In this text I try to explain what are cookies and how so I use them here at uso en Anotado. Alberto’s notes.
The first part is something you should already know if you are browsing around, so even though you should read it, you should not learn anything new.
Your consent obviously only applies to the following domain: www.gomezaparicio.com
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the browser that the visitor of a website is using, and it aims to store and retrieve information about navigation that occurs from that specific browser. Therefore, if you use several browsers, different cookies will be downloaded even if you visit the same page, so for all purposes that traffic will be considered that it is from different users.
If you would like to see in a graphic way how do cookies behave, check the video below. It lets you see the cookies and how do sites connect one to another. The video is dome using Lightbeam, a plugin for Firefox that you can install for free:
As a general principle, I try to avoid as much as possible the installation of cookies. That is why you will not see buttons to share entries public, or code by inserting content from other pages if I can avoid it. I do so to prevent that sharing buttons or pages from which insert the content installed you cookies then used them to enrich their user profiles and customize advertising to serve you when you visit them.
As many other websites, I use first party and third party cookies.
- First-party cookies are those created by my domain. Your web browser will save a cookie to your device under the gomezaparicio.com domain.
- Therefore, third party cookies are those created by a domain that is not gomezaparicio.com.
Types of cookies
According to their duration, there are:
- Session cookies: cookies are deleted when you close your browser ,
- Persistent cookies: those that remain on your device until they expire or are manually deleted. They enable the system to remember things about your session as a returning visitor so I can have some statistics.
According to their function, cookies can be:
- Essential: Those needed for you to be able to experience the full functionality of Anotado. Alberto’s notes. They allow me to maintain user sessions and prevent security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.
- Statistical: These cookies allow me to get some information like the number of visitors to Anotado. Alberto’s notes, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data feed my ego and help me understand and analyze what of what I write is being interesting.
- Marketing: Anotado. Alberto’s notes does NOT display advertisements. In case it would do it (and I incisa, it does not) these cookies would be used to personalize the advertisements shown to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help keep track of the efficiency of the ad campaigns. The information stored in these cookies could also be used by third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
- Functional: Cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website like embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms. I will do my best to avoid them whenever I can (or know how to do it). That is why you will not see in my posts those typical buttons to share the content in social platforms.
- Preferences: These cookies help me store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
These are the cookies I use:
|Cloudflare||Cookie for identifying individual visitors privately The _cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers' End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare's security features. More details at https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-Understanding-the-Cloudflare-Cookies#12345682|
|Google Analytics||This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.|
|Polylang||pll_language cookie is associated with the Polylang plug-in for WordPress powered websites. it stores a language preference for the visitor to support multi-lingual websites. When set as a persistent cookie, or with the default lifespan of 1 year, it has to e considered Functional rather than strictly necessary.|
I have tried to be thorough with the list of cookies that I use. I must confess that my limited technical knowledge does not allow me to control in detail all the cookies that the plugins that I use to help me manage this site. I do my best to keep it under control and, in fact, I have stopped using some plugins that was useful to me because it was using cookies that I did not like.
Any other cookie installed will be my mistake inserting a link or code or plugin that downloads it and, as soon as I find out that it is being installed, I will do my best to solve the situation and avoid it or, if I can’t, to list it above.
How can I control the cookie preferences?
You can access this option from your browser via the “options”, “Preferences”, “settings” or whatever name the browser you are using will call it.
Please search information in the help option of your browser, because among the different options, their different versions and different devices, I am not able to list here all the options that are available now.
In case you decide to change your cookies preferences while visiting Anotado. Alberto’s notes you can do it using the tab at the bottom.