Cookie use regulations

This Cookie Policy is part of the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy of Colegio Hispano Norteamericano, S.A. The access and navigation to this website, or using its services, mean that you accept the General Terms and Conditions defined in our Legal Notice (and thus, also the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy). Please read them thoroughly.

Thank you for visiting us. We would like you to have the best experience possible. Due to this, we have prepared this Cookie Policy in the most straightforward manner.

What is a cookie?

They are files that contain small amounts of information downloaded to the user’s device whenever he or she visits a website. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognise the user every time he or she visits www.asvalencia.org, but it also allows us to improve the quality and usability of our website.

Cookies are of utmost importance for Internet to work. They cannot damage the equipment/device of the user and, if active on your browser’s settings, they help us identify and solve possible operating errors of www.asvalencia.org.

Types of Cookies

There are different types of cookies All of them operate similarly, but have small differences:

  • Session cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. The main purpose is to identify the device, support the website’s security or its basic operation. They do not have personal information capable of identifying a person.
  • Permanent or Persistent Cookies: They are stored in the device’s hard disk and our website reads them whenever you pay a new visit to www.asvalencia.org; They have an expiration date or a certain duration, after  which the cookie stops working. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences; analyse visits and help us understand how users get to our website and improve our services.
  • Operating Cookies: They allow www.asvalencia.org to remember decisions made by the user, such as login name or identifier.

The information from this cookies is anonymised (i.e., does not register your name, address or other data).

  • Third Parties’ Cookies. Third parties’ cookies are those installed by a website which is not the one your visit at a given moment. For instance, those used by social media (such as Facebook) or by external content complements (such as Google Maps). Moreover, some advertising companies use these files to follow the visits on each website they advertise in.
  • Analytic Cookies: They intend to provide periodic maintenance and guarantee the best operation and service to the user; they collect activity data.

Use of Cookies by www.asvalencia.org

When you visit www.asvalencia.org, you expressly accept that we may use these cookies in your devices. If you turn cookies off, your visit to www.asvalencia.org might not be optimal and some of the services of www.asvalencia.org may not work properly.

a) Own Cookies

Our website uses own cookies (small text files stored by your browser) in order to recognise you and offer you a better service. One of the advantages of accepting our cookies is that you will save time. Furthermore, they may also be used to recognise you on your next visits and thus adapt the contents shown. To obtain information about the date and time of your last visit, measure internal traffic information and estimate the number of visits made, so that we can focus on adjust the services and promotions in a more effective way.

Cookies do NOT allow us to contact you to your telephone number, email address or any other contact means. Cookies CANNOT retrieve information from your  hard disk or steal your personal information.

Name: PHPSESSID

Purpose:  Cookie login. It will disappear when the user leaves the web page.

b) Third Party Cookies Google Analytics Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, provided by Google, Inc., company with corporate address at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse the website use of our users. The information about your website usage generated by the cookie (including your IP address) shall be directly transferred to and archived by Google in its US servers. Google shall use this information with our account to follow the website usage, generating website activity reports and providing other services related to the website activity and Internet usage. Google may transfer such information to third parties whenever required to do so by the legislation or when such third parties process information for Google. Google shall not link your IP address to other data that Google has.

If you wish, you can reject the processing of the data or information by refusing to use cookies selecting this option on your browser. However, if so, it is possible that you cannot use all the website functions. When you browse the site, you consent to Google processing your information in the manner and for the purposes indicated above.

More information at https://www.google.es/intl/es/policies/technologies/cookies/. Google has developed an addon you can install on your browser should you wish not to be tracked by their cookies: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

ANALYTIC COOKIES

Name Purpose
_utma Used to identify users and sessions. This cookie is created when the JavaScript library is run and there is no __utma cookie. It is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
_utmt It is used to restrict the percentage of requests.
_utmb Used to make out new sessions from former ones. This cookie is created when the JavaScript library is run and there is no __utmb cookie. It is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
_utmc Not used in ga.js. It is set up to interact with urchin.js. Time ago, this cookie used to act with the __utmb cookie to find out if the user is on a new session or visit.
_utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user arrived to the website. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is run and updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
_utmv It is used to store data regarding the customised visitor’s variables. This cookie is created when a programmer uses the _setCustomVar method with a customised visitor’s variable. It was used for the withdrawn _setVar method. It is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
_ga Used to identify between users and sessions. The cookie is created when loading the javascript library and there is no previous version of the _ga cookie. It is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.
_gat It is used to make out the different tracking objects created on a session. The cookie is created when loading the javascript library and there is no previous version of the _gat cookie. It is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics.

Setting up your user to avoid Cookies.

From www.asvalencia.org and in compliance with the current legislation, we hereby inform you how you can set up your Internet browser to keep your confidentiality and safety regarding cookies. Thus, we provide you with information and official support links from the main browsers so that you can decide if you wish to accept cookies or not.

So  you can block cookies through the settings on your browser or you can set up your browser to alert you when a server wishes to store a cookie:

  1. If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Configuration. If you want to read more, visit https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete- manage-cookies
  2. If you use Firefox, in the menu option Tools > Options > Privacy >Cookies. If you want to read more, visit https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/Deshabilitar%20cookies%20de%20terceros
  3. If you use Chrome, in the section Options > Advanced Options > Privacy. If you want to read more, visit http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
  4. If you use Opera, you can set up your browser in the Safety and Privacy option. If you want to read more, visit http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
  5. If you use Safari, you can set up your browser in the Preferences > Safety or Privacy section. If you want to read more, visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=es_ES&locale=es_ES
  6. If you wish to disable Google Universal Analytics, you can install the following addon provided by Google:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout