What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that is stored in the computer or mobile device by a website server and the contents of which can only be recovered and read by that server. Cookies allow websites to remember browsing preferences and improve browsing efficiency. Cookies make interaction between users and the website faster and more efficient.
How do cookies work?
Cookies can only store text that is generally anonymous and encrypted. No personal information is stored in a cookie and it cannot be associated with any identified or identifiable person.
The stored data allow this website to keep your information in the website and analyse how you interact with it. The cookies are safe; they can only store information obtained from the browser, information that the user has entered in the browser or included in the website request. The cookie code is not executable and cannot be used to access your equipment. If a website encrypts cookie information, the information in the cookie can only be read by that website.
What kind of cookies do we use?
The cookies used by this website can be classified as follows:
a) Cookies classified according to the managing entity:
The following cookies can be distinguished, depending on the entity that manages the equipment or the domain that sends the cookies and processes the information they collect:
- Own cookies: cookies sent to the user’s equipment from equipment or a domain managed by the publisher and from the entity that provides the service requested by the user.
- Thir party cookies: cookies sent to the user’s equipment from equipment or a domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the information obtained from the cookies.
If the cookies are installed by equipment or a domain that is managed by the publisher but the information collected is processed by a third party, these cannot be considered own cookies.
b) Cookies classified by the time they remain active:
The following cookies can be distinguished depending on the time they remain active in the user’s equipment:
- Session cookies: these cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user is browsing through the website. They are generally used to store information that is only useful to provide the service requested by the user at one time (e.g., a list of purchased products).
- Persistent cookies: these cookies remain in the equipment and can be accessed and managed for as long as programmed by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
c) Cookies classified by their purpose:
The following cookies can be distinguished according to the purpose of the data they collect:
- Technical cookies: these cookies allow the user to browse through the website, platform or application and to use the various options or services provided, such as traffic control and data communication, session identification access to restricted areas, remembering the items of a purchase, processing a purchase, signing up for or participating in an event, using security elements during browsing, storing content to publish videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.
- Customised cookies: these cookies allow the user to access the service according to general predefined conditions that depend on settings established in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the browser used to access the service, the regional settings used to access the service, etc.
- Analysis cookies: these cookies allow the party responsible for them to monitor and analyse user behaviour in the corresponding website. The information collected by these cookies is used to measure the activity on websites, applications or platforms and to draw up browsing profiles of their users. The analysis of these data is used to make improvements to these services.
Cookie management tool
This website uses Google Analytics.
Google Analytics is a free website analysis tool, primarily used by website owners to find out how users interact with their website. It also enables cookies at the website domain and uses a series of cookies known as “__utma” and “__utmz” to collect information anonymously and prepare website trend reports without identifying individual users.
How can you manage cookies on your equipment? Cookie deactivation and deletion
All Internet browsers have settings or browser options that allow you to restrict cookie behaviour or delete cookies. The steps required to do so vary, depending on the browser, and can be found in the help menu of your browser.
You can use the browser settings in your equipment to allow, block or delete the cookies that are installed:
- For more information about Internet Explorer, click here.
- For more information about Chrome, click here.
- For more information about Safari, click here.
- For more information about Firefox, click here.