What are cookies?
Cookies are a tool used by web servers to store and recover information on the activities and preferences of their visitors, so that these can be remembered when they return to the site, thus receiving a better service from the website.
Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet. They cannot damage the User’s device, and, if they are activated in the browser configuration, they help us identify and resolve possible errors in the way the website works, as cookies enable everything to function correctly and can track the user’s browsing activity.
None of the cookies installed on the OSBORNE Website can extract information from a hard disk or steal personal information.
What cookies does OSBORNE use?
We use Google Adwords to publish adverts and monitor their results: https://www.google.com/settings/ads?hl=es&sig=ACi0TCi_OEDCquraSOQqPIe92dPpYfIt0w2vJOn_KMejCbQ15PH4PSuQJZ1yk8bXaGOFPA8a9zpp8cQbfvYdIfPdtC_JHP6ECoMVN3PNEgvUZg_eU-6VqX-kqG6NNmJ-GGNqMCGCZWb1OxHsnRAtqTPaVlxE7pygh8ysgPvGgsaBl0NoX0vg5YkxufGGgRcqrIUWYip67Iqu.
These applications have been developed by Google, which provides us with audience-analysis services for our webpage. This company may use such data to improve its own services and offer services to other companies.
You can find out more about these other uses from the links provided.
Cookies enable OSBORNE’s server, or the server of a third party acting on its behalf, to recognise the browser used by the User’s computer so that it can make browsing easier, for example by enabling Users who have previously registered to access areas, services, promotions or competitions reserved exclusively for them, without them needing to register on each visit.
When the User allows cookies to be received, they can find out which server is using the cookies; they should refer to the instructions for their browser to find out how to do this. Users can configure their browser to receive an on-screen warning of cookies being received, so that they can stop them being installed on their hard disk. Please refer to the instructions and manuals for your browser for more information. Without prejudice to the User being responsible for the configuration of their browser, more information is available on the following links:
- If your browser is Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-sitios-web-rastrear-preferencias
- If your browser is Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
- If your browser is Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- If your browser is Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
- If your browser is Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.00/es-ES/cookies.html
Users do not need to permit the installation of cookies sent by OSBORNE, or a third party acting on its behalf, to use the OSBORNE website, although the User must initiate a user session for each of the services that requires registration or login.
Pursuant to legal requirements, OSBORNE requests the User’s consent to use the cookies described; the website cannot be used correctly without this.
What purpose do the cookies installed by OSBORNE serve?
The cookies used by OSBORNE, or a third party acting on its behalf, are associated only with an anonymous User and their computer.
These tools do not obtain details of the user’s name or surname, or the postal address from which they are connecting. The information collected is related, for example, to the number of pages visited, the language, the social network on which our news is published, the city to which the IP address from which the user accesses the site is assigned, the number of users who visit the website, the frequency and recurrence of their visits, the length of the visit, the browser they use, and the operator and type of terminal from which they make the visit. To this end, OSBORNE’s servers can automatically detect the User’s IP address and the domain name used.
All of this information is registered in the server’s activity log, enabling subsequent processing of the data for statistical purposes to show the number of page views and the number of visits to our web services. This file is also subject to anonymisation so that the User’s device cannot be identified.