Last updated: 06/21/2021
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files that are installed in the computer’s hard disk or in the browser of the computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with Internet browsing functions help, among other things, to: personalise the website owner’s services, use it to facilitate browsing and usability, obtain aggregate information about the visitors to the website, to 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.
DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS COOKIES POLICY
- 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 shall be personal when it is information about identified or identifiable natural personals, in the terms set out in article 4 of the GDPR.
- Aggregate information: non-nominal information, typically numerical and to provide statistical information.
- Computer terminal: It is the device from which the user accesses the service, such as a personal computer, a mobile telephone, a tablet, etc., and from which information is obtained.
- Publisher: the party responsible for or the owner of the website.
- Third party: an external entity, collaborator, provider of services or related to the publisher, who participates in managing some cookies.
- Cookie controller: the publisher, data controller, owner of the website or even the third party in some cases.
- Browsing habits: trends shown by the user when browsing a website, such as the time they spend on the page, the parts they visit, most frequent sections, the origin of the visit, destination of the visit, among others.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
Depending upon the entity managing them:
Own cookies: These are sent to the user’s computer terminal from a computer or domain that is managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain which is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
According to the length of time that cookies remain active on a computer terminal:
Session cookies: those designed to collect and store data when the user is accessing a web page. They are usually used to store information that 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 in which 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 for which the data obtained via the cookies is processed:
Technical cookies: those that 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 elements that make up an order, undertaking the purchase process for an order, managing the payment, controlling fraud related to the security of the service, making the request for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for the purposes of invoicing licences for the software with which the service operates (website, platform or application), using security elements during the browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, animation of loading of a text or image) or sharing content through social networks. Also belonging to this category, due to their technical nature, are those cookies allowing for the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces which, as another 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 about the users for other purposes, such as personalising that advertising content or other content.
Preference or personalisation cookies: they are those that make it possible to remember information so that the user accesses the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as the 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 through which the user accesses the service or on the region from which the service is accessed, etc. .
Analysis or measurement cookies: those that all the data controller thereof to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including quantification of 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 users of the service.
Advertising cookies: those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising space that, where appropriate, that the editor has included in a web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service based on criteria such as edited content or the frequency at which ads are displayed.
Behavioural advertising cookies: those that allow the management, in the most effective way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher may have included on a website, application or platform from which it provides the requested service. These cookies store information on the behaviour of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows for the development of a specific profile to then display advertising.
SPECIFICALLY, WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Name of the cookies: (e.g) _utma
Own / Third-party*: (e.g.) Third-party (Google Analytics)
Type of cookies: (e.g) Analysis or measurement.
Purpose: (e.g) This cookie keeps a record of the number of times a user has been on a site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit was.
Time for which they remain: (eg.) Es una cookie con una permanencia de 2 años.
Transfer of data outside the European Union: (e.g) Yes, Google LCC.
By means of these cookies:
Profiles are not prepared of the users who browse the website nor, therefore, are automated decisions taken based on these data.
You can learn about transfers to third countries which, as appropriate, the third parties identified in this cookies policy make, as well as the risks entailed by said transfer according to their own policy beyond the purview of this website, by accessing their respective cookies policies provided in each case in the previous table.
HOW TO DEACTIVATE THE COOKIES?
Blockage or deactivation of all cookies helps to protect privacy, but it may also limit the experience on some websites, as well as limiting functionalities or even not allow proper browsing or use of some of its 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 a question or query about this Cookies Policy, you can get in touch with us through the means of contact on our website.