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WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s computer/smartphone/tablet when accessing certain web pages in order to store and retrieve information about the navigation carried out from that computer.

Technically, cookies are arbitrary bits of data defined by the web server and sent to the browser. The browser returns them to the server unmodified, thus reflecting a state (memory of previous events) in HTTP transactions, which would otherwise be independent of that state.

Without cookies, each request from a web page or a component of a web page would be an isolated event, unrelated to all other requests from other pages on the same site. But by returning a cookie to the web server, the browser provides the server with a means of relating the request from the current page to requests from previous pages. In addition to being defined by a web server, cookies can also be defined by a script in a language such as JavaScript, if it is supported and enabled in the web browser.

Cookies specifications suggest that browsers should support a minimum number of cookies or a minimum amount of memory to store them. Specifically, a browser is expected to be able to store at least 300 cookies of 4 kilobytes each and at least 20 cookies per server or domain.

The server setting the cookie may specify a deletion date, in which case the cookie will be deleted on that date. A shopping site might want to help potential customers by remembering what was in their shopping cart, even if they close their browser without making a purchase and come back later, so they don’t have to search for products again. In that case, the server would create a cookie with a deletion date as desired by the website designer. If no deletion date is set, the cookie is deleted when the user closes their browser. Therefore, setting a deletion date is a way to make the cookie survive between sessions. For this reason, cookies with a deletion date are called persistent.

To learn more about cookies, we suggest that you access the following link: http://www.iabspain.net/privacidadeninternet/usuario.

COOKIE TYPES

There are different types of cookies. They all work the same way, but they have small differences:

  • 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, support website security or its basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that would allow us to identify a person.
  • Persistent or Permanent Cookies: They are stored on the device’s hard drive and our website reads them each time you make a new visit to TRENDING TROPIC; it has a specific expiration date, after which the cookie stops working. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences, analyze visits and help us understand how users come to our site and improve our services.
  • Functionality Cookies: Allow TRENDING TROPIC to remember decisions made by the user, such as their login or identifier. The information in these cookies is collected anonymously (i.e., it does not contain your name, address, or other data).
  • Third Party Cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies installed by a website that is not the one you are visiting; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content aggregates (such as Google Maps). In addition, some advertising companies use these types of files to track your visits to each site where they are advertised.
  • Analytic Cookies: Cookies are intended for periodic maintenance and to ensure the best performance and service to the user, collecting data on your activity.

USE OF COOKIES BY TRENDING TROPIC

By accessing TRENDING TROPIC, you expressly agree that we may use these types of cookies on your devices. If you disable cookies, your browsing through TRENDING TROPIC may not be optimal and some of the utilities available to TRENDING TROPIC may not function properly.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES. GOOGLE ANALYTICS COOKIES

The site uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc. headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of tracking your use of the site, compiling reports on site activity and providing other services related to site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

If you wish, you can reject the processing of data or information by rejecting the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you do, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this site. By using this site, you consent to the processing of your information by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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Purpose of cookies:

These Google Analytics cookies generate an anonymous user ID, which is used to count how many times you visit TRENDING TROPIC. It also records when you first and last visited the site. It also calculates when a session has ended, user origin and keyword.

USER SETTINGS TO AVOID COOKIES

From TRENDING TROPIC and in compliance with current legislation, we provide you with the information that allows you to configure your browser / Internet browsers to maintain your privacy and security in relation to cookies. For this reason, we provide you with information and links to the official support sites of the main browsers so that you can decide whether or not you wish to accept the use of cookies.

Thus, you can block cookies through the browser’s configuration tools or you can configure your browser to warn you when a server wants to save a cookie:

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings. For more information visit http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies and http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-expl orer-9.
If you use Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies. To learn more visit https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios -web

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