Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer from websites. They are tools that play an essential role in providing numerous information society services. Among other things, they enable a website to store and retrieve information about a user’s browsing habits or their computer and, depending on the information they obtain, can be used to recognise the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
There are different types of cookies depending on the entity that manages the computer or domain from which they are sent and processes the data obtained:
a) First-party cookies: these are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal device from a computer or domain managed by the website publisher and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
b) Third-party cookies: these are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal device from a computer or domain that is not managed by the website publisher but rather by another entity, which processes the data obtained via the cookies.
According to the objective for which the data obtained via cookies is processed some of the purposes may be:
a) Technical cookies: these are cookies that allow the user to surf through a website, platform or application and to use the different options or services that it offers, including those that the website publisher implements to manage and operate the website and enable its functions and services, such as, for example, to control traffic and data communication, identify the session, enter areas with restricted access, recall items that make up a purchase order, carry out the process of purchasing an order, etc.
b) Preference or customisation cookies: these are cookies that enable information to be retrieved so that the user can access the service with certain features that differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, language, number of results displayed when the user runs a search, the appearance or contents shown in the service depending on the type of browser used by the user to access the service or the region from which the service is accessed, etc.
c) Analysis or measurement cookies: these cookies allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse users’ behaviour patterns on the website they are linked to, including quantifying the impact of advertisements. The information collected through these types of cookies is used to measure activity on the website, application or platform, in order to roll out improvements based on data analysis of the usage made by users of the service.
d) Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies store information about the user’s behaviour and are obtained by continuously observing their browsing habits, which allows for a specific profile to be developed as the basis of advertising displayed to the user.
Based on the length of time they remain active on the terminal device, cookies may be either:
a) Session cookies: these are designed to collect and store data for as long as the user is accessing the site. They are usually used to store information that is only required to provide the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and so they disappear at the end of the session; or
b) Persistent cookies: these are cookies in which the data remains stored on the device and can be accessed and processed over a period of time pre-defined by the entity responsible for the cookie and which may range from a few minutes to several years.
This site uses the cookies indicated in the cookie statement, which are identified below.
Cookies used by this web (reviewed 22/9/2021)
Allowing, blocking and disabling cookies.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: Tools menu > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings
- Firefox: Tools menu > Options > Privacy > Cookies
- Chrome: Options menu > Settings > Privacy
- Safari: Preferences / Privacy menu
- Safari for IOS (iPhone and iPad): Settings option > Safari
- Chrome for Android: Settings > Website Settings > Cookies
Bear in mind that, if you accept third-party cookies, you will have to delete them using the browser options or a system provided by that third party.