The website www.onthespot.com, managed by TELEFÓNICA ON THE SPOT SERVICES S.A.U. (hereinafter, onthespot) and its sub-domains use "Cookies" and other similar mechanisms (hereinafter, Cookies). Cookies are files sent to a browser by a web server to record users' actions on a specific website or on all website, apps and services of the onthespot website (hereinafter, the Services). The primary purpose of Cookies is to provide Users with quicker access to the selected Services. Furthermore, Cookies personalise the services offered by the onthespot website by providing and offering all users information of interest to them or that may be of interest to them, based on their use of the Services.
Likewise, the onthespot Website will know all the onthespot Services requested by Users in order to be able to provide or offer information to meet each User's needs.
The onthespot Website also uses Web Bugs, which are tiny transparent images that are inserted into e-mails. When Users open the e-mail, this image is downloaded with the rest of the e-mail's content and lets us know if a specific e-mail has been opened or not, as well as the IP address from which it has been downloaded. The onthespot Website uses this information to get statistics and perform analysis on the reception of its e-mails by Users.
Type, purpose and functioning of cookies
Based on their permanence, Cookies may be divided into session and permanent Cookies. The former expire when Users close their browser. The latter expire when they serve their stated purpose (for example, for Users to be recognised by onthespot Services) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, Cookies can be further classified as follows, based on their purpose:
PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of Cookie remembers Users' preferences for the tools included in the Services, so that Users don't have to reconfigure the service every time they visit. This type includes:
Sound settings for video and sound playback.
Video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
Items saved in the "shopping cart" in e-commerce services and stores.
GEOLOCATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to find out what countries Services are being requested from. This Cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to help orient content to their locations.
ANALYTICAL COOKIES: Every time a User visits a Service, a third-party tool (from Omniture, Netscope, Comscore or others that may be added to this list in the event of change in relationship) generates an analytical Cookie on Users' computers. This Cookie is only generated on the first visit, and in future visits lets onthespot Services anonymously identify the visitor. Its main purposes are:
To enable the anonymous identification of web Users through the Cookie (identifying browsers and devices, not people) and thereby get an approximate tally of the number of visitors and their trends over time.
To anonymously identify which content is most visited and thus most attractive to Users
To know if Users are first-time or repeat visitors.
How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs on major browsers
It is usually possible to not accept any Cookies or not accept them for a particular Service.
All modern browsers let you change the Cookie settings. These settings are usually found under "Options" or "Preferences" in the browser menu. You can also configure your browser or e-mail manager, or install free plug-ins, to prevent Web Bugs from being downloaded when you open an e-mail.
The onthespot Website provides the following instructions for Users on the steps for accessing the Cookie settings and private browsing, where appropriate, for each of the major browsers:
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For more information, contact Microsoft support or the browser's Help function.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, contact Mozilla support or the browser's Help function.
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced settings -> Privacy -> Content settings.
For more information, contact Google support or the browser's Help function.
Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, contact Apple support or the browser's Help function.
What happens if Cookies are disabled:
Some functions of the Services may be disabled, for example: staying logged in, saving purchases in the "shopping cart" of an e-commerce Service, receiving information tailored to your location or watching some videos.