What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a harmless file with a small amount of text that is stored in your browser (such as Google Chrome or Apple’s Safari) when you visit almost any web page. The usefulness of the cookie is that the website is able to remember your visit when you return to browse that page. Although many people do not know it, in reality the cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What is NOT a cookie?
It is NOT a virus, a Trojan, a worm, spam, spyware or window pop-up.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, ID, photographs or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, such as statistics, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc. The web server does not associate you as a person, but rather your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Chrome and then navigate through the same website with Firefox browser, you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the information with the browser, not with the person.
What kind of cookies are there?
- Technical cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous and registered user navigates, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Analysis cookies: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time band of use, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: They show advertising based on your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are own and third-party cookies?
Own cookies are generated by the page you are visiting and those of third-parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Mailchimp, Mailrelay, Facebook, Twitter, Google AdSense, etc.
What cookies does this website use?
This website uses its own and third-party cookies, as detailed below.
- Login: allow you to enter and exit your account of FTI.
- Personalization: help us remember with what people or websites you have interacted with, so we can show you related content.
- Preferences: allow us to remember your settings and preferences, such as the preferred language and your privacy settings.
- Security: to avoid security risks, mainly to detect when someone is trying to hack into your account at FTI.
This website uses analysis services, specifically, Google Analytics to help the website analyse the use made by users of the website and improve its usability, but in no case are they associated with data that could identify the user. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware (USA) company whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The user can check here the type of cookies used by Google.
Social network cookies
Social media cookies can be stored in your browser while you browse through www.foresttherapyinstitute.com, for example, and use the embedded share button of a social network. More information about social network cookies that this website uses can be found on their respective cookie policies:
- Twitter cookie and privacy policies.
Cookies in detail
In compliance with legal provisions, the cookies that can be habitually installed while browsing this website are detailed below:
|PHPSESSID||Expires at the end of the session||This cookie is used by the PHP encryption language to allow the SESSION variables to be saved on the web server. This cookie is essential for web functioning.|
|1 month||Technical cookies to execute site functions such as not displaying the advertising banner or remembering the user settings defined within the session.|
|viewed_cookie_policy||1 year||Cookies of internal use necessary for the operation of the display of the cookies policy of the web.|
|2 years||It allows to know approximately the geographic location of the users for the statistical analysis of the web.|
|Some last one week, others one year||Third-party cookies implemented by Share This to allow users to share content from our sites with their friends and contacts through pages that allow sharing bookmarks through social networks. This service is provided by third-party independent providers and we do not access the information that these cookies use, and we do not retain.|
|Fr||1 month||These cookies are from Facebook, they serve to show the “Like” button and show the number of followers.|
|2 years from configuration or update||Google Analytics: It allows to analyse the traffic of the web and obtain navigation statistics. More information here.|
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, and not only delete, but also blocked, in a general or particular way for a specific domain. To remove cookies from a website you must go to your browser’s cookie settings, search the cookies associated with the domain in question and remove them:
- Cookie settings in Google Chrome
- Cookie settings in Apple Safari on Mac and iPhone
- Cookie settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge
- Cookie settings in Mozilla Firefox
- Cookie settings in Opera
How to disable cookies?
The installation of cookies can be avoided by navigating the web in a private or incognito browsing mode or by deactivating the storage of cookies altogether (in which case, the site may stop working properly). Please check the links on the previous section for more information on how to disable cookies.
More information about cookies
You can check relevant regulations and obtain more information about cookies on the following links, among other:
- About Cookies site
If you wish to have more control over the installation of cookies, you can install programmes or add-ons to your browser, or activate modes, known as Do Not Track or Incognito, which will allow you to choose the cookies you wish to allow.