Cookies policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies policy
The acceptation of the current policy implies that the user has been clearly and completely informed about the usage of data storage and recovery mechanisms (cookies) as well as the UV has the agreement of the user for the usage of these cookies in the terms of the article 22 of the Law 34/2002, 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSI).

What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when accessing certain webpages. Cookies allow a webpage, inter alia, to make browsing easier, to elaborate statistics on usage, or to store and retrieve information about users’ and their computers browsing habits, and depending on the information they contain and the way in which their computers are used, these cookies can be used to identify the users.

Cookies policy

The acceptation of the current policy implies that the user has been clearly and completely informed about the usage of data storage and recovery mechanisms (cookies) as well as the UV has the agreement of the user for the usage of these cookies in the terms of the article 22 of the Law 34/2002, 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSI).

Cookie categories

Cookies can be classified in different categories depending on the entity managing them, the period of time in which they remain active or according to their purpose. Nevertheless, sometimes it is possible that a same cookie can be included in more than one category.
Nowadays we can distinguish the following types of cookies:

  • Analytical cookies: they are a type of cookies that serve to collect statistics on the users’ activity when entering the webpage and the general activity therein. The stored information is anonymous and allows organising the browsing on our webpage and guaranteeing the best service to the user. Users can exclude their activity through exclusion systems provided by the analytics tools.
  • Technical and customisation cookies: it involves cookies of internal use for the operating of the web.
  • Session cookies:  they are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while users are entering the web.
  • Persistent cookies: they are a type of cookies in where data are stored in the terminal and can be acceded and dealt during a period of time defined by the person responsible for the cookie.
  • UV cookies:are those sent to a terminal equipment of the user from a computer or domain managed by the UVEG and from the solicited service is provided.
  • Third parties cookies: are those that are sent to the terminal user’s computer from a machine or domain that is not managed by the UV but by another entity that processes data obtained from cookies.

Cookies from ScienceFlows

ScienceFlows uses its own cookies and third-party cookies, with a technical and analytical purpose.

Specific, technical and customisation cookies.

ScienceFlows uses cookies of internal usage for the operation of the web. Concretely, this web uses cookies for the session maintenance when browsing the webpage or for setting the language preferences selected by the user.

Third party analytical cookies

The analytical cookies described on the table incorporated to this policy allow us to count the number of users and carry out the measurement and the statistical analysis of the use of the service made by users. The browsing in our website is analysed in order to improve the offer of services that we offer. The information is exclusively used for internal purposes with the objective of increasing our understanding about users’ behaviour on the web. This information is an important tool for us and helps us improve the contents quality and the offered services. We are working non-stop to improve the browsing of our webpage in accordance with our users, their needs or interests and to determine how often and in what way our users make use of our services. For the development of this activity we use software provided by third parties
In ScienceFlows we respect our users’ privacy. The obtained information is, in any case, linked to identify users nor employed for the elaboration of profiles or individualised patterns.

Supplier Duration ScienceFlows/Third party cookies Type Cookie Goal
Google Analytics Persistent Third party cookies Analytical  utma This cookie generates a unique user ID and registers the date, first and last time the user visited the web site. It is used to recount how many times one user visits the site. Its termination is 2 years after its last update.
Google Analytics Persistent Third party cookies Analytical  utmz This cookie storages the visitant’s origin, the path followed to access the web, either direct access, from a link in another website, from an email link, using certain key words in a browser, through a display campaign or through an AdWords advertisement. This cookie is used to calculate the traffic coming from browsers (organic and PPC), publishing campaigns in display, and navigation within the web (internal links). The cookie is updated in each visit to the site. It terminates after 6 months.
Google Analytics Of session Third party cookies  Analytical  utmb

This cookie registers the time of arrival to the site and terminates 30 minutes after the last register of the seen site. It is automatically eliminated when changing the web or closing the browser. If a user stays over 30 minutes without any web activities (he/she eats lunch, for example) and seeks for a page, it will be considered as a new user session (1 user that makes two visits).

In order to calculate the time the user remains in the site, the current site’s value is subtracted from the former site’s value. If we modify the code of Google Analytics in order to register events (clicks or scrolls) we can determine the time the user spends in the last page he/she visits We can also modify a session’s duration with the method _setSessionCookieTimeout(). It terminates 30 minutes after the last update.

 

Google Analytics Of session Third party cookies  Analytical  utmc No longer used.

The current JavaScript code used by Google Analytics does not need of this cookie. Before, this cookie was used along with the _utmb one in order to determine if, after 30 minutes within the site, it was or was not necessary to establish a new session for the user. This cookie is still written in order to assure compatibility with sites were the former tracking code urchin.js is still installed

Google Analytics Persistent Third party cookies  Analytical  utmv It is an optional cookie only used when the data obtained in the register are to be subsequently segmented into demographical data such as sex or age of the visitants. The information is obtained through the _setVar () of Google Analytics’ code. It terminates 2 years after the last update.
Oracle Of session ScienceFlows Techniques and of customization  JSESSIONID This cookie is a session identifier provided by the server. It terminates when the session is finished; for example, when closing the browser.
AddThis Persistent Third party cookies  Analytical  atScienceFlowsc These cookies, provided by the Clearspring, Inc technologies, are used in combination with the AddThis button so that our content can be shared through emails, social network sites, blogs and many more. Its termination is 2 years after its last update.