What are ‘cookies’?
Cookies are small data files that many internet sites automatically download to a user’s computer, phone or tablet’s hard disk. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. They help website providers to, for example, recognise a user that has visited a website previously and to analyse behaviour in order to improve the user experience. Further details on the cookies used on our Website and their purposes are set out below.
What cookies will be used and for what purpose?
Websites performance and marketing campaigns
In order to improve user experience on our Website, evaluate the performance of our content and fix technical issues or errors generated on pages or web forms we use third party analytics tools such as Google Analytics which are generating cookies when you interact with our pages. In order to generate statistics, such as the number of visits or returning visitors these tools use part of the information stored in cookies. These cookies cannot however be used to identify personal information and are used to generate aggregated data.
As part of our marketing initiatives in order to assess the effectiveness and performance of the traffic arriving on our Website via different channels (i.e. banners on portals, pay per click advertising) some of the information contained in cookies generated by third parties tools can help us understand from which source a particular visit is coming from. This allows us to optimise our marketing campaigns and generate anonymous unique identifiers (usually random numbers) which will allow us to serve relevant content during your next interaction with our marketing campaigns and our Website.
When you contact Cerveceria Sant Ana, some of the registration systems used generate cookies that signal whether you have successfully completed the application process, encountered a technical error, or abandoned the form on a particular step. This process enables us to react quickly to a possible technical fault as well as providing support to our users whilst they complete their applications.
Web trading platform
When you log onto our web trading platform we generate two different cookies that are stored on your machine. The first one is used to authenticate you securely and correctly on our system as well as defining the beginning of your session and interaction with the platform. The second one enables us to verify that you are still connected to the platform and to the correct server in order to keep your session stable until you sign out.
Other types of cookies
- Remember me cookie: this cookie enables the Website to remember your personal preferences such as log in details in order to improve the user experience for example by avoiding you having to re-enter these details on each visit to the Website.
- Global session cookie: this cookie enables us to collect information such as number and geo-location of visitors to the Website, time spent on the Website, advert links clicked on, from what links you used to come to the Website and pages visited in order to analyse user behaviour. This information is collected in an anonymous form and will be collated with similar information received from other users to enable us to compile reports in order to develop and improve user experience by displaying more tailored and relevant content for example. We might use these cookies to highlight articles, services available within the Website or adverts that we believe may be of interest to you.
How long will the cookies remain?
The single session cookie is a temporary cookie which remains in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser.
The other cookies will remain in the cookie file of your browser after the closing of the browser, and will become active again when you reopen the Website. These cookies have different expiration dates. Following expiry of a cookie, a new version of that cookie will be downloaded when you next visit the Website, unless you have withdrawn your consent in the meantime.
Third party cookies
Some of the single session and global session cookies are provided on our behalf by trusted third party service providers to aid with user experience, reporting of user behaviour, market research, providing advertisements according to user’s interests and improving the Website functionality for example. This user behaviour is analysed in order to provide an improved user experience. The information collected is not linked to personally identifiable information.
The cookies set by third parties have different expiration dates which are set by the third party providers. For more information on these third party cookies please see the third party privacy policies. Following expiry of a cookie, a new version of that cookie will be downloaded when you next visit the Website, unless you have withdrawn your consent in the meantime.
The cookie(s) whether set by ourselves or by a trusted third party provider can be deleted at any time by you. The cookie(s) will not collect any personal information when you are not accessing the Website and cannot identify an individual user.
How do I turn cookies off?
You do not have to accept cookies, but if you opt to turn off cookies generated via our Website, it may not perform as it has been designed to, possibly reducing the functionality on our Website, the options available to you as well as the performance of our Website during your visit.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details or refer to the information that came with your browser software to see how you can turn off the automatic download feature, should you so wish.