What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files with relevant information that your access device (computer, mobile phone, smartphone or tablet) carries through the browser when a site is visited by the user.
Cookies used by IEP do not collect any personal information that allows to identify the user. They store generic information, namely the form or place / country of access of the users and how they use the website, among others. Cookies retain only information related to your preferences.
i. Making sure the pages are working properly;
ii. Store user preferences, as well as the selected language and font size;
iii. Discover the details of the users browsing experience;
iv. Collect anonymous statistical information, such as the pages the user visits and how long they remain on each page.
Type, purpose and function
Depending on how long the user stays on the page, cookies can be classified as:
Permanent cookies: These are stored on your access devices (computer, mobile phone / smartphone or tablet) at the browser level and are used whenever the user visits the site again. In general, these are used to direct the navigation according to the interests of the user allowing a more personalized service.
Session cookies: These are temporary cookies which are generated and are available until the session ends. The next time the user accesses their browser cookies are no longer stored. The information obtained allows to manage sessions, identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.
Regarding the function, cookies can be classified as:
Essential Cookies: Some cookies are essential to access specific areas of websites. They allow site navigation and use of your applications as well as access to secure areas of the site through login. Without these cookies, services that require it cannot be provided.
Feature / Cookie Cookies: Feature cookies allow to recall your preferences for browsing the site. So, you do not need to reconfigure it and customize it every time you visit it.
Analytic Cookies: These cookies are used to analyze how users use the site, allowing to highlight articles or services that may be of interest to users and monitor site performance knowing which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective or to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. These cookies are used only for statistical analysis without ever collecting personal information, providing a high quality experience by personalizing the offer and quickly identifying and correcting any problems that arise.
Cookies in the opening of newsletters / emails
Newsletters/emails may contain a small image that lets us know if they are open and check the clicks through links or ads within the newsletter. This is used only for statistical purposes. The user has always the possibility to unsubscribe the sending of newsletters/emails through the specific option in the footnote of newsletters/emails.
All browsers allow the user to accept, reject or delete cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser. You can configure cookies in your browser’s “Options” or “Preferences” menu. However it is important to note that disabling cookies may prevent some web services from functioning properly, affecting, in whole or in part, navigation on the web page.
Modifying your browser settings, for example.
Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/