Last updates: 01/09/2021
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files installed on the computer’s hard disk or browser of the computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with Internet browsing functions and help to: personalise the website owner’s services, facilitate browsing and usability, obtain aggregate information about the visitors to the website, make it possible to reproduce and view the multimedia content on the website itself, allow elements of interaction between the user and the website itself, enable security tools, etc.
- Datum: This is the information obtained by means of the user’s computer terminal through the data storage and recovery device (cookies or others). The datum is personal when this is information about identified or identifiable natural persons, in the terms established in article 4 of the GDPR.
- Aggregate information: non-nominal information, typically numerical and for the purpose of providing statistical information.
- Computer terminal: This is the device from which the user accesses the service, such as a personal computer, a mobile telephone, a tablet, etc., and which information is obtained from.
- Editor: the party responsible for or owner of the website.
- Third party: an external entity, associate, service provider or related to the editor, involved in managing some cookies.
- Cookie controller: the editor, data controller, owner of the website or even third parties in some cases.
- Browsing habits: trends shown by the user when browsing a website, such as the time they visit the page, the parts they visit, most frequent sections, the origin of the visit, destination of the visit, among others.
WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
This depends on the entity managing them:
- Own cookies: these are sent to the user’s computer terminal from a computer or domain managed by the editor themselves 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 which is not managed by the editor, but by another entity which processes the data obtained through the cookies.
According to the length of time cookies remain active on a computer terminal:
- Session cookies: these are designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a web page. They are usually used to store information which is only to be preserved for the provision of a service requested by the user on a single occasion (such as a list of purchased products) and they disappear when the session ends.
- Persistent cookies: those where the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the cookie’s data controller, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on the purpose the data obtained via cookies is processed for:
- Technical cookies: these allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and to use the various options or services existing therein, including those the publisher uses to allow the management and operation of the website and to enable its functions and services, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted-access parts, remembering the items that make up an order, undertaking the purchase process for an order, payment management, controlling fraud related to the security of the service, making a request for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for the purposes of invoicing licences for the software the service operates with (website, platform or application), using security elements during browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, animation of loading a text or image) or sharing content through social networks. Due to their technical nature, this category also includes cookies which allow (as efficiently as possible) the management of the advertising spaces which, as one more element of design or “layout” of the service offered to the user, the publisher may have included in a website, application or platform, based on criteria such as the published content, without information being compiled on users for other purposes, such as personalising that advertising content or other content.
- Preference or personalisation cookies: those which make it possible to remember information so the user accesses the service with certain characteristics which can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as language, the number of results to be shown when the user makes a search, the appearance or content of the service according to the type of browser the user accesses the service with or the region from which the service is accessed, etc. .
- Analysis or measurement cookies: those which allow the data controller thereof to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users of the websites they are linked to, including quantifying the impact of the advertisements. The information collected by this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, applications or platforms, in order to make improvements according to the analysis of the usage data made by the service users.
- Advertising cookies: those which allow the management of the advertising space (as efficiently as possible) the editor has included in a web page, application or platform where appropriate, from which it provides the requested service based on criteria such as edited content or the frequency ads are displayed at.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: those which allow the management of the advertising spaces (as efficiently as possible) the publisher may have included on a website, application or platform where appropriate, from which it provides the requested service. These cookies store information on user behaviour, obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows for the development of a specific profile to display advertising accordingly.
WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?
Profiles are not prepared on users who browse the website by means of these cookies and therefore, automated decisions are not taken based on this data either.
You can learn about transfers to third countries which the third parties identified in this cookies policy make where appropriate, as well as the risks involved in this transfer according to their own policy beyond the purview of this website, by accessing their respective cookies policies provided for each in the previous table.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE COOKIES YOU’VE ACCEPTED
These are the cookies you’ve accepted on our website. You can uncheck those you don’t want to be used (except functional cookies which are always obligatory):
HOW TO DEACTIVATE COOKIES?
Blocking or deactivating all cookies helps protect privacy, but may also limit the experience on some websites, as well as limiting features and even not allowing proper browsing or the use of some services.
Likewise, if you want to know how to deactivate the cookies on the most popular web browsers, access the following tutorials:
If you have any questions or queries about this Cookies Policy, you can get in touch with us through the contact methods on our website.