Last updated: June 2018
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. Cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of content, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts — all with the aim of adapting the content of the website to your profile and needs.
What cookies do we use and for what purpose?
Cookies are small files that are temporarily stored on the hard drive, providing information about browsing and helping the User to achieve a high level of satisfaction. They also help us to identify the most visited sections of the Website, so that we can adapt the contents of the Website specifically to the User’s needs. Cookies also allow us to know if the User has already visited our Website. The information about you generated by the cookie is only stored if you allow it (for example, to simplify access to a site protected through the use of a username and password, so that you do not have to enter the username and password each time you want to enter).
What types of Cookies exist:
There are different types of cookies that can be classified taking into consideration their purpose when obtaining information about the user:
– Technical Cookies: They allow the user to browse a website and use the different options or services available on it, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing sections with restricted access, carrying out the purchase process, requesting registration or participation in an event or using security elements while browsing.
– Preference Cookies: Preference cookies allow users to access the service with certain predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in users’ computers such as, for example, the language, type of browser through which they connect to the service, regional settings from where they are accessing the service, etc.
– Analysis Cookies: Analysis cookies allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure website activity and to create browsing profiles of website, application and platform users, in order to make improvements based on the analysis of the usage data of users of the service.
– Advertising Cookies: Advertising cookies enable the most effective management possible of the advertising spaces that, where applicable, the publisher has included on the website from which the service requested is provided based on criteria such as the content published or the frequency with which the ads are shown.
– Behavioural Advertising Cookies: Behavioural advertising cookies enable the most effective management possible of the advertising spaces that, where applicable, the publisher has included on the website from which the service requested is provided. These cookies store information regarding the behaviour of users which is obtained by continually observing their browsing habits. This enables a specific profile to be created upon which the advertising displayed can be based.
WOBI uses the following types of cookies:
|It is an analysis tool provided by Google Inc. to obtain information and analyse users access to our website.Some of the data that are stored are the number of times a User visits the website, dates of the User’s first and last visit, duration of the visits, from which page the User accessed the website, which browser was used to reach the website, etc.
The settings of these cookies are predetermined by the service offered by Google and, therefore, we suggest that you check the Google Analytics privacy page which you can access by clicking on the following link https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html?hl=es
|They collect information about the User’s browsing interests, expressed preferences, the manner in which they interact with the website, the ads displayed and opened, websites visited, optimisation of advertising spaces offered on websites to provide ads of interest to users, identification of the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and how to improve them.
|Each social network uses its own cookies to enable you to click on buttons such as Like or Share.
How can you block cookies?
The User may allow, block or clear the cookies installed on their computer by going to the browser settings on their computer or mobile device. Internet browser settings are usually set by default to accept cookies, but they can easily be disabled by changing the browser settings.
Many cookies are used to improve the usability or functionality of websites/applications, therefore, if the User decides to disable cookies, it is possible that some functionalities of the Services may not work properly or their quality may be affected. Alternatively, if the User does not wish the data to be collected as described in this clause, they should cease to use the Services.
The User may choose which cookies they want to enable on this website by:
- The browser settings:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (Apple)
- Other third party applications that allow users to detect cookies on each website they visit and disable them.
However, please note that blocking cookies may affect some or all of the website’s functionality.
What happens if I disable Cookies?
To help you understand the impact that disabling cookies can have, the following are some examples:
- If you disable cookies on a certain website, you will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the content to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that site, such as My Account, or My Profile or My Orders.
- Online stores: You will be unable to make purchases online — you would have to do so by phone or by visiting a physical store if there is one.
- You will be unable to customise your geographic preferences such as time zone, currency and language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on website visitors and traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You will be unable to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments or rate content. The website will also not be able to tell if you are a human or an automated application that posts spam.
- Sectorised advertising will not be able to be shown, which will reduce the website’s advertising income.