WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are files that are created by the websites you visit and save browsing data so that you can enjoy an easier online experience. Thanks to them, websites do not close your session, they remember your preferences and provide you with relevant content based on your location.
WHAT HAPPENS IF COOKIES ARE DISABLED?
In the event that Cookies are disabled, we will not be able to maintain your preferences and some functionalities of the Services may be inoperative, not being able to offer you personalized services.
The cookies are then classified according to a series of categories. However, it is necessary to bear in mind that the same cookie may be included in more than one category.
Types of cookies according to the entity that manages them
a) Own cookies: are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
b) Third-party cookies: are those 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 cookies.
Types of cookies according to their purpose
a) Technical cookies: are those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist in it, including those that the editor uses to allow the management and operation of the website and enable its functions and services, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the process of purchasing a order, manage payment, control fraud related to the security of the service, make a request for registration or participation in an event, count visits for the purposes of billing licenses for the software with which the service works (website, platform or application), use security elements while browsing, store content for broadcasting videos or sound, enable dynamic content (for example, animation of loading a text or image) or share content through social networks.
Also belonging to this category, due to their technical nature, are those cookies that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, as one more element of design or “layout” of the service offered to the user, the editor has included in a web page, application or platform based on criteria such as edited content, without information being collected from users for different purposes, such as customizing that advertising content or other content. Technical cookies will be exempt from compliance with the obligations established in article 22.2 of the LSSI when they allow the service requested by the user to be provided, as in the case of the cookies listed in the previous paragraphs. However, if these cookies are also used for non-exempt purposes (for example, for behavioral advertising purposes), they will be subject to these obligations.
b) Preference or customization cookies: they are those that allow the user to remember information so that the user accesses the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to show 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 service is accessed, etc. If it is the user himself who chooses these characteristics (for example, if he selects the language of a website by clicking on the icon of the flag of the corresponding country), cookies will be exempt from the obligations of article 22.2 of the LSSI because they are considered a service expressly requested by the user, and this as long as the cookies exclusively obey the selected purpose.
c) Analysis or measurement cookies: these are those that allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impacts of the advertisements. The information collected through these types of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by the users of the service. Regarding the treatment of data collected through analysis cookies, the GT29 stated that, although they are not exempt from the duty to obtain informed consent for their use, it is unlikely that they represent a risk to the privacy of users. provided that they are first-party cookies, that treat aggregate data for strictly statistical purposes, that information on their uses is provided and that the possibility of users expressing their refusal about their use is included.
d) Behavioral advertising cookies: these are those that store information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it. In any case, it should be taken into account that these typologies are offered for guidance as they are the most common. Editors and third parties may carry out the categorizations that they consider to best suit the purposes of the cookies they use, in such a way that the principle of transparency is respected in front of users.
Types of cookies according to the period of time they remain Activated.
According to the period of time that they remain activated in the terminal equipment, we can distinguish:
a) Session cookies: are those designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that is only interested in keeping for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
b) Persistent cookies: are those 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, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
HOW TO ACCESS THE INFORMATION ON COOKIES AND MANAGE THEM?
Likewise, you can reject the installation of cookies at any time by configuring your browser. You can configure most modern browsers to avoid any cookies that are placed on your device, but you may have to manually adjust some preferences each time you visit a site / page and some services and functionalities may not work well at all (for example, logging into profiles).
In addition, you can remove cookies from your device. You can delete all the cookies that are already on your device by clearing your browser’s browsing history. This will remove all cookies from all the websites you have visited. However, be aware that you may lose some saved information (for example, saved login information or site preferences).
You can configure your browser, accepting or rejecting all cookies, or select those whose installation allows and which does not, by following one of the following procedures, depending on the browser used:
Internet Explorer (Windows Phone)
Safari for IOS (iPhone and iPad)
Chrome for Android
Own cookies inserted by the Owner
The owner of the website uses its own cookies that serve to facilitate correct navigation on the website, as well as to ensure that their content is loaded efficiently. Some of these cookies are also session cookies, that is, they are temporary and expire and are automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
Cookie ID Name Description Type
This cookie is used by the PHP programming language to allow SESSION variables to be stored on the web server. This cookie is essential for the proper functioning of the website.
Third party cookies