What are cookies?
A cookie is a very small text file which a Web server can save in a device's hard disk to store some type of information about the user. A cookie uniquely identifies the device, and can only be read by the Website that sent it to the device.
A cookie is not an executable file or a program, and thus cannot propagate or contain a virus or other malicious software, nor can it be longer than 4,000 characters.
What are cookies for?
Cookies are exclusively used to remember user preferences (language, country, login, browser characteristics, information on use of our Website, etc.)
By remembering your preferences we will not need to, for example, ask you what country you are in every time you visit our Website. We will know what the characteristics of the computer you are using are and thus will be able to provide a better navigation experience. Cookies can help our Website to distinguish the browser of the user as a prior visitor, thus saving and remembering any preferences that might have been established while the user was navigating through the Website, personalise landing pages, identify which parts in a website have been visited, or keep a record of the selections made in each user profile.
Websites usually employ cookies to obtain statistical information about its Web pages. Please bear in mind that we collect data about your movements in and use of our Website as statistical, not personal, data.
Cookie types and purposes
The following is a list of the cookies that can be found in our Website, and a brief description of their purpose. We guarantee that none of them retains personal identification information about you. Some cookies will personalise your visits, others will remember your preferences, while yet others just provide visitor statistics.
__utma: Identification of unique visitors: Used to record unique visitors for statistical and analytical purposes.
__utmb: Determination of the visitor's session: Google Analytics uses two cookies to establish a session. If any of these two cookies is missing, another activity will launch a new session.
__utmc: Determination of the visitor's session: Google Analytics uses two cookies to establish a session. If any of these two cookies is missing, another activity will launch a new session.
__utmz: Recording of traffic and navigation sources: Used to record how you reached our Website (via a Google search, a message, etc.) and the routes followed while browsing our website. We use this information to improve user experience in future updates.
The user can configure his/her navigator to accept or not accept the cookies received or warn him/her when a server tries to save a cookie or erase them from his/her computer. You can find these instructions in your Web browser's security settings.
The user can restrict, block, and erase the cookies used by FOR BENEFIT or any other website, using his/her Web browser. Each browser operates in a different way. The following are links provided by the main browsers about the way to make these changes:
- Internet Explorer: windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
- FireFox: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
- Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Safari: support.apple.com/kb/ph11920
You can also use the "Help" section in the toolbar in most browsers to change your computer settings. However, some of the features of our online services may not work or may be harder to access if you reject all cookies.
Many Web browsers provide a private mode in which cookies are always erased after your visit. This private mode may have different names, depending on the browser. The following is a list of the main browsers and the various names of this "private mode".
- Internet Explorer 8 and above: InPrivate
- FireFox 3.5 and above: Private Browsing
- Google Chrome 10 and above: Incognito
- Safari 2 and above: Private Browsing
- Opera 10.5 and above: Private browsing
Please read carefully the help section in your browser to learn more about how to activate the "private mode". You will be able to continue to visit our Website even if your browser is in "private mode". However, your user experience may not be optimal, and some features may not work.
FOR BENEFIT thanks you for activating cookies acceptance. This helps us to obtain more accurate data that enable us to improve the contents and design of our Website to adapt them to your preferences.