1. What are cookies and why do we use them to lose weight and health
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s device when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that is performed from said computer.
Cookies allow said website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user’s decisions and habits and facilitate navigation.
More information about what with cookies and how they work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_(informatics)
2. What type of cookies use Weight Loss and Health?
Analytics Cookies: Each time a User visits a Web or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and similar) generates an analytical cookie on the user’s device. This cookie that is only generated during the visit, will serve in future visits to the services of Weight Loss and Health to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives that are pursued are:
Allow the anonymous identification of navigating users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate count of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
Identify anonymously the most visited contents and therefore more attractive for users
Know if the user who is accessing is new or repeat visit.
Important: The cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify the user. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help optimize the experience of users on the site.
Advertising cookies: this type of cookies allow to expand the information of the ads shown to each anonymous user in Weight Loss and Health. Among others, it is stored the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the browsing patterns and / or user behaviors that help to shape a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow to offer advertising related to the interests of the user.
For the management of advertising for Weight Loss and Health advertising tools are used (Adservers – http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adserver “) of third parties. These third parties can store cookies sent from Weight Loss and Health from users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored therein.
The companies that generate these Cookies have their own privacy policies.
Currently, losing weight and health uses Google’s Doubleclick platform to manage these services.
3. How to disable cookies in the browser
Most browsers currently allow the user to configure if they wish to accept cookies and which ones. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser.
These are the instructions to configure cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.
For more information, you can check Google support or browser Help.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, you can check Mozilla support or browser Help.
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Configuration.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, you can check Apple support or browser Help.