What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive or in the memory of the computer accessing or visiting the pages of certain websites so that the user’s preferences can be known when reconnected. Cookies stored on the user’s hard drive cannot read the data contained on the user’s hard drive, access personal information or read cookies created by other providers.

What type of cookies exist?

According to the entity that manages them

First-party cookies: are those generated by the page you are visiting.
Third-party cookies: are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

Based on how long they remain active

Session cookies: are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website.
Persistent cookies: are a type of cookies where the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie.

According to purpose

Technical cookies: are the most basic ones that allow, among other things, to know when a person or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous and a registered user is browsing, basic tasks for the functioning of any dynamic website.
Personalisation cookies: are those that allow the user to access the service with certain general characteristics predefined in his or her terminal or defined by the user. For example, the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the selected content design, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.
Analysis cookies: collect information on the type of browsing being performed, the sections that he or she uses most, the products consulted, the time zone of use, language, etc.
Advertising cookies: show advertising based on their navigation, their country of origin, language, etc.
Behavioural advertising cookies: are those that allow the effective management of advertising spaces that have been included in the website or application from which the service is provided. These cookies store information on user behaviour through the observation, allowing them to subsequently develop a specific profile to display advertising based on it.

What type of cookies do we use on this website?

WordPress cookies

wordpress_test_cookie, cookie_notice_accepted: technical and necessary cookie that saves information on the acceptance or consent of the use of cookies according to the selection made so that it is not shown again each time you access the website. The duration is 1 week.
wp-settings-time-, wp-settings-: these cookies are used by WordPress to personalize the User Interface. The duration is 1 year.
wordpress_logged_in_: after the login, WordPress activates the wordpress_logged_in_ cookie, whose function is to indicate when and who you are, being used by the WordPress interface. The duration is per session.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files located on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted and filed by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of keeping track of your use of the website, compiling reports of website activity and providing other services related to website activity and Internet use. Google may transmit said information to third parties when so required by law, or when said third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can reject the treatment of data or information by rejecting the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, you should know that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
__utma: This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions. It is created when the JavaScript library is run and there are no __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. It is a persistent type cookie and has an expiration time of two years from the configuration or update.
_ga: This cookie is used to distinguish users. It is a persistent type cookie and has an expiration period of two years.
_gid: Google Analytics also uses this cookie to distinguish users. It lasts 24 hours.
These cookies are used to collect information about how our visitors use these web pages. All information is collected anonymously and may include data such as the browser being used, number of page views. This information helps us improve this website and your experience when visiting us.
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Mailchimp cookies

MailChimp: Mailchimp as an email marketing provider. The email subscription list will be stored at the email marketing service provider Mailchimp (512 Means St., Suite 404. Atlanta, Georgia 30318. United States of America) whose privacy policy can be found at the following link, which states that the distribution lists that are stored on the Mailchimp server are not assigned, communicated or sold to third parties. Mailchimp is not affiliated with Privacy Shield nd therefore has the European Commission’s approval of an adequacy and level of protection is not required. Privacy Shield guarantees that Mailchimp will comply with minimum security requirements as required by European legislation regarding the processing of personal data. It has a duration of 2 years from the setup. It is a subscriber generator More information.

What are the consequences of disabling cookies?

If the user prevents the activation of cookies or deactivates them if they have been previously authorised, it may affect the functioning of some functionalities of the website. For example, by deactivating them, the initial cookie notice will be displayed again when accessing the website.

Cookies on social networks where COVILA has a profile

Users are informed that cookies beyond our control are also used on social networks where COVILA has a profile. Below, we offer information about the cookies used in them:

Changes or updates to our cookie policies

It is possible that the structure and functionalities of this website may be modified to add new sections, services or content, which may mean that the use of cookies, and therefore our cookies, may be modified. Therefore, we recommend that each time you access our website you review the published cookie policies in case any changes have happened since your last visit.