What is a Cookie?
Cookies are files that contain small amounts of information that are downloaded to a user’s device when they visit a website. The main purpose of cookies is to recognize the user every time they access www.thurlaender.com, as well as make it possible to improve the quality and usability of our website.
Cookies are essential to the operation of the internet; they cannot damage a user’s device, and if they are enabled in your browser settings, they help us identify and resolve possible errors in operation on www.thurlaender.com.
Types of Cookies
There are different types of cookies. All of them work in the same manner, but they have small differences:
- Session Cookies: Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are erased when you close your browser. The main purpose of session cookies is to identify the type of device and to support the website’s security and basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that would allow us to identify an individual.
- Persistent or Permanent Cookies: Persistent or permanent cookies are stored on the device’s internal storage, and our website reads them every time that you visit www.thurlaender.com. They each have a particular expiration date, and they stop functioning once this date is reached. These cookies allow us to identify your actions and preferences, analyse your visits and help us understand how users arrive at our website and how to improve our services.
- Functionality Cookies: Functionality cookies allow www.thurlaender.com to remember decisions made by the user, such as their login information or identifying token.
The information that these cookies collect is anonymised (in other words, the information does not contain your name, address, or other data).
- Third-Party Cookies: Third-party cookies are cookies installed by a site different from the ones that you are visiting; for example, these include social media sites (such as Facebook) and external plugins (such as Google). Some advertising companies also use this type of file to track your visits on every site on which they advertise.
- Analytical Cookies: The purpose of analytical cookies is to periodically maintain and guarantee the best performance and service for the user by gathering data from your activity.
a) First-party cookies
Our website uses first-party cookies (small text files that your browser stores) to recognise you and provide you with the best service. The benefit of accepting our cookies is that they provide greater time savings. They can also be used to recognise you between successive visits and thus adapt the content being shown to you, to obtain information about the date and time of your last visit, measure some traffic parameters for our site, and estimate the number of visits made so that we can focus and adjust services and promotions more effectively.
Cookies cannot be used to contact you via your telephone, your email address, or any other means of contact. Cookies cannot extract information from your device’s internal storage or steal personal information.
b) Third-Party Cookies. Google Analytics Cookies.
The site uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc., whose main office is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
User settings to prevent cookies.
You can use this information to block cookies through your browser’s settings tools or configure your browser to notify you when a server wants to save a cookie:
a. How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer
For more information, please consult Microsoft support or the browser’s Help menu.
b. How to enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences on Firefox
For more information, please consult Mozilla support or the browser’s Help menu.
1. How to enable or disable Cookies on Chrome
2. How to manage cookies and site data for Chrome
For more information, please consult Google support or the browser’s Help menu.
iOS: Web settings for Safari
For more information, please consult Apple support or the browser’s Help menu.
If you use Opera, you can configure the browser under the Privacy & Security option. For more information, please visit
Finally, for analytical cookies, and specifically those corresponding to Google Analytics described above, there is a Google Analytics Opt-out browser Add-on that you can install on your browser.