What is a cookie
A cookie is a file downloaded to your device (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) when you access certain web pages. The purpose is to store and recover information about the browsing performed by you from that device. Next time you visit the site, your browser will read the cookie and relay the information back to the website or element that originally set the cookie. Cookies do not log any personal information about a user, and identifiable data will never be stored.
To find out more information about cookies, please visit the following link: allaboutcookies.org.
What types of cookies are used on Torosphotos website
Strictly necessary – basic website’s functions
These cookies are essential for running the web sites. Accepting these cookies is a necessary condition for using the Torosphotos website because if you do not authorize these cookies, we cannot guarantee that the web site will operate correctly during your visit.
For example, some of these cookies let the user browsing the pages permitted under the user profile; other cookies set the language of the website based on the country you are connecting from or remember language and country choices you’ve made, etc.
Performance – Google Analytics
Analytical cookies collect information to assess how you use the website and its general performance. Website analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of Internet data in order to understand and optimize website usage. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies look at the number of visits, pages or sections visited, browsing time, sites visited before entering this page, details about the browsers used, etc.
They use these pieces of information for several purposes. Some of the purposes are: understand how many unique users read a particular webpage; determine how many users are accessing the site at any given time; where the users came from and which pages they view; enable the website owner to see in real time if the new content on the site is being accessed or if the promotion of the day is attracting traffic; count clicks on “Like” and “Tweet” plugins and what content from our site was shared or referenced; etc.
These cookies help make the content as personalized as possible, for example by showing you targeted offers (e.g. discounts, promotions, etc.) and relevant recommendations.
We examine what type of reference was used to reach our sites, e.g. an email campaign or a link from a referral site, so we can estimate the effectiveness of our promotions and advertising campaigns.
Torosphotos website may also include elements that set cookies on behalf of a third party, e.g. a “Like”-button from Facebook or a “Tweet”-button from Twitter, a “Pin” button by Pinterest, etc.
How long is this information kept
It depends based on the type of cookies. Session cookies expire when you close the browser. Persistent cookies, including Local Shared Objects (“Flash cookies”), have typical expiration dates ranging from two months up to a couple of years.
How you can manage cookies
Your browser can be used to manage cookies relating to basic functions, performance, and personalization. Different browsers use different ways to manage cookies. To review how you can configure your browser, please check the links below:
- Chrome, from https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Explorer, from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Safari, from http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
In alternative or in addition to changing your browser’s settings, you can use
- Specific opt-out systems with respect to the cookie involved (these systems can mean that you install an “opt-out” cookie on your equipment so that your deactivation choice can function); or
- Other third-party tools, available on-line, that enable users to identify the cookies on each website they visit and manage their deactivation (for examples, Ghostery: http://www.ghostery.com/privacy-statement, http://www.ghostery.com/faq).
You can also consult the browser’s help menu. In addition to cookie management, browsers usually let you control files similar to cookies (e.g. Local Shared Objects) by enabling the browser’s privacy mode.
If you have additional questions, please contact us by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.