What cookies are and why we use them in Futbollab

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 made from that computer.

Cookies allow this website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user's decisions and habits. At Futbollab we use them to personalize the experience within our website, identify and remember the registered user and facilitate navigation.

It is important to note that the use of cookies does not provide personal data of the user, who for Futbollab remains anonymous.

The user can configure his browser not to accept the use of cookies, in which case the personalization of the experience would not apply although he can continue to access the contents of our websites normally.

On the Wikipedia page (ática)) it is possible to learn more about what with cookies and how they work

What type of cookies does Futbollab use?

Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The latter expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, for the user to remain identified on the Futbollab website) or when they are deleted manually.

Additionally, depending on your purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:

  • Performance cookies: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you don't have to reconfigure the service every time you visit.
  • Geolocation cookies: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when you request a website or service. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help orient the content to your location.
  • Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened their session, and are used to identify you on the websites and services with the following objectives:

Keep the user identified so that, if you close a service or web, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day re-enters that service or web, it will continue to be identified, thus facilitating your navigation without having to re-identify. This functionality can be suppressed if the user clicks the "Exit" functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time he enters the web the user will have to log in to be identified.

Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.

Additionally, some services may use third-party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user registers for a service with credentials of a social network or third-party identification system, he authorizes the user to save a persistent cookie that remembers his identity and guarantees access to the website until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the website through social networks or third-party identification system by updating their preferences on the social network that specific.

  • Analytics cookies: Each time a User visits a Website or Service, a tool from a third-party provider (Google Analytics, comScore and the like) generates an analytical cookie on the user's device. This cookie that is only generated on the visit, will serve in future visits to Futbollab to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:
    • Allow anonymous identification of browsing 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.
    • Anonymous identification of the most visited and therefore most attractive content for users.
    • Know if the user who is accessing is new or repeats visit.

Important: Unless the User decides to register with Futbollab, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify you. Such cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help optimize the user experience on the site.

How to disable cookies in your browser

Most browsers currently allow the user to configure if they want to accept cookies and which ones. These settings are usually found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your browser.

These are the instructions for setting cookies in the main browsers:

  • Chrome: Configuration -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.
  • Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Historial -> Custom Settings.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet options -> Privacy -> Configuration.
  • Safari: Preferences -> Security

For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.