What are cookies?
Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through websites. They are tools that play an essential role in providing many services of the information society. Among others, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about a user’s or their equipment’s browsing habits, and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
Depending on who manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:
Own cookies: those sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the requested service is provided to the user.
Third-party cookies: those sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
If cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the period of time they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be:
Session cookies: designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that is only interested in keeping for the provision of the requested service on a single occasion (e.g., a list of purchased products).
Persistent cookies: the data is still stored on the device and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie’s responsible person, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:
Technical cookies: those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform, or application and use the different options or services that exist in it, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, requesting registration or participation in an event, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, or sharing content through social networks.
Personalization cookies: allow the user to access the service with some general predefined characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which they access the service, the regional configuration from where they access the service, etc.
Analytical cookies: allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of website, application, or platform activity and for the elaboration of user navigation profiles of said sites, applications, and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data of use made by users of the service.
Advertising cookies: allow for the most efficient management of advertising spaces.
Behavioral advertising cookies: store information on user behavior obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
Disabling and deleting cookies
You have the option to allow, block, or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your device. Disabling cookies may cause some of the available services to stop working. The process of disabling cookies is different for each browser, but it can usually be done from the Tools or Options menu. You can also check the browser’s Help menu for instructions. You can choose which cookies you want to work on this website at any time.
You can allow, block, or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/Blocking%20cookies
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
- Safari: http://safari.helpmax.net/en/privacy-and-security/how-to-manage-cookies/
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/en/cookies.html
You can also manage the storage of cookies in your browser using tools such as:
Cookies used on taotrips.com
Below, the cookies that are being used on this portal, as well as their typology and function, are identified:
Google Analytics Cookies (third-party cookies): Allow tracking of website access through the Google Analytics tool. You can check Google’s privacy page, http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/, for more information about the cookies it uses.
Facebook Ads and Google Ads Cookies (third-party cookies): Allow tracking of website access for advertising purposes.
Zopim/Zendesk Cookies (third-party cookies): Allow maintaining user sessions and tracking for contact chat.
Own session cookies: This website uses its own session cookies to obtain information about the session stored on the server. Without these cookies, the correct functioning of this website is not possible.
Faced with this information, it is possible to take the following actions:
- Accept cookies: This notice will not be displayed again when accessing any page on the portal during this session.
- Close: The notice is hidden on the current page.