1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a certain webpage. Cookies are then sent back to the originating webpage on each subsequent visit, or to another webpage that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used in order to make the Website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information Salas 4 Congress as the owner of our Websites.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Websites before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
- First-party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device.
- Third-party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We use third- party cookies for functionality, performance / analytics, advertising and social media purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are “session cookies”, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. Session cookies are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are “permanent cookies”, meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. Permanent cookies can be used by our Websites to recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.
- track traffic flow and patterns of travel in connection with our Websites;
- understand the total number of visitors to our Website on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Mac OS) used by our visitors;
- monitor the performance of our Websites and to continually improve them;
- customize and enhance your online experience; and
- enable Salas 4 Congress and third parties to advertise both on and off our Websites.
We use pixel tags in combination with cookies. A pixel tag is a type of technology which is placed on a website or within an email and used for the purpose of tracking activity on a website. We use information collected from pixel tags, along with information collected from cookies, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services.
3. What types of cookies do we use?
The types of cookies used by us and our partners in connection with our Websites can be classified into one of five categories, namely “Essential Cookies”, “Functionality Cookies”, “Performance/Analytics Cookies”, “Advertising/Tracking Cookies”, and “Social Media Cookies”.
5. Cookies that have been set in the past
If you have disabled one or more Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.