What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded onto your computer when you go to certain web pages. Cookies let a web page—among other things—store and retrieve information on a user’s browsing habits or of his or her computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way the user uses his or her computer, they may be used to recognise the user. Cookies are solely associated with an anonymous user and his or her computer or device and do not provide references that could let them find out the user's personal data.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY REGULATIONS AND EXEMPT COOKIES
Pursuant to EU directive, the cookies that require the user’s informed consent are analytics and advertising and affiliate cookies, where those that are technical and necessary for the website to operate or to provide services expressly demanded by the user are exceptions.
TYPES OF COOKIES
a) Depending on the entity managing them, there are own cookies (those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher and from which the service requested by the user is provided) and third party cookies (those sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain not managed by the publisher, but instead by another entity that processes the data obtained via the cookies).
b) Depending on the time they remain active, there are session cookies (designed to collect and store data while the user is on a website) and persistent cookies (on which the data are stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period of time defined by the party in charge of the cookie, ranging from a few minutes to several years).
c) According to the purpose for which the information compiled is being processed, they can be:
- Technical cookies (necessary to use the website and provide the service procured)
- Personalisation cookies (which let the user access the service with pre-defined features, such as the language, browser type, regional setup, etc.)
- Analysis cookies (collect information on the use made of the website)
- Advertising cookies (collect information on the user’s preferences and personal choices)
- Affiliate cookies (let visits coming from other websites be tracked, with which the website establishes an affiliate agreement).
TYPES OF COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
The cookies used on our website are session and third party, and let us store and access information related to the language, the browser type used, and other general characteristics pre-defined by the user, as well as to monitor and analyse the activity carried out in order to improve and provide our services more efficiently and with greater personalisation. The cookies used are always temporary, with the sole aim of making browsing more effective. These cookies never provide personal data and are not used to collect them.
- Making browsing and access to different services offered by the website easier for the user
- Prevents the user from having to setup the pre-defined general features every time he or she accesses the website, and
- Favours the improvement of the operation and services provided via the website, after the pertinent analysis of the information obtained from the installed cookies.
When accessing our website, the user is notified that if he or she continues to browse, different third party cookies shall be installed that will have the sole purpose of logging access to our website for compiling anonymous statistics on the visits, where this information is always compiled anonymously. The user does not need to accept the installation of these cookies, and may continue browsing the website regardless.
On different sections of our website, social network cookies may be installed, specifically:
Facebook cookie, as set out in its cookies policy
Google+ and Google Maps cookie, as set out on its website on which types of cookies are used
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At any time the user may access his or her browser settings and accept or reject all cookies, or select which ones will be accepted and which ones will not, following one of the procedures below, depending on which browser is being used:
Google Chrome (on the Tools menu):
Settings > Show advanced options > Privacy (content settings) > Cookies:
Microsoft Internet Explorer (on the Tools menu):
Internet options > Privacy > Advanced:
Options > Privacy > Cookies:
Safari, iPad and iPhone:
Preferences > Privacy
Settings > Options > Advanced > Cookies
These browsers are subject to updates and modifications, so that we cannot guarantee that these instructions will fully match those of your browser version. The user may also use another browser not considered in these links, such as Konqueror, Arora, Flock, etc. To avoid these differences, the user can directly access Settings in his or her browser options, generally on the Options menu under the Privacy section (Please view Help on your browser for more information).
DEACTIVATING/ACTIVATING AND DELETING COOKIES
The user can restrict or block cookies via the browser settings:
If the user does not want websites to install any cookies on his or her browser, the user can adapt the browser settings so that he or she is notified prior to any cookie being installed. The user can also adjust browser settings so that all cookies are rejected, or only third party cookies. The user can also delete any cookies already on his or her computer. Remember that the settings will need to be changed separately for each browser and each computer used.
Remember that if the user does not want to receive cookies, we can no longer guarantee that our website will work correctly. Some functions on the website may be lost and specific websites may no longer be viewable. Further, rejecting cookies does not mean that there will not be adverts. The ads will simply not be matched to the user’s interests and will repeat more frequently.
Each browser has a different method for changing settings. If necessary, view the browser Help section to establish correct settings.
To deactivate cookies from a mobile, read the device’s manual to obtain further information.
The user can obtain more information on cookies on the internet: http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Bearing in mind the way that the internet and websites operate, we do not always have information on the cookies that third parties install via our website. This applies especially to cases in which our website contains what are known as integrated elements: texts, documents, images or short films that are stored somewhere else, but are displayed on our website or via it.
Thus, if these types of cookies are stored on this website and are not listed above, please notify us to this end. Or directly contact the third party to ask for information on the cookies installed, their purpose and how long it remains on the computer, and how privacy has been guaranteed.