1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small datafiles received on your computer from the website you are visiting, and are used to track certain interactions while browsing the site by storing data that can be updated and retrieved. These files are stored on the user’s computer and contain anonymous data that are not harmful to your system. They are used to record the user’s preferences, such as the language selected, access data or personalisation of the page.
Cookies can also be used to record anonymous information about how a visitor uses a site. For example, which page they accessed it from, or whether an advertising banner was used to get there.
• Google ANALYTICS cookies: Google ANALYTICS is a free service provided by Google Inc. that gathers information about which pages on the website are consulted, when, using which web browser, etc. This information is then sent to the servers used by Google Inc. in the United States.
• “AddThis” application cookies: Add-this is a free service that allows pages of this website to be shared by different means (email, social networks, etc.). AddThis collects statistical information on your browsing in order to provide advertising adapted to your browsing habits on this or any other website.
3. WHAT DO WE USE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIE FOR?
Depending on their purpose:
- Technical cookies: Technical cookies are essential and strictly necessary to the proper functioning of a web portal and the use of the different options and services it offers. For example, those that serve to maintain the session, manage response time, performance or validation of options, use security features, share content with social networks, etc.
- Personalisation cookies: These cookies allow the user to specify or personalise some features of the general options of the web page, for example setting the language, regional configuration or browser type.
- Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies are used by our web portal to create browsing profiles and determine the preferences of its users in order to improve our range of products and services. For example, an analytical cookie could be used to monitor the geographical areas of most interest to a user, which product is the most popular, etc.
- Advertising cookies: Advertising cookies allow advertising spaces to be managed on the basis of specific criteria. For example, frequency of access, content edited, etc. Through ad management, advertising cookies allow information to be stored on behaviour, by observing habits, studying access and forming a user preference profile, in order to offer ads related to the interests in their profile.
Depending on length:
- Session cookies: Session cookies are those that last as long as the user is browsing the website and are then deleted.
- Persistent cookies: These cookies are stored on the user’s terminal for a longer period, so allowing the preferences chosen to be controlled without having to enter certain parameters every time the website is visited.
4. WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO ACCEPT THESE COOKIES OR DON’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT?
To comply with current legislation, we must ask your permission to handle cookies. If you decide not to authorise processing by indicating your disagreement, we will only use technical cookies, as they are essential to browse our website. In this case no cookies are stored. If you carry on browsing our website without refusing your authorisation this implies that you agree to their use.
If you still decide to change the setup when you access the website, you should know that you can delete the cookies or stop this information being recorded on your machine at any time by changing the setup options in your browser:
- Internet Explorer cookie setup
- Firefox cookie setup
- Google Chrome cookie setup
- Safari cookie setup
These browsers are subject to change or modification, so we cannot guarantee that they match your browser version 100%. You might also use another browser not included in these links, such as Konqueror, Arora, Flock, etc. To avoid these issues, you can go straight to the options in your browser. These can generally be found in the Options menu, in the Privacy section. Please consult the help function in your browser for further information.
5. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.