Definition, function and types of Cookies

A Cookie is a file that is stored in the user’s computer, smartphone or any other device with information on browsing. Cookies help to improve the quality of the website, enabling control of the pages that are useful, those which are not and those which could be improved.

Cookies are essential to internet operation, and bring countless advantages to the provision of interactive services, thus making browsing and usability of our website easier. Cookies are never harmful to systems, but rather they help to identify and correct errors, among other purposes.

There are various types of Cookies:

According to the organisation that is running them:

Own cookies

: Own cookies are those that are sent to the user’s terminal system from a system or domain run by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.

Third party cookies: 

are those that are sent to the user’s terminal system from a system or domain that is not run by the editor, but rather by another organisation that works with the data obtained by means of the cookies.

According to the period of time they remain active:

Session cookies

: are temporary cookies that remain in the cookies file of your browser until you leave the website.

Permanent cookies

: are stored in the hard disk and our website reads them every time a new visit is made.

According to their purpose:

Technical cookies: are those strictly necessary for using the website in order to provide the service.

Analytical cookies: store information on user activity in a website. The information collected is used to produce browsing profiles in order to optimise the services offered.

Customisation cookies: these permit access to the service with pre-defined features according to a series of criteria, such as the language, the browser type through which the service is accessed, etc

Affiliate cookies: monitor the visits from websites with which a site has established an affiliation contract.

Which cookie types does this website use?

Name: PHPSESSION
Domain playabrava.com and bookings.masterasp.com
Purpose: to save information on the language of the session and are necessary to complete a booking.
Expiry: in the session

Name: Google Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc,__utmt, __utmz)
Domain: playabrava.com and bookings.masterasp.com
Purpose: collect anonymous information on the visitors’ browsing.
Expiry: may last up to 2 years

Name: track
Domain: playabrava.com
Purpose: save the last web page visited before the website so that it can be included in the campsite management program.
Expiry: 3 months

ame: ilc_current_language
Domain: playabrava.com
Purpose: save the information on the language used to browse the website.
Expiry: may last up to 2 years

Termination and deletion of cookies

The user may block the creation of cookies by selecting the corresponding menu option in their browser although if they decide to deactivate the use of cookies this may affect the performance of the website.

In the links below there are explanations of the management of the cookies according to the various website browsers:

In general, most browsers enable rapid access to the elimination of cookies by pressing the key sequence Ctrl+Shift+Del.

Further information on cookies and their policy

You can find further information in the following links:

Consent

By continuing to browse our website you indicate that you consent to the use of the cookies present in this Cookies Policy.