Cookies Policy

The purpose of this cookie policy is to inform clearly and precisely about the cookies that are used on the website of Benidorm City Council (hereinafter, the “web”).

 

What are cookies?

A «cookie» is a small data file that is downloaded to the terminal (computer / smartphone / Tablet) of visitors who access certain web pages (hereinafter, the "Users"), in order to store and retrieve information on the navigation that is done from them.

These files are stored in the User's terminal, and contain data that is not harmful for the computer. They are used to remember the preferences of the User, such as the selected language, access data or personalization of the page. Cookies can also be used to record anonymous information about how a visitor uses a website. For example, from which web page was accessed, or if you used an advertising banner to get there.

 

Types of cookies

Depending on what entity manages the domain from which cookies are sent and the data obtained is processed, two types can be distinguished: own cookies and third-party cookies.

There is also a second classification according to the period of time they remain stored in the User's browser, which may be session cookies or persistent cookies.

Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed: technical cookies, personalization cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioral advertising cookies.

Types of cookies used by Benidorm City Council

Benidorm City Council uses two types of cookies:

  • Own cookies: They are sent to the User's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the User is provided.
  • Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the User's terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.

In the case that these cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the editor himself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.

 

Cookie

Name

Expiration

Purpose

Decline/Accept

Own

Personalization

Cookie_conf

One month

Validate the acceptance of the use of web cookies and show or hide the message.

Its a necessary cookie

Own

Technique

Has_js

At the end of the session.

It will be stored on any type of connection. It is used for the drupal module "Batch API". If this cookie does not exist or if Javascript is disabled in the User's browser, the Batch API module will perform a WSOD on the Web page.

Its a necessary cookie

Third parties

Google Analitycs

_ga

2 years

It is used to distinguish Users.

Third parties

Google Analitycs

_gat

1 minute

It is used to differentiate between the different tracking objects created in the session. The cookie is created when the Javascript library is loaded and there is no previous version of the _gat cookie. The cookie is updated every time you send the data to Google Alalytics.

Third parties

Google Analitycs

_gid

1 day

Google Analytics uses this cookie to store and update a unique value for each page visited. The cookie is updated every time the data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

How to modify the cookie policy

You can change your preferences regarding analytical cookies using the enable / disable options. Users can allow or block cookies, as well as delete their browsing data (including cookies) from the browser they use. To do this, the following pages can be visited depending on the browser used: