The PcNet Websites use “Cookies”, and other similar mechanisms (hereinafter, Cookies). Cookies are files sent to a browser through a web server to record the User’s activities on a specific website or on all the websites, apps and/or services of the PcNet Websites (hereinafter, the Services). The first purpose of Cookies is to provide the User with faster access to the selected Services. In addition, Cookies personalize the Services offered by the PcNet Websites, facilitating and offering each User information that is of interest to them or that may be of interest to them, based on their use of the Services.
Likewise, the PcNet Websites will be able to know all the PcNet Services requested by the Users, so that they can provide or offer information appropriate to the tastes and preferences of each User.
PcNet Websites also uses Web Bugs, which are tiny, transparent images inserted into emails. When the User opens the email, this image is downloaded along with the rest of the email content and allows to know if a specific email has been opened or not, as well as the IP address from which it was downloaded. The PcNet Websites use this information to obtain statistics and carry out analytical studies on the reception of their emails by Users.
Type, purpose and operation of Cookies:
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent Cookies. The former expire when the User closes the browser. The latter expire depending on when the purpose for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the User remains identified in the PcNet Services) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on their objective, Cookies can be classified as follows:
PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the Services, so you don’t have to reconfigure the Service each time you visit. By way of example, this typology includes:
Volume adjustments of video or sound players.
Video transmission speeds that are supported by your browser.
Items stored in the “shopping cart” in E-commerce Services such as stores.
GEO-LOCATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when you request a Service. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content to your location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or has subsequently opened their session, and they are used to identify them in the Services with the following objectives:
Keep the User identified so that, if he closes a Service, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day enters said Service again, he will continue to be identified, thus facilitating navigation without having to identify himself again. This functionality can be suppressed if the User clicks on the “log off” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the User enters the Service, the User will have to log in to be identified.
Check if the User is authorized to access certain Services, for example, to participate in a contest.
Additionally, some Services may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the User registers in a Service with social network credentials, they authorize the social network to save a persistent Cookie that remembers their identity and guarantees access to the Services until it expires. The User can delete this Cookie and revoke access to the Services through social networks by updating their preferences in the specific social network.
ANALYTICS COOKIES: Every time a User visits a Service, a tool from an external provider (Omniture, Netscope, Comscore and similar that may be added to this list in case they vary in relation to the current ones) generates an analytical Cookie in the User’s computer. This Cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will serve on future visits to the PcNet Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:
Allow the anonymous identification of browsing Users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore more attractive to Users
Know if the User who is accessing is new or repeat visit.
Important: Unless the User decides to register in a PcNet Service, the “Cookie” will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help optimize the User experience on the site.
ADVERTISING COOKIES: This type of “Cookies” allow to expand the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous User in the PcNet Services. Among others, the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the browsing patterns and/or behavior of the User is stored, since they help to form a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow offering advertising related to the interests of the User.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING COOKIES: In addition to the advertising managed by the PcNet Websites on its Services, the PcNet Websites offer their advertisers the option of serving advertisements through third parties (“Ad-Servers”). In this way, these third parties can store Cookies sent from the PcNet Services from the Users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored in them.
How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs in the main browsers:
It is usually possible to stop accepting browser Cookies, or stop accepting Cookies from a particular Service
All modern browsers allow you to change Cookie settings. These settings are normally found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. You can also configure your browser or your email manager, as well as install free add-ons to prevent Web Bugs from being downloaded when opening an email.
The PcNet Websites offer guidance to the User on the steps to access the cookie configuration menu and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or the browser’s Help.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings. For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or the browser’s Help.
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings. For more information, you can consult Google support or the browser’s Help.
Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, you can consult Apple support or the browser’s Help.
What happens if Cookies are disabled: Some functionality of the Services will be disabled, such as, for example, remaining identified, keeping purchases in the “shopping cart” in an e-commerce Service, receiving information directed to your location or the view some videos.
Updates and changes in the Cookies Policy:
The PcNet Websites can modify this Cookies Policy based on legislative or regulatory requirements, or with the purpose of adapting said policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, therefore Users are advised to visit it periodically. . When significant changes occur in this Cookies Policy, Users will be notified either through the web or via email to registered Users.