar Club members can identify themselves on our website to access the private area.
- This cookie keeps you identified so that, if you close the browser and at another time or another day you re-enter, you will still be identified. We do it this way so you do not have to identify yourself again each time. This cookie is deleted when you close the session.
- It also checks if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to access a private area.
- Some services may use third-party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When you sign up for a service with credentials from a social network or third-party identification system, you authorize it to keep a persistent cookie that remembers your identity and guarantees access to the website until it expires. You can delete this cookie and revoke access to the website through social networks or third-party identification system by updating your preferences in the social network it specifies.
Each time you visit a Web or Service, Google Analytics generates an analytic cookie on your device. This cookie is only generated during the visit and will serve in future visits to menorcapulsar.com to identify the visitor anonymously. This cookie is used to:
- Identify you anonymously (it identifies browsers and devices, not people) to prepare reports on the number of visitors and trends over time.
- Identify anonymously the most visited contents —and therefore more attractive. This allows us to know what content is most interesting.
- Know if you are accessing for the first time, or repeating.
Unless you decide to register, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that may identify you. These cookies are only used for statistical purposes and help us greatly to optimize the user experience on our site.
How to disable cookies at your browser
Most browsers allow you to configure if you want to accept cookies, and which ones. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ of the browser menu. These are the instructions to configure cookies in the main browsers:
- Chrome: Configuration → Show advanced options → Privacy → Content settings.
For more information, you can check Google support or browser Help.
- Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → History → Custom settings. For more information, you can check Mozilla support or browser Help.
- Safari: Preferences → Security. For more information, you can check Apple support or browser Help.
- Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options → Privacy → Settings. For more information, you can check Microsoft’s support or browser’s Help.
P.S. – Let’s be honest, no one in their right mind will recommend you to use Internet Explorer. If you are using it, we recommend that you use Chrome. You can’t say we did not warn you 😜