Cookie Policy

Also read the privacy policy and the terms and conditions of this website. Last Updated: July 2018.

1. Introduction

This Cookies Policy applies to all users of the religias.com website. The information below is intended to inform users of this website about the placement, use, and administration of cookies by the religios.com administrator in the context of users’ browsing on this website.

2. What are cookies?

We use the term “cookie” to refer to cookies and similar technologies through which information can be automatically collected.

An “Internet Cookie” (also known as “cookie browser” or “HTTP cookie” or “cookie”) is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that will be stored on your computer, or other equipment of a user through which the Internet is accessed.

Cookies are installed through a web-server request to a browser (e.g., Edge, Firefox, Chrome). Once installed, cookies have a fixed duration of existence, remaining “passive” in the sense that they do not contain software, viruses or spyware and will not access the information on the hard drive of the user whose device they have been installed on.

A cookie consists of two parts:

  • Your cookie name;
  • The content or the value of the cookie.

From a technical point of view, only the web server that sent the cookie can access it again when a user returns to the webpage associated with that web-server.

3. For what purposes cookies are used through this website

Cookies are used to ensure the operation of websites and to provide users with better browsing experience and information tailored to the interest of each individual user, namely:

  • Improved usage of this website, for example, by retaining the name and email address you filled in when you have written a comment, so that you will find them filled in next time;
  • Providing anonymous statistics on how this website is used by the administrator of religias.com as the owner of this website to know how the blog evolves, which posts were considered interesting, and what new subjects must be brought to the readers’ attention;
  • Remembering that you have seen the cookie information message and whether or not you have accepted the use of non-functional cookies;
  • Storing the banners seen, if any, so as to meet some of the user’s interest.

All this information (especially statistics) makes possible the existence of the blog and the approach of topics of interest for as many readers as possible.

4. What is the life span of cookies?

The life span of a cookie may vary significantly, depending on the purpose for which it is placed. There are the following categories of cookies that determine their life span:

  • session cookies – A “session cookie” is a cookie that is automatically deleted when the user closes his browser.
  • persistent or fixed cookies – A “persistent cookie” or “fixed cookie” is a cookie that remains stored in the user’s terminal until it reaches a certain expiration date (which may be within minutes, days or months) or until it is deleted by the user at any time through browser settings.

5. What are cookies placed by third parties?

Certain sections of content on the website may be provided through third parties, that is, not by the religias.com administrator, in which case these cookies are referred to as third party cookies (“third party cookies”).

Third-party cookies must also comply with the rules on personal data protection.

These cookies may come from the following third parties:

  • Google Analytics: to analyze traffic and get anonymous statistics on how to use the site.

6. Which cookies are used through this website?

By using / visiting the website the following cookies may be placed:

  • Functional cookies: those required to run the site.
  • Non-functional cookies: those that improve site quality, but are not required for proper operation.

Functional cookies

This type of cookies preserves the preferences of the user of this website, so re-setting preferences for later page visits is no longer required.

Specifically, WordPress cookies keep the name, email address, and site completed when a blog comment is published so that next time you can find this data already completed. Read the details on the WordPress site.

WordPress has recently included the option not to accept this cookie, and your data will not be pre-filled for the next comment. You can check or uncheck it when writing a new comment.

Another cookie placed by the blog remembers that you saw the Cookie Policy message and whether you accepted it or not so that that message will not be displayed the next time you visit the site. If you do not want this cookie, press that you do not want cookies in the bar of that info message.

Another cookie keeps track of traffic on the site, which pages were visited, where the readers came from, and where they left. This cookie is placed by Google Analytics, and we have enabled user IP anonymization options so that traffic data is purely statistical. Read more in the Google Analytics privacy policy and cookie policy.

7. What type of information is stored and accessed through cookies?

Cookies store information in a small text file that allows for browser recognition. This website recognizes the browser until the cookies expire or are deleted.

8. Customization of the browser settings for cookies

If the use of cookies is not disturbing and the computer or technical equipment used to navigate on this website is only used by you, long expiry dates can be set for storing the navigation history.

If the computer or technical equipment used to navigate on this website is used by several people, the setting for deleting individual browsing data can be considered whenever the browser is closed. These settings are in your browser.

9. How can cookies be stopped?

Disabling and refusing to receive cookies can make this website more difficult to visit, resulting in limitations to its use.

Users can set their browser to reject cookies or to accept cookies from a particular web page.

All modern browsers provide the possibility to change cookie settings. These settings can be accessed, as a rule, in the browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu. To understand these settings, the following links may be useful:

For any additional questions about how cookies are used through this website, please contact us through the contact form.