b) Typology, purpose and functioning of Cookies
c) How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs in major browsers
The Reprogenetics website uses ¨Cookies¨ and other similar mechanisms (hereinafter, Cookies). Cookies are files sent to a browser by means of a web server in order to record the User’s activities on a given web site or on all web sites, apps and/or web services. The first purpose of the Cookies is to provide the User with faster access to the selected Services.
b) Type, purpose and functioning of Cookies:
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 when the purpose for which they are used is fulfilled.
Additionally, depending on their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
GEO-LOCATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when requesting a Service. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help direct content to your location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or has subsequently opened his session, and are used to identify him in the Services for the following purposes:
– Keep the User identified so that, if you close a Service, the browser or computer if at some other time or another day you re-enter the Service, will remain identified, thus facilitating your navigation without having to re-identify. This functionality can be deleted if the User clicks the “close session” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the User enters the Service will have to log in to be identified.
– Check if the User is authorized to access certain Services, for example, to participate in a contest.
In addition, some Services may use connectors to social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the User registers for a Service with social network credentials, he authorizes the social network to store a persistent Cookie that remembers his identity and guarantees him access to the Services until it expires. The User can delete this Cookie and revoke access to the Services through social networks by updating their preferences in the social network that specifies.
ANALYTICAL COOKIES: Each time a User visits a Service, a tool from an external provider generates an analytical Cookie in the User’s computer. This Cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used in future visits to the Reprogenetics Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives that are pursued are:
– To allow the anonymous identification of the navigating Users through the “Cookie” (it identifies navigators and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and its tendency in the time.
– Identify anonymously the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users.
– Know if the User who is accessing is new or repeats visit.
Important: These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes to help optimize the experience of Users on the site.
c) How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs in the main browsers:
Normally it is possible to stop accepting browser Cookies, or to stop accepting the Cookies of a particular Service.
All modern browsers allow you to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ of your browser’s menu. You can also configure your browser or email manager, as well as install free plug-ins to prevent Web Bugs from downloading when you open an email.
We offer guidance to the User on the steps to access the configuration menu of cookies and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options-> Privacy-> Settings. For more information, you can consult the Microsoft support or the browser Help.
Firefox: Tools-> Options-> Privacy-> History-> Custom Configuration. For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help.
Chrome: Configuration-> Show advanced options-> Privacy-> Content configuration. For more information, see Google Support or Browser Help.
Safari: Preferences-> Security. For more information, see Apple Support or Browser Help.
Reprogenetics may modify this Cookies Policy in accordance with legislative or regulatory requirements, or in order to adapt this policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, therefore Users are advised to visit it periodically.
When significant changes are made to this Cookies Policy, registered Users will be notified either via the website or by e-mail.