What is a cookie?
Cookies are files that websites send to users’ computers to store and retrieve information.
Cookies are essential for internet-related services, since they allow a web page to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment. Depending on the information obtained, cookies can also recognize users and improve services offered.
In other words, they are small files that are stored in your browser with information about the navigation you carry out on our website.
What types of cookies do we use?
- From “user input”
- Authentication or user identification (session only)
- Session cookies to balance load
- User interface customization cookies
- Certain add-on cookies (plug-in) to exchange social content
EASY may use its own and/or third party cookies that are not exempted from the application of article 22 of the LSSI, in which case EASY will inform the user of the need for their consent. These cookies may vary:
- Depending on the entity that manages the domain from where the cookies are sent and how they treat the data obtained, one can observe two types of cookies: first-party cookies (easy-ep.com) and third-party cookies.
- Depending on the period of time they remain stored in the client’s browser, they may be limited-session cookies (1 session or 1 day) or persistent (indefinite) cookies.
Currently www.easy-ep.com only uses its own session cookies in order to detect the acceptance of the cookie notice.
How can I configure, manage and delete cookies?
Most browsers have configuration options and security features that make it possible to avoid the installation of cookies and/or other navigation data collection systems on the device.
Users can configure their browser to reject cookies, although this could prevent the User from carrying out certain transactions, using certain functionalities or having access to some content on the website.
At all times, the user has the possibility of accepting or rejecting the installation of cookies, or rejecting the installation of a certain type of cookies (advertising cookies, or third-party cookies). In addition, after each session, the user can delete all or some of the stored cookies.
Similarly, the user can activate:
- Private browsing, whereby your browser stops saving your browsing history, website passwords, cookies and other information about the pages you visit, or
- The “Do not track” function, by which the browser asks the websites you visit not to track your browsing habits, for example, to serve you advertisements of interest to you on other sites you visit.
You can check steps to disable the installation of cookies in the “Help” sections of your browser, for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. You may also consult the “help” section of your browser to obtain information regarding different cookie management options.
Here are some links to assist you regarding cookie management:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
- Microsoft Edge
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
The following link includes educational videos that explain, step by step, how to configure the privacy options of the most common browsers, social networks and mobile operating systems: https://www.aepd.es/areas/internet/protege-tu-privacidad.html