What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their devices and, depending on the information contained and how devices are used, cookies can be used to recognise the user.
What type of cookies does this website use?
- Depending on the entity that manages them, cookies can be:
- Proprietary cookies: these are sent to the user’s computer terminal from a computer or domain managed by the publisher and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s computer terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
This website uses both proprietary and third-party cookies.
- Depending on the length of time that they remain active:
- Session cookies: These are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a website. They are generally used to store information which is only needed for providing the service the user is requesting on a single occasion (e.g., a list of purchased products).
- Persistent cookies: They are a type of cookies in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, this can range from a few minutes to several years.
This website uses both persistent and session cookies.
- For what purposes can cookies on the web be used?
- Technical cookies: They allow the user to browse a webpage, platform or application and use the different options or services within it. For example, controlling the traffic and communication of data, identifying a session, accessing parts with restricted access, remembering the elements of a purchase order, completing the buying process of an order, completing a request for registration or participation in an event, using security features while browsing, storing content for broadcasting videos or sound and sharing content via social networks.
- Personalisation cookies: These allow the user to access the service with some general features that are predefined according to a set of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, the regional configuration from which the user accesses the service, etc.
- Analysis cookies: They are those that allow the persons responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and to create navigation profiles of the users of these websites, applications and platforms, to make improvements based on the analysis of the data used by the users of the service.
- Advertising cookies: They are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, if applicable, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided based on criteria such as the content edited or the frequency with which advertisements are shown.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: They are those that enable the management, in the most efficient way of advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on user behaviour obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, allowing a specific profile to be created to display publicity based on it.
- Proprietary cookies
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- Third-Party Cookies: Provided by third parties.
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What happens if Cookies are disabled?
Some features of the Services or certain areas of this website may not work properly if cookies are disabled.
Do we update our Cookies Policy?
How can Cookies be configured?
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- Google Chrome: Settings> Show Advanced Options> Privacy> Content Settings.
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- Safari (Apple): Preferences> Security.
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- Opera (Opera Software): Settings> Options> Advanced> Cookies
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Are there only cookies?
There may be websites that use other forms of storage similar to cookies but with more capacity, such as other forms of local data storage on the client’s computer, for example:
- HTML5 LocalStorage and sessionStorage: Space that the web can use on the user’s computer. They can normally be deleted by deleting the browsing history.
- Flash Local Shared Objects (Silverlight’s isolated storage): They are stored inside the Microsoft folder where you have the user profile. You have to go into the folder and delete it. (Example: Vimeo videos). Flash serves to incorporate media elements into a web, and for this it stores files on the user’s computer.
- The web beacon serves to track your activity, inserting a mini-image you don’t even notice. When you browse the web, it is loaded along with the page, and the server from which the photo is downloaded records the time of access, or the times you have accessed.
These files are more intrusive than cookies, as they are more difficult to delete, save more information, and are independent of the browser being used. We don’t use this kind of storage.