In IT terms, a cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser when you visit almost any website. Its purpose is to enable the website to remember your visit when you visit this site again. Cookies usually store technical data, personal preferences, content customization, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. A cookie’s goal is to adapt web content to your profile and needs. Without cookies you would notice significant decrease in a website’s capabilities.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies don’t generally store your private information, such as credit card or banking information, pictures, ID numbers or personal information. The stored data is usually mostly technical, personal preferences, content customization, etc.
The web server doesn’t associate this to you, but to your browser instead. In fact, if you normally surf the web with Internet Explorer and then visit the same websites using Firefox or Chrome you will notice the website doesn’t realize you’re the same person, and that is because it is actually linked to the browser, not the person.
Cookies used in this website
This website uses the following STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES:
The strictly necessary cookies are the ones that are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that guarantee basic functionality and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
- cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary: This cookie is configured by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. Cookies are used to store user consent for cookies in the “Required” category.
- cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary: This cookie is configured by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. Cookies are used to store user consent for cookies in the “Not Necessary” category.
- __hssrc: This cookie is set by Hubspot. According to their documentation, every time HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine if the visitor has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when HubSpot manages cookies, it is considered a new session.
This website uses the following ANALYTICAL cookies:
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics, number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
- GPS: YouTube configures this cookie and records a unique identification to track users based on their geographical location.
- Hubspotutk: HubSpot uses this cookie to track website visitors. This cookie is passed to Hubspot in the form submission and is used when deduplicating contacts.
- _ga: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data, and to track site usage for the site analytics report. Cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
- _gid: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information about how visitors use a website and helps create an analytical report on how the website works. Collected data, including the number of visitors, the source they came from and the pages, appear anonymously.
- __hstc: this cookie is set by Hubspot and is used to track visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
This website uses the following PERFORMANCE COOKIES:
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze key website performance indices, helping to provide a better user experience for visitors.
- YSC: YouTube configures these cookies and is used to track embedded video views.
- _gat: Google Universal Analytics installs these cookies to reduce the speed of the request and limit the collection of data on high-traffic sites.
- __utmc: Google Analytics sets the cookie and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js, which is an older version of Google Analytics, and is used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions / visits.
- __utmt: Google Analytics sets the cookie and is used to regulate the application rate.
- __utmz: Google Analytics sets this cookie and is used to store the traffic source or the campaign through which the visitor arrived at your site.
This website uses the following ADVERTISING COOKIES:
Advertising cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors to websites and collect information to provide personalized ads.
- IDE: Used by Google DoubleClick, it stores information on how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them based on their profile.
- VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: YouTube sets this cookie, and it is used to track information from YouTube embedded videos on a website.
This website uses the following FUNCTIONAL COOKIES:
Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities, such as sharing website content on social media platforms, collecting comments, and other third-party features.
- __hssc: This cookie is set by HubSpot. The purpose of the cookie is to track sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increase the session number and timestamps in the cookie.
- __hstc .: Contains the domain, view Count (increment each page View in a session) and the login time stamp.
Disabling and clearing cookies
You may exercise your right to disable or clear cookies from this website at any time. This action is performed differently depending on the browser you are using.
What happens if I disable cookies?
Below we’ll show you a few examples so that you may understand the effect that disabling cookies might have:
- You will not be able to share that site’s contents on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt its contents to your personal preferences, as is the case with virtual stores.
- You will not have access to that site’s personal area, such as My account, My profile or My cart.
- Online stores: You will not be able to make online purchases. They will have to be over the phone or by visiting the actual store, should there be one.
- You will not be able to set geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- The web site will not be able to perform web analysis on visitors and web traffic, which will make it hard for the site to stay competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, upload pictures, post comments, like or rate content. The site will also be unable to tell whether you are a person or an automatic application out to post spam.
- Targeted advertising will not be possible, which will reduce the site’s ad income.
Cookies settings for the most popular browsers
Up next, we will instruct you on how to access a particular set of cookies on a Chrome browser.
Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser’s version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences through the File menu or by clicking on the icon on the upper right hand corner.
- You will see several options, click on Advanced Settings.
- Go to Privacy, Content settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- You will see a list of all cookies in order by domain. In order to make your search easier type in the site’s address partially or totally on the Search cookies
- By applying this filter, you will see one or several lines with the cookies of the site you requested. Now you must simply select them and click on the X to clear them.
To access cookies settings on Internet Explorer browser follow these steps (they may vary based on browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options.
- Click on Privacy.
- Adjust the slider to your preferred privacy level.
To access cookie settings from a Firefox browser, follow these steps (they may vary based on browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferencesdepending on your operating systems.
- Click on Privacy.
- In History choose Use custom history settings.
- You will now see the option Accept cookies, you may enable or disable it as you see fit.
To access cookie settings on a Safari OSX browser follow these steps (they may vary based on browser version):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- Here you will see the option Block cookies to select the type of block you desire.
To access cookie settings on a Safari iOS browser follow these steps (they may vary based on browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the Block cookies to select the type of block you desire.
To access cookie settings on Android device browsers follow these steps (they may vary based on browser version):
- Start up the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, and you will see the option Enable cookies to check or uncheck the box.
To access cookie settings on Windows Phone devices follow these steps (they may vary based on browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then
- You may now check or uncheck the box Allow cookies.
- Web browsers are the tools in charge of storing cookies and it is from this place that you must exercise your right to eliminate or deactivate them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect manipulation of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.