What are cookies?
A cookie is a file or device that is stored on a user’s terminal in order to save data that can be updated or recovered by the organisation responsible for installing them. In other words, it is a file that is downloaded onto your computer when you access certain websites. Amongst other functions, cookies enable websites to store and recover information about user or hardware browsing habits and, depending on the information they contain and the way the hardware is used, may also recognise users.
Cookies are mainly used for the following purposes:
• User monitoring: when users enter their username and password, a cookie is stored so that it is not necessary to repeat this step for each browser page. However, cookies do not identify just a person, but rather a computer-browser-user combination.
There are various types of cookies whose function varies in accordance with their intended purpose. In this sense, we can differentiate between the following types:
Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to analyse website users’ behaviour and actions as well as to draw up browser profiles in order to introduce technical service and operational improvements.
Advertising cookies: these guarantee the effective management of advertising space in accordance with a series of criteria such as monitoring whether or not the user has already accessed a news item in order to update the page with a new one.
Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies store information about users’ behaviour, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows for the creation of behaviour-based user profiles in order to customise the advertising materials presented.
Users wishing to obtain further details about cookies should visit the website at www.aboutcookies.org.
What type of cookies does this website use?
This website is currently using cookies aimed at facilitating user access and browsing, guaranteeing access to certain services and improving the websites function settings.
Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:
The company’s own cookies
The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.
FRONTEND: These cookies are used in order to be able to personalise the front end of the website.
Third party cookies
Google Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _ga): These cookies are used to gather information about the use of our website by visitors. We use this information to produce reports and to improve the website. The cookies gather information anonymously, which includes the number of visitors to the site, where they are from, and the pages they visit. For further information on the type of cookies used by Google Analytics, visit Types of cookies used.
Twitter Social Plugins (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _twitter_sess, external_sess, guest_id, tz_offset_set): These allow users to share content of their interest with their social circle. The cookies used by social networks avoid users having to re-enter their data in order to share these contents. These buttons do not have access to the data entered by users when sharing contents on a social network. For further information, see Twitter’s Data Protection Policy.
Google Plus Social Plugins (NID, PREF): These allow users to share content of their interest with their social circle. The cookies used by social networks avoid users having to re-enter their data in order to share these contents. These buttons do not have access to the data entered by users when sharing contents on a social network. For further information see Types of cookies used by Google.
Facebook Social Plugins (datr, reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref, wd): These allow users to share content of their interest with their social circle. The cookies used by social networks avoid users having to re-enter their data in order to share these contents. These buttons do not have access to the data entered by users when sharing contents on a social network. For further information, see Cookies, pixels and other similar Facebook technologies.
Adsense (id, _drt_, FLC, NID): These cookies are used to find out how people access our digital publicity campaigns. They allow us to know about and evaluate the clicks on our publicity, in order to be able to improve the service you receive. For further information, see Types of cookies used by Google.
YouTube (ACTIVITY, APISID, HSID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, SID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, demographics, dkv): YouTube is used to offer useful or informative videos. YouTube stores information in order to be able to produce statistics about visits to the videos embedded on other sites. For further information, see Types of cookies used by Google.
Google Maps (APISID, HSID, NID, PREF, S, SAPISID, SID, SSID, S_awfe, khcookie): Used to show the location of our different services using Google Maps. For further information, see Types of cookies used by Google.
Cookies allow you to take advantage of many of the essential functions of our website. For this reason, there are some cookies you will not be able to delete if you want to carry out specific actions, or if you want Compañía de Tranvías de La Coruña S.A. to provide you with a specific service.
•Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet options -> Privacy -> Configuration. For further information, consult Microsoft Support or the Help menu.
•Firefox: Preferences -> Privacy -> History. For further information, consult Mozilla Support or the Help menu.
•Chrome: Preferences -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Configuration. For further information, consult Google Support or the Help menu.
•Safari: Preferences -> Privacy. For further information, consult Apple Support or the Help menu.
• To access the cookies configuration in the browser for Android devices, follow these steps, which may vary depending on the version of your browser: Open the browser and press Menu -> Settings. Go to Security and Privacy-> Accept cookies, to tick or untick the box.
•To access the cookies configuration in the browser for Windows Phone devices, follow these steps, which may vary depending on the version of your browser: Open Internet Explorer -> More -> Configuration. Now you can tick or untick the ‘Allow Cookies’ box.
How to manage cookie settings
This section provides an overview of how to check and modify cookie settings in relation to the most commonly used browsers.
In this sense, practically all browsers allow users to obtain general details of the cookies installed on a website. Specifically, this includes checking that they are activated, their duration and how to delete them. For information purposes, below is a series of related links:
− Google Chrome
− Mozilla Firefox
− Internet Explorer
Likewise, users may enable, block or delete the cookies installed on their hardware by modifying their browser settings in accordance with the instructions provided to this effect. For your information, cookie settings are normally adjusted in the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Tools’ menu of each browser. At all events, you may always consult the ‘Help’ section on your browser in order to solve or clarify any queries you may have in this regard.
You are hereby advised that if by blocking the installation of all cookies, the website contents and certain functions or services included therein may be affected.