Information about cookies
The Law 34/2002 of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce (LSSICE) requires to inform the user about the type of cookies that are installed in your browser when you access the web.
The website uses its own and third-party cookies to ensure that the user has a better browsing experience, so that they can share content on social networks and to obtain statistics and browsing habits.
The user can reject cookies at any time through the appropriate settings in their browser, but will not enjoy all the functionalities of the web.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s browser when accessing the web. Cookies allow you to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of the terminal from which you access and, depending on the information they contain and the way in which it is used, can be used to recognize the user.
If the user does not want cookies to be stored in his browser or if he wishes to receive a notification each time a cookie requests to be installed, the user can configure his browser to work in that way. Most browsers allow the management of cookies in 3 different ways:
- Cookies are always rejected.
- The browser asks if the user wants to install each cookie.
- Cookies are always accepted.
The browser may also include the possibility of specifying which cookies have to be accepted and which are not, so that the user can:
- Reject the cookies of certain domains.
- Reject third-party cookies.
- Accept cookies as non-persistent (they are deleted when the browser is closed).
- Allow the server to create cookies for a different domain.
Type of cookies
The following describes a classification of cookies according to their categories, taking into account that the same cookie can be included in more than one category.
- Types of cookies according to the entity that manages them:
- Own cookies: are those that are sent to the user’s browser from a domain managed by the web and from which the requested service is provided.
- Third party cookies: those that are sent to the user’s browser from a domain that is not managed by the web, but by another entity that treats the data obtained through cookies. The cookies installed in the user’s browser from a domain managed by the web, but whose information collected is managed by a third party, are not considered as own cookies.
- Types of cookies according to the period of time they remain activated:
- Session cookies: collect and store data while the user accesses the web. They are used to store information that only interests to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user in a single occasion.
- Persistent cookies: allow data to remain stored in the browser and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, from a few minutes to several years.
- Types of cookies according to their purpose:
- Technical cookies: allow the user to browse the web and use the different services that exist in it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, making the request of registration or participation in an event, use security elements during navigation, store contents for the dissemination of videos or sound or share content through social networks.
- Customization cookies: allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user’s browser such as language, browser type through which access the service, regional settings, etc.
- Analysis cookies: they allow the person in charge of them to monitor and analyze the user’s behavior when they access the web. The information collected by means of this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the web, for the elaboration of the profile of navigation of the user, in order to introduce improvements. These cookies do not represent a risk to the user’s privacy, as long as they are first-party cookies, which treat aggregated data with a strictly statistical purpose.
- Advertising cookies: they allow the management of the advertising spaces included in the web, such as the content or the frequency with which the advertisements are displayed.
- Behavioral advertising cookies: they allow the management of the advertising spaces included in the web and store information on user behavior obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on the same .
Third party cookies used on the web
The website uses the following third-party cookies:
- Those generated by the Google Analytics web analysis service, provided by the company Google Inc., with address at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. For the provision of this service, cookies are used that collect information, including the IP address of the user, and that is transmitted, processed and stored by Google in the terms set out on its website, including the possible transmission of such information to third parties for reasons of legal requirement or when said third parties process the information on behalf of Google.
- Those generated by the WordPress content manager (wordpress.org) and that are necessary for the correct functioning of the content manager that uses the web.
- Those generated by sharing web content on social networks. The companies that generate these cookies have their own cookie policies:
- Facebook and Instagram cookies: see more information in their Cookies policy.
- Twitter cookies: see more information in their Cookies policy.
- Pinterest cookies: see more information in their Cookies policy.
- LinkedIn cookies: see more information in their Cookies policy.
- Google Plus and YouTube cookies: see more information in their Cookies Polícy.
- Those generated when using instant messaging services. The companies that generate these cookies have their own cookie policies:
- WhatsApp cookies: see more information in their Cookies policy.
The privacy implications will depend on each social network and instant messaging service and will depend on the privacy settings that the user has chosen in these social networks and instant messaging services. In no case, neither the person in charge of this web nor the advertisers can obtain personal identifiable information of these cookies.
Deactivation of cookies
At any time the user can exercise their right to deactivate cookies from the web and delete any of the cookies that are already downloaded in the browser. These actions are performed differently depending on the browser that the user is using:
- Configuration of cookies for Google Chrome.
- Configuration of cookies for Internet Explorer.
- Configuration of cookies for Mozilla Firefox.
- Configuration of cookies for Apple Safari.
- Configuration of cookies for WhatsApp.
The website is not responsible for the content and veracity of the privacy policies that may be held by the third parties mentioned in this Cookies policy.
The user’s browser is the tool responsible for storing cookies, so it is from this place, where the user must make their right to delete or deactivate cookies. The user can also install tools in his browser known as “Do Not Track”, which will allow you to choose those cookies you want to allow.
The web does not guarantee the correct or incorrect manipulation of cookies by browsers.
In some cases, it may be necessary to install cookies so that the browser remembers the user’s decision of not accepting them.
Document revised on 21/05/2018.