The download of such elements means the ability to collect information on the users’ activity and has implications regarding their privacy.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer when you visit websites. A simple example would be when you enter the page of a web email account like Gmail, Yahoo Mail or Outlook.
Cookies allow a website to recognize the user’s web browser and do not contain or collect information. They are used, for example, to keep a user logged into an account such as the aforementioned without the need to authenticate every time. Another example is advertising: depending on the ads the users have previously visited, cookies help to ensure that the adverts they see online are more relevant to their interests.
On MALGRAT TURISME website we use the following types of cookies:
- First-party cookies: strictly necessary cookies. They enable user interaction around the website and the use of all its features. (Duration between 23 days and three months).
- Performance and analytics cookies: these cookies are used for statistics and analysis to enhance users experience on the website. Using these cookies visitors can be shown more relevant information. (Duration between 100 days and one year).
- “__utma”: it is necessary for the operation of Google Analytics and has an expiration time of two years.
- “__utmz”: it is used to locate the visit, i.e. to know from where and how the user came to our website, and expires after six months.
The aim is to collect statistics: the number of visits, the consultation period, the browser used to access the site, the keywords used, the global location of the user, the visited content, and other traffic parameters on the website, always in an anonymous form.
Google stores the information collected by cookies without identifying any visitors. Neither your IP address is associated with any other information they have available. In addition, Google Inc. is one of the companies that adhered to the Safe Harbor Agreement. The agreement ensures that the transferred data will be treated according to the levels of protection of European regulations. For more information about Google Analytics, click on the following link.
How to disable cookies?
The following links have instructions for different browsers where you’ll see how to disable cookies.
However, remember that disabling cookies means losing functionality in many websites.
- Instructions for Internet Explorer
- Instructions for Mozilla Firefox
- Instructions for Google Chrome
- Instructions for Safari
If you do not want to be tracked by cookies, Google has developed an add-on to install on your browser that you can access at the following link .