COOKIE POLICY

 

CICAE – Asociación de Colegios Privados e Independientes hereby notifies users that cookies may be used when browsing the website’s screens and pages.

While using our website, you expressly accept and authorise the use of cookies, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files which a web server may place in a computer’s hard drive to store any type of information about users. Cookies identify the computer in a unique way and can only be read by the website which sent them to the computer. 

Cookies are not executable files or programs and, therefore, they cannot spread or contain viruses or other malware and their length cannot exceed 4,000 characters.

 

What are cookies used for?

The sole purpose of using cookies is to remember user preferences (language, country, login sessions, browser features, information about how our website is used, etc.).

By remembering the preferences, we do not have to, for example, ask users about their country every time they visit our website. We will know the features about the computer being used and, therefore, we can provide a better browsing experience. Cookies can help our website to distinguish the user’s browser as a previous visitor and, therefore, save and remember the preferences which may have been established while the user browsed the website, customise the home pages, identify which parts of the website were visited and track the selections in a “shopping basket”.

CICAE – Asociación de Colegios Privados e Independientes can use the cookies to recognise the registered users and provide them with a better and more personalised service. Cookies can also be used to obtain information about the time and date of the user’s latest visit, measure some traffic parameters within the site itself and estimate the number of visits made so that CICAE – Asociación de Colegios Privados e Independientes can focus and adjust the services and promotions in a more effective way.

Websites usually use cookies to obtain statistical information about their pages. Remember that we gather data about your movements and use on our website for statistical and not personal purposes.

 

TYPES OF COOKIES

Cookies can be classified according to the entity that manages them, how long they remain activated or according to their purpose. Sometimes the same cookie may be included in more than one category.

According to the entity that manages them

  • First-party cookies: cookies which are sent to the user’s device from a server or domain managed by CICAE – Asociación de Colegios Privados e Independientes.
  • Third-party cookies: cookies which are sent to the user’s device from a server or domain that is not managed by the publisher but by another entity that processes the data collected through cookies.

According to how long they remain activated

  • Session cookies: cookies which gather data while the user browses a website.
  • Persistent cookies: cookies which are stored on the device and can be accessed and managed over the period of time defined by the entity in charge of the cookie, which can range from minutes to several years.

According to their purpose

  • Technical cookies: cookies which are used internally and are necessary for the website’s functioning.
  • Analytics cookies: cookies which gather statistical information about user activity. The information is collected anonymously and optimises our website browsing with the aim of guaranteeing a better service to users.
  • Personalisation cookies: cookies which allow users to access the service with some general features defined by default according to a series of criteria on the user’s device such as language, the browser used to access the service, regional settings from which the service is accessed, etc.
  • Advertising cookies: cookies which allow the advertising space that the publisher has included on the website, application or platform used to provide the service to be used as efficiently as possible based on criteria such as edited content or how frequently advertisements are shown.
  • Behavioural advertising cookies: cookies which allow the advertising space that the publisher has included on the website, application or platform used to provide the service to be used as efficiently as possible. These cookies store information about user behaviour collected by constantly monitoring their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed to display advertising accordingly.

A list of the cookies found on our website and a brief description of their purpose are set out below. We guarantee that none of them store personal information about you. Some cookies customise your visit, others remember your preferences, while others only provide us with visitor statistics.

 

 

Cookie

Description

Duration

Source

LANGUE

Language preference: remembers the language chosen by visitors during their session.

Session

cookie

ASOCIACION DE COLEGIOS PRIVADOS E INDEPENDIENTES CICAE

ASPSESSIONID

Visitor session tracker: tracks visitors’ sessions; it is not intrusive and does not keep a record between visits or on different websites. Used for features such as the login and shopping basket areas. It is integrated into our web server software.

Session

cookie

ASOCIACION DE COLEGIOS PRIVADOS E INDEPENDIENTES CICAE

ns_cookietest

Browser preference verifier: confirms that your browser can accept cookies.

Session

cookie

ASOCIACION DE COLEGIOS PRIVADOS E INDEPENDIENTES CICAE

ns_session

Visitor session group: identifies user sessions for statistics as a whole.

Session

cookie

ASOCIACION DE COLEGIOS PRIVADOS E INDEPENDIENTES CICAE

IPE105308

Visitor survey: records the answers to our survey.

90 days

iPerceptions

__utma

Unique visitor identifier: tracks unique visitors for statistical and analytical purposes.

2 years

Google

(Analytics)

__utmb

Visitor session identifier: Google Analytics uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

30 minutes

Google

(Analytics)

__utmc

Visitor session identifier: Google Analytics uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session.

Session

Google

(Analytics)

__utmz

Traffic source and browser tracker: Tracks how users reached our website (Google result, advertisement, etc.) and the paths taken by them while browsing our site. We use this information to improve the user experience in future updates.

6 months

Google

(Analytics)

Google stores its analytics cookies on servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share them with third parties, except when this is necessary for the system’s functioning or when the law requires this for such purpose. According to Google, it does not store your IP. If you want more information about how Google uses the cookies, click here.

Protection safeguards

Users can set their browser to accept or reject the cookies that they receive or warn them when a server wants to store cookies or delete them from their computer. You can find the instructions for the security settings on your web browser.

 

Examples:

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer: go to Tools > Internet options > Privacy > Settings.
  • If you use Firefox: go to Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies.
  • If you use Google Chrome: go to Settings > Privacy.
  • If you use Safari: go to Preferences > Security.

You can use the “Help” section found on most browsers’ toolbars to change your computer’s settings; nevertheless, some features of our online services may not work or it may be more difficult to access them if you reject all the cookies.

Many browsers provide private mode cookies, which will always be deleted after your visit. Depending on the browser, the private mode may have different names; below is a list of the most common browsers with their “private mode” names:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and higher: InPrivate
  • FireFox 3.5 and higher: Private browsing
  • Google Chrome 10 and higher: Incognito
  • Safari 2 and higher: Private browsing
  • Opera 10.5 and higher: Private browsing

Please read your browser’s help section carefully to know more about enabling the “private mode”. You can continue visiting our website even if your browser is on “private mode”; nevertheless, your user experience may not be optimal and some features may not work.

CICAE – Asociación de Colegios Privados e Independientes wishes to thank you for accepting the cookies; this will help us to obtain more accurate data so that we can improve our website content and design to conform to your preferences.