What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer or device (Smartphone, tablet, smart TV, etc) when accessing certain webpages or applications. Cookies allow, among other things, to collect statistical information, provide certain technical features, store and retrieve information about the browsing habits or preferences of a user or their team and, depending on the information they contain and the way the computer or device is used they can be applied to recognize the user.
A cookie is stored on a computer in order to identify the browser while interacting with our websites or applications. A website can set a cookie in the browser if the browser’s preferences allow it. A browser only allows a website to access the cookies it establishes, not those established by other websites.
Why are cookies important?
“WA4STEAM” uses these cookies for operational reasons (for example, session cookies), and for ease of use, to make browsing on the web easier and more user friendly, for example, remembering user aspects such as language, country, browser , etc … Certain cookies are essential for users to use our services.
Types of cookies
Technical Cookies: to help improve the quality of our service, including storing user preferences, search results, as well as tracking user trends.
Statistical cookies: they collect information about the date of visit, the URL and the title of the website visited. The reports generated with this information will be purely statistical giving information about the navigation behavior anonymously.
Session cookies: they keep information of the type of user, saving the user’s nickname to avoid entering it page by page, it also saves encrypted information and information about the user’s favorites.
Analytical Cookies: are used to track the search engine from which the website was visited and what search terms were used to find it, they calculate the time spent on the web in each session and the number of times the user has visited the page.
This web uses the following cookies:
- First party Cookies
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- Third party Cookies
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On the “WA4STEAM” site, third-party cookies are installed to all site visitors, even if they are not registered as users on the corresponding platforms. For example, Google and LinkedIn cookies: Google Cookies page, LinkedIn Cookies.
Cookies by expiration term
Cookies used in “WA4STEAM” are persistent, that is, they are permanently installed in the users browser and are activated every time the user visits the site, as long as their use is not disabled.
Configuration of cookies
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“WA4STEAM” thanks you for your cookies consent, this helps us obtain more precise data that allow us to improve the content and design of our web pages and applications to adapt them to your preferences”.