What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files, containing a string of letters and numbers, and stored occasionally in your computer by the websites’ servers. They allow the website to provide you with a unique identifier. Cookies cannot be executed as code and they do not contain viruses to access your hard drive. So, it is not possible to access the information in your hard drive, even though cookies are stored on it.
This website uses first- and third-party cookies to provide you with a better experience and service. While visiting or using our services, you agree to their use. You may change the “cookies” configuration anytime.
The data generated through cookies in IMPORTACO web pages may be used for different purposes, including:
- Strictly necessary uses: These cookies are essential so that you can browse through our website and use all functions, such as access to secure areas in the website, shopping list history, saving the stages in your order process.
- Performance: Cookies gather information about how visitors use a website, for example, the pages the visitors browse more often or the error messages they receive. These cookies are used to improve the website in future versions, improve the user experience and also improve the website performance reducing the loading time.
- Functionality: These cookies allow the website to track the decisions you make when accessing, such as your username or language, and provide a better user experience, guarantee a coherent interface and guarantee your security when login.
- Focusing and advertising: These cookies are used to deliver the most relevant content for you and your interests.
We do not allow third-parties to advertise on our website, but we cannot control the advertisements allowed by the ISP while you use your internet browser.
Types of cookies
This Website uses both Session and Persistent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user browses the web, and persistent cookies store data in the device for its use in multiple sessions.
Depending on the final use of the data stored by the cookies, the Web may use:
These allow the user to browse the web or app and the use of the different options or services. For example, to control traffic and data communications, to identify the session, to access restricted areas, orders history, to request the registration or participation in an event, to use the security items and to store video or sound contents.
These allow the user to access the service with some preset general characteristics or customized by the user. For example, the language, the browser to access the service, the content design chosen, device geolocation and regional configuration of the access country or area.
These allow the efficient management of the advertisement displays included on the website or app. They also make it relevant for the user and avoid showing ads already seen.
These allow tracking and analyzing the users behavior. The information gathered by this kind of cookie is used to measure the activity in the website, app or platform and to make browsing profiles of the users, in order to improve the service according to the users’ data.
Some webpages may install third-party cookies to manage and improve the services. For example, Google Analytics statistical services.
Cookies in use
|Google Analytics||__utma||This cookie is usually set on the first visit. If you manually delete the cookie, it will be created on the next visit, with a different ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to count the unique visitors in the website and it is updated with every browsed site.||Third-|
|Google Analytics||__utmb||This cookie is used to establish or continue an user session in our website. When a user visits a page in our site, the Google Analytics code updates the cookie.||Third-|
|Google Analytics||__utmc||This cookie used to work with _utmb cookie to determine whether a new user session should be established. Nowadays it is no longer used, but it is still on to keep backwards compatibility with theurchin.js and ga.js codes. Session Cookie.||Third-|
|End of session|
|Google Analytics||__utmt||This cookie is usually not present unless we use the option setVar() in the Google Analytics code. The cookie _utmt transfers the information towards the setVar() method, which creates a specific segment for the users.||Third-|
|Google Analytics||__utmz||Saves the information about references used to reach the website, whether it is directly, through a reference link, a web search, a marketing action or an email. Calculates the traffic from web searchers, from marketing actions and from our own site.||Third-|
|WordPress Cookie||PHPSESSID||Encrypted language PHP uses this cookie to allow the SESSION variables to be stored on the web server. These cookies are essential for the proper performance of the website.||First-|
|End of session|
The user has the option of allowing, blocking or deleting the cookies installed on the device using the Setting options in your browser.:
To set the cookies permissions in Google Chrome:
– Click on the menu located on the toolbar.
– Choose “Settings”.
– Click on “Show Advanced Options”.
– On “Privacy” click on “Content settings”.
– On “Cookies” you may configure the settings.
To adjust the cookie permissions in Mozilla Firefox:
– Open the Menu.
– Choose Settings.
– Click on “Privacy and Security”.
– On the “Cookies and Site Data” you can choose the settings you prefer.
To adjust permissions about cookies in Microsoft Edge:
– On the Menu, click on “Settings”.
– On “Privacy, search, and services”, you may choose the tracking settings.
– On “Cookies and site permissions”, you can manage the cookie options.
Some browsers may configure specific rules to manage cookies on the website, which offers a more precise control about privacy. This means you may disable cookies on every site but the trusted ones.