What is a “cookie”?
“Cookies” are small text files that are downloaded into your computer or mobile device when You visit most websites or applications. In this case, PROTERGIUM Website transfers this files to your computer in order to personalize your navigation, remembering your settings, configurations and preferences and providing You with content of your special interest. In addition, through the Cookies, PROTERGIUM provides a safer navigation.
• keep record of your visits the Website and thus remember your information so that You do not have to provide it again and again, and to keep You connected, even on different linked devices, improving your usability;
• understand how people use its services, so that we can improve them and personalize the Website for each one, remembering their preferences and settings based on previous visits;
• improve the technical functionalities of the Website, accumulate and report anonymous information and reduce security risks in navigation;
• know if its emails have been read and if they are found useful.
What is NOT a cookie and what information does it store?
A cookie is not a virus, nor a Trojan, or a worm, spam or spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
The data they save is technical, statistical, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc. with respect to your visit to the Website. For example, information about the device and browser You use, your IP address or domain name of the computers that are connected to the Website, language and privacy settings, the URLs of the requests made, the time of the requests, user and password, and other settings related to the operating system and computer environment used.
However, it does not store sensitive information about yourself, such as credit card or bank details, photographs or personal information, etc., unless You provide such information.
The web server does not associate You as a person but to your web browser. In fact, if You regularly browse with a particular browser, say Chrome, and try visiting the same Website with a different browser, You will find that the Website does not recognize You as the same person.
Can I disable or delete cookies?
However, please note that by deleting the personalization cookies You will need to update your preferences and settings each time You visit the Website or, if You use a different device or computer profile, You will need to re-personalize your visits. In addition, deleting cookies may limit the functionality of the Website and You may not be able to access certain features on it.
What are own and third party cookies?
Own cookies are those generated by the page You are visiting and third party cookies are the ones generated by external services or providers such as Mailchimp, Mailrelay, Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.