1. What cookies are and why we use them in antivirus. Directory
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s device by accessing certain Web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that is made from that computer.
Cookies allow such web, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user’s decisions and habits. In Antivirus. Directory we use them to personalize the experience within our webs, to identify and to remember the registered user and to facilitate the navigation.
On the Wikipedia page (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_) It is possible to learn more about what with cookies and how they work.
2. What type of cookies are used by antivirus. Directory?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The second expires in function when the target for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, for the user to remain identified in the websites and services of Antivirus. directory) or when they are deleted manually.
Additionally, depending on your target, cookies can be classified as follows:
· Performance cookies: This type of cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you don’t have to re-configure the service every time you visit. As an example, this typology includes:
Volume settings for video or sound players.
The video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser.
· Geolocation cookies: These cookies are used to find out which country you are on when you are applying for a web or service. This Cookie is totally anonymous, and is only used to help orient the content to its location.
· Registration cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the user has registered or has subsequently opened their session, and are used to identify you on the web and services with the following objectives:
Keep the user identified so that if you close a service or web, browser or computer and at another time or another day re-enter the service or Web, will be identified, making it easier to navigate without having to re-identify. This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the “exit” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time you enter the Web the user will have to log in to be identified.
Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.
In addition, some services may use third-party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user registers in a service with credentials of a social network or third-party identification system, it authorizes to save a persistent cookie that remembers their 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 social network that specific.
· Analytics Cookies: Each time a user visits a Web or service, a tool from an external vendor (Google analytics and the like) generates an analytic cookie on the user’s device. This cookie that is generated only in the visit, will serve in upcoming visits to the services of antivirus. Directory to identify anonymously the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:
Allow the anonymous identification of the Navigator users through the “Cookie” (it identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend in the time.
Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users
Know if the user you are accessing is new or repeat visit.
Important: Unless the user decides to register with antivirus. Directory, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify you. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes to help optimize the experience of the users on the site.
· Advertising cookies: This type of cookies allow to extend the information of the ads shown to each anonymous user in antivirus. Directory. Among others, it stores the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the browsing patterns and/or user behaviors as they help to form an advertising interest profile. In this way, they allow to offer publicity related to the interests of the user.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies.
Currently, antivirus. Directory uses Google’s Doubleclick platform to manage these services. For more information, please visit http://www.google.es/policies/privacy/ads/#toc-DoubleClick and http://www.google.es/policies/privacy/ads/.
3. How to disable cookies in your browser
Most browsers currently allow the user to configure if they want to accept cookies and which ones. These settings are usually found in the ‘ options ‘ or ‘ preferences ‘ of your browser menu.
These are the instructions for configuring cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Settings-> show advanced options-> Privacy-> content settings.
For more information, you can check Google support or browser help.
Firefox: Tools-> Options-> Privacy-> History-> custom settings.
For more information, see Mozilla Support or browser help.
Internet Explorer: Tools-> Internet Options-> privacy-> settings.
For more information, see Microsoft Support or browser help.
Safari: Preferences-> security.
For more information, you can check Apple support or browser help.