What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer when you browse websites. A simple example would be when you enter the page of a web email account such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo Mail.
Cookies allow a website to recognize a user's browser and do not contain or collect information. They are used, for example, to keep the user authenticated in an account like the ones above without having to authenticate each time they access their account. Another example is advertising where, based on ads that the user has previously visited, they try to offer more relevant ads.
The Hotel Sant March uses the following types of cookies:
- First party cookies: these are strictly necessary cookies. They allow user interaction through the website using all its functions. (Duration of 1 month).
- Performance and analysis cookies: these are cookies used for analysis and statistics that improve the website experience. By using these cookies, more relevant information can be displayed to visitors. (Duration between 100 days and 1 year).
- Advertising cookies: these are the cookies used by the advertising elements on our website.
Likewise, Google Analytics enables the cookies called:
- "__utma": is necessary for the operation of Google Analytics and has an expiration period of 2 years.
- "__utmz": is used to determine the location of the visit, that is, from where and how the user has arrived at our website and expires after 6 months).
The purpose is to collect statistics: the number of visits, the consultation period, the browser used to access the website, the keywords used, the global location of the visitor, the contents visited on the website, as well as other traffic parameters. on the website, always from anonymity.
Google stores this information collected by cookies in such a way that no user is identified. Nor is your IP address associated with any other information we have. Furthermore, Google Inc is a company that adheres to the Safe Harbor Agreement. This agreement guarantees that the data transferred will be treated in accordance with the protection levels of European regulations. For more information about Google Analytics you can go to the following link .
How to disable cookies?
All browsers allow you to make changes that allow you to disable the configuration of cookies. These settings are located in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.
Below we leave the links with instructions for different browsers where you will see how to disable cookies.
However, remember that disabling cookies means losing functionality on many websites.
Instructions for Internet Explorer
Instructions for Mozilla Firefox
Instructions for Google Chrome
Instructions for Safari
If you wish not to be tracked by cookies, Google has developed a plugin to install in your browser that you can access at the following link .