Cookies policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through web pages. They are tools that play an essential role in the provision of numerous information society services. Among other things, they allow a web page to store and retrieve information about a user’s browsing habits or their computer and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.

 

Types of Cookies

Depending on the entity that manages the domain from where the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:

  • Own cookies: These 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 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 the cookies.

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

There is also a second classification according to the period of time they remain stored in the client’s browser, which can be:

  • Session Cookies: Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that only interests to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
  • Persistent Cookies: The data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie’s manager, which can range from a few minutes to several years.

 

Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:

  • Technical cookies: Allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform, or application and use the different options or services that exist on it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, making the request for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, or sharing content through social networks.
  • Personalization cookies: Allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal such as the language, the type of browser through which they access the service, the regional configuration from where they access the service, etc. Analysis cookies: Allow the person responsible for them to follow and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the websites, application, or platform and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said sites, applications, and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data usage made by the users of the service.
  • Advertising cookies: Allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces. Behavioral advertising cookies: Store information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it. External social network cookies: Used so that visitors can interact with the content of different social platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and are generated only for the users of these social networks. The conditions of use of these cookies and the information collected are regulated by the privacy policy of the corresponding social platform.

 

Deactivation and Deletion of Cookies.

You have the option to allow, block, or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer. By disabling cookies, some of the available services may no longer be operational. The way to disable cookies is different for each browser, but it can usually be done from the Tools or Options menu. You can also consult the browser’s Help menu where you can find instructions. The user may choose at any time which cookies they want to work on this website.

You can allow, block, or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer:

 

Additionally, you can also manage the storage of cookies in your browser through tools such as:

 

Cookies Used on www.mtcm.ch

The following identifies the cookies that are being used on this portal as well as their typology and function:

 

Cookie nameCookie typeCookie Purpose
mtcmTechnical – proprietaryA proprietary cookie used to save user session and navigate through restricted sections of the web. It has a duration of 6 hours.
_gaThird-Party – AnalysisA Google Analytics cookie that uses an anonymous identifier to distinguish anonymous users. This cookie performs analysis on user interactions, with the aim of optimizing the services offered. It has a duration of two years.
_gatThird-Party – AnalysisA Google Analytics cookie used to differentiate between different tracking objects created in the session. The cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_gidThird-Party – AnalysisA Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users. It has a duration of 24 hours.

 

Google Analytics cookies are anonymized using ‘anonymizeIp’. For more information about the data that Google Analytics collects through its cookies and how it uses them, you can visit the following page.

 

Acceptance of the Cookie Policy

www.mtcm.ch assumes that you accept the use of cookies. However, it displays information about its Cookie Policy at the bottom or top of any page of the portal with each login so that you are aware.

With this information, the following actions can be carried out:

  • Accept cookies. This notice will not be displayed again when accessing any page of the portal during the current session.
  • Close. The notice is hidden on the current page.
  • Modify your configuration. You can learn more about what cookies are, know the Cookie Policy of www.mtcm.ch, and modify the configuration of your browser.