Effective as of September 14, 2022
What are cookies?
Files that are downloaded to the user's computer, Smartphone or tablet when accessing a web page that allow the owner of that page to store or retrieve certain information about the browsing habits of a user. These browsing habits are accessed by multiple variables that demonstrate how a user utilizes their device i.e. the number of times the page has been visited by the user, and other information regarding the user’s navigation of a site.
The user's browser stores cookies on the hard drive of the user’s device only during a current session, occupying minimal memory space and not harming the computer. Cookies do not contain any specific personal information, and are typically deleted from the hard drive at the end of the browsing session (so-called session or transient cookie). It should be noted that blocking all cookies may disable certain services and functionalities of the website.
Types of cookies
The cookies used on www.cathopic.com are those generated by analysis services and social networks.
Types of cookies according to the respective operating entity
Depending on the entity that manages the equipment or domain from which the cookies are obtained, as well as interprets the the data obtained by the cookies, we can distinguish the following types of cookies:
Our Cookies: Cookies sent to the user’s device from www.cathopic.com.
Third-party cookies: Cookies sent to the user's device from a computer or domain that is not managed by Cathopic, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies, such as www.google.com, www.youtube.com or www.twitter.com, for example.
Types of Third Party Cookies used on www.cathopic.com: Meta, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Stripe, PayPal, Twitter.
Types of cookies according to the length of time they remain active on a user’s device:
Session cookies: These are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. As their name suggests, these cookies are stored on your terminal until the end of the user's browsing session.
Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Types of cookies according to their purpose
Technical Cookies: Allow the user to navigate and act on the website, as well as use the website according to the user’s personal preferences whether indicated by the user profile or through collecting data regarding user activity during a given session. These are cookies are further classified as session or persistent cookies. On www.cathopic.com we use plugin cookies to exchange and access social content of our users. In addition, third parties such as Google, Youtube or Twitter use these cookies to enable various functions pertinent to data analytics.
Examples: Control traffic and data communication, identify the user session, access parts of website with restricted access, use security features while browsing or store content for broadcast video or sound or share content via social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Youtube.
Advertising Cookies: Analyze user activity in order to more effectively manage and create advertising spaces featured on a website or application. These cookies adapt content display through advertising spaces to coincide with the preferences of the user and to avoid showing the same ad multiple times to the same user.
Customization Cookies: These cookies store user’s browser preferences such as language displayed, broswer type, the locale from which you access the service, etc. in order to provide a more personalized browsing experience on a site. Third parties such as Google, Safari, Youtube or Twitter use this type of persistent customization cookies in all of their services.
Analytical Cookies: These cookies quantify the number of visitors on our site and carry out a statistical analysis of general visitor activity and interaction on our platform. We collect and monitor browsing data in order to improve our site and provide users with the best experience possible. www.cathopic.com utilizes various cookies (their own cookies, analytical, session and persistent cookies), as well as Google Analytics cookies which are used a various times and durations depending upon the information needed by the site. Third parties such as Google, Safari, Youtube or Twitter also utilize session and persistent analytical cookies.
The information collected by cookies can be used by both the website owner or by a third party that provides a service to the website owner.
Taking into account the information provided through aforementioned Cookies Policy, below we have detailed on how users can manage the cookies used on www.cathopic.com through the various options offered by the most common browsers (Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari). Please note if the user chooses to deny use of any or all cookies on Cathopic, some functionalities of the website, as well as access to content may be inhibited.
How to view cookies
All browsers allow users to search and view the cookies utilized by a particular website, obtain information on the duration in which cookies are used, as well as the ability to delete any and all cookies, as indicated in the previous section.
To disable, restrict, block or delete cookies, the user must modify the settings of the browser used on their device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.).