What are cookies?
Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer when you visit certain websites. They are tools that play an essential role in the provision of many information society services. Among other things, cookies allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or his/her computer and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
Depending on the identity of the entity managing the domain that is sending the cookies and processing the data obtained, cookies can be separated into two types:
- First-party cookies: cookies that are sent to the user’s device from a server or domain that is managed by the publisher itself, and which also provides the user with the requested service.
- Third-party cookies: cookies that are sent to the user’s device from a server or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through these cookies.
Cookies that are installed from a server or domain managed by the publisher itself cannot be considered first-party cookies if the information collected through them is managed by a third party.
Cookies are also classified according to the length of time they remain stored in the user’s browser, and can be:
- Session cookies: these cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a website. They are often used to store information that is only worth keeping in order to provide the service requested by the user on one single occasion (e.g. a list of purchased products).
- Persistent cookies: in these cookies, data remain stored on the device, and can be accessed and processed over a defined period of time that is determined by the entity responsible for the cookie, and which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, cookies are also classified according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed, with five cookie types:
- Technical cookies: cookies that allow the user to browse through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that are found on it. These could include, for example, controlling traffic and data communications, identifying the session, gaining access to restricted access areas, recording the elements included in an order, carrying out a purchasing process of an order, requesting registration for or taking part in an event, using security elements whilst browsing, storing contents for video and sound streaming, or sharing content through social networks.
- Customisation cookies: cookies that allow the user to gain access to the service with some pre-defined general settings based on a series of criteria in the user’s device. These could include, for example, the language, the type of browser though which the user gains access to the service, the regional configuration used to gain access to the service, etc.
- Analytical cookies: cookies that allow the entity responsible for them to track and analyse the behaviour of users on the websites they are linked to. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, applications or platforms, and to create browsing profiles for users of these websites, applications and platforms, in order to make improvements based on the analysis of data regarding the users’ use of the service.
- Advertising cookies: these cookies allow the most efficient management of advertising spaces.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies store behavioural data on a user, obtained through continuous observation of his/her browsing habits, which enables the development of a specific profile in order to display tailored advertising.
Deactivating or deleting cookies
You have the option to allow, block or delete the cookies on your system by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer. By disabling cookies, some of the services available may no longer be operational. The way to disable cookies is different for each browser, but can normally be done from the Tools or Options menu. You can also view your browser’s Help menu to find instructions on how to disable cookies. You can choose which cookies you want to work on this website at any time.
You may allow, block or delete the cookies on your system by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-websites-storing-cookies-site-data-firefox
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
- Safari: http://safari.helpmax.net/en/privacy-and-security/managing-cookies/
- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
In addition, you can also manage the cookies stored in your browser through tools like the following:
- Ghostery: www.ghostery.com/
- Your Online Choices: www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
Cookies used on www.adivin.com
Below is a list of the cookies that are being used on this website, along with their type and function:
In view of this information, it is possible to carry out the following actions:
- Accept cookies. The cookie notice will not be displayed again when you access any page on the website during the current session.
- Close. The notice is hidden from this page.