Cookies are small text files stored in your browser when you browse websites or applications (apps). You can control the use of these cookies by configuring the settings in the privacy of the browser (see help of the browser to obtain information regarding the control of cookies). Please note that if cookies are wholly disabled, websites and CALMELL applications may not work properly.
• Authenticate and identify users of the sites and in our applications so that we can offer the required services.
• Remember the user’s preferences.
• Measure the use of the websites by the user so that we can improve them, customise the websites and services in Lima based on the interests of the user and the performance of market studies.
• Analyse the browsing habits of users to provide tailor-made and/or specific messages.
Similar technologies for cookies
From a technical point of view, cookies are called “HTTP cookies”. There are other technologies that can be used for similar purposes, such as local HTML5 rendering. To authenticate users, keep track of information provided by users and remember user preferences.
Web visit counters and embedded scripts
Web visit counters and embedded scripts are other technological methods we use on our websites and in our applications, along with some of our emails and messages.
Visit counters (or “tags”) are simple programming code embedded in web pages, emails and messages that communicate with CALMELL (or companies that help oversee our business), when these types of web pages, emails or messages have been viewed or clicked on.
Browser control to block cookies
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, though you can change your browser settings to block cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer 11, cookies can be blocked with the following procedure:
- Click on “Tools” and select “Internet Options”.
- Select the “Privacy” tab at the top of the window.
- Move the cursor up or down to select the types of cookies to be blocked.
Instructions for blocking cookies in other browsers are available in the privacy section of each browser.
Please note that if you choose to block cookies, you will not be able to access or use other interactive features of the cookie based CALMELL sites and services.
Browser control to delete cookies
If you accept cookies, you can delete them later. For example, in Google Chrome cookies can be deleted using the following procedure:
- Open Chrome on your computer.
- Go to the top right and click More.
- Click More Tools>Clear Browsing Data.
- At the top, choose a time interval. To clear all data, select All Periods.
- Check the boxes next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached files and images”.
- Click “Delete data”.
Instructions for deleting cookies in other browsers are available in the “privacy statement” of each browser.
If you delete cookies, the settings and preferences controlled by them, including advertising preferences, will be deleted.
Third Party Analytical Controls
As described in detail below, many websites and online services of CALMELL and other companies, which use the analysis services with third-party cookies and web beacons to collect global statistics regarding the effectiveness of promotional campaigns or other operations of the website. The user can reject the collection or use of the data by clicking on the following link:
Google Analytics: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (requires installation of a browser plugin)
Cookies and IP addresses
We may obtain data about your computer, including where possible, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for our management systems. These data are used to compile statistics on the actions performed during browsing by users and do not require any type of identification. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general use of the Internet by using a cookie that is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies contain certain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive and helps us to improve our website and provide a better and more customised service. In short, they allow us to:
- Make a general estimate of the number of our visitors and how to use our site.
- Recognise when you return to our site.
- Store information regarding your preferences in order to customise our site according to your interests.
- Hasten your web searches.
- Furthermore, we allow certain third parties to collect cookies used on our website.
Thus, cookies allow us to:
- Ascertain the first and last page you visit and the total number of visits to the website. Learn how this website is used. Ascertain how the session has been logged in, including any keyword searches, search engine information or references.
For further information regarding cookies in general, and how to restrict or block cookies used by this website, please visit aboutcookies.org.