What are the cookies that we use?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer or the device you use (Smartphone, tablet, connected television…) when you access certain web pages or applications. Cookies allow, among other things, to collect statistical information, facilitate certain technical functionalities, store and retrieve information about the browsing habits or preferences of a user or his/her computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way he/she uses his/her computer, they can be used to recognise the user. A cookie is stored on a computer in order to identify the browser while interacting with our websites or applications. A website can set a cookie on your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. A browser only allows a website to access the cookies it sets, not those set by other websites.
Why are cookies important?
GSH uses these cookies for operational reasons (e.g. session cookies), and for ease of use, to make web navigation easier and more user-friendly, e.g. remembering user aspects such as language, country, browser, etc. Certain cookies are essential for you to use our services.
Types of cookies
Technical Cookies: to help improve the quality of our service, including storing user preferences, search results, as well as tracking user trends.
Statistical Cookies: collect information about date of visit, URL and title of the web page visited. The reports generated with this information will be merely statistical giving information about the browsing behavior in an anonymous way.
Session Cookies: save information about the type of user, saving the user’s nickname to avoid entering it page by page, encrypted information and information about the user’s favorites is also saved.
Analytical Cookies: these are used to track which search engine the user has visited the site from and which search terms were used to find it. They calculate the time spent on the site in each session and the number of times the user has visited the site.
The following cookies are used on this website:
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Third Party Cookies
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Types of cookies by expiration
The Cookies used in www.gijonsurfhostel.com are persistent, that is, they are permanently installed in your browser and are activated every time you visit the site, as long as their use is not deactivated.
To find out how to configure the management of cookies in your browser you can check out the following links to the main browsers and devices:
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If you wish, you can change the configuration of cookies at any time, configuring your browser to accept, or not, the cookies you receive or so that the browser will warn you when a server wants to save a cookie. We inform you that in the case of blocking or not accepting the installation of cookies, it is possible that certain services will not be available without the use of these or that you will not be able to access certain services or take full advantage of everything that our websites and applications offer you.
GSH appreciates that you consent to the acceptance of cookies, this helps us to obtain more accurate data that allows us to improve the content and design of our websites and applications to suit your preferences.