What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a small amount of text that is stored in your web browser (such as Google Chrome or Apple Safari) when you browse most websites.
What is NOT a cookie?
A cookie is neither a virus, nor a Trojan horse, worm, spam, spyware, nor does it open pop-up browser windows.
What information is stored in a cookie?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs or personal information, etc. The type of data stored in a cookie is technical, statistical, and can contain user-selected site settings such as personal preferences, content personalization, etc.
The web server does not associate the cookie to you as a person but to your web browser. In fact, if you navigate regularly using the Google Chrome web browser and then try browsing the same website using the Mozilla Firefox browser, you will see that the website does not realize that it is the same person across browsers, as it is actually associating the information with the browser, not the person.
What types of cookies are there?
- Technical cookies: This is the most basic type of browser cookie. Among other things, technical cookies allow the site to determine whether a human or an automated application is browsing the site, if it’s browsing as an anonymous or registered user, and support basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Analytics cookies: They collect information about your browsing patterns on the site, the sections you use the most, products consulted, timeframes, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: They are used to display advertising based on your browsing habits, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are first-party and third-party cookies?
First-party cookies (the site’s own cookies) are those generated by the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies are generated by external services or providers such as Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Google AdSense, etc.
Cookies accepted by privacy regulations and exempted cookies
According to the EU GDPR directive, the cookies that require the informed consent of the user are analytics, advertising, and affiliate cookies. The cookies exempted from user consent are technical cookies that are necessary for the operation of the website or to provide services expressly requested by the user.
What cookies does this website use?
This website uses first-party and third-party cookies, as detailed below:
- Session cookies: Session cookies allow you to log in and out of your account at The VFX School.
- Personalization: These cookies help us remember which people or websites you have interacted with so that we can show you related content.
- Preferences: These cookies allow us to remember your settings and preferences, such as your preferred language and privacy settings.
The VFX School uses analytics services—specifically, Google Analytics— to help the website analyze user usage patterns made of the website and improve its usability. However, in no case are users associated using data that could personally identify the user. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Users can consult the type of cookies used by Google here.
Social media cookies may be stored in your web browser while browsing www.thevfxschool.com. For example, when you use the content sharing button of The VFX School on a specific social network. Below, you can access information about the cookies of the social networks that this website uses, by following the links to each social network cookie policies:
Can cookies be removed?
Yes, cookies can be deleted and can also be blocked by the user, in general, or on a case-by-case basis, for specific domains.
To remove cookies installed by a specific website, you must go to your browser settings and search for cookies associated with a specific domain and delete them.
- Cookie settings for Google Chrome
- Cookie settings for Apple Safari
- Cookie settings for Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings for Mozilla Firefox
Acceptance of cookies
More information about cookies
If you wish to have more control over the installation of cookies on your web browser, you can install add-ons to your browser–known as “Do Not Track” tools–which will allow you to select which cookies you wish to allow.