What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser.
Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them.
For more information on cookies, see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
Yes, with the primary purpose to make our website work more effectively, to collect statistics to optimize site functionality, and deliver content tailored to your interests
We do not use flash cookies (sometimes known as local shared objects or LSOs).
We do not allow third-party advertising networks to drop cookies on our site to behaviourally target advertising to our users, either.
What kinds of cookies does ATA use and why?
We use different kinds of cookies for various reasons:
• Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. We use session cookies to grant access to content and enable commenting (things you have to log in to do)
• Persistent cookies – these usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our customers.
What other cookies might I encounter on ata?
There are also limited third-party cookies on the site. These cookies could be session or persistent and are set by entities other than ata. To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners. For example, we currently allow:
• Social sharing and login – On many of the pages of the site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. For example, buttons include: Twitter, Google +, Facebook , LinkedIn. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of ata.
You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on ata’s site. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
• Audience measurement and validation – These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
• Other functionality – We use a number of external web services on the ata site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display slideshows we sometimes use SlideShare; to show videos we use Vimeo and YouTube.
This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
How can I delete or disable cookies?
If you want to delete or disable cookies, see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
For browser-specific instructions on how to manage your cookie preferences, please click on the links below:
• Internet Explorer
Will the site work if I disable cookies?
Yes, you can browse the site with cookies disabled, though some interactions may not work.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties, which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to C/ Serrano 8, 3º IZDA, 28001, Madrid, Spain.or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that, any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.