- 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 his/her computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way his/her computer is used, they can be used to recognise the user.
- Rights of recipients of services
In compliance with Law 34/2002, of 11th July, on information society services and electronic commerce, the person responsible is obliged to obtain the express consent of the User for all web pages that use analytical and advertising and affiliation cookies. Exempt from this obligation are the cookies used for the sole purpose of enabling communication between the user’s equipment and the network (technical cookies) or to provide strictly a service expressly requested by the user.
- Types of cookies
Depending on the entity that manages them:
- Own cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the word processor and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the word processor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
Depending on how long they remain activated:
- Session cookies are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a website. They are usually used to store information that is only interesting to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on one occasion.
- Persistent cookies are a type of cookie in which the data is still stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can take from a few minutes to several years.
According to its purpose:
- Technical cookies: those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist therein.
- Personalization cookies: those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal (language, type of browser through which the service is accessed, regional configuration, etc.).
- Analysis cookies: those that allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the Websites to which they are linked (measuring activity, drawing up user browsing profiles, etc. to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data on the use made by the users of the service).
- Advertising cookies: those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, in their case, the word processor has included in the web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency in which the ads are shown.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: advertising cookies that store information about user behaviour obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, to develop a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
- Types of cookies used on this Website
- PHPSESSID: technical and session cookie containing the session identifier. Essential for the operation of the website.
- lang: technical and session cookie containing the language of the session.
- ac_cookies: technical cookie containing the value of whether the installation of cookies has been accepted. It expires every year since the last update.
- _ga: Google Analytics cookie that is used to distinguish between users. It expires 2 years after the last update.
- _gid: Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish between users. It expires 24 hours after the last update.
- _gat: Google Analytics cookie that is used to limit the percentage of requests. It expires in 1 minute from the last update.
- _utma: Google Analytics cookie that records the date of the first and last time the user visited the website. It expires 2 years after the last update.
- _utmb: Google Analytics cookie that records the access time to the website. It expires 30 minutes after the last update.
- _utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for interoperability with urchin.js tracking code. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
- _utmt: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to process the type of request wanted by the user. It expires at the end of the session.
- _utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. It expires at the end of the session.
- _utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the source of traffic or a campaign to explain how the user got to the website. It expires 6 months after the last update.
- How to disable cookies on all major browsers:
You can configure your browser to be warned on the screen each time you receive a cookie, to prevent its installation on your computer. If you want more information, please consult the instructions and manuals of your browser:
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies