Cookies are files that are downloaded to your computer when accessing specific websites. They allow, among other things, to store and recover information about the browsing habits of a user. Besides, they improve their browsing process, since they allow the website to offer the user information of the content that might be of their interest according to the use they make of it.
In the case of not wanting to receive cookies, configure your Internet browser so that they are deleted or blocked from your computer’s hard drive or you are informed in case they have been installed.
The cookies that we use do not store personal data or any identifying information about the user. They are used for the following purposes: analysis of received visits, consulted sections and information on the website, browsing routes, origin of the received visits, devices used and estimated time spent on the website, among others.
When browsing for the first time, you will see an explicative banner about the cookies policy. If you continue browsing our web, you are consenting to their use. This consent is valid for the period of the visit to the website. If you do not consent or want to rescind your consent, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
TYPES OF COOKIES
Depending on the entity or company that manages where cookies are sent from and treats the received data, there are two types:
Own cookies: those which are sent to the user’s device from a system or domain managed by the editor and from which the service requested by the user is given.
Cookies from third parties: those which are sent to the user’s device from a system or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity or company that treats the data obtained from cookies.
In the case of cookies being installed from a system or domain managed by the editor, but whose information is treated by a third party, they cannot be considered own cookies.
On the other hand, there is another labelling depending on the period of time cookies are stored in the client’s browser. This way, we establish the following categories:
Session cookies: designed to gather and store data while the user accesses a new website. They are usually used to store information that is kept for the requested service only once.
Persistent cookies: the data is stored in the terminal and can be used by the cookie’s responsible person during a defined period of time, that may range from a few minutes to several years.
Likewise, there is yet another classification that makes reference to the purpose with which obtained data are treated:
Technical cookies: those which allow the user to browse through a website, platform or application and to use the different existing options or services such as controlling the traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted areas, remembering the elements that form an order, completing the purchase process of an order, sending a subscription or participation application for an event, using security element during browsing, storing contents to broadcast videos, sound or sharing contents on social media.
Personalization cookies: they allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics according to a series of criteria in the user’s device, such as language, type of browser through which you access the service, regional settings, etc.
Analysis cookies: they allow the responsible person to follow and analyse the behaviour of the users of the website. The gathered information by means of this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of websites, applications or platforms, and to create browsing profiles of the users of such sites, with the purpose of implementing improvements depending on the usage data analysis made by the users of the service.
Advertising cookies: they allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of advertising spaces.
Behavioural Advertising cookies: they store information about the behaviour of the users obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows to develop a specific profile to show advertisements accordingly.
HOW TO DISABLE AND DELETE INSTALLED COOKIES
You have the options of allowing, blocking or deleting the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on it. Some of the available services may no longer be operational if you disable certain cookies. The method for disabling cookies is different for each browser, but this can usually be done via the Tools or Options menu. You can also go to the browser’s Help menu, where you will find the appropriate instructions. As a user you can choose which cookies you want to operate on this website at any time.
To allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your equipment by configuring the browser options installed on your computer, go to the following help pages:
Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-websites-storing-cookies-site-data-firefox
However, we inform you of the possibility that the deactivation of some cookies may prevent or hinder the browsing or the delivery of the services offered in the website.