What are cookies?
“Cookies” are small text files that websites you visit place on your computer or device for the purpose of storing data that may be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for their storage. They are widely used to help websites to run, or to run more efficiently, and to provide information to site owners.
Cookies are no more than text files that some servers ask your browser to store on your hard disk with information about what you have been doing on different webpages.
They have an expiration date, which may vary from the duration of the session to a specified future date, as of which they no longer function.
On the website www.itac-professional.com (hereinafter, “the Website”), we use session cookies and persistent cookies, which, in turn, may be first-party cookies or third-party cookies. They serve to carry out proper management of user access, with the aim of improving our services, displaying information related to your preferences as identified through your browsing and accessing user statistics.
Session cookies: session cookies are cookies designed to collect and store data while users are browsing the Website. They are normally used to store information that is relevant only for the provision of the service requested by users on a single occasion.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies are a type of cookie that remains stored on your terminal and which can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the creator of the cookie, which may range from a few minutes to several years.
Cookies on the Website are associated solely with anonymous users and their computers; they do not provide information that would allow others to identify users’ names or surnames and they cannot read data from your hard disk or include viruses in your texts.
Users may freely decide whether or not their hard disks store the cookies used on the Website. In this regard, users can configure their browsers to accept or decline all cookies by default or to receive an on-screen notification about each cookie and decide at that time on its storage or not on their hard disk. To do this, we suggest you refer to your browser’s Help section to learn how to change its current settings.
Even when users configure their browsers to decline all cookies or cookies specifically from the Website, they can still browse, with the only drawback of missing out on features that may require storing certain cookies. In any case, you can delete cookies stored on your hard disk at any time, following the procedure established in your browser’s Help section, which we provide more information on below.
As a user, you may refuse the processing of data or information by declining these cookies using the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you do so, the Website may not work properly.
Cookies from the Website:
– make the Website work properly;
– save you having to log in every time you visit the Website;
– remind you of your settings during and between visits;
– allow you to view videos;
– improve site speed/security;
– allow you to share pages on social networks;
– show you ads based on your browsing habits.
First-party cookies used on the Website
These are cookies created or managed by those responsible for the Website and can only be read by the Website itself. The Website uses the following persistent first-party cookies.
- Operational or technical cookies. these cookies allow users to browse the Website and to use the different options it offers, such as, for example, monitoring data traffic and communication, identifying the user’s session, accessing sections with restricted access, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process for an order, performing the process for registering or participating in an event, using security features during browsing, storing content for disseminating videos or sound or sharing content via social networks.
- Personalisation cookies: these cookies allow users to access the Website and have general characteristics predefined according to a set of criteria on user terminals, such as, for example, language, the type of browser they are using, regional settings, etc.
- Analysis cookies: these cookies allow the creator to track and analyse the behaviour of users of the websites they are linked to. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure activity on the Website and to develop browsing profiles for the Website’s users, for the purpose of introducing improvements by analysing the data on the use they make of the service.
Certain cookies provide us with statistics on the number of visitors and the webpages visited. This information helps us to design more useful content for you. Although you can decline cookies, this will limit your use of the Website and will impair some of its features, in addition to reducing our ability to improve our products and services and offer you attractive content.
- Advertising cookies: these cookies allow for the most efficient management possible of advertising spaces that the editor has included on the Website, based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency at which the ads are displayed.
Third-party cookies used on the Website
The Website includes features provided by third parties. These are cookies created by third parties and we use them for different services (e.g. website analysis or advertising).
The main third-party cookies include the following:
- Those generated by analysis services, specifically, Google Analytics pto help the Website analyse how users use the Website and to improve its usability; in no case are they associated with data that could identify users.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company whose headquarters is located at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Users can consult the types of cookies used by Google, Google+ and Google Maps here, according to the content of their page on the types of cookies they use.
- Social network cookies: social network cookies can be stored on your browser while browsing abcoach.com, for example, when you use the Share button to share content from abcoach.com on any social network.
The companies that create cookies for social networks used by the Website have their own cookies policies:
The privacy implications depend on each social network and on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. In no case may the person responsible for the Website or the advertisers obtain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
Addtoany : Implements the _cfduid and uvc cookies: the first expires after a year after being installed, and the second expires after a day after being installed. They gather technical information about the browsing anonymously; this information is kept for one month for aggregate storage. More information a https://www.addtoany.com/privacy
the following cookies are used
_ga. Used to identify the user, it expires after two years.
_gid. Used to identify the user, it expires after 24 hours.
_gat. Is used to limit the percentage of requests. It expires after 1 minute.
More information at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=es
_icl_current_language: This is used to recognise the language in which the user is browsing and show the elements in the relevant language. It is a session cookie that is deleted when the browser is closed.
How do I manage and disable these cookies?
If you do not want the Website to store cookies on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings to notify you before downloading any cookies.
As a matter of fact, you can also modify your browser settings so that it declines all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also delete any cookies that are already on your computer. Bear in mind that you will have to separately adjust the settings of each browser and computer you use.
For users who wish to prevent storing the above-mentioned cookies, here are the relevant links from the most widely used browsers:
Updates and changes to the Cookies Policy
Last update: October 2018