What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a very small text file that a Web server can store in a computer’s browser to store some type of information about the user. The cookie uniquely identifies your computer, and can only be read by the website that sent it to your computer.
A cookie is not an executable file or program and therefore cannot spread or contain a virus or other malicious software, nor can it be longer than 4,000 characters.
What are cookies for?
Cookies can help our website distinguish the user’s browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site, personalize home pages, identify which sectors of a site have been visited or keep a record of selections in a “shopping cart” among others.
Types of Cookies
There are different types of cookies. They all work the same way, but they have small differences:
a) Session Cookies: Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when the browser is closed. Its main purpose is to identify the type of device, support the security of the website or its basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that identifies a person.
b) Persistent or Permanent Cookies: They are stored on the device’s hard drive and the website reads them each time a new visit is made; It has a specific expiration or expiration date, once it is fulfilled, the cookie stops working. They allow you to identify your actions and preferences; analyze visits and help understand how users reach our page and improve our services.
c) Functionality Cookies: They allow decisions made by the user to be remembered, such as their login or identifier. The information that these cookies collect is anonymized (that is, they do not store a name, address, or other data).
d) Third Party Cookies: Third party cookies are cookies installed by a website that is not the one being visited; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content plugins (such as Google Maps). Some advertising companies use these types of files to track visits to each site they advertise on.
e) Analytical Cookies: These are cookies whose purpose is periodic maintenance to guarantee the best functioning and service to the user, collecting data on their activity.
By accessing https://www.stepparentmagazine.com you expressly accept that we can use this type of cookies on your devices. If you disable cookies, your browsing may not be optimal and some of the utilities available may not work properly.
a) Own cookies
In order to recognize and provide a better service, our site uses its own. The advantages of accepting these cookies translates into saving time. Likewise, they can also be used to recognize you between successive visits and thus adapt the content that is displayed; obtain information about the date and time of your last visit, measure some traffic parameters within the site itself, and estimate the number of visits made, so that services and promotions can be focused and adjusted more effectively.
No cookie can extract information from your hard drive or steal personal information. No cookie allows you to contact your phone number, email address or any other means of contact, nor can they damage your computer.
Strictly necessary cookies
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Description: Analytical Cookie. save the id of the visitor and the number of visits he has made to the website.
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Description: They store the user’s session time for the site.
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Description: Analytical cookie. It contains the information of the referrer if the user accesses through a search engine, a direct link or a link from an advertisement.
b) Google Analytics Cookies
The site uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc., an entity whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
By using this site, you consent to the processing of your information by Google in the manner and for the purposes indicated above.
User configuration to avoid Cookies.
Thus, cookies can be blocked through the browser configuration tools or configure the browser to notify you when a server wants to save a cookie:
a) If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings. To learn more, visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/eses/windowsvista/blockorallowcookies
b) If you use Firefox, in the menu option Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies.
To learn more: http://support.mozilla.org/es/products/firefox/privacyandsecurity
c) If you use Chrome, in the Options > Advanced Options > Privacy section.
To know more: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
d) If you use Opera, in the Security and Privacy option, you can configure the browser.
To learn more: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/