Date of last update: 29/04/2021
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are installed on the hard drive or in the browser of the computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with Internet browsing functions and help to, among other things: personalise the services of the website owner, facilitate browsing and usability through the website, obtain aggregate information on website visitors, enable the reproduction and display of multimedia content on the website itself, enable elements of interaction between the user and the website itself, enable security tools, etc.
- Data: This is the information obtained by means of the user's terminal equipment through the data storage and retrieval device (cookies or others). The data will be personal when it is information about identified or identifiable natural persons, in the terms established in article 4 of the RGPD.
- Aggregate information: non-nominal information, typically numerical and for the purpose of providing statistical information.
- Terminal equipment: the device from which the user accesses the service, such as a personal computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc., and from which the information is obtained.
- Publisher: responsible or owner of the website
- Third party: external entity, collaborator, service provider or related to the publisher, involved in the management of certain cookies.
- Party responsible for the cookie: the publisher, manager, owner of the website or, in some cases, the third party.
- Browsing habits: trends shown by the user when browsing a website such as, for example, time spent on the site, parts visited, most frequent sections, origin of the visit, destination of the visit, among others.
What types of cookies exist?
Depending on the entity that manages them:
- Own cookies: these are those that 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 those that 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.
Depending on the length of time they remain activated on the terminal equipment:
- Session cookies: these are those designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that only needs to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
- Persistent cookies: these are cookies in which the data remain stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies are processed:
- Technical cookies: are those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it, including those that the editor uses to enable the management and operation of the website and enable its functions and services, such as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, make the buying process of an order, manage payment, control fraud linked to the security of the service, make the application for registration or participation in an event, count visits for the purposes of billing licenses for the software with which the service works (website, platform or application), use security elements during browsing, store content for the broadcasting of videos or sound, enable dynamic content (for example, animation of loading text or images) or share content through social networks. Also belonging to this category, due to their technical nature, are those cookies that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, as another element of design or "layout" of the service offered to the user, the editor has included on a website, application or platform based on criteria such as the edited content, without collecting information from users for other purposes, such as personalising this advertising content or other content.
- Preference or personalisation cookies: these are cookies that allow information to be remembered so that the user can access the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to be shown when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which they access the service, etc.
- Analysis or measurement cookies: these are cookies that allow the party responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impact of advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data on the use made by users of the service.
- Advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most effective way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency at which the advertisement is shown.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most effective way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behaviour of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed in order to display advertising based on the same.
Specifically, what cookies do we use?
The My Opera Player website uses web analytics cookies to measure and analyse user browsing on its website. Analytics cookies are those that, whether processed by us or by third parties, are used to quantify the number of visitors and statistically analyse the use made by users of our services. Thanks to this, we can study the browsing of our website, and thus improve the range of products or services that we offer you.
Through web analytics we do not obtain information about your name, surname or e-mail or postal address. The information obtained relates to the number of users accessing the website, the number of pages viewed, the frequency and repetition of visits, their duration, the browser used, the operator providing the service, language, the terminal used or the city to which your IP address is assigned.
The cookies we use in My Opera Player are __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmd, __utmv, __utmz. You can consult the description of each one, their purpose and permanence in Google Analytics. These cookies can transfer data outside the European Union through Google LCC.
How to disable cookies?
Blocking or disabling all cookies helps to protect privacy, but may also limit the experience on some websites, as well as limiting functionalities or even not allowing the correct navigation or use of some of its services.
- Firefox from this link
- Chrome from this link
- Safari from this link
- Explorer from this link
- Opera from this link
Browsers for mobile devices:
- Windows Phone from this link
- Blackberry from this link
- IOS from this link