In compliance with the provisions of article 22.2 of Law 34/2002, of 11th July, on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce, in this section we inform you about the policy of collecting and processing of cookies.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer or equipment when accessing certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of the User or their computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way in which the computer is used, they can be used to recognise the User.
Types of cookies
The information that we provide below will help you understand the different types of cookies:
- Own cookies:are those that are sent to the user’s equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third party cookies:are those sent to the user’s equipment from equipment or a domain that is not managed by the publisher, but instead by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
If the cookies are installed from equipment or a domain managed by the publisher itself, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they will not be considered to be the publisher’s own cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the period of time they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be:
- Session cookies:these are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that is required to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on one single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
- Persistent cookies:the data remains stored on the equipment and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookie based on the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:
- Technical cookies:allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and the use of different options or services that exist on the website, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing areas of restricted access, remembering the items that form part of an order, effecting the purchase process of an order, carrying the request for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during navigation, storing content in order to play videos or sound or for sharing content through social networks.
- Customisation cookies:allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics according to a series of criteria stored on the user’s equipment, such as the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, regional configuration from where you access the service, etc.
- Analysis cookies:allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used in the measurement of the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the creation of navigation profiles of the users of said sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data usage that users of the service make.
- Advertising cookies: allow the management of the advertising spaces in the most efficient way possible.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: store information on user behaviour obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile in order to display advertising based on the same.
Additional guarantees – Management of cookies:
As an additional guarantee, the registration of cookies may be subject to acceptance during the installation or updating of the browser used, and this acceptance may at all times be revoked through the content and privacy configuration options available.
Many browsers allow you to activate a private mode through which cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on each browser, this private mode can have different names. Below you will find a list of the most common browsers and the different names of this “private mode”: Internet Explorer 8 and higher – InPrivate; Safari 2 and higher – Private Navigation; Opera 10.5 and higher – Private Browsing; FireFox 3.5 and higher- Private Browsing; Google Chrome 10 and higher – Incognito.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, and not only deleted, but also blocked, either generally or specifically for a particular domain. To remove cookies from a website you must go to your browser’s configuration and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and then remove them.
- Configuration of cookies for Google Chrome
- Configuration of cookies for Apple Safari
- Configuration of cookies for Internet Explorer
- Configuration of cookies for Mozilla Firefox
- Bear in mind that the blocking of cookies can affect all or some of the functionalities of the web page.