Effective Date: 24th May 2018.
1. Web bugs and cookies on Logalty.com
This website uses “Cookies” and other similar mechanisms (hereinafter, Cookies). Cookies are files sent to a browser through a web server to record the user’s activities on a specific website or on all websites, apps and/or services on this website. The first purpose of Cookies is to provide the User with faster and more personalized access to the services offered. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and his/her computer and do not provide references that allow the user’s personal data to be deduced.
The User may configure the browser to notify and reject the installation of Cookies sent by this website, without prejudice to the User’s ability to access the Contents.
However, we would like to point out that, in this case, the performance of the website might decrease. This website makes use of Web Bugs, which are tiny and transparent images inserted in the emails.
When the User opens a newsletter on logalty.com, this image is downloaded along with the rest of the content of the email and allows to know if a specific email has been opened or not, as well as the IP address from which it was downloaded. Logalty uses this information to obtain statistics and to carry out analytical studies on the reception by users of its emails.
2. Type, purpose and operation of Cookies
Depending on their permanence, Cookies can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first expire when the User closes the browser. The second ones expire when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled or when they are manually deleted. Additionally, depending on its purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools that are in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service every time you visit. By way of example, this typology includes:
– Volume settings for video or sound players.
– Video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser.
– The objects stored in the “shopping cart” in e-commerce services such as stores.
GEOLOCATION COOKIES: these cookies are used to find out what country you are in when you request a website or service. This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help guide content to your location.
Additionally, some services may use third party connectors such as Facebook or Twitter. When the user registers with a credentialed service from a social network or third party identification system, he authorizes the user to keep a persistent cookie that remembers the identity and guarantees access to the web until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke the access to the web through social networks or third party identification system updating their preferences in the specific social network.
ANALYTIC COOKIES: everytime a User visits a Web or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics) generates an analytic cookie on the user’s device. This cookie that is only generated in the visit, will serve in next visits to the services of Womance to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives are to:
– Allow anonymous identification of browsing users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
– Identify anonymously the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users.
– Know if the user that is accessing is new or repeat visits.
3. How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs in the main browsers?
Normally it is possible to stop accepting browser cookies or cookies from a particular service. All modern browsers allow you to change the Cookies settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser Also, you can configure your browser or your email manager, as well as install free add-ons to avoid downloading the Web Bugs when opening an email. Use the following instructions according to your internet browser to change the preferences for cookies.
Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For further information, you can access Microsoft Support Section or your browser’s help page.
Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For further information, you can access Mozilla Support Section or your browser’s help page.
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced settings -> Privacy -> Content.
For further information, you can access Google Support Section or your browser’s help page.
Preferences -> Security.
For further information, you can access Apple Support Section or your browser’s help page.
Some services functionalities will be disabled, for example, to remain identified, to keep purchases in the “shopping cart” in e-commerce Services, to receive information addressed to their location or to view some videos.