Our web uses cookies to differentiate between the distinct users that access to it but these don’t store identifiable personal information. Cookies allow us to offer you a good service when you use our web, as well as the constant improvement of our pages. A cookie is a small letter and number file that’s stored in the browser or hard drive of the user’s computer.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to the hard drive of the user’s computer. Most of the cookies we use are analytical and allows us to recognize and count the number of visitors that access our website and see how they browse through its pages. That way we can improve the operation of our web site, for example, making sure that users find the information they’re looking for more easily.

None of our cookies store any personal information, such as the name or address. You must have into account the fact that restricting the usage of cookies can affect the operation of the S3 website.
Third-party Cookies
To complement our content, sometimes we incorporate pictures or videos from other web pages as YouTube or Flickr. Thus, when you visit one of our pages with content belonging to, for example, YouTube or Flickr, cookies of those web pages may be added. We have no control over these cookies.

Social Networks Cookies

Our web pages incorporate “share” buttons so users can share articles with their friends through the most popular social networks. When the users enters these platforms, cookies belonging to the same can also be installed. S3 has no control over these cookies and to obtain more information about them you should read the cookies policy of the used social network.
Below we detail the typology of cookies that we use in our web pages and the purpose of the same:
Type of cookie
(Name) Description S3
This cookie is responsible for registering that the cookie policy of S3 has been shown to the user.
Webtrends (WT_FPC) (ACOOKIE) Webtrends is a third-party individual and analytical platform that’s used in most of our pages to count the number of visitors and analyze the trajectory the user follows in our web to determine the value of our content. WT_FPC and ACOOKIE are anonymous cookies that disappear when the browser window is closed.

Add This (_atuvc) _atuvc is a third-party cookie that is created and read in the Javascript of the social plugin “Add this” on the client’s side so that the user can see the updated recount if he/she shares a page. It’s an anonymous cookie that doesn’t allow to identify the user. By disabling cookies, an unexpected behavior for the user may be caused. It expires in 2 years

Add This (di, dt, loc, psc, uid, uit) The “Add this” bar allows our users to share content from our website with their friends and acquaintances through social networks and favorite pages. These are third-party cookies and we do not access or register any information using these cookies.

Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz) Google Analytics cookies are third-party cookies that we use to count the number of visitors and analyze their navigation through our website to determine how the user valuates our content. The collected information is anonymous and doesn’t allow to identify the visitor in any way.

_utma: recount of how many times a user visits a site. It expires in 2 years.
_utmb: calculates the time a user remains in a site. It expires in 30 minutes.
_utmc: determinates if it’s necessary to establish a new session. It expires when the session ends.
_utmz: stores the origin of the visitor and the path he/she followed to access the web. It expires in 6 months.
Facebook cookie that is installed when using the “like” button
Cookie used by YouTube

Disabling cookies:

To disable cookies you must activate the configuration option in your browser, which allows to reject any or all cookies. Below you’ll find the link to the help pages of the most popular browsers where it’s explained how to do it. Have in mind that if you disable all cookies (including essential ones) you may not be able to access all or a part of our website or any other website you visit.
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