What are cookies
"Cookies" is the name given to text files that are stored on your computer, smartphone or tablet when you enter a site through a web browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.). These files act as "tags" that record only information related to your preferences (not your personal data).
Why are cookies used
Cookies will help the websites you visit to recognize that it is you (your device) the next time you enter, determining your type of use, interests and frequency of visits, so that navigation is faster and more efficient. In many cases, cookies are essential for a correct site navigation and functioning. Example: know your country access to show the site in your language instead of always forcing you to select it manually, in each entry.
Types of cookies
There are two types of cookies - permanent cookies (get stored in your devices and are used to direct your navigation, allowing a more personalized service) and session cookies (temporary, remaining in the browser only while you are visiting the website, for pattern analysis of web traffic and to identify any problems).
Within these two types, there are several categories of cookies. In MANZ sites use the following (some of them, only in specific periods):
· Essential cookies: those that allow you to navigate in all areas of the site, giving safe access to the correct pages (eg. in the areas of login). Without these cookies, the website may not work correctly.
· Analytical cookies: they do not collect personal information; solely for the purposes of statistical analysis, so that we can tailor the site to what you really want, improving your experience. Ex. It shows what are the most visited pages on each website.
· Functional cookies: keep your preferences about the use of the site, so that it’s not necessary that you configure it in all your hits.
· Advertising cookies: they make it possible to show you advertising that much your interests and limit the amount of times you see the ad, making it easier to measure their effectiveness.
. Third-party cookies: there can also be third-party cookies on our websites (advertisers or external analytical services, for example) to collect information to measure the success of advertising, for example.
How to manage cookies
All browsers allow you to accept, refuse or delete cookies. Depending on the browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) menus may vary, but all of them include these same options. Look for them in "Settings" or "Preferences". Please notice that non-acceptance of cookies may prevent some Web site services to function properly.
More information http://www.allaboutcookies.org/