1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small files installed on the hard drive or browser of a computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with Internet browsing functions and help, among other things: to personalise the services of the owner of the website, to facilitate browsing and the usability of the device, to obtain aggregate information from website visitors, to enable the reproduction and display of multimedia content on the website itself, to enable interactive activity between the user and the website itself, to enable security tools, etc.
Data: Information obtained through the user’s terminal equipment through the data storage and recovery device (cookies or others). Data will be regarded as personal when it involves information on identified or identifiable natural persons, in accordance with the provisions of article 4 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Aggregate information: non-nominal information, typically numerical and for the purpose of providing statistical information
Terminal equipment: the device from which the user accesses the service, such as a personal computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc, and through which the information is obtained
Editor: the entity in charge or the owner of the website
Third party: an external entity, collaborator, service provider or entity related to the editor, involved in the management of cookies
Controller: the editor, manager, owner of the website, or a third party in some cases
Browsing habits: trends registered by the user shows when browsing a website, such as, for example, the time spent visiting the site, the parts of the site visited, most frequent sections, the origin of the visit, the purpose of the visit, among others.
3. What types of cookies are there?
According to the entity that manages them:
Own cookies: cookies sent to the user´s terminal equipment from equipment or a domain managed by the editor himself and from that providing the service requested by the user.
Third-party cookies: these cookies are sent to the user´s terminal equipment from equipment or a domain which is not managed by the editor, but by another entity which processes the data obtained via the cookies.
In accordance with the period of time for which they remain activated in the terminal equipment:
Session cookies: cookies designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a website. They are normally used to store information that is only of interest for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example a List of products purchased) and disappear once the session ends.
Persistent cookies: this type of cookie stores the data on the terminal and may be accessed and processed for a specific period by the person responsible for the cookie, which may range from a few minutes to several years.
In accordance with the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is processed:
Technical cookies: these cookies enable the user to browse through the website, platform or application and use the different options and services available, including those used by the editor to enable the management and operation of the website and to activate its functions and services, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts subject to restricted access, memorising the elements comprising an order, conducting the purchasing process, managing payments, monitoring fraud associated with the security of the service, applying to enroll or participate in an event, counting visits for the purpose of billing software licences under which the service operates, using security devices when browsing, storing content for the disclosure of video and audio content, enabling dynamic content (for example, animations in text or image uploads), and sharing content on the social networks. This category also includes, due to their technical nature, cookies that enable the management, in the most efficient manner possible, of advertising spaces that, as an additional element of design or layout of the service offered to the user, the editor has included on a website, application or platform based on criteria such as edited content, without any information being collected from users for different purposes, such as personalising advertising or other types of content.
Preference or personalisation cookies: the purpose of these cookies is to record information so the user accesses the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to be displayed when the user conducts a search, the appearance or content of the service in accordance with the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which the service is accessed, etc.
Analysis or measurement cookies: these cookies enable the controller to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impact of advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, applications and platforms in order to implement improvements based on the analysis of the data of users accessing the service.
Advertising cookies: these cookies enable the most efficient management possible of advertising space, which, where applicable, the editor has included on a website, application or platform from that which provides the service requested based on criteria such as the content edited or the frequency at which the advertisements are shown.
Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies enable the most efficient management possible of advertising space, which, where applicable, the editor has included on a website, application or platform from which the service is provided. These cookies store information on user behaviour obtained by means of the continuous observation of browsing habits, which allows for the development of a specific profile to provide advertising based on the same.
4. Which cookies do we specifically use?
Name of the cookie Own /
(eg.) _utma (eg.) Third-party (Google Analytics) (eg.) Analysis or measurement (eg.) This cookie keeps a record of the number of times a user has been on a website, and the date of the first and the most recent visit (eg.) This cookie has a duration of 2 years (eg.) Yes, Google LCC
(option_1) do not create profiles of the users browsing the website and, therefore, automated decisions are made based on this data.
(option_2) create profiles of the browsers on our website to make automated decisions based on the following logic: _____ (ask the website developers) _____. This profiling and the decisions made on data result in a higher level of personalisation and predictions on browsers´ preferences.
5. How to disable cookies
Moreover, if you would like to know how to disable cookies on the most popular web browsers, access the following tutorials:
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