b) Typology, purpose and operation of Cookies
c) How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs in major browsers
d) What happens if Cookies are disabled
Moreover, Dbmark website will be able to know all the Dbmark Services requested by Users, so that they can provide or offer information appropriate to the tastes and preferences of each User.
Dbmark website also use Web Bugs, that are transparent, tiny images inserted into emails. When the User opens it, this image is downloaded along with the rest of the content of the email and allows to know if a specific email has been opened or not, as well as the IP address from which it has been downloaded. Dbmark website uses this information to obtain statistics and to make analytical studies on the reception of their emails by Users.
b) Type, purpose and operation of Cookies:
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The former expires when the User closes the browser. The latter expire depending on when the purpose for which they serve is met (for example, for the User to remain identified in the Dbmark Services) or when they are manually deleted.
Moreover, depending on their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
Performance Cookies: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found on the Services, so you don’t have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. Such as, this typology includes:
· Volume settings of video or sound players.
· The video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser.
· Items stored in the basket in E-commerce Services.
Geolocation Cookies: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when you request the Service. This Cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to help target content to your location.
Registration Cookies: These cookies are generated once the User has registered or logged in, and are used to identify you on the Services for the following aims:
· Keep the User identified so that, if he/she closes a Service, browser or computer and at another time or another day re-enters that Service, he/she will continue to be identified, thus facilitating his/her navigation without having to re-identify. This functionality can be suppressed if the User clicks the functionality logout, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time he enters the Service the User 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.
Furthermore, some Services may use social media connectors such as Facebook or Twitter. When the User registers for a Service with social network identity, he/she authorizes the social network to store a persistent Cookie that remembers his/her identity and guarantees 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 on the social network used.
Analytical Cookies: Each time a User visits a Service, a tool from an external provider (Google and others may be added to this list in case they vary in relation to the current ones) generates an analytical cookie on the User's computer. This Cookie, which is only generated on the visit, will serve on future visits to the Dbmark Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:
· Allow anonymous identification of Browsing Users through the Cookie (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate count of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
· Anonymously identify the most visited and therefore most attractive content for Users.
· Know if the User who is accessing is new or not.
Important: Unless the User decides to register for a Dbmark Service, the Cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him or her. Such Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the experience of Users on the site.
Advertising Cookies: This type of Cookies allows to expand the information of the advertisements displayed to each anonymous User on the Dbmark Services. Among others, it stores the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or browsing patterns and/or behaviors of the User as they help to form a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow to offer advertising related to the interests of the User.
Third Part Advertising Cookies: In addition to the advertising managed by the Dbmark website on its Services, the Dbmark website offers its advertisers the option to serve advertisements through third parties (Ad-Servers). In this way, these third parts may store Cookies sent from the Dbmark Services from users' browsers, as well as access the data stored therein.
Companies that generate these Cookies have their own privacy policies. Currently, Dbmark website uses the Doubleclick (Google) platform to manage these services. For more information, go to http://www.google.es/policies/privacy/ads/#toc-doubleclick and http://www.google.es/policies/privacy/ads/.
c) How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs in major browsers:
It is usually possible to stop accepting browser cookies, or to stop accepting Cookies from a particular Service.
All browsers allow you to change your Cookie settings. These settings are usually found in your browser's menu options. You can also configure your browser or email manager, as well as install free add-ons to prevent Web Bugs from downloading when you open an email.
Dbmark website provides orientation to the User on the steps to access the cookie settings menu and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:
· Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> -> Settings.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
· Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help.
· Chrome: Settings -> Advanced Options -> Privacy -> Content Settings.
For more information, you can consult Google support or browser Help.
· Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.
d) What happens if Cookies are disabled: Some features of the Services will be disabled, such as remaining identified, keeping purchases in the basket on an e-commerce Service, receiving information directed to your location, or viewing some videos.
Dbmark website may modify this Cookies Policy according to legislative 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.