What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files with relevant information that your access device (computer, mobile phone/smartphone or tablet) uploads, through the internet browser (browser), when a website is visited by the user.
The placement of cookies will not only help the site to recognize the user’s device the next time they visit it but will often be essential for the operation of the user. The cookies used by The Bomfim Foundation do not collect personal information to identify the user. They store generic information, such as the form or place/country of access of users and how they use the site, among others. Cookies retain only information related to your preferences.
What is the functionality of cookies?
In general, cookies are used to improve the user’s browsing experience, increasing the speed and efficiency of response. They eliminate the need to repeatedly enter the same information and help determine that the advertising messages you see are relevant and fit your interests, i.e. the usefulness, interest and number of uses of the sites.
What types of cookies are there?
Each cookie used has a function and an expiration date.
Regarding the function, the cookies used can be:
Essential cookies – Some cookies are essential to access specific areas of the site. They allow you to navigate the site and use your applications, such as access to secure areas of the site through login. Without these cookies, the services that require it cannot be provided.
Functionality cookies – Functionality cookies allow you to remember your preferences for browsing the site. So you don’t need to reconfigure and customize it every time you visit it.
Analytical cookies – These cookies are used to analyze how users use the website, allowing you to highlight articles or services that may be of interest to users, and to monitor the performance of the site, knowing which pages are most popular, which method of linking pages that is most effective or to determine the reason some pages are receiving error messages. These cookies are used only for the purposes of statistical creation and analysis, without ever collecting personal information. In this way, we ode provide a high-quality experience by customizing your offer and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise.
Regarding the expiration date, the cookies used may be:
Permanent cookies – They are stored on your access devices (computer, mobile phone/ smartphone or tablet), at the level of the internet browser (browser), and are used whenever the user visits the site again. In general, they are used to direct navigation according to the user’s interests, allowing us to provide a more personalized service.
Session cookies – They are temporary, cookies are generated and are available until you log out. The next time you access your browser, cookies will no longer be stored. The information obtained allows you to manage the sessions, identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.
You can disable some or all of the cookies at any time. To do so, follow the instructions shown in the browser used. By disabling cookies the site may not function properly.
Cookies at the opening of newsletters/emails
Newsletters/emails may, for statistical purposes, contain a small image that allows you to know if they are opened and check clicks through links or advertisements within the newsletter. The user always has the possibility to disable the sending of the newsletter/email through the specific option in the footer of the newsletter/email.