Cookies are small files that are stored on the browser used by visitors to our website. They enable the browser to remember users’ visit when they access our contents again. Cookies are able to store and recover information regarding the browsing habits of users or their devices, and, depending on the type of information and device used, may also recognise users. Although it is not always the case, users’ browsers normally only memorise cookies on the hard drive during the session in course, occupying only a very small amount of memory and are therefore not detrimental to computers. Cookies do not contain any specific personal data, and the majority are deleted from the hard drive when the browser is closed (these are known as session cookies). This information does not reveal your identity or any other personal data. Likewise, cookies are unable to access content stored on your device, although it does enable our system to identify you as a user that has visited our website on a previous occasion and viewed certain pages, etc. Furthermore, it allows your personal preferences to be saved, as well as technical information such as the number of visits or the specific pages viewed. As a general rule, cookies do not usually store sensitive personal data, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID number or other personal data. The data stored are of a technical nature, as well as personal preferences and content personalisation, etc. The web server associates your web browser, not you as a person. In fact, if you normally use Internet Explorer when browsing and accessing the same website via Firefox or Chrome, you will notice that the website is unable to identify you as the same person, as it is actually linked to the browser, and not the person.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Technical cookies: These are the most basic types of cookies that are strictly necessary for browsing the website. They enable users to browse the website and use the various options or services hosted therein, including session login, accessing restricted areas, completing the online purchase process or sharing content via social media, etc.
Analytical cookies: These cookies, which are processed either by us or third parties, collect information about your browsing habits, the most frequently viewed categories, languages, etc, thereby allowing for the statistical analysis of the visitors’ use of the website.
Personalisation cookies: These cookies allow users to access the service with certain pre-defined personalised characteristics based on a series of settings in the users’ terminals, such as language and the type of browser used to access the service, or specific settings for the region from which the service is accessed, etc.
Behavioural advertising and advertising cookies: These cookies, which are processed either by us or third parties, allow for maximum efficiency when managing the advertising spaces hosted on the website, adapting advertising content to the service requested or website use. In this sense, we are able to analyse your online browsing habits and show you advertising content related to your browser profile. These cookies store user behaviour data obtained from the ongoing observation of browsing habits, allowing for the creation of a specific profile and customised advertising.
ABOUT FIRST AND/OR THIRD PARTY COOKIES
First party cookies: These are generated by the website you are visiting.
Third party cookies: These are generated by services or suppliers that are external to the website, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, etc.
THE COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
The cookies currently used by this website are associated exclusively with anonymous users and their computers, and do not provide users’ personal data. They are third party cookies. They do not identify users and only collect anonymous website browser data. In this sense, the cookies this website uses are of a temporary nature and under no circumstances do they collect data of a personal nature.
Our website also uses a series of cookies known as “utma”, utmb and “utmz” in order to collect data anonymously and to draw up website trend reports without identifying individual users.
Below is the link to the Google website describing the types of cookies used by Google Analytics and their expiration time.
Use of this website implies that you agree to Google processing your data in the manner and for the purposes described above.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO NOT WISH COOKIES TO BE STORED ON YOUR BROWSER
If you do not wish cookies to be stored on your browser or prefer to receive an alert whenever a cookie request storage, you may adjust the settings accordingly on the browser you use. Most browsers offer 3 cookie management options:
Block all cookies.
The browser asks users for permission to install each cookie.
Allow all cookies.
Your browser may also include the option of selecting the specific cookies you wish to be installed on your computer. Specifically, users may normally choose one of the following options:
Decline cookies from certain domains.
Reject third party cookies
Accept cookies as non-persistent (i.e. they will be deleted when the browser is closed).
Allow the server to create cookies for a different domain.
Details on how to adjust the settings for the most frequently used browsers are available at the following addresses:
CHANGES TO THE COOKIES POLICY