Basically, a cookie is a file that is downloaded onto the user’s computer/smartphone/tablet when the user accesses a certain web page in order to store and recover information concerning the browsing carried out from said computer.
The information obtained through these cookies, referring to the user’s equipment, may be combined with your personal data only if you are registered as a user on this website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. A cookie is useful as it allows the website to remember your visit when you return to that page. Cookies have been used for 20 years, since the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What a cookie IS NOT
A cookie is not a virus, nor a Trojan, worm, spam, spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information, such as: credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they do store is of a technical nature, such as personal preferences, content personalisation, etc.
The web server will not associate you with your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse a website using Internet Explorer and try to browse the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the website does not realise that you are the same person because it is actually recognising the browser, not the person.
What kind of cookies are there?
1) ACCORDING TO THE ENTITY THAT MANAGES THEM
2) ACCORDING TO THE TIME PERIOD THEY REMAIN ACTIVE
2.1) Session Cookies: These cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website.
2.2) Persistent Cookies: These are cookies in which the data continues to be stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the entity responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
3) ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE
3.1) Analysis cookies: These are cookies which are processed by us or by third parties and they allow us to quantify the number of users and thus measure and analyse statistically how users exploit the services offered.
To this end, how users browse our website is analysed in order to improve the products or services we offer.
3.2) Advertising cookies: These cookies allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, if applicable, the publisher has included in a web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service based on criteria such as the content edited or the frequency with which the advertisements are shown.
3.3) Behavioural advertising cookies: These are cookies that allow the management, in the most efficient manner possible, of the advertising spaces that, if applicable, the publisher has included in a web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service. These cookies store information on the behaviour of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the publisher to develop a specific profile and to display advertising based on said profile.
3.4) Technical cookies: These cookies are necessary for the browsing and the correct functioning of our website. These cookies are dedicated, among other things, to control the traffic and communication of data, to access restricted sections, to carry out the purchasing process for an order, to use security elements, to store contents, etc.
3.5) Personalisation cookies: These are cookies those that allow the Internet user to access the website with certain characteristics, such as the language, type of browser, geographical location, etc.
What happens if I disable cookies?
To help you understand the extent to which you can disable cookies, we would like to show you a few examples:
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, you can not only delete, but also block cookies in a general manner or for a specific domain.
To delete the cookies of a website, you must go to the browser settings and there, the user can search for the cookies associated with the domain in question and proceed to their removal.
Renewal and deletion of cookies for the most popular browsers:
Users can allow, block or delete the cookies stored on a browser by configuring the options of the browser installed on the computer. If the user does not allow the installation of cookies in the browser, they may not be able to access any of the sections of our website.
In the following links we provide users with all the information required to configure or disable your cookies in each browser:
THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
LIST OF COOKIES BY THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE DOMAIN WWW.BIOSTEP.ES
|NAME OF THE PROVIDER||PURPOSE OF THE COOKIE||DESCRIPTION OF THE PURPOSE OF THE COOKIE||MORE INFORMATION ON THIS THIRD PARTY|
|Google.com||Analytics||Statistics and measurements of website visits||Click here|
|Yandex Métrica||Analytics||Website usage analysis||Click here|
|JetPack||Statistics||WordPress Internal Statistics||Click here|
|NAME||SERVER FROM WHICH IT IS SENT||PURPOSE||OWN/THIRD PARTY||TYPE||EXPIRY|
|_ga||biostep.es||It enables the control function of single visits. This cookie will be installed the first time a user enters the website through a browser. When this user enters the website again with the same browser, the cookie will recognise the user and consider it to be the same user.||Third-party (google)||Analytics||3 years|
|_gcl_au||biostep.es||It is used by Google Adsense to improve the efficiency of advertising through the different websites in this network.||Third-party (google)||Analytics||Persistent|
|_gid||biostep.es||It is used to distinguish users.||Third-party (google)||Analytics||1 day|
|_ym_d||biostep.es||Remembers the first visit to the site.||Third-party (Yandex Métrica)||Analytics||1 year|
|_ym_isad||biostep.es||Unknown functionality||Third-party (Yandex Métrica)||Unidentified||1 year|
|_ym_uid||biostep.es||Unknown functionality||Third-party (Yandex Métrica)||Unidentified||2 years|
|tk_qs||biostep.es||Unknown functionality||JetPack||Statistics||30 minutes|
NOTE: This list will be updated promptly as the website services offered on the site change. However, occasionally, during this update, the list may not yet include a particular cookie, although it will always refer to cookies used for the same purposes as those registered on this list.
Updated 11 January 2021