Welcome to the COOKIES POLICY of RERCOR, a website of Universidade de Vigo (TIN: ESQ8650002B), where we explain in a clear and simple language all the necessary information to give you control over the cookies used by the RERCOR website based on your personal decisions.
What are cookies and what do we use them for?
A cookie is a small information file that is stored on your computer, smartphone or tablet every time you visit our website.
In general, a cookie is harmless: it does not contain viruses, Trojans, worms, etc. that can damage your device, but it does have an impact on your right to personal data protection, as it collects certain information concerning your person (browsing habits, identity, preferences, etc.).
This is why, based on the provisions of applicable regulations (LSSI - Law of Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce and current personal data protection regulations), the activation of certain types of cookies will require your prior authorization.
With a simple click on a slider in our COOKIES CONFIGURATION section, you can give your authorization to activate the cookies you want: take control and enjoy personalised navigation of our page.
Before that, we will give you some additional information that will help you to make better decisions:
Cookies can be of various types depending on their purpose:
- Technical cookies are necessary for our website to work, they do not need your authorization and are the only ones we activate by default.
- All other cookies can be used to improve our site, to personalise it based on your preferences, or to show you advertising adjusted to your searches and personal interests. All of them are deactivated by default, and your prior authorization is required for activation, which you can do through a simple and fast step checking a box in our COOKIES CONFIGURATION section.
Some cookies are ours (we will call them own cookies) and others belong to external companies that provide services for our website (we will call them third-party cookies: an example could be cookies from external providers such as Google). Consequently, it is important that you know that some of these external suppliers may be located outside Spain.
Globally, not all countries have the same level of data protection, and some countries are safer than others (for example, the European Union is a secure environment for your data). Our policy is to rely on trustworthy suppliers who have adopted the appropriate guarantees for the protection of your personal information, regardless of whether or not they are located in the EU. However, in the section 'What kind of cookies are currently used on our website?', you can have a look at the different Privacy and Data Protection Policies of each of the aforementioned external providers, in order to make an informed decision regarding the activation of third-party cookies used by our website.
Finally, depending on the time they remain active, cookies come in two types:
- Session cookies: they expire automatically when you finish the session on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. They are usually used to save the necessary information while providing a service only once.
- Persistent cookies: they remain stored on your computer, smartphone, or tablet for a certain period, which can vary from a few minutes to several years.
What kind of cookies can we use on our website?
Technical cookies are strictly necessary for our website to work and for you to navigate through it. These types of cookies are those that, for example, allow us to identify you, give you access to certain restricted parts of the site if necessary, or remember different options or services already selected by you, such as your privacy preferences. Therefore, they are activated by default and your authorization is not necessary.
Through the configuration of your browser, you can be alerted to the presence of or block this type of cookie, although such blocking will affect the proper running of the different functionalities of our website.
Analysis cookies allow us to study how users navigate our website in general (for example, which sections of the site are visited most, which services are used most and if they work correctly, etc.).
Using this statistical information about our website navigation, we can improve both the operation of the site itself and the different services it offers. Therefore, these cookies do not have an advertising purpose, but only serve to make our website work better, adapting to our users in general. By activating them you will contribute to this continuous improvement.
You can activate or deactivate these cookies by clicking on the corresponding slider, but they are disabled by default.
Functionality and Personalization Cookies:
Functionality cookies allow us to remember your preferences, to personalise certain features and general options of our website every time you access it (for example, the language in which the information is presented to you, the sections marked as favourites, your browser type, etc.).
Therefore, these types of cookies do not have an advertising purpose, but by activating them you will improve the functionality of the website (for example, adapting to your type of browser) and its customization based on your preferences (for example, by presenting the information in the language that you have chosen previously); this will contribute to the ease, usability and comfort of your navigation through our website.
You can activate or deactivate these cookies by clicking on the corresponding slider, but they are disabled by default
Advertising cookies make it possible for a company to manage the advertising spaces included in a website, based on criteria such as the content shown or the frequency in which the ads are displayed.
For example, if you have been shown the same ad several times and you have not shown any interest by clicking on it, it will not appear again. In summary, by activating this type of cookie, the advertising shown on a website will be more useful and diverse, and less repetitive.
We don't use advertising cookies on our website.
Behavioral Advertising Cookies:
Behavioural advertising cookies allow a company to obtain information based on the observation of your browsing habits and behaviour on the web, in order to show you advertising content that best suits your personal interests.
To understand it in a very simple way, here is a fictitious example: if your last searches on the web were related to suspense literature, the website would show you advertising about suspense books.
Therefore, by activating these types of cookies, the advertising that a company shows you on a website will not be generic, but oriented by your searches and interests, therefore adjusted exclusively to you.
We don't use behavioral cookies on our website.
What kind of cookies are currently used on our website?
Below we have listed information about all the types of cookies that are currently used on our website and the purpose of each of them:
- Type of cookie: technical
- Purpose: it allows our website to works properly (language preferences, etc.).
- Responsible entity and link to its privacy and data protection policy: Universidade de Vigo / Data protection policy.
- Timeframe (session / persistent): persistent
- Type of cookie: analysis
- Purpose: it is used to obtain statistics about the usage of our website.
- Responsible entity and link to its privacy and data protection policy: Google / https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
- Timeframe (session / persistent): persistent
What can you do with cookies?
When you access our website for the first time, you will be shown a window where we inform you that our website uses own and third party cookies for it to work properly and to allow us to know how it is being used. If you click on ACCEPT, both types of cookies will be enabled. You can click on the cookies configuration button to activate or deactivate the analysis cookies, which are the ones that allow us to know how our web is being used.
We would also like to inform you that, once you have activated any cookies, you have the option to deactivate them at any time, by simply clicking on the corresponding slider in the COOKIES CONFIGURATION section of our website. It will always be as easy for you to activate our own cookies as to deactivate them.
We also remind you that, through the configuration of your browser, you can block or be alerted to the presence of cookies, although in the case of the necessary technical cookies, blocking may affect the proper running of the different functionalities of our website.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.