What is a cookie?

The majority of the websites that you visit use cookies in order to improve your user experience and being able to, for example, «remember» you during your visit (with a «session cookie») or in consecutive visits (with one «persistent cookie»).

Cookies can perform multiple functions. With them is possible to browse through the websites in a more effective manner, keep the preferences, and, in general, improve the user experience by making the interaction between you and the website, easier and faster. If a website does not use cookies, each time that you pass from this site to another, it will think that is a new user: for example, by closing a menu and changing the site, it will not remember what you had done and will present you the following website with the open menu.

Some of the website uses cookies too in order to being able to address their adverting or marketing messages based, for example, on the location or browsing customs of the user. Cookies can be installed by the website that you are visiting («own cookies») as other websites that have content on the browsed site («third-party cookies».

What do the cookies contain?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored in the computer or mobile device from the server of a website. Since that moment, said server will be able to recover or read its content. Cookies are managed by the server. Each cookie is unique and contains anonymous information with a unique identification, the name of the website, figures and letters, in a way that the site can remember of the browsing preferences of the user.

Types of cookies

Own Cookies:
The Own cookies are installed by the website that is being visited, and such website is the only one that can read them.

Third-Party Cookies:
The third-party cookies are those which are installed and used by an organization other than the owner of the website that is being visited. For example, a website that wishes to measure and analyze your traffic can turn to another third company that, in turn, will install its own cookie to render such service. The website that is being visited can also incorporate integrated content, as YouTube videos or Flickr slides, and these sites can install their own cookies as well.

What is more important, a website can use an advertising network from third-parties to advertise directed publicity.

Session Cookies:
The session cookies are temporarily stored during one browsing session and are erased from the user’s terminal when closing the browser.

Persistent Cookies:
This kind of cookie is saved on the computer during a specific period of time (generally, one year or more) and is not erased when closing the browser. It is used when is needed to know who is the user for more than one browsing session.

What is local storage?
Is about the possibility that the data from the web application is stored in the user’s browser. Until the appearance of HTML5, the data from the applications had to be stored in the cookies, which were included in all the requests to the server. Besides of being safer, with the local storage you can dispose of a great amount of data without affecting the functioning of the website.

The use of tracking technologies in our website

We inform you that in our website we use cookies or other technologies, through which is possible to monitor your behavior as an internet user, as well as to provide you a better service and experience when browsing through our website. The personal data that we gather through these technologies, will be used for the following purposes:

To monitor and prevent the wrongful use of the digital platforms; to improve our digital tools and update them as the technology evolves; and to offer personalized content.

The personal data that we obtained from these tracking technologies are the following:

Identification data from one session.
Preferred language chosen by the user
Region in which the user is located
Type of browser from the user
Type of the operative system from the user.
Websites visited by the user
Search made by a user.
Advertising reviewed by a user.

Type of cookies used by our website

Own Cookies: Marival Vacation Club’s website installs own cookies with the sole purpose of making possible and improving the functionalities that it offers and the browsing experience of the user.

Third-Party Cookies: these cookies are installed by third-party’s tools with the purposes of controlling the quality of the experience of the users that visit our website. Marival Vacation Club’s website can store cookies from third parties, including the ones described below:

Google Analytics:

__utma: This cookie allows them to determine the number of times that a user has visited the Marival Vacation Club’s website;
__utmb: This cookie is for knowing how much time a visit through the website lasts;
__utmc: This cookie is for knowing how much time a visit through the website lasts and expires when finishing the session.
__utmz: This cookie allows us to determine in what way the user got to the website. A Google Analytics opt-out add-on is available. (This page may not be available in your language)

What do you have to do if you do not want cookies to be installed on your computer or mobile device?

These technologies can be disabled following the steps set forth below:
You can change the permits from your browser to accept or block cookies.

For more information we suggest you to search in your browser the phrase “How to administer cookies in [name of the corresponding browser]?”

Latest update: 13/07/2018

DISCLAIMER .- This is a courtesy English translation. Should any conflict or controversy result between the Spanish and the English version, the Spanish version shall prevail.