What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file coming from a website like ours: www.housingspain.com which are stored in your own electronical device (tablet, laptop, computer, mobile, etc.) should you expressly accept so according to the binding Data Protection European Regulation 2016/679 (commonly known, as GDPR) and the Spanish Ley Orgánica 3/2018, de 5 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos y Garantía de los Derechos Digitales (commonly known as, LOPDGDD)
Cookies are essential to enable browsing on the Internet and make it user friendly. Please be informed those do not damage your electronical device.
What do cookies never collect on this website?
What is the aim of the cookies used on our website?
Cookies are an essential part of how our website works every day. The main purpose of our cookies is to make your browsing experience much easier and tailored to your own marketing preferences. For example, they are used to remember your desirable language, professional working area, the country you are visiting us from, etc. in order to keep those records on future visits.
Who holds the information contained in the cookies?
The information above can be either used by us or by these third parties whose URL have been identified in the chart below.
How the usage of cookies can be restricted?
The list below outlines each COOKIE we use when you browse our website. Please be informed that list may be updated from time to time according to the services offered on www.housingspain.com.
A persistent cookie – remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit). This also includes Days and Visits to purchase calculations which afford ecommerce websites with data intelligence around purchasing sales funnels.
__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookie
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.
Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired.
This is a standard ‘grace period’ in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many others follow the same procedure.
Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data.
This cookie lasts six months. In tracking terms this Cookie is perhaps the most important as it will tell you about your traffic and help with conversion information such as what source / medium / keyword to attribute for a Goal Conversion.
Google __utmv Cookie lasts “forever”. It is a persistant cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and the __utmv works hand in hand with the __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.