What is a Cookie?
Cookies are files that contain small pieces of information that are downloaded onto the user’s device being used when visiting our website. Their main purpose is to recognise every time the user accesses the ASOCIACIÓN GRAN CANARIA TRI, BIKE & RUN website, and also allows us to improve the quality and usability of our website.
Cookies are essential to the functioning of the internet; they cannot damage the user’s device and, if they are activated in the browser’s settings, they help us to identify and resolve possible functioning errors at www.grancanariatribikerun.com.
Types of Cookies
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but there are several differences between them:
a) Session Cookies: Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are wiped off when the browser is closed down. Their main function is to identify the type of device, support the security of the website and its basic funcioning. They don’t contain any personal information to allow us to identify an individual.
b) Persistent or Permanent Cookies: These are stored on your device’s hard disk and our website reads them every time you come back to visit www.grancanariatribikerun.com; they have a fixed expiry date, at which point the cookie stops working. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences; analyse visits, and help us to understand how users reach our page and to improve our services.
c) Functional Cookies: These cookies enable www.grancanariatribikerun.com to remember decisions taken by the user, such as his or her login or ID. The information picked up by these cookies is anonymous, (that is to say, it doesn’t contain your name address, or any other data).
d) Third Party Cookies: These cookies are installed by a website you aren’t actually visiting; for instance, those used by social media such as Facebook, or by external content complements, such as Google Maps. Some advertising companies also use these types of archives to monitor your visits on sites they advertise on.
e) Analytical Cookies: These are cookies that manage periodic maintenance and guarantee a better functioning and service to the user; collecting data of your activity.
By accessing www.grancanariatribikerun.com, you expressly accept that we can use these types of cookies on your devices. If you deactivate the cookies, your ability to browse www.grancanariatribikerun.com may not be the best it can be, and some of the uses that www.grancanariatribikerun.com offers may not work properly.
a) Our own Cookies
With the aim of recognising you and offering you a better quality service, our site uses its own cookies (small text archives that your browser stores). The advantage of accepting these cookies is that they save you time. They can also be used to recognise you between successive visits, and therefore adapt content shown to you, to obtain information about the date and time of your last visit, to measure some traffic parametres on the website itself, and to estimate the number of visits carried out on it, so that we can focus and adjust our services and promotions in a more effective way.
No cookie will allow you to be contacted by telephone or email, or any other means of contact. No cookie can extract information from your hard disk or steal personal information from you.
b) Third Party Cookies. Google Analytics Cookies
The website uses the Google Analytics service, provided by Google, Inc., a company whose head office is at 1,600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
If you wish, you can reject the treatment of data or information by rejecting the use of cookes through choosing the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you do so, you might not be able to use the website properly. By using this site you give your consent to your information being treated by Google in the ways and to the ends mentioned above.
User settings to avoid Cookies
In this way, you can block cookies through the browser’s settings tools, or you can set up your browser so that it can let you know when a server is about to store a cookie:
a) If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, on the Tools option on the menu > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings. For further information, please go to 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.
b) If you use Firefox, at the Tools option on the menu > Options > Privacy > Cookies. For further information, please go to http://support.mozilla.org/es/products/firefox/cookies.
c) If you use Chrome, eon the Options section > Advanced Options > Privacy. For further information, please go to http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647.
d) If you use Opera, on the Security and Privacy option, you can set up your browser. For further information, please go to http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies.