The web pages of La Suite BCN use “Cookies" and other similar elements (hereinafter referred to as Cookies). Cookies are files sent to a browser through a web server to record the User activity on a particular page, or on all the pages, applications and/or services of the web pages of La Suite BCN (hereinafter referred to as Services). The prime objective of Cookies is to facilitate a faster User access to the selected Services. Furthermore, Cookies customize the services provided by La Suite BCN web pages, thereby facilitating and providing information that is, or that may be, of interest to the concerned User depending on his use of the Services.
The web pages of La Suite BCN also use Web Bugs, which are tiny and transparent images embedded in emails. When the User opens his inbox, this image is downloaded along with the other contents of the email, which enables to determine whether a certain email has been opened or not, just like the IP address from which it has been downloaded. The web pages of La Suite BCN use this information to compile statistics and perform analytical studies about the receipt of its emails by the Users.
Cookies, depending on their validity, are classified into session Cookies or persistent Cookies. The former expires when the User closes the browser. The latter expires when their purpose has been served (for example, so that the User may remain signed in on the La Suite BCN Services) or when they are manually deleted.
Furthermore, on the basis of their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of Cookie stores preferences for the tools found in the Services, so that you do not have to reconfigure the service every time you visit it. Such Cookies, for instance, include:
Adjusting volume of video or audio players.
Video transmission speeds compatible with your browser.
Objects stored in the “shopping cart" in the e-commerce Services such as stores.
GEOLOCATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to ascertain the country in which a person is located while requesting a Service. This Cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to help in aiming the content to its location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration Cookies are generated at the time of signing in or logging in, and are used to identify you in the Services with the following objectives:
Keeping the User identified so that, if a Service is brought to an end, the browser or the system, and if it accesses the concerned Service at another time again, will remain identified, thereby facilitating browsing without any need for re-identification. This function can be removed if the User clicks on “log out", thereby deleting the Cookie and the User will have to log in to be identified and access the Service again.
Checking whether the User is authorized or not to access certain Services, such as participation in a contest.
Furthermore, some Services may use connectors with social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. When the User signs in a Service with his/her social network credentials, he/she authorizes the social networking site to keep a persistent Cookie to remember his/her identity and guarantee him/her access to Services until it expires. The User may delete this Cookie and access to Services through social networking sites by updating his/her preferences on specific social networking sites.
ANALYTICAL COOKIE: Whenever a User visits a Service, an external provider tool (Omniture, Netscope, Comscore and similar tools that may be added to this list in the event of them being different from the current tools) generates an analytical Cookie on the User's system. This Cookie, which is only generated on the visit, will help on the next visits to the Services of La Suite BCN to identify the visitor. The main objectives are:
Enable anonymous User identification through “Cookie" (it identifies browsers and devices, not people) and, therefore, the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
Anonymous identification of the most visited content and, therefore, the most attractive one for the Users.
Know whether the accessing User is new or visiting again.
Important: Unless the User decides to register for a Service of La Suite BCN, the “Cookie" will never be associated with any personal information that may aid his/her identification. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help in optimizing the User website experience.
ADVERTISING COOKIES: Such Cookies enable showing more ad information to each anonymous User of the Services of La Suite BCN. For instance, the duration or frequency of advertisement display positions, interaction therewith or the browsing patterns and/or User behaviors are stored, since they help in shaping a profile of interest to advertisers. Thus, they enable advertisements related to User interests.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING COOKIES: Apart from the advertising managed by the web pages of La Suite BCN on its Services, the web pages of La Suite BCN provide the option of serving advertisements through third parties (“Ad-Servers") to its advertisers. In this way, such third parties may save the Cookies sent from the Services of La Suite BCN from the browsers of Users, besides accessing the information contained therein.
The companies generating such Cookies have their own privacy policies. The web pages of La Suite BCN currently use the DoubleClick (Google) platform to manage these services. For more information visit http://www.google.es/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/.
In most cases, it is possible to stop accepting Cookies from the browser, besides ceasing to accept Cookies from a particular Service.
All the modern browsers allow changing the Cookie configuration. These settings are normally found in “Options" or “Preferences" in the menu of your browser. Similarly, you may configure your browser or email manager, besides installing free add-ons to avoid downloading Web Bugs after opening an email.
The web pages of La Suite BCN help the User access the Cookie configuration menu and, where appropriate, configuration of private browsing in all the major browsers:
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Configuration.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or Help browser.
Firefox: Tools > Options > Privacy > History > Customized Configuration.
For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or Help browser.
Chrome: Configuration > Show advanced options > Privacy > Content settings.
For more information, you can consult Google support or Help browser.
Safari: Preferences > Security.
For more information, you can consult Apple support or Help browser.
Some functions of the Services will be disabled. For example, being identified, carrying on shopping in the “shopping cart" in an e-commerce Service, receiving information aimed at your location or viewing some videos.