What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the device (Computer, Tablet, Smartphone, etc.) of the User (an individual browsing the Website) when a website is accessed with the purpose of recording, storing, recovering, updating or saving data and information on the browsing carried out from this device. Cookies enable the website owner to know and remember the Users’ preferences on browsing their website and to tailor the services offered on the basis of these preferences.
The information stored in the Website’s cookies is used exclusively by Matabi, except for the cookies identified below as “third-party cookies”, which are used and managed by external entities in order to provide us with services requested by Matabi to improve our services and the Users’ browsing experience on the Website. The main service for which these “third-party cookies” are used is to obtain access statistics..
Types of cookies
Among other classifications, cookies can be classified according to the entity that manages them (first-party or third-party), the time they remain activated (session or persistent) or their purpose (technical, preference, analytical or advertising, among others).
The cookies used on this website are always temporary in nature and are used for the sole purpose of making its subsequent transmission more effective, and they are only associated with an anonymous User and his or her computer. On no account will cookies be used to collect information of a personal nature.
The type of cookies used by Matabi and the information it obtains with each type is detailed in the box below:
|Types of Cookies||Purpous|
These are temporary cookies that are not stored in the User’s device and which disappear when they end the session. The information obtained from these cookies is used to analyse traffic patterns on the website and provide you with the services we offer via the site.
These cookies are essential and the Website cannot be used without them.
|Cookie name:_ga||Used to distinguish Users. Duration: 2 years.|
|Cookie name:_gid||Used to distinguish Users. Duration: 24 hours.|
|Cookie name:_gat||Used to limit the percentage of requests. Duration: 1 minute.|
These enable the Website to be tracked via the Google Analytics tool, which is a service provided by Google to obtain information on Users’ access to websites. Some of the data saved for subsequent analyses are the number of times a User visits the Website, the dates of the User’s first and last visits, the duration of the visits, the page clicked to access the Website, the search engine used to access the Website or the link clicked on, where in the world they come from, etc.
Management and blocking of cookies
The User has the option of configuring the browser on their computer according to their personal needs, so that they can be informed when cookies are received and prevent them from being installed on their hard disk.
If you wish to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, you may do so via your browser. You can find how to do this by consulting your browser’s help menu, which shows you the steps to remove them. For further information:
- Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
- Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-web
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
Users can find more information about how cookies work and how to remove them at the following links:
Also, if you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics on any websites, please visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout