1. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT ARE THEY FOR?
Cookies are files that are downloaded to your computer / smartphone / tablet as a User (hereinafter, the "User"), when accessing certain websites and applications, which allow the storage and retrieval of your data.
They are used to guarantee the quality, usability, and correct functioning of the websites, as well as to store and retrieve information about your browsing habits and personalize their contents and sometimes can be used to recognize the User of a website.
2. WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
Cookies can be classified into different types, according to different criteria. A cookie can be included in more than one category:
2.A According to the entity that manages them
Own cookies: The Animals Observatory cookies are those that are sent to your device from a computer or domain managed by The Animals Observatory and from which the service requested by you as a User is provided.
Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies are those sent to your device (from a computer or domain that may or may not be managed by The Animals Observatory) by another entity that processes the data collected by the cookie for its own purposes.
The Animals Observatory cookies are identified in this policy indicating that the owner is "The Animals Observatory". The rest are the property of the third parties indicated in each case. In the section "What cookies does The Animals Observatory use? ", you can access their respective cookie policies by clicking on the name of the third party, including transfers to third countries that, where appropriate, they make.
2.B According to the entity that manages them
Session cookies and persistent cookies: session cookies are designed to collect and store data while accessing the website (hereinafter, "Website") as a User. The information is kept only during the session and disappears at the end of the session. Persistent cookies, however, store your information as a User for a longer period of time, which can be accessed and processed by the person responsible for each cookie during that period. This period varies according to each cookie and can range from a few minutes to several years.
2.C According to its purpose
Technical cookies (necessary): these cookies allow the Website to function properly, so they are essential for you to use all the options of the Website and to navigate and use the functions of the same normally.
Preference or personalization cookies are those that allow you to remember information, so that you can access the Website, with characteristics that can differentiate your experience from those of other Users, such as, for example, the appearance or content of the Website, which may vary depending on the type of browser you use.
Analysis or measurement cookies: these are cookies that allow quantifying the number of users and their connection time, with the aim of measuring and statistically analyzing the use they make of the services offered.
Advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, have been included on the Website.
Behavioral advertising cookies are those that allow the effective management of advertising spaces that may have been included on the Website, by The Animals Observatory or in collaboration with third parties, through the storage of information of your behavior as a User, obtained thanks to the continuous observation of your browsing habits, which allows to develop a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
3. WHAT COOKIES DOES THE ANIMALS OBSERVATORY USE?
The Animals Observatory shows you below the cookies that are used on the Website.
You can find out about the transfers to third countries that, where appropriate, are made by the third parties identified in this Cookies Policy in their corresponding policies, accessible in the section "What cookies does The Animals Observatory use? ".
5. HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES?
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer at any time through the customization options offered by the browser you use. Keep in mind that, if you disable all cookies, some functionalities or contents of the Website may be affected and, therefore, the quality of your experience may decrease, although it will not prevent you from accessing the contents.
These settings are located in the "options" or "preferences" of your browser's menu. Below, you can find the links of each browser to disable cookies by following the instructions:
In order for Users of the Website to have the possibility to prevent Google Analytics from using your data, Google has developed an opt-out add-on for Google browsers, available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
6. COOKIES ON MOBILE DEVICES
Cookies and other storage devices are also used when you access the Website from mobile devices.
As with computer browsers, mobile device browsers allow you to make changes to privacy options or settings to disable or delete cookies.
If you wish to modify your privacy settings, follow the instructions specified by the developer of your mobile browser. Here are some examples of links that will guide you to modify privacy settings on your mobile device:
- IOS: (http://goo.gl/61xevS)
- Windows Phone: (https://goo.gl/tKyb0y)
- Chrome Mobile: (http://goo.gl/XJp7N)
- Opera Mobile: (http://goo.gl/Nzr8s7)
7. CHANGES TO THE COOKIES POLICY
The Animals Observatory may modify the information contained in this Cookies Policy. If The Animals Observatory do so, may notify you via the Website (e.g. via a banner or pop-up). In any case, The Animals Observatory suggests that you review this Cookies Policy periodically for changes in its content.
8. ACCEPTANCE, CONFIGURATION OR REJECTION OF COOKIES, AND MORE INFORMATION
The cookie settings panel allows you to manage the installation of cookies, as well as refuse their use or withdraw any consent already granted, at any time and as many times as you wish.
Change your consent
The Animals Observatory informs you that in the case of blocking or not accepting the installation of cookies, you may not be able to access certain services of the Web, or they are not available.
Date of last update: May 2023