What is a ‘cookie’?
Cookies are small files, made up of a string of letters and numbers, which are on occasions placed on your computer by the Web Site servers. They allow the owner of the Web Site to distinguish you from the other users of the site. Cookies cannot be executed as code and do not contain any viruses to allow us to access your hard drive. It is therefore not possible for us to access the information on your hard drive even if the cookies are stored on it.
This web site uses its own and third party ‘cookies’ in order to offer you a better experience and service. When browsing or using our services, you consent to the use we make of them. You can change the ‘cookies’ settings at any time.
How are ‘cookies’ used?
The data generated using cookies on the Web Sites of CENTRO MÉDICO SALUS BALEARES SL can be used for various purposes, including the following:
- For strictly necessary purposes: These cookies are essential for you to browse the Web Site and make use of its functions, such as accessing secure areas of the Web Site, remembering articles of your shopping list, remembering at which stage of the ordering process you currently are.
- Performance: cookies gather information about how visitors use a Web Site, for example pages which a visitor visits most often and whether they receive error messages or not. These cookies are used to improve future versions of the Web Site, improve the user’s experience, improve the way the Web Site works by reducing the time taken to load the pages you visit.
- Functionality: These cookies allow the Web Site to remember decisions you take when you are accessing it, such as your user name or the language and are used to provide a better experience for the User, guarantee that the way the page looks is coherent and guarantee your security when you start a session
- Focusing or advertising: These cookies are used to deliver content which is more relevant for you and your interests.
We do not allow third parties to advertise on our Web Site but we cannot control advertisers which have been permitted to publicize themselves by the internet service providers while you are browsing the internet.
Types of cookies used
This Web Site uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user is actually accessing the Web Site and permanent cookies store the data on the terminal so that they can be accessed and used in more than one session.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained via the cookies is processed, the Web Site may use:
These allow the user to navigate the Web Site or the application and use the various options or services which are included in it. For example, to control data communication and traffic, identify the sessions, access parts of the Web Site to which access is restricted, remember the contents of an order, carry out a subscription request, participate in an event, use security elements while browsing and store content in order to view videos or play sound.
These allow the user to access the service with certain characteristics of a general nature, or which the users themselves have selected, already pre-defined on the terminal. For example, the language, the browser type used to access the service, the design of contents selected, geo-positioning of the terminal and the regional settings for where the service is accessed from.
These allow advertising spaces on the Web Site or application providing the service to be efficiently managed. They make it possible to make the content suitable so that it is relevant for the user and to avoid showing users adverts they have already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies
These make it possible to track and analyse the behaviour of users on a Web Site. The information collected using this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of Web Sites, applications or platforms to draw up browsing profiles for the users of such sites in order to introduce improvements to the service on the basis of the data on the use made by the users.
Third party cookies
On some Web Sites, third party cookies may be installed which make it possible to manage and improve the services offered, such as statistics services from Google Analytics.
|Owner of the cookie||Name||Purpose||Type||Duration|
|Google Analytics||__utma||This cookie is usually installed on the first visit. If the cookie es eliminated manually, it will be installed again on the next visit with a new ID. In the majority of cases this cookie is used to identify single visitors to our Web Site and is updated with each page visited.||3rd party||2 Years|
|Google Analytics||__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session on our Web Site. When a user visits a page on our site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie.||3rd party||30 Minutes|
|Google Analytics||__utmc||This cookie used to operate together with the __utmb cookie to determine whether a new session for the user should be established. These days it is no longer used but it stays there to maintain backdated compatibility with theurchin.js and ga.js code. It is a session cookie-||3rd party||0 Minutes|
|Google Analytics||__utmt||This cookie is usually not present unless the setVar() option is used in the Google Analytics code. The __utmt cookie passes information towards the setVar() method, which creates a specific segment for the users||3rd party||2 Years|
|Google Analytics||__utmz||It keeps information on references used by the user to get to the Web Site, either directly, via a reference link, a Web search,and publicity campaign or from an email. It calculates the traffic from Web browsers, marketing campaigns and browsing around our site.||3rd party||6 Months|
Users have the option to allow, block or eliminate cookies installed on their computer by using the settings of the browser they have installed:
In order to adjust the permissions relating to cookies en the Google Chrome Browser:
– Click on the menu icon situated on the tool bar.
– Select Settings.
– Click on Show advanced options.
– In the “Privacy” section click on Content settings.
– In the “Cookies” section, options can be configured.
To change permissions in relation to cookies in the Mozilla Firefox Browser:
– At the top of the Firefox window click on the Tools Menu.
– Select Options.
– Select the Privacy panel.
– In Firefox will section choose Use custom settings for history to configure the options.
To change to permissions relating to cookies in the Internet Explorer 9 browser:
– At the top of the Internet Explorer window click on the Tools menu.
– Select the Safety tab and use the Delete browsing history option to eliminate the cookies. Select the Cookies box and then click delete.
– Select the safety tab and under settings move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies. Next, click on Accept.
To find out more about how to manage cookies use your browser’s ‘Help’ function or visit www.aboutcookies.org which provides detailed information on managing cookies in the most popular browsers.
Certain browsers allow you to set specific rules to manage cookies for each Web Site, which offers more precise control over privacy. This means that cookies can be deactivated for all sites except those you trust.