What is a Cookie?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to the user’s device used when visiting a website. Their main purpose is to recognise the user each time he/she accesses the website and also allows us to improve the quality and usability of our website.
Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet; they cannot damage your computer/device and, if enabled in your browser settings, they help us to identify and resolve possible malfunctions of www.sicondoc.com.
Types of Cookies
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have small differences:
a) Session Cookies. Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device, support the security of the website or its basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that would allow us to identify an individual. b) Persistent or Permanent Cookies: They are stored on the hard drive of the device and our website reads them every time you make a new visit to www.sicondoc.com; they have a specific expiry date, after which the cookie stops working. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences; analyse visits and help us to understand how users reach our site and improve our services. c) Functionality Cookies: These allow www.sicondoc.com to remember decisions made by the user, such as their login or identifier. The information these cookies collect is anonymised (i.e. it does not contain your name, address or other data). d) Third Party Cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a website that is not the one you are visiting; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content plugins (such as Google Maps). In addition, some advertising companies use this type of file to track your visits to each site on which they advertise. e) Analytical Cookies: These are cookies that are intended for periodic maintenance and to ensure the best performance and service to the user; collecting data on your activity.
By accessing www.sicondoc.com, you expressly accept that we may use this type of cookies on your devices. If you disable cookies, your browsing on www.sicondoc.com may not be optimal and some of the utilities available may not work properly.
a) First-party cookies
In order to recognise you and provide you with a better service, our site uses our own cookies (small text files stored by your browser). The advantages of accepting our cookies translate into time savings. They can also be used to recognise you between successive visits and so adapt the content shown to you, to obtain information about the date and time of your last visit, to measure some traffic parameters within the site itself, and to estimate the number of visits made, so that we can target and adjust services and promotions more effectively.
No cookie allows your phone number, email address or any other means of contact to be contacted. No cookie can extract information from your hard drive or steal personal information.
b) Analytical cookies: Google Analytics cookies. The site uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc., an entity whose head office is at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
User settings to prevent Cookies.
You can block cookies through your browser’s configuration tools or you can set your browser to warn you when a server wants to save a cookie:
a) If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, under the menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings. To find out more visit http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies and http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9. b) If you use Firefox, under the menu option Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies. For more information visit http://support.mozilla.org/es/products/firefox/privacy-and-security c) If you use Chrome, under Options > Advanced > Privacy. For more information, visit http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647 d) If you use Opera, in the Security and Privacy option, you can configure the browser. For more information visit http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/