What is a cookie?
Cookies are files that contain small amounts of information that are downloaded to the user’s device that is used when you visit a website. Its main purpose is to recognize the user each time they accesswww.blackphan.com and also allows us to improve the quality and usability of our website.
Cookies can not damage the user’s device, and, if they are activated in the configuration of your browser, help us identify and resolve possible errors in the operation of www.blackphant.com
Types of cookies
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but they have small differences:
Allow us to quantify the number of users and thus perform the measurement and statistical analysis of the use made of the service offered. To do this, we analyze your browsing history on our website and this allows us to improve the offer of the products or services we make to you.
These cookies are essential for navigation within the website and to use all its functionalities, such as the access to restricted areas. Without these cookies, it would not be possible to provide the requested services. These cookies do not collect information for commercial purposes and when you close your browser technical cookies are not stored on your device.
Technical cookies may be:
Session cookies: they ensure normal navigation and use of the website (for example, allowing access to restricted areas).
Functional cookies: they allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (such as language, selected products to purchase) in order to enhance user experience.
Personalization cookies: These are those that allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics depending on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language or the type of browser through which it connects to the service.
By accessing www.blackphant.com, you expressly accept that we can use these types of cookies on your devices. If you disable cookies, your browsing experience through www.blackphan.com may not be optimal and some of the functions available onwww.blackphan.com may not work properly.
Cookie “_ga”. It is an analytical cookie, related to Google Analytics. Stores a unique customer identifier and serves to control unique visits, user data, campaigns … It has an expiration of 2 years.
Cookie “_gat”. It is an analytical cookie, related to Google Analytics. It is used to differentiate between the different tracking objects created in the session. It has an expiration of 10 minutes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Cookie “_gid”. It is an analytical cookie, related to Google Analytics that is used to distinguish users. It has a duration of 24 hours.
Cookie PHPSESSID. This cookie is used by the PHP encryption language to allow session variables to be saved on the web server. This cookie is essential for the operation of the web.
User configuration to avoid cookies
Thus, you can block cookies through the browser’s security tools or you can optionally configure your browser to notify you to accept or reject cookies.
A. How to delete cookies after browsing our website.
If you use Google Chrome, access the option “Clear navigation data” through the “History” menu. A pop-up menu will appear in which you can decide what information you want to delete, including cookies.
If you use Firefox, access the option “Clear the history” through the “History” menu. A pop-up menu will appear in which you can decide what information you want to delete, including cookies.
If you use Internet Explorer, access the option “Delete browsing history” through the “Tools” menu. A pop-up menu will appear in which you can decide what information you want to delete, including cookies.
If you use the AndroidChrome browser, access the “Security and privacy” option through the “Settings” menu. A pop-up menu will appear in which you can decide what information you want to delete, including cookies.
As you can see, the way of acting is very similar in all browsers, as well as the error codes, no other way of deleting the data of the cookies has been found. You can also configure your system to delete all cookies automatically at the end of the browsing session.
B.How to disable cookies before browsing our website.
If you still want to disable cookies, you can instruct your computer not to store our cookies. Here’s how to do it:
If you use Google Chrome, go to the “Customize and control Google Chrome” menu (usually in the upper right corner, just to the right of the address bar), click on the “Show advanced options” link and click on the option “Content configuration” You will see the options available for cookies.
If you use Firefox, go to the “Tools” menu (usually in the menu bar, just above the address bar), click on “Options” and click on the “Privacy” tab. You will see the available options.
If you use Internet Explorer, go to the “Tools” menu (usually in the upper right corner, just to the right of the navigation tabs), click on the option “Internet Options” and, in the pop-up menu, click on the “Security” tab. You can choose one of the security levels pre-established by Microsoft or customize your own level of security.
If you use the AndroidChrome browser, go to the “Settings” menu (usually in the upper right corner, right to the button to open a new tab), click on the “Security and privacy” option, and in the pop-up menu, you can choose accept or not cookies
If you use any other browser or platform, the process is very similar. Each browser will have a help menu that will show you what to do.
If you use Opera, in the Security and Privacy option, you can configure the browser. To learn more visit http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security
If you use Safari, in the Security and Privacy option, you can configure the browser. To learn more visit https://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042?locale=en_US
C. More information on the operation, use and management of cookies
In addition, with your browser you initiate a private browsing session so that your system does not store unwanted information on your hard drive.
You can access all cookies that your browser stores on your hard drive and, if you wish, delete them one by one. For example, if your operating system is Windows 7 and uses version 10 of the Internet Explorer browser, the cookies that this browser stores on your hard drive are usually located in the following path: C: Users [UserName] AppData Local Microsoft Windows Temporary Internet Files .
Finally, you should know that most browsers report how to avoid accepting new cookies, how to notify you of the receipt of a new cookie or how to disable cookies completely. If you want to know more about the operation of cookies, we recommend that you check the “help” that is displayed in the toolbars of your browsers (for example, if you press F1 on Windows computers you will also access the help).