What are Cookies and how do websites use them?
Cookies are files installed to your browser or your device by the website or device that you are using (smartphone, tablet or smart TV) during your browsing through the pages or through the application, and they are used to store information about your visit. Like most Internet sites, the web portals ensure that the web pages can function properly.
– They store your preferences, like the language that you have selected, or the font size.
– Getting information about your navigation experience
– Collate anonymous statistical information, like what pages you have visited or how long have you been on them
Users that complete the registration process or that have logged in with their credentials will be able to access services which have been personalised and adapted to their preferences, as per the personal information provided at the registration process and the information stored in their browser’s cookie.
Why are they important?
From a technical perspective, they help websites to function faster and to adapt the content to the user’s preferences, like for example they store the user’s language, their country’s currency or the device used to access the site.
They establish security and protection levels that avoid or hinder any possible cyber attacks on the site or on its users.
They let the media managers have statistical data collated by the Cookies to better the quality and user experience of the site.
They are used to optimise the publicity shown to the users, offering adverts that fit their interests.
You can refuse the installations of Cookies on your PC when you navigate through abcsolicitors.com without blocking access to the contents. However, the quality of the Service could be affected if you do so.
ABC SOLICITORS’s email marketing tools consist of tiny invisible images included on the e-mails. This technology allows us to know if an email has been read or not, on what date, from what IP address it has been read, etc. With this information we can carry out statistical and analysis studies regarding the emails to better the services the users are subscribed to and offer them information that could be of interest to them.
What types of Cookies are we allowed to use?
Session Cookies expire when the User leaves the page or closes the browser; they are active whilst the user is visiting the website and are deleted from our computer when they leave it.
Permanent Cookies expire when the objective for which they were activated is reached, or when they are deleted manually or have a deletion date. They are normally used in online purchases, customisation profiles or in registration processes, so that we don’t have to enter our password every time.
On the other hand, depending on who is managing the equipment or what domain are Cookies sent from or manage the obtained data, we can distinguish between own Cookies and third party Cookies.
Own Cookies are those sent to your computer and are managed only by us so that we can improve the Website efficiency. The information that we collate is used to better the quality of our services and your experience as a user.
If you interact with our website contents, you could also receive third party Cookies, such as for example, when you click buttons on social media pages or when you stream videos hosted by a different site.
Third party Cookies are established by a different domain than our website’s. We cannot access the stored data on Cookies from other websites when you navigate through them.
Navigating on this web portal implies that the following Cookies can be installed:
Some services from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, etc. Using the social register implies that you authorise the social network to store a persistent Cookie. This Cookie remembers your user credentials and makes access a lot faster in the following visits. This Cookie can be eliminated. Also, you can configure your browser so that it cannot be installed.
How can I configure my Cookies?
In any case, we are happy to inform you that, since Cookies are not necessary for the use of our Website, you can block or deactivate them from your browser settings, where you can also reject the installation of all Cookies or of some of them. Most browsers allow to be warned of the presence of Cookies or to reject them automatically. If you reject them you will be able to continue using our Website, although some services might be limited and therefore, your user experience will be less satisfactory.
Below you can see the links to the main browsers and devices so that you can have all the necessary information to learn how to manage Cookies on your browser.
Internet Explorer™ :
Versions 7 & 8
If you wish further information about how to configure the aforementioned Cookies or about how to manage your preferences, visit Your Online Choices.
ABC SOLICITORS can use connectors with various social networks: access to ABC SOLICITORS from the privacy of the specific social network.
Do we update our Cookies Policy?
It is possible that we update our Cookies Policy for our Website from time to time, therefore we recommend that you check this policy each time you access our Website, so that you are adequately informed at all times of how and why we use the cookies.
This Cookies Policy was updated last time on May 5th 2016.