Definition of cookies
Cookies are files that contain small amounts of information that are downloaded to the user’s computer when visiting a website. Their main purpose is to recognize the user each time he/she accesses, and they also allow us to improve the quality and usability of our website. Cookies are essential for the correct functioning of the Internet; they cannot damage the user’s equipment or device and, if they are activated in the configuration of your browser, they help us identify and resolve possible operating errors on www.hc-technologies.com.
Types of cookies used in this website
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but they have small differences:
1) Session cookies: session cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page and are deleted when you close the browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device, support the website’s security, or its basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that allows us to identify a person.
2) Persistent or Permanent Cookies: they are stored in the device’s hard drive and our web reads them every time you visit; they have an expiration date, after which the cookie stops working. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences, analyze visits, help us understand how users reach our page, and improve our services.
3) Functionality Cookies: they enable remembering choices made by the user, such as his login or identifier. The information these cookies collect become anonymous (that is, it does not save your name, address, or other information).
4) Third Party Cookies: third-party cookies are the cookies installed by a website that is not the one you are visiting; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content supplements (such as Google Maps). In addition, some advertising companies use these types of files to track your visits at each site where they are advertised.
5) Analytical Cookies: they are cookies that are intended for periodic maintenance and ensure the best operation and service to the user; collecting data of your activity.
How cookies are used by HC Technologies
By accessing www.hc-technologies.com, you expressly agree that we can use these types of cookies on your devices. If you deactivate the cookies, your navigation may not be optimal and some of the utilities available may not work correctly.
1) Own cookies
In order to recognize you and give you a better service, our site uses its own cookies (small text files that your browser stores). The advantages of accepting our cookies translates into time saving. They can also be used to recognize you in further visits and thus adapt the content that is shown to you, obtain information about the date and time of your last visit, measure some traffic parameters within the site, and estimate the number of visits made so that we can focus and adjust services and promotions more effectively.
No cookie allows us to contact you through your phone number, your email address, or any other means. No cookie can extract information from your hard drive or steal personal information.
2) Google Analytics cookies
The site uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc., entity whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
(i) Google Analytics: information about web traffic and page sessions web http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
(ii) GA Audiences: information about web traffic and page sessions web http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
(iii) DoubleClick: Information about web traffic and page sessions webhttp://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Configuration that you can implement to avoid cookies
Thus, you can block cookies through the browser’s configuration tools or you can configure your browser to notify you when a server wants to save a cookie:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: if you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu option Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Configuration.
To know more visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies y http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9.
- Firefox: if you use Firefox, in the menu option Tools> Options> Privacy> Cookies.
To learn more visit http://support.mozilla.org/es/products/firefox/privacy-and-security
- Chrome: if you use Chrome, in the Options> Advanced options> Privacy section.
Find out more http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
- Opera: if you use Opera, in the Security and Privacy option, you can configure the browser.
To learn more visithttp://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
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