What is a cookie?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to the user’s device and are used when you visit a website. Their main purpose is to recognise the user every time they access www.awanatura.com. They also enable us to improve our website’s quality and usability.
Cookies are essential for the Internet to work. They cannot damage the user’s device. If they are activated in your browser’s settings, they help us identify and solve possible errors in the running of www.awanatura.com.
Types of Cookies that we use
On accessing www.awanatura.com, you expressly accept that we can use these types of cookies in your devices. If you deactivate the cookies, your navigation around www.awanatura.com may not be as good as possible and some of the uses provided by www.awanatura.com may not work properly.
There are different types of cookies. All of them work in the same way but there are little differences between them:
Session Cookies: Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device and to support the website’s security or its basic functioning. They do not contain personal information that would allow us to identify a person.
Persistent or Permanent Cookies: These are stored in the device’s hard drive. Our website reads them every time you visit www.awanatura.com. They have a specific expiry date, after which the cookie no longer works. They enable us to identify your activities and preferences, analyse the visits and help us to understand how our users come to our page and how to improve our services.
Functionality Cookies: These enable www.awanatura.com to recall the decisions made by the user such as their login password or identifier.
These cookies are collected anonymously (in other words, they do not contain your name, address or other data).
Third Party Cookies: Third party cookies are those installed by a website that is not the one you are visiting; for example, the ones used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content add-ons (like Google Maps). Furthermore, some advertising companies use these kinds of files to track your visits to every website where they advertise.
Analytical Cookies: These cookies’ purpose is for periodic maintenance and to ensure the best possible functioning and service for the user, gathering data about your activity.
User´s settings to avoid cookies
Thus, you can block cookies via the browser’s settings tools or you can set up your browser for it to notify you when a server wishes to keep a cookie:
- If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings. To find out more, visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- If you use Firefox, go to the menu option Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies. To find out more, visit https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-third-party-cookies
- If you use Chrome, go to the section Settings > Advanced Settings > Privacy. To find out more: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- If you use Opera, you can change your browser’s settings in the Security and Privacy option. To find out more, visit: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
- If you use Safari, in the option Preferences > Security or Privacy, you can change your browser settings. To find out more, visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB
- If you wish to deactivate Google Universal Analytics, you can install the following add-on provided by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout