WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files that are installed on the hard drive or in the browser of the computer, tablet, smart phone, or equivalent device used to browse the Internet. Among other things, they help to: customise the website owner’s services, improve browsing and usability of the site, obtain aggregate information of visitors to the site, enable multimedia content on the web itself to be played back and viewed, allow interactive elements to work, enable security tools, etc.
- Data: The information obtained from the user’s terminal through the data storage and retrieval device (cookies or others). The data will be personal when it concerns information about identified or identifiable natural persons, in the terms established in Article 4 of the GDPR.
- Aggregate information: non-nominal information, typically numerical and for the purpose of providing statistical information.
- Terminal equipment: The device from which the user accesses the service, such as a personal computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc., and from which the information is obtained.
- Editor: website owner or entity responsible for it.
- Third party: external entity, collaborator, service provider, or related party involved in managing some of the cookies.
- Entity responsible for the cookie: the website editor, manager, owner, or in some cases, the third party.
- Browsing habits: trends shown by the user when browsing a web page such as, for example, time spent visiting the page, parts visited, most frequent sections, origin of the visit, destination of the visit, among others.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
Depending on the entity that manages them:
Own cookies: cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
Depending on their lifespan on the terminal equipment:
Session cookies: cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that only needs to be kept for service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
Persistent cookies: for these cookies, the data is still stored in the terminal, and it can be accessed and processed for a period of time defined by the entity responsible for the cookie; this duration can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed:
Technical cookies: these cookies allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services available in it, including those that the editor uses to manage and operate the website and enable its functions and services, such as, for example: control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access parts, remember the elements that make up an order, purchase an order, manage payment, control fraud related to the security of the service, apply to register for or participate in an event, count visits for the purpose of billing software licenses that the service works with (website, platform or application), use security features while browsing, store content for broadcasting videos or sound, enable dynamic content (for example, load animated text or image), or share content through social media. Also belonging to this category, due to their technical nature, are cookies that allow advertising spaces to be efficiently managed as another design or “layout” element of the service offered to the user that the editor has included in a web page, application or platform based on criteria such as the edited content, without collecting information from users for other purposes, such as personalising advertising content or other content.
Preference or personalisation cookies: these cookies allow information to be remembered so that the user can access the service with certain characteristics that may differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example: the language, the number of results to be displayed when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which the user accesses the service, etc.
Analysis or performance cookies: these cookies allow the data controller to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users of linked websites, which includes quantifying the impacts of advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure website, application, or platform activity in order to introduce improvements based on an analysis of the users’ use of the service.
Advertising cookies: these cookies allow the management, in the most effective way possible, of advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included on a website, application or platform from which it provides the requested service based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency at which the advert is displayed.
Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies allow the management, in the most effective way possible, of advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included on a website, application or platform from which it provides the requested service. These cookies store information on the behaviour of users obtained by continuously observing their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed and advertising to be displayed based on this profile.
SPECIFICALLY, WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Name of the cookie
Own / Third Party*
*(include url to cookies policy)
(e.g.) Third-party (Google Analytics)
Type of cookies
(e.g.) Analysis or measurement
(e.g.) This cookie keeps track of the number of times a user has been to a site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
(e.g.) A cookie that lasts for 2 years.
Data transfer outside the European Union
(e.g.) Yes, Google LCC
Through these cookies:
No profiles of the users who browse the website are made. Therefore, automated decisions are not taken based on this data.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES?
Blocking or disabling all cookies helps to protect your privacy, but may also limit the experience on some websites, limit functionality, or even prevent the correct navigation or use of some of its services.
You can enable or disable the above-described cookies (with the exception of technical cookies which are required for the proper operation of the site) through the settings that appear in the cookies warning when you access our home page. Please note that if you accept third-party cookies, you must delete them from your browser options or from the system offered by the third party itself.
You can also disable cookies from the most popular web browsers by accessing the following tutorials:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
- Chrome for Android