What are Cookies?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded onto your device every time you visit a website. Their main function is to recognise you every time you visit a website and also improves the quality and usability of a website.
Cookies are essential for internet to function. They cannot harm your computer or device and, if enabled in your browser settings, can help you to identify and resolve possible problems.
Types of Cookies
Various kinds of cookies exist. Basically, they all work in the same way, but there are small differences:
a) Session Cookies: These are used only while navigating a website and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. The main purpose of session cookies is to identify the type of device used, support the security of the website or its basic functionality. They do not contain information to personally identify you.
b) Persistent or Permanent Cookies:
These are stored on the hard drive of your device and websites read them every time you visit. They include an expiry time and are automatically removed when that time has been reached; the cookie thus stops working. They allow your actions and preferences to be identified; analyse your visits and help understand how users reach a website in order for services to improved.
c) Functionality Cookies: These allow a website to remember a user’s decisions, including their username or password. The information collected by these cookies is anonymised (in other words, they do not store names, addresses or other data).
d) Third-party Cookies: These are cookies that are installed by a website you are not visiting, e.g., those used by social media (like Facebook) or by external content plug-ins (like Google Maps). Some advertising companies use this type of file to track your browsing history across the web on any websites that contain their ads.
e) Analytical Cookies: These are intended for the purpose of periodic maintenance and to ensure the best possible service for users by collecting data from their activity.
By accessing https://www.escuelarefugio.org/eng, you expressly accept that we can use this kind of cookie on your devices. If you disable cookies, the quality of your browsing experience may be affected and some parts of the website may not function properly.
a) Own Cookies
In order to recognise you and provide better service, our website uses its own cookies. The advantage of accepting these cookies results in you saving time. They can also be used to: recognise you on successive visits and thus adapt the content displayed; obtain information about the date and time of your last visit; measure a number of traffic parameters within the website itself; and estimate the number of visits you make so that services and promotions can be targeted and adjusted more effectively.
No cookies can extract information from your hard drive or steal personal information. No cookies allow your phone number, email address or any other means of contact to be used, nor can they harm your computer.