What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded on the User’s computer or device (Smartphone, Tablet, Smart TV…) when he/she enters a website. Cookies allow, among other things, to collect statistic information, facilitate specific technical functionalities, gather and recollect information about navigation habits or preferences from any user or any equipment, and depending on the information stored on cookies, they might help to recognise the user. Cookies are gather inside a computer with the aim to identify the browser that is used to interact with our website. A website can establish a cookie inside the browser if its settings’ preferences allow to do so. A browser only allows the website to access the cookies establish by it, and not to cookies established in any third website.
Why cookies are important for WISAR?
Types of cookies
Technical cookies: to improve the quality of our services, gathering users preferences, searching results, as well as tracking user’s tendencies.
Statistical cookies: gather information about the visit date, the URL and the title of the visited web page. The reports created with this information will just be merely statistic giving behavioural information about the navigation anonymously.
Session cookies: gather information concerning the type user, saving the user nick to avoid having to introduce it page by page. Moreover, encrypted information and information about the user’s favourite sites is also gathered.
Analytic Cookies: they are used to gather information concerning the browser from which the website has been visited and to know what terms have been used to find the website. These cookies calculate the time that the user expends on the website in every session and the number of times that the user has visited the page.
The following cookies are used in this website:
- PHPSESSID: Used by PHP encrypted language to allow that the session variables are saved in the web server. This cookie is essential for the correct functioning of the website
Third parties cookies:
- _ga, _gid, _gat, AMP_TOKEN, _gac_
: Used to distinguish unique users and throttle the request rate
- __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv: Used to determine which domain to measure, distinguish unique users, throttle the request rate, remember the number and time of previous visits, remember traffic source information, determine the start and end of a session and remember the value of visitor-level custom variables.
More details can be found here.
The Cookies used at WISAR are permanent, these remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser and are activated every time you visit the website, unless you deactivate them from your browser.
To figure out the way your browser setup the different types of cookies, please visit the following links: for Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
If you wish, you can change the cookies settings at any time, configurating the computer’s browser to either accept or deny the cookies that the device receives. Furthermore, the browser can also be configurated so that it warns you every time that a server wants to save a cookie on it. Note that in the event of blocking or not accepting the cookies installation, some services may not be available and the access to certain services can be restricted. In addition, the applications and the whole information of our web pages may not be fully exploited.
WISAR thank you for consenting the cookie’s acceptance policy as it helps us to gather more precise data to improve our web page’s design and applications while are adapted towards your preferences.