1. What are cookies
A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a Web server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of the cookie and allow the Web site to remember your browsing preferences and navigate efficiently. Cookies make the interaction between the user and the Web site faster and easier.
There are different types of cookies depending on who they belong to, what the cookies are for and how long they remain on the user's device and are summarized below.
2. Types of cookies
The types of cookies, depending on who they belong to, include:
Own cookies: are those sent to the user's device or browser by the owner of the website. Third-party cookies: are those sent to the user's device by third parties and are managed by these third parties.
In the table below, third party cookies are those whose provider is not the owner of the website but the entities indicated in the table.
There are different types of cookies depending on what they are for:
Technical cookies: these allow the user to navigate the website correctly and access all its sections. And they guarantee, for example, the security of the website, among other things. These cookies do not require the user's consent to their installation, because we do not use them for advertising purposes but to ensure that the website functions correctly.
Preference or personalization cookies: these are the ones that allow us to remember user preferences on the website, such as language, depending on the region from which the service is accessed. Or the number of results to be displayed when the user performs a search. These cookies also do not require the user's consent if it is the user himself who chooses these features (for example, if he selects the language of a website by clicking on the icon of the flag of the corresponding country), as it is considered a service expressly requested by the user, and this as long as the cookies obey exclusively to the selected purpose.
Analysis or measurement cookies: these allow the analysis of the user's behaviour on the website, so that it is possible to know what content is most interesting and make it easier for the user to find what they are looking for. They also analyze the level of recurrence of visitors, that is, if they return to the website in order to improve the most visited areas. Although it is unlikely that these cookies imply risks for the user's privacy, because they are usually used on aggregate data (that do not identify the user) and with statistical purposes, the current regulations do require requesting the user's consent to install them on his device and/or browser.
Behavioral advertising cookies: are those that store user information from tracking their browsing habits. This allows us to show you advertising about your interests both from the owner of the website and from third parties.
The installation of these cookies in the device or browser of the user, requires your consent.
And among the types of cookies depending on their duration or time they remain on the user's device or browser, there are
Session cookies: these disappear from the user's browser or device when they end their session or close the website.
Persistent cookies these are the ones that do not disappear when the session is closed and their duration can be from minutes to several years, depending on how they are configured.
3. What cookies do we use?
On this website we use both our own and third party cookies, in particular Google Analytics. The purpose of these cookies is to carry out the statistics of the use of the Web site, so we use the cookies with the purpose of knowing the level of recurrence of our visitors and the contents that are more interesting.
In this way, we can concentrate our efforts on improving the most visited areas and make it easier for users to find what they are looking for. The information from your visit can be used in the Website to make evaluations and statistical calculations on anonymous data, as well as to guarantee the continuity of the service or to make improvements to your websites.
Below are the cookies we use on this website. As a user, you should ensure that you are happy with them before continuing to browse.
You can also configure your browser to not accept cookies although this may affect the correct functioning of the application.
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Consent is given for the website https://alqua.io/ and all its sub-domains.
3. Delete or block cookies
Once the cookies have been configured by the user or if he has accepted them all by means of the corresponding acceptance button, if the user wants to eliminate the cookies later on he can do it from the configuration button that can be accessible on the web or, in its defect, from the configuration of the own browser. To do this you will have to consult the instructions of the browser. There are also extensions for different browsers, which can be configured to prevent the installation of cookies: Users can avoid the installation of Google Analytics in relation to their use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through this link.
You can also allow, block or delete installed cookies by setting your browser options:
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4. International data transfers
The user can be informed about the transfers to third countries that, in its case, are made by the third parties identified in this policy of cookies in their corresponding policies. To do this you can check the links provided in the table of cookies in the previous section.
5. Additional information