What is a cookie?

Cookies are files that are downloaded to the user’s terminal (computer / smartphone / tablet) and stored in its memory when accessing to certain web pages. Among other things, cookies allow the storage and retrieving of information about the browsing habits of a certain user or it’s terminal, show the visited web pages or the connection time, analyze the performance of a page, notice any technical problems, etc. Cookies can be helpful to recognize the user depending on the information they contain and the way the terminal is used.

What types of cookies are there?

There are several types of cookies attending to different criteria:
• Depending on the ownership:
• Own cookies. Those that belong to the Tourism Patronage of El Hierro’s Council.
• Third party cookies. Those that belong to a third party, different than the Tourism Patronage of El Hierro’s Council, who will handle the information gathered.
• Depending on the purpose:
• Technical and / or personalization cookies. Those that are used to improve the service, locate incidents, recognize the user, etc.
• Analysis and / or advertising cookies. Those that are used to analyze information on navigation and provide advertisement, being either generic or customized.

What is a cookie for?

Cookies are used in order to offer services and / or personalized advertisement, analyze the performance of the system, recognition when accessing as a user, locate any problem or incident that may arise and solve them in the shortest time possible, as well as to analyze and measure the use and activity of the website.

Is my agreement needed to implant a cookie?

Consent is not necessary for the installation of technical cookies or those that are strictly necessary for featuring an information society service explicitly requested by the addressee.
For the rest, the concerned agreement is required and it can be requested by several ways. In the case of the Online Open Fotosub El Hierro webpage, it will be understood as granted if you continue using the website, without prejudice of being able to revoke it at any time.s.

What cookies does the Online Open Fotosub El Hierro actualy use?

TECHNICAL: Are OWN, session, identification, configuration and registration cookies, strictly necessary to identify the user and to provide the services requested by the user. The information obtained through them is treated only by Open Fotosub Online El Hierro.

ANALYSIS: Are those that, either treated by us or by third parties, allow us to quantify the number of users and thus measure and statistically analyze the usage of the service offered made by users. To do this, the navigation in our website is analyzed in order to improve the supply of products or services we offer. The information collected by the analysis cookies is treated by the Online Open Fotosub El Hierro and a third party: Google analytics developers.google.com/analytics Analysis cookie name used by the third party: “_ga”
This aplication has been developed by www.google.com/analytics/

This company provides us the analysis service of our audience and can use this data to improve their own services and to offer services to other companies. You can find these and other uses in the links provided. This tool neither obtains data from the first or last name’s user nor mailing address from where they connect. The information obtained is related to the number of pages visited, language, social network in which our news is published, the city to which is assigned the IP address from which the users access, the number of users that visit us, the frequency and recurrence of visits, time of visit, the browser used, the type of operator or terminal from which the visit is made. This information is used by us to improve our site, identify new needs and assess improvements to be made in order to provide a better service to users who visit us.