b) Typology, purpose and operation of Cookies:
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first expire when the User closes the browser. The second ones expire in function when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the User remains identified in the exclusive contents of STUDY TRAVEL SPAIN) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on its purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the exclusive contents, so you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit.
GEO-LOCALIZATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to find out what country you are in when a Service is requested. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help guide the content to your location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened their session, and they are used to identify you in the Services with the following objectives:
Keep the User identified so that, if a Service closes, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day enters the Service again, it will continue to be identified, facilitating its navigation without having to re-identify itself. This functionality can be suppressed if the User clicks the “close session” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time it enters the Service the User will have to log in to be identified.
Check if the User is authorized to access certain Contents.
Additionally, some Services may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the User registers in a Service with credentials of a social network, it authorizes the social network to keep a persistent Cookie that remembers its 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 in the social network that they specify.
ANALYTICAL COOKIES: Each time a User visits a Service, a tool from an external provider (Omniture, Netscope, Comscore and similar that may be added to this list in case they vary in relation to the current ones) generates an analytic Cookie in the User’s computer. This Cookie, which is generated only during the visit, will serve in future visits to the Contents of STUDY TRAVEL SPAIN to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives that are pursued are:
Allow the anonymous identification of navigating 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.
Identify anonymously the most visited contents and therefore more attractive for Users
Know if the user that is accessing is new or repeat visit.
Important: Unless the User decides to register in STUDY TRAVEL SPAIN, the “Cookie” will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help optimize the experience of the Users on the site.