What are cookies and what are they used for?

Cookies and other similar techniques (such as local shared objects or flash cookies, web beacons bugs, etc.), are text files, images or routines that the website being accessed installs or executes on the user's computer or device (PC, Smartphone, Tablet, etc.) to record the user's browsing activity.

In this sense, they refer to any type of data storage and retrieval device used on a user's terminal equipment for the purpose of storing information and retrieving information already stored, with the general aim of improving the user's browsing experience.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but it is also possible to configure them so that they are not accepted or blocked. If they are deactivated, the user will be able to browse the website, but in order to make a purchase on TIMEROAD.ES it will be essential that the browser accepts the so-called "session cookies", which exist only while you remain on, disappearing if the browser is closed.

What kind of cookies are used on this website?

We classify the cookies that can be found on the web according to the criteria:

  1. By the entity that manages them:

    • Own cookies: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
      Example: these cookies help, for example, to save the user's configuration (language and version of TIMEROAD.ES from which he/she is browsing) so that, on future visits, he/she can access the same version. They also help to manage the shopping basket and keep the products added to it while browsing our pages.

    • Third-party cookies: Cookies are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
      Example: TIMEROAD.ES uses cookies from external social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube and Google+. Social cookies are necessary to monitor user interaction with widgets and content from different social platforms within our website. The conditions of use of these cookies and the information collected are governed by the privacy policy of the relevant social platform.

  2. For its Duration:

    • Session cookies: These are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that only needs to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
      We mainly use session cookies, which are deleted from the hard drive when the browser is closed. These cookies are useful for managing, for example, the list of products that the user is going to purchase.

    • Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
      We also use persistent cookies that are stored on the user's hard drive for a longer period of time. The main purpose of these cookies is to adjust the navigation to the interests and wishes of the customer and thus to offer comfort when browsing the website.

  3. For its Purpose:

    • Technical or functional cookies: These are those that allow the user to browse through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist on it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted areas, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchasing process of an order, applying for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the broadcasting of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.

    • Personalization cookies: These cookies allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user's terminal, such as, for example, the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.
      Example: if it is the user himself who chooses these characteristics (for example, if he selects the language of a website), the cookies will be exempt from the obligations of article 22.2 of Law 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSI) as they are considered a service expressly requested by the user, provided that the cookies are exclusively for the purpose selected.

    • Analysis cookies: These cookies allow the party 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 cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of browsing profiles of the users of these sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data on the use made by the users of the service.
      For the processing of data collected through analysis cookies, applies the policy of obtaining informed consent for their use.

    • Advertising cookies: These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided, based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency at which the advertisements are shown. Within these we would have those of behavioural advertising, which would be those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which it provides the requested service. and that store information on user behaviour obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on the same.

Note: With regard to cookies introduced through remarketing (e.g. display advertisements), the purpose of which is to show advertisements on other websites based on the products that the user has viewed during previous browsing, declares that it does not allow third party companies to collect personal information about users, guaranteeing, in any case, the confidentiality of personal data and that these will not be used by other websites or marketing databases.

What is the usage dynamics?

When accessing the website for the first time, a message will appear informing about the use of own and/or third party cookies together with their purpose (functional, personalisation, analytical, advertising), warning that if you wish to use the website with all the functionalities, it is essential to accept their use.

Through the "Show details" option, the user may obtain complete information on the cookies used, configuring preferences and activating/deactivating the use of some of them.

What are Cookies not used for on this website?

Cookies are only associated with a code (ID) that identifies the device and browser used on each visit, so they do not provide references that allow us to deduce other personal data of the user.

In the cookies we use, we do not store sensitive personal identification information such as your address, password, credit or debit card details, etc.

Is it possible to prevent the use of Cookies on this website?

In case you want to disable Cookies on this website taking into account the above limitations you must, firstly, disable the use of Cookies in your browser and, secondly, delete the Cookies stored in your browser associated with this website.

How to disable and delete Cookies?

To restrict, block or delete Cookies from this website, you can do so at any time by modifying the settings. of your browser according to the instructions shown below.

Taking into account that each browser is different, usually the configuration of Cookies is made in the menu of "Preferences" or "Tools". In the help menu of the browser you can find more information about the configuration of the cookies. Below you can find the links for each browser to disable cookies by following the instructions:

  1. Internet Explorer ( )

    • In the tools menu, select "Internet Options".

    • Click on the privacy tab.

    • You can configure privacy with a cursor with six positions that allows you to control the amount of cookies that are They will install: Block all cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low, and Accept all cookies.

  2. Mozilla Firefox ( )

    • In the upper part of the Firefox window click on the Tools menu.

    • Select Options.

    • Select the Privacy panel.

    • In the Firefox option you can choose Use a custom configuration for the history to configure the options.

  3. Google Chrome & nbsp; ( )

    • Click on the menu located on the toolbar.

    • Select Settings.

    • Click Show advanced options.

    • In the 'Privacy' section, click on the Content Settings button.

    • In the 'Cookies' section you can configure the options.

  4. Safari & nbsp; ( & nbsp; / & nbsp; )

    • In the configuration menu, select the "preferences" option.

    • Open the privacy tab.

    • Select the option you want from the "block cookies" section.

    • Remember that certain functions and the full functionality of the Site may not be available after disabling the cookies.

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