1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that is stored on the user’s computer, mobile telephone or tablet when they access certain websites, applications or platforms. This file enables the user to be recognized.
Cookies are currently essential for the Internet to function and they offer numerous advantages when it comes to providing interactive services, by enhancing browsing and usability.
Cookies help websites, applications and platforms to adapt to the user’s personal needs.
Cookies cannot damage the user’s equipment. On the contrary, active cookies can help to identify and resolve errors and improve the user’s browsing experience.
One function of cookies is to store and recover information about a user's browsing preferences or their device.
The specific ways in which we use this technology are described below.
2. Which cookies do we use?
Owner of the cookies:
- We use own cookies, which we send to the user’s hardware from equipment or domains that we manage and use to provide the service the user is requesting.
We use third party cookies (for example, Facebook, Google, Twitter cookies...) used by external businesses, social networks or external content plugins (such as for example, Google Maps). They are sent to the user's terminal from a third party device or domain which processes the data obtained from the cookies.
We use the technical cookies that are strictly necessary to enable the user to access and browse www.cyclibtool.org
Technical cookies enable the user to browse a website, platform or application and use the different options or services available there. These include cookies that permit management and operation of the website and enable its functions and services such as monitoring traffic and data communication, identifying the session, obtaining access to restricted areas, remembering the different items in an order, processing purchases, managing payment, monitoring fraud linked to service security, requesting registration or participation in an event, counting visits for billing purposes related to the licenses for the software used to provide the service (website, platform or application), using security elements during browsing, storing video and sound content for publication, enabling dynamic content (e.g. loading animation for texts or images) and sharing content on social networks.
Owing to their technical nature, this category also includes cookies that enable the most effective possible management of any advertising spaces that the editor may include on the website, application or platform as an additional component of the design or layout of the service offered to the user based on criteria such as the content published, but without gathering user data for any other purposes such as personalized advertising or other content.
These cookies do not require the user’s informed consent.
- We use analytical or measurement cookies which are those that either we process or which are processed by third parties and which allow us to monitor and analyze behavior of users of the web site to which the cookies are linked, including quantifying the impacts of advertisements.
The information compiled with this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, apps or platforms in order to make improvements to the goods or services offered, based on analysis of the data use made by the service users.
These cookies require the user’s informed consent.
Cookie storage duration:
- We use session cookies, which are designed to gather and store data while the user is on a website. They are normally used to store information that needs to be kept only to provide the service the user requests on a single occasion (for instance, a list of products acquired) and so they disappear at the end of the session.
- We use persistent cookies which store data on the user's device and which can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie web server that may vary from minutes to several years.
3. How can our users manage the cookies that we use?
If you disable or reject cookies, some of the functions and/or services may not function adequately.
The web portal does not control the websites shown as a result of searches, links or access from our directory. These other websites may install their own cookies or ask you for your personal information.
4. How can our users disable cookies in the leading browsers?
It is normally possible to stop accepting cookies in the browser or stop accepting the cookies linked to a specific service.
All modern browsers include the option to change the cookie settings.
These settings can normally be found under “options” or “preferences” in your browser menu.
- Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings.
- Firefox: Options > Privacy and Security.
- Chrome: Settings > Privacy and Security.
- Safari: Preferences > Privacy.
- Opera: Settings > Privacy and Security
Many browsers include the option to activate a “private mode”, where cookies are always deleted after your visit. The various browsers have different names for this private mode. Below is a list of the most common browsers and the different names they use for this “private mode”.
- Internet Explorer 8 and above: InPrivate Browsing.
- Safari 2 and above: Private Browsing.
- Opera 10.5 and above: Private Browsing.
- Firefox 3.5 and above: Private Browsing.
- Google Chrome 10 and above: Incognito.
5. How can I disable third party cookies?
Bear in mind that if you accept third party cookies, you should remove them from the browser options or from the system provided by the third party in question.
For information on the conditions of privacy and use for third party cookies, you can visit the cookie policies of:
- Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/help/cookies
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy
6. What happens if I don't accept the website cookies?
If the user does not allow cookies to be installed on their browser they may not be able to access some sections of our website.
7. Will my data be subject to international transfers?
Under Articles 44 et seq of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), transfers will be lawful if they are based on an adequacy decision by the European Commission or in the event that appropriate safeguards are in place as the result of a legally binding instrument that is enforceable among public authorities and bodies, or through binding corporate rules, standard clauses adopted or approved by the Commission or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms. Otherwise, it will be necessary to obtain authorization from the competent Supervisory Authority or, failing that, the data subject’s explicit consent; alternatively, one of the other scenarios set out in Art. 49 GDPR must be applicable.
We wish to inform you that the SOLTI Foundation does not make international transfers of your data.
8. Is a profile created based on my browsing, and are automated decisions made that could produce legal effects that concern me or significantly affect me in any way?
We wish to inform you that the SOLTI Foundation does not create profiles of your browsing history that would lead to automated decision making which could produce legal effects that concern you or significantly affect you in any way.
9. Are any of my sensitive data processed?
We wish to inform you that the SOLTI Foundation does not process sensitive data.
10. More information.
If you would like more information about cookies and your rights as a user, consult the Cookie User’s Guide produced by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, known as the AEPD).