A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website and stored in the user’s browser, so that the website can consult the user’s previous activity.

The use of cookies is a common and safe practice on the web, and is essential for the proper functioning of the Internet, providing advantages in the provision of interactive services, and facilitating navigation and usability of the web. Cookies do not damage your computer, they simply contain data that are not coded and are therefore harmless to your software.

Types of cookies

Depending on who manages them

Depending on the entity that manages the site from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, there are two categories.

First-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain managed by the web editor itself, from which the service requested by the user when using the page is provided.

Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor of the website to which the user accesses the network, but by another external entity that manages its own cookies.

If the cookies sent to the user are sent from a computer or domain managed by the web editor itself, but the information collected in them is managed by a third party, they are not considered as own cookies.

Depending on how long they remain activated

Depending on how long they remain activated on the user’s equipment, there are two categories.

Session cookies: These are cookies designed to collect and store data only while the user accesses a web page, and which normally expire when the user leaves the page in question. They are usually used to store information necessary for the provision of the service requested by the user, such as storing a list of products or preferences.

Persistent cookies: These are cookies in which the data remain stored on the user’s computer and remain accessible and in use for a period of time defined by the cookie manager, which can range from a few minutes to several years (unless the user deletes them from their browser).

According to their purpose

Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is used, there are three categories.

Technical cookies: These are cookies that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application using different options or services provided therein. They allow things like controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, making the application for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, or sharing content through social networks.

Personalisation cookies: These are cookies that allow the user to use the website with certain predefined characteristics depending on a series of criteria specific to the user’s computer, such as their language, the type of browser through which they access the website, or the regional configuration from which they access it.

Analysis cookies: These are cookies that enable the party that manages them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users accessing a specific website. The information collected is used to measure the activity of the website, application or platform as well as to create browsing profiles of its users, with the aim of introducing improvements based on the analysis of usage data. Although they are not exempt from the obligation to obtain informed consent for their use, they rarely represent a risk to the privacy of users provided that they are first-party cookies that process data for purely statistical purposes, that information is provided on their use, and that the possibility for users to express their refusal to use them is included.

Advertising cookies: These are cookies that enable effective management of the advertising spaces included on a website, application or platform from which the service is provided, using criteria such as the content published, the frequency with which the advertisements are shown, or the number of clicks they receive. Advertising cookies can also store information on user behaviour obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits on the Internet, thus creating a personalised profile for each user and showing them advertising adapted to their tastes and interests.

Cookies used on our website

Own cookies

cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary: Technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the value of whether the cookie and privacy policy has been accepted. It expires after 30 minutes.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary: Technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the value of whether the cookie and privacy policy has been accepted. It expires after 30 minutes.

viewed_cookie_policy: Technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the value of whether you have accepted the cookies and privacy policy. It expires in 1 year.

DISCOVERINGISLASCANARIAS.COM does not use cookies to collect personal information or information that can identify the user; only the minimum data necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the web, or user preferences when browsing the same or perform activities such as searches are collected.

Third party cookies

These cookies are provided by different services included in the website, such as social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), or external complements that include those from video platforms such as YouTube or other similar ones. There may also be other types of cookies:

Analytics cookies:

These cookies are used to compile statistical information and reports on how visitors use our website. This information is anonymous, and is collected through IP addresses (which are also anonymous) and stored by Google Analytics on its servers, without at any time being associated with personal data and thus guaranteeing the privacy of users. However, you can decide that Google Analytics will never track your visits by installing an opt-out add-on in your browser.

Advertising Cookies:

These are cookies used by different advertising platforms to show you tailored advertisements, for example from Adsense or Amazon, which are necessary to fund the operation of the website. The data they collect is subject to their own privacy policies, and these platforms may allow other companies to use cookies or other tracking technologies to personalise advertising on our website. You can learn more about the privacy and cookie policies followed by Google and Amazon.

A su vez, la publicidad puede incluir:

Personalised ads: Companies that serve ads on our site may collect certain information to show you personalised ads tailored to your interests, through the use of cookies and other technologies. You can decide at any time to change your preferences about the personalisation of Adsense ads.

Non-personalised ads: These are advertisements that are not driven by the user’s past behaviour, but by generic factors such as their search topic, general location (e.g. city-based), current web content, or time of day. While these ads do not use cookies for personalisation, they do use cookies to limit frequency, aggregate ad reporting, or to combat fraud and abuse.

IMPORTANT: Third party cookies are outside our website and therefore DISCOVERINGISLASCANARIAS.COM does not control their use and application; for more information, the user must access the websites of these third parties and read their particular policy on cookies.

As part of the ads displayed on this website through the Adsense advertising platform, there are ad technology providers that may use data collected through cookies to serve you personalised ads, among other functions. You can consult the list of advertising technology providers that publish their ads through Adsense as well as their respective privacy policies. All the providers on this list certify that they comply with Google’s advertising policy and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, known in Spain as LOPD. You can also learn more about Google’s privacy policy.

Cookie management and private or incognito browsing

If you are not comfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage, control, block or even delete them in your browser.

Depending on the browser used by the user, there are different procedures in case the user wants to delete cookies or restrict their use. The main browsers offer options to browse completely anonymously; by means of so-called incognito or private browsing, the data collected by cookies are automatically destroyed when the browser is closed. You can consult the help section of your browser for more information on this.

Below is a list of the main browsers ordered by frequency of use by Internet users, with a link to information on cookie settings and incognito browsing. We warn however that in case of disabling the use of cookies to browse the website DISCOVERINGISLASCANARIAS.COM, we can not guarantee its proper functioning or offer help if problems occur in the use of our services.

Google Chrome:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es

FireFox:
https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/cookies-informacion-que-los-sitios-web-guardan-en-

Internet Explorer:
https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Microsoft Edge:
https://privacy.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

Safari:
https://support.apple.com/es-es/HT201265

Opera:
https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

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