Cookies Policy


As we all know, the LSSI-CE obliges all owners of blogs and websites to warn and inform the user of the existence of cookies, inform about them, and of course require your permission to download them. And that is what we are going to do on this pag

We are going to explain what cookies we use on our website, and we will do it as clearly and with the simplest possible language.

The article in question reads as follows:
Article 22.2 of Law 34/2002. «Service providers may use data storage and retrieval devices in terminal equipment of recipients, provided that the recipients have given their consent after they have been provided with clear and complete information on their use, in particular, on the purposes of data processing, in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, on the Protection of Personal Data».

Unfortunately, the Internet environment is complex and it is not always possible to have up-to-date information on the cookies that third parties (i.e. other websites or companies) may use through this website, https://chicagotoday.news/.

For this reason, in case you encounter this type of third party cookies on our website, but they are not covered by this cookie policy page, you can do two things:

  • Communicate it to me (very important).
  • Contact the third party directly (i.e., the party responsible for the cookie) to ask them for information about the cookies they use, their purpose, their duration, and the way in which they guarantee your privacy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. It is used so that the web is able to remember your visit when you return to browse that page.

Cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalization, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc.

Cookies are not dangerous or harmful. Their purpose is only to adapt the content of the website to the profile and needs of its users. If there were no cookies, the services offered by any page would be significantly diminished.

And although many people do not know it, cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first Internet browsers appeared.

What is NOT a cookie?

It is not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows. A cookie is just a tiny text file.

Classification of cookies
Cookies can be classified by purpose, or by their duration.

According to their purpose:

  • Technical cookies: Technical cookies are those essential and strictly necessary for the proper functioning of a Web portal and the use of the different options and services it offers. For example, those that serve to maintain the session, manage response time, performance or validation of options, use security elements, share content with social networks, etc.
  • Personalization cookies: These cookies allow the user to specify or customize some features of the general options of the Web page, For example, define the language, regional settings or browser type.
  • Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies are those used by our Web portals, to elaborate navigation profiles and to be able to know the preferences of the users of the same in order to improve the offer of products and services. For example, by means of an analytical cookie the geographical areas of greater interest of a user would be controlled, which is the product of more acceptance, etc.
  • Advertising cookies: Advertising cookies allow the management of advertising spaces based on specific criteria. For example, the frequency of access, the edited content, etc. Advertising cookies allow through the management of advertising to store behavioral information through the observation of habits, studying the accesses and forming a profile of user preferences, to offer you advertising related to the interests of your profile.

According to their duration:

  • Session cookies: session cookies are those that last for the time the user is browsing the website. They are automatically deleted when you finish browsing.
  • Persistent cookies: These cookies remain stored in the user’s computer, and facilitate the control of the chosen preferences without having to repeat certain parameters each time the website is visited.

Cookies used on this website
Following the guidelines of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (I also use European rules because my traffic tends to be mostly from that continent), we inform you as accurately as possible of the cookies used by this website.

Cookies on this website are used to personalize content and advertisements, to provide social media features and to analyze traffic. In addition, we share information about your use of the website with our advertising, social media and web analytics partners.

According to the terms included in Article 22.2 of Law 34/2002 of Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce, if you continue browsing, you will be giving your consent to the use of the cookies listed below.

This website uses the following cookies:

  • Session cookies, to ensure that users who write comments on the blog are human and not automated applications. This is to combat spam.

This website uses the following third-party cookies:

  • Google Analytics: stores cookies in order to compile statistics on traffic and volume of visits to this website. By using this website you are consenting to the processing of information about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any rights in this regard should do so by communicating directly with Google, or by consulting the privacy page of Google Analytics, (http://www.google.com/intl/es/analytics/privacyoverview.html) for more information about the cookies it uses and how to disable them (on the understanding that we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of third party websites).

Google Analytics, is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. a Delaware company whose principal office is at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States («Google»).

The user can consult here the type of cookies used by Google. Cookie of Google+ and Google Maps, as provided on their page on what type of cookies they use.

  • Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies so that you can click on buttons such as Like or Share. We use the Facebook cookie (more information on Facebook’s cookie policy). The privacy implications will depend on each social network and will depend on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. In no case, neither the manager of this website nor the advertisers can obtain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
  • Amazon: Stores a cookie for 24 hours in order to determine that you have accessed the Amazon website from this portal, and not from elsewhere.
  • WordPress: The website uses the platform for supplying and hosting WordPress blogs, owned by the American company Automattic, Inc. For these purposes, the use of such cookies by the systems are not under the control or management of the responsible for the web: they can change their function at any time, and enter new cookies. These cookies also do not provide the webmaster with any benefit. Automattic, Inc. also uses other cookies in order to help identify and track visitors to WordPress sites, learn how they use the Automattic website, as well as their preferences for accessing it, as stated in the «Cookies» section of its privacy policy.
  • Youtube: we occasionally use videos hosted on the Youtube platform to illustrate and expand our content. Youtube uses cookies to know the user’s tastes and make suggestions on videos or topics related to those that the user has previously seen. Youtube is a company that belongs to Google, and therefore you can read more about its privacy policy, and specifically its cookies policy.

What do we use cookies for on this website?
Cookies on this website allow:

  • The website works correctly.
  • You do not have to log in every time you visit this website.
  • You can watch videos.
  • The web is faster and safer.
  • You can share on social networks the contents of this website.
  • Show ads tailored to your browsing patterns.

This website will never use cookies to:

  • Capture personally identifiable information without your express permission.
  • Capture sensitive information without your express permission.
  • Share personally identifiable information with third parties.

Our Cookies

We include below a list of the cookies we use, their purpose and the maximum number of days they will remain on your computer (unless you delete them before):

wordpress_test_cookie: the purpose of these cookies are to maintain information about registered users and whether they allow cookies.

cookie-notice-accepted: To store your acceptance of our cookie policy. It expires after 19 days.

Third-party cookies

PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC: Youtube cookies used in the playback of videos through the web.

  • PREF: cookie that stores configuration preferences, such as preferred language, number of search results displayed per page or activation of the Google SafeSearch filter. It has a permanence of 10 years.
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: cookie that tracks the visited videos embedded in the website. It has a permanence of approximately 240 days.
  • YSC: cookie that measures the video reproductions made by the user and records the events of «Like» or «Share video». It is a session cookie, expiring when the browser session ends.
  • NID, 1P_JAR: Google cookies.
  • NID: Map visualization through Google Maps. 6 months of permanence.
  • 1P_JAR: transfers data to Google. It has a permanence of 1 week.
  • IDE: Cookie used by Doubleclick.net for online ad targeting, optimization, reporting and attribution. 2 years.

Google Analitycs:

  • _ga: Used to distinguish users. 2 years.
  • _gat: Used to differentiate between different tracking objects created in the session. The cookie is created when loading the javascript library and there is no previous version of the _gat cookie. The cookie is updated each time you send data to Google Analytics.
  • _gid: Google Analytics uses this cookie to store and update a unique value for each page visited. The cookie is updated each time you send data to Google Analytics.

Neither this website, nor its legal representative are responsible for the content or accuracy of the privacy policies that may have the third parties mentioned in this policy cookies.

In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept them.

Additional notes

  • Neither this website nor its legal representatives are responsible for the content or the veracity of the privacy policies of the third parties mentioned in this cookie policy.
  • Web browsers are the tools responsible for storing cookies and from this place you must carry out your right to delete or disable them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
  • In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept them.
  • In the case of Google Analytics cookies, this company stores cookies on servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share it with third parties, except in cases where it is necessary for the operation of the system or when the law requires to that effect. According to Google does not store your IP address. Google Inc. is a company adhered to the Safe Harbor Agreement which guarantees that all data transferred will be treated with a level of protection in accordance with European regulations. If you want information about the use that Google gives to the cookies we attach this other link.
  • For any questions or queries about this cookie policy please contact us through the contact section.

Additional information about cookies
Below we offer you more information about cookies.

What information does a cookie store?

Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID card or personal information, etc. The data they store is of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalization, etc.

The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.

What are first-party and third-party cookies?

Own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and third-party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, etc.

What happens if I disable cookies?
To help you understand the scope that can have disabling cookies on any website, here are some examples:

  • You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
  • The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
  • You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My account, My profile or My orders.
  • Online stores: You will not be able to make online purchases, you will have to make them by phone or by visiting the physical store if you have one.
  • It will not be possible to customize your geographical preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
  • You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website will not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
  • You will not be able to display targeted advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the website for its maintenance.
  • All social networks use cookies, if you disable them you will not be able to use any social network.
    Can I delete cookies?
    Yes, not only delete them, but also block them, either in general or for a specific domain.
    To delete cookies from a website you must go to your browser settings and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to its elimination.

Deactivation or deletion of cookies
At any time you may exercise your right to deactivate or delete cookies from this website. These actions are performed differently depending on the browser you are using. A quick guide for the most popular browsers can be found below.

Cookie settings for some browsers

GOOGLE CHROME

Here’s how to access a particular cookie in the Chrome browser. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:

  1. Go to Settings or Preferences via the File menu or by clicking on the customization icon at the top right.
  2. You will see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
  3. Go to Privacy, Content settings.
  4. Select All cookies and site data.
  5. You will see a list of all cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find cookies for a particular domain, enter part or all of the address in the Search for cookies field.
  6. After making this filter, one or more lines with the cookies of the requested website will appear on the screen. Now you only have to select it and press the X to proceed to its elimination.

INTERNET EXPLORER

To access the cookie settings of the Internet Explorer browser follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Go to Tools, Internet Options
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. Move the slider to adjust the privacy level you want.

MOZILLA FIREFOX

To access the Firefox browser’s cookie settings follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):

  1. Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. Under History choose Use custom settings for history.
  4. Now you will see the Accept cookies option, you can enable or disable it according to your preferences.

SAFARI

To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
  2. Here you will see the option Block cookies for you to adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.
    To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
  3. Go to Settings, then Safari.
  4. Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies for you to adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.

ANDROID

To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):

  1. Launch the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
  2. Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the Accept cookies option for you to check or uncheck the box.

WINDOWS PHONE

To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings.
  2. You can now enable or disable the Allow cookies checkbox.

FINAL NOTE: Acceptance of this privacy policy implies that the user has been clearly and fully informed about the use of cookies, and also implies that chicagotoday.news has the user’s consent to use such cookies, as provided for in Article 22 of Law 34/2002, of July 11, Services Information Society and Electronic Commerce (LSSI-CE).