What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer when you browse different web pages. A simple example would be when you enter your email from Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo.
Cookies allow the page to recognize a visitor’s browser and do not contain or collect information. They are used, for example, to keep a user logged into an account like the previous ones, without being necessary to identify each time they access her/his account. Another example would be the adverts based on ads which a person has previously visited, these ads are offered in line with her/his interests.
In Beanant, we use the following types of cookies:
- First party cookies: these are strictly necessary cookies. They allow you to interact with the web using all its functions. (They last between 23 days and three months).
- Performance and analysis cookies: these are cookies used for analysis and statistics that improve your experience on the web. This allows you to show more relevant information according to your interests. (They last between 100 days and 1 year).
- Affiliation cookies: In case of using affiliate links, these cookies allow the affiliation company to detect if a customer comes from this website. At Creatiburón you will find affiliate cookies from Webempresa, Siteground, Elegant Themes, Fotolia.
- Advertising cookies: We do not use them in this blog.
Likewise, Google Analytics enables cookies in the web domain:
- “__Utma”: is necessary for the functioning of Google Analytics and has an expiration period of 2 years.
- “__Utmz”: is used to make the location of the visit, that is, from where and how the user has arrived at our website and it expires after 6 months.
They serve to compile statistics: number of visits, period of consultations, search engine used, keywords, the global location, the visited contents, as well as other traffic parameters on the website always in an anonymous way.
Google stores this information without identifying any user and it cannot associate your IP address with any other information you have. In addition, Google Inc is a company that is attached to the Safe Harbor Agreement. This agreement guarantees that the transferred data will be treated according to the protection levels of the European regulations. For more information about Google Analytics you can go to the following link.
How to deactivate cookies?
All browsers allow you to disable cookies. These settings are located in “options” or “preferences” of your browser’s menu.
Here are the links with instructions for different browsers where you can disable cookies.
But, remember that disabling cookies means losing functionality on many websites.
- Instructions for Internet Explorer
- Instructions for Mozilla Firefox
- Instructions for Google Chrome
- Instructions for Safari
If you do not want to be tracked by cookies, Google has developed a plugin to install in your browser that you can get in the following link.