What are cookies and why are they used?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded on your computer, tablet, smartphone or any other device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and recover information about the browsing habits of a user and their devices and, depending on the information they contain and how the devices are used, can be used to recognize the user. In no case may cookies damage your computer. On the contrary, they are actively helping us identify and solve possible errors.
Identification of cookies
Cookies are then classified according to a number of categories. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that the same cookie may be included in more than one category.
Types of cookies according to the entity that manages them
Depending on the entity that manages the computer or domain from which cookies are sent and how the entity treats the data obtained, we can distinguish:
Own Cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal device from a computer or domain managed by the publisher themselves and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third party Cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal device from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that treats the data obtained through cookies.
If cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher themselves, but the information collected by them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
Types of cookies according to the time period during which they remain activated:
Depending on the time period in which they remain activated on the terminal computer we can distinguish:
Session Cookies: they are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are often used to store information that is only of interest and benefit to the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
Persistent Cookies: they are a type of cookies in which the data is still stored on the terminal and can be accessed and treated for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, and which may range from minutes to several years.
Types of cookies according to their purpose:
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, we can distinguish between:
Technical Cookies: those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist in it, such as control of traffic and data communication, session identification, access to restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, make the purchase of an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use safety features during navigation, store content for the dissemination of videos or sound or to share content through social networks.
Customization Cookies: those that allow the user to access the service with some general features predefined according to a number of criteria in the user’s terminal such as the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the regional configuration from where you access the service, etc.
Analysis Cookies: those that allow the person responsible for them, to monitor and analyze the behavior of users of web sites that are linked. The information collected by this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of a website, application or platform and for the development of navigation profiles for users of such sites, applications and platforms, in order to make improvements based on the analysis of usage data by users of the service.
Advertising Cookies: those that allow the management, in the most effective way possible, to place advertising which the publisher has appropriately included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided, based on criteria such as edited content or the frequency at which they are displayed.
Behavioral Advertising Cookies: these cookies allow the management, as effectively as possible, to use advertising spaces that the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behavior of the users, obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows for the development of a specific profile, based on which advertising is displayed.
Cookies used on our website are owned and operated by third parties and allow us to store and access information concerning the language, browser type and other predefined general features of the user, as well as monitoring and analyzing the activity carried out by the user, with the aim of making improvements and providing our services in a more efficient and personalized way. Slam School, S.L. does not use advertising or behavioral advertising cookies.
Slam School, S.L. does not collect or store your personal information (for example, your name, or address) so this information cannot be used to identify you.
However, you can configure your browser by accepting or rejecting all cookies, or by selecting those whose installation it allows and which it does not, following one of these procedures, depending on the browser used:
Slam School, S.L. uses on its website:
Session cookies are stored and only have temporary validity, that is, until the user finishes browsing the website. These cookies do not permanently record any information on the user’s computer’s hard drive.
- Cookies for different Google applications.
- GDPR plugin cookies (cookie management)
- WordPress cookies
in particular, Slam School, S.L. stores in its user terminal the “analytical” cookies from Google Analytics. The user can exclude their individual activity through exclusion systems provided by Google Analytics.
More information: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.
Cookies used by external content provider plugins:
cookies used by external content provider plugins are necessary for the user to access content or services provided by third party suppliers, such as, to view videos hosted on Youtube, to view geographic locations on Google Maps or to offer you information on how many times the page you are viewing from our website has been evaluated by Google+1. They are governed by their respective Cookie Policies.
Google Plugin Cookies
Slam School, S.L. makes use of external add-ons from Google. This use implies the transfer of cookies.
The information collected by Google’s external plugins on our website, including the the user’s IP address can be transmitted to Google and stored on their servers. This information is managed entirely by Google. These cookies do not identify the user personally unless you have activated a Google session, which will then be linked to that Google account.
For more information see: types of cookies used by Google
Slam School, S. L. makes use of the Google Maps Plugin to view geographical locations (our offices or other locations).
In some parts, the Slam School, S.L. website will show embedded videos of Youtube. Cookies implemented by Google on any page that includes a Youtube video are used to measure the number of views and the behavior of YouTube users, including the information that links the visit to our website with your Google account in case you have an active session.
Slam School, S.L. makes use of the share and value add-ons of Google +1, including the information that links the visit to our website with your Google account, in case you have an active session and thus share it with your social circles.
When you create or log into a Google account the PREF, NID, HSID, APISID, SID, SSID, SAPISID, GAPS, LSID, BEAT, ULS, cookies are stored on your computer in order to stay connected to your account from Google when visiting our services again. As long as you keep this session active and use plugins in other websites such as ours, Google will use these cookies to improve your usage experience.
The Google +1 button used on our website is hosted on Google, your browser sends information from cookies that Google requires if you keep the session active with your account; these data are used by Google in order to associate them with your account.
On our website, we use Google Maps to view geographical locations. Its use involves remission of PREF, NID, SNID and khcookie cookies, in addition to the cookies that Google requires if you hold the session activated with your account; these are managed entirely by Google.
On some pages of our website we have embedded YouTube videos, which is a Google service. Your use implies the remission PREF, NID, LOGIN_INFO, ACTIVITY, dkv, USE_HITBOX, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC cookies, in addition to the cookies that Google requires if you keep the session active with your account, for the purpose of viewing embedded videos, estimating bandwidth and showing how many times it has been viewed.
Levels of intrusion associated with cookies we use
The above cookies incorporate an “intrusion level” criterion supported on a scale from 1 to 3, in that:
Level 1: corresponds to cookies for internal use, essential for the provision of the service requested by the user.
Level 2: corresponds to anonymous cookies of internal use necessary for the maintenance of Contents and Navigation, as well as cookies managed by third parties in the framework of services expressly requested by the user on the websites (e.g.: Facebook or Twitter Social Plugins, embedded videos, maps).
Level 3: corresponds to cookies managed by third parties in the context of unsolicited services by the user, allowing you to follow through to web sites of which Slam School, S.L. is not the owner (e.g.: graphic advertising management platforms). The specification of this level is accompanied by its headline. The use of Level 3 cookies is subject to the prior permission of the user by Express confirmation of your acceptance.
These lists will be updated as quickly as possible as services offered by the website change or evolve. However, occasionally during this update it may be that the list does not include a cookie, although it will always refer to cookies used for purposes identical to those registered.