What are cookies?
A cookie is a file which is downloaded to your device (whether it be a computer, smartphone, or tablet) when you access a website and which enables the owner of said website to store or recover certain information about a number of variables, such as, for example: how often the user has visited the page, identifying registered users, verifying the user's session while navigating around the page, and allowing operations to be done in a safe and stable way, etc.
At www.comillas.edu we want to offer you all the necessary information about the types of cookies used in our website, so that you have full decision-making capacity with regards to using them an in regards to the protection of your privacy.
It is important to note that blocking all cookies might disable some services and functions www.comillas.edu.
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Types of cookies
We will now give you information about the type of cookies used in www.comillas.edu and their purpose:
Types of cookies according to the entity that manages them
Depending on which body manages the device or the domain from which the cookies are sent and handles the data obtained, the cookies can be divided into:
Our own cookies: These ones are sent to the user's device from www.comillas.edu.
Third-party cookies: These cookies are the ones which are sent to the user's device from a computer or domain which is not managed by the publisher, but by another body which handles the data obtained through the cookies, such as www.google.com or www.youtube.com.
Types of cookies according to the period of time they remain active on the terminal equipment
Session cookies: This type of cookie is designed to gather and store data while the user is accessing a website. As their name indicates, these cookies are stored on your terminal until you end your navigation session.
Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie in which the data are stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a defined period by the party responsible for the cookie. They can last from a few minutes to several years.
Types of cookies depending on their purpose
Technical cookies: These ones allow the user to browse the website or platform and allow the use of the different options and services available there, such as for example, monitoring traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing sections with restricted access, using safety elements while browsing or storing content for playing videos or sound, or sharing content through social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or YouTube.
Personalization cookies: These allow the user to access the service with a range of preset characteristics depending on a series of criteria in the user's terminal, such as, for example, language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional setting from which the service is accessed, etc.
Third parties such as Google and YouTube use this type of persistent personalization cookies. For more information:
Analytics cookies: this type of cookie is designed and used for monitoring and analyzing user behavior. This type of cookies allows the owner of the website to measure the activity on the website through aggregate or statistical information. At www.comillas.edu we use our own and persistent analytics cookies for this purpose, specifically cookies from Google Analytics which have different expiry periods depending on what information they offer COMILLAS PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY.
Third parties such as Google and YouTube use this type of persistent analytics cookies. For more information:
Who uses the cookies?
The information collected through the cookies on a website can be used by both the owner of the website or by a third party who provides a service to the owner. In this way, the information from the cookies used at www.comillas.edu is processed by COMILLAS PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY and by third parties, such as Google and YouTube, with regards to the behavior of users of their services.
Taking into consideration the information provided in this Cookies Policy, we will now offer you information on how you can manage the cookies used at www.comillas.edu through the different options offered by the most common browsers (Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome).
If you block installation of all of the cookies on the website, some of its functions as well as some content might be affected.
How to see the cookies
All browsers offer users the possibility of searching for and seeing the cookies which a particular website has installed, and obtaining information about their duration, and the possibility of removing them, as is explained in the next section. You will now be shown a series of links to information on this question for the most widely used browsers:
- Google Chrome:
- Mozilla Firefox:
- Internet Explorer:
How to deactivate or erase cookies
To deactivate, restrict, block, or remove cookies, the user must modify the configuration of the browser installed on his or her terminal, whether it be a computer, smartphone, or tablet. In general, browsers offer the following configuration options with regards to the installation of cookies.
- For the browser to reject all cookies and so not install any cookies from any website on the device.
- For the browser to inform you when a cookie is installed so that you can decide whether or not to accept it.
- For the browser to reject only third-party cookies from the websites you visit but not those used by the website on which you are browsing.
- The private browsing option in which cookies are installed on the device but are automatically deleted when you stop browsing the website: