Cookies policy

We use “own” cookies, which are essential for filling in forms (making comments, registering, logging in, etc.), as well as other “third-party” cookies to compile anonymous statistics on visits or to improve the user experience. A “cookie” is a data file written on the hard disk of a user’s computer by a website that identifies the user to the website and allows it to remember the user, personalise their preferences or eliminate the need to fill in forms or data on future visits.
It also allows a website or advertising companies to monitor the browsing pattern or behaviour of users.

  1. Types of Cookies:
    1. Own Cookies – Third-party Cookies.
      • First-party cookies: These are cookies that are sent to your computer by the website itself. A common example would be a cookie that a website sends to its users to find out their preferences about the language in which they want to read its contents. When you select that you want to read the contents in Spanish within the portal, it will send you a cookie with your preferences. From that moment on, as long as you have this cookie installed, the portal will show you the information in the language you have previously selected.
      • Third-party cookies: These are cookies sent by other websites. These are used by Ubuntu-guia and we explain them in detail below. For example, when you visit our website, Google Analytics sends you a cookie to identify you and follow your browsing on our website. In this case the storage of the cookie is not done by us directly, it is done by Google as a free service.
  2. Types of cookies depending on how long they remain active: All cookies are stored on your computer with an expiry time. If they expire when you leave the website, we talk about session cookies, on the other hand, if their expiration lasts longer, they are called persistent cookies. An example of the use of a session cookie would be when you make a purchase on a website. When you select a product to buy, a cookie is sent to you. With this cookie on your computer the website can read it and recognise that you want that product and add it to your shopping cart. Without this cookie it will not be able to differentiate you from other visitors. Once the process is complete, the cookie is deleted from your computer. An example of a persistent cookie: An online shop that sees that you are interested in one of its products could send you a cookie with this data “this visitor is interested in my range of canon cameras” and with this cookie installed show you advertising banners in the following days with information about this type of product.
  3. Types of cookies according to their purpose
    1. Technical cookies: generally sent by the site itself to make it easier for you to browse the portal. An example could be the social network Facebook. When you add your username and password, Facebook sends you a cookie to identify you from the rest of its visitors and show your restricted personal information to the rest of the users.
    2. Personalisation cookies: these are cookies that save your preferences within the portal, such as your language.
    3. Analysis cookies: these are used to see how visits to a website behave within them. Data such as which pages you see, how many seconds you spend on each page, etc. These cookies are useful to improve the services provided by a portal based on how users interact with it.
    4. Advertising Cookies: these are used to personalise the advertising that a website shows to its users based on the contents of the website and the frequency at which the adverts are shown. Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies store information about users and their behaviour in order to offer them relevant information in the advertising spaces available.
  4. Our Cookies:
    1. Cookies that may be used by this website are only used on a per session basis to maintain login and other preferences.
    2. Cookies are not shared with third parties.
    3. First party cookies.
    4. This site only uses a first party cookie which stores information on whether a user wants to accept third party cookies or not, within this site.
  5. Third party cookies
  6. Accepting / rejecting cookies:

The visitor can decide whether to accept or reject cookies by selecting the appropriate settings for this purpose in the options menu of their browser. Generally the possibilities are:

  • Accept all cookies, both from the site and from third parties.
  • Accept only site cookies
  • Reject all cookies
  • Depending on the browser, you can also accept or reject cookies only from certain websites, or you can also schedule the deletion of cookies at the end of the session.

Information on how to do this in the most common browsers:

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