Privacy

What are cookies and why do we use them?

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 carried out from said equipment.

Cookies allow said website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user's decisions and habits. At hotels.gallery we use them to personalize the experience within our websites, 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 remains anonymous for hotels.gallery.

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

On the Wikipedia page it is possible to obtain more information about what is with cookies and how they work.

What type of cookies we use

Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent Cookies. The former expire when the user closes the browser. The latter expire depending on when the purpose for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified on the websites and services of hotels.gallery) or when they are manually deleted.

Additionally, depending on their 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 do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. For example, this typology includes:

Volume adjustments of video or sound players.

The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.

Geolocation Cookies: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when a website or service is requested. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content to your location.

Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened his session, and are used to identify him on the web and services with the following objectives:

Keep the user identified in such a way that, if he closes a service or website, the browser or the computer and at another time or day re-enters said service or website, he will continue to be identified, thus facilitating his navigation without having to identify himself again. This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the "Exit" functionality, so that this Cookie is eliminated and the next time the user enters the web, he 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 in a service with credentials from a social network or third-party identification system, he authorizes it to save a persistent cookie that remembers his identity and guarantees him access to the web until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the website through social networks or third-party identification systems by updating their preferences in the specific social network.

Analytics cookies: every time a User visits a Website or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and similar) generates an analytics cookie on the user's device. This cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will serve on future visits to the hotels.gallery services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:

Allow the anonymous identification of browsing users through the "Cookie" (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.

Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore the most attractive for users

Know if the user who is accessing is new or repeat visit.

 

Important: Unless the User decides to register on a hotels.gallery website, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify them. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help optimize the user experience on the site.

This site uses Google Analytics tracking software in order to obtain merely informative statistical data on visits to the web page. The privacy policy associated with this service can be read here:
http://www.google.com/intl/es_ALL/privacypolicy.html

Advertising cookies: this type of cookie allows expanding the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous user on the hotels.gallery websites. Among others, the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the browsing patterns and/or user behaviors are stored, since they help to form a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow us to offer advertising related to the user's interests.

Third-party advertising service tools are used for hotels.gallery advertising management. These third parties can store cookies sent from the hotels.gallery websites from users' browsers, as well as access the data stored on them.

The companies that generate these Cookies have their own privacy policies.

How to disable cookies in the browser

Most browsers currently allow the user to configure if they want to accept cookies and which of them. 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 consult Google support or the browser Help.
  • Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings. For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or the browser Help.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, you can refer to Microsoft support or browser Help.
  • Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, you can refer to Apple support or browser Help.

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