At gigaSACs we do not intend to store any personal information. The site’s goal is to share knowledge about cloud computing, technology and programming.
For this purpose we may allow comment on entries or receive emails with comments about the site and its contents. In no event emails or personal data would be stored. We could answer, if appropriate, comments as right of reply or allusion.
Moreover, as every website today, we can use standard analytics tools (such as Google), with statistically objective only, and process your data disaggregated and anonymously (ie how many visits, not who visits).
In both previous cases, we do not store any personal data, and the data is located on the servers of these services outside gigaSACs (eg Google navigation data). We consume their disaggregated results only.
In summary, we take very seriously the privacy and legal compliance, and any failure in this respect would be by mistake and it will be corrected as soon as possible.
Downloading this type of elements, will involve the ability to collect information from user activity and has implications regarding privacy.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer when you browse websites. A simple example would be when you enter the page of an e-mail account like Gmail web, Outlook or Yahoo Mail.
Cookies allow a website to recognize a user’s browser and do not contain or collect information. They are used, for example, to keep the authenticated user in an account without the need to authenticate each time you access your account. Another example is advertising where ads are based on page previously visited by user, trying to provide more relevant ads.
In GigaSACs are used (although not necessarily) the following types of cookies:
- First-party cookies (technical and / or functional): They are strictly necessaries for the normal operation of the site. Allow user interaction through the website using all its functions. (Duration between 23 days and three months).
- Performance and analytics cookies: Cookies that are used for analysis and statistics that enhance the experience of the website. By using these cookies we can display more relevant information to visitors. (Duration between 100 days and 1 year).
- Membership cookies: As website with affiliate links, this type of cookies allowed to the affiliate company detect that a own client proceeds from this site.
- Social cookies: Those cookies necessary for external social networks.
- Advertising cookies: Cookies that are used by the site advertising elements, in the case that ever we could present advertising.
Likewise, Google Analytics enables, in the website domain, cookies called:
- “__utma”: Is necessary for the operation of Google Analytics and has a shelf life of 2 years.
- “__utmz”: Is used for the location of the visit, ie, from where and how the user has come to our website and expires after 6 months.
The goal is to collect statistics: The number of visits, the consultation period, the browser used to access the web site, the keywords used, the global location of the visitor, what content was visited on the website as well as other traffic parameters on the website, always anonymously.
Google stores this information collected by cookies so that does not identify any user. Neither your IP address is associated with any other information you have. In addition, Google Inc is a company that is adhered to the Safe Harbor Agreement. This agreement ensures that data transferred will be treated according to the levels of protection of European regulations. For more information about Google Analytics can go to the following link.
How to disable cookies?
All browsers allow changes that allow disable cookies. These settings are located in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of your browser.
Here we leave the links with instructions for different browsers where you will see how to disable cookies.
However, remember that disabling cookies means losing functionality on many websites (not only in gigaSACs !!).
- Instructions for Internet Explorer
- Instructions for Mozilla Firefox
- Instructions for Google Chrome
- Instructions for Safari
- Instructions for Opera
If you do not want to be tracked by cookies, Google has developed an add-on to install on your browser which can be accessed at the following link.
Our thanks to Ciudadano2Cero for all the information regarding the subject of privacy, cookies and applicable law.