A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. Its function is that the web is able to remember your visit when you browse that page again. Cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of contents, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The cookie’s purpose is to adapt web content to your profile and needs; without cookies the services offered by any web page would be significantly diminished. If you would like to consult more information on what cookies are, what they store, how to erase them, to disable them, etc., please use this link.
Cookies used on this website
In accordance with the guidelines of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, below we describe the cookies that this website uses, in order to inform you in the greatest possible detail.
The cookies used on the website are solely associated with an anonymous user and their computer, and in themselves do not provide the user’s personal data.
The cookies used on this website are, in any case, of a temporary nature with the sole objective of ensuring the efficiency of the ensuing communication. Cookies will not be used, under any circumstances, to collect personal information.
This website uses the following own cookies:
- Session cookies, are designed to receive and store information while a user is accessing a web page. They are usually deployed for storing information in order to provide the service requested by the user, storing it for one session only. On our website, they guarantee that users who comment in the blog are human and not bots. This avoids spam
- Performance cookies collect information about website use (such as the pages visited or errors that are produced) and the help us to identify and resolve issues, quantify user numbers or measure website use. All information collected is anonymous and helps us to understand our website´s performance, carrying out the appropriate enhancements to improve your browsing experience.
Use of these cookies will allow:
You to browse on our website and at the same time, enable us to collect information about how you use it, helping us to gauge its usability and implement the necessary improvements. These cookies will not collect any information that can be used for advertising purposes, or information regarding your preferences (such as your user information), beyond this particular visit.
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
- Google Analytics: This stores cookies in order to create statistics regarding traffic and volume of visits to this website. By using this website, you agree to Google processing this information about you. Therefore, exercising any right in this respect must be notified directly to Google.
Google Analytics is Google’s free web analysis tool that, in principle, allows website owners to understand how their users interact with their website.
Disabling or deleting cookies
At any time, you can exercise your right to disable or delete this website’s cookies. These actions are carried out differently according to the browser you are using. Below is a quick guide for the most popular browsers.
You may erase or block cookies on this website, though some parts of the website may either not work or run with a reduced quality.
- Web browsers are the tools responsible for storing cookies and it is from there you should exercise your right to delete or disable them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect processing of cookies by said browsers.
- In some cases, cookies must be installed to remind the browser of your decision not to accept them.
- In the case of Google Analytics cookies, this company stores cookies in servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share them with third parties, except in cases where it is necessary for the system’s operation or when the law so applies. According to Google, they do not save your IP address. Google Inc. is a company adhered to the Safe Harbour Agreement, which guarantees that all data transferred will be processed with a level of protection in accordance with European regulations. You may consult detailed information in this respect by clicking on this link. If you would like information on the use that Google makes of cookies we attach this further link.
More information on cookies
What is a cookie?
As an anecdote, although many people are unaware of this, cookies are in no way a new development from the progress or technological advances achieved in recent years, they have been in use for 20 years, since the first web browsers appeared on the World Wide Web.
The main uses of cookies are:
To control users: when a user submits their username and password, a cookie is stored so that this same information does not need to be repeatedly provided for every page on the server, However, a cookie does not identify only a person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
To obtain information about user browsing habits, spyware attempts by advertising and other agencies. This can cause privacy issues and is one of the reasons that cookies have their detractors.
What is NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, and does not open pop-up windows. In summary, it is nothing that can harm neither your computer nor yourself, in any way.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank data, photos, your ID number or personal information, etc. The data they save are of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalisation, etc.
The web server does not associate it to you as a person but to your web browser. In fact, if you normally browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the web does not realise that you are the same person, because in fact it is associating with the browser, not the person.
How do cookies work?
Cookies can only store text, and is generally anonymous and encrypted. Personal information is not stored in a cookie and neither can they be associated with an identified or identifiable person.
The data allows this web page to keep its information within its pages, and also to analyse the way of interacting with the website. Cookies are safe as they can only store information placed there by the browser, which has been introduced by the user or was included in the page request. If a web page encrypts the cookie information, only that web page can read it.
What types of cookies exist?
Cookies used by this web page can be distinguished using the following criteria:
Types of cookies can be distinguished by the purpose of processing the information obtained:Technical cookies: These cookies enable the user to browse the website or platform and use the different options or services, for example, traffic control and data communication, session identification, access to restricted areas, remember the elements that make up an order, carry out a purchase process of an order, perform event registration or participation, use of security elements while browsing, storage of contents for broadcasting video or sound or share via social networks.Personalisation cookies: These cookies allow the user to access the service with some predefined characteristics of a general nature, based on a series of criteria in the user´s terminal, such as language, the type of browser being used to access this service, regional settings from the point of access to the service, etc.Analytics cookies: These cookies enable their managers to monitor and analyse user behaviour, as well as that of associated websites. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure activity of a web page, application or platform and to create user browsing profiles of these websites, applications or platforms, with the aim of making improvements based on usage data analysis of those using the service.
Types of cookies according to the managing entity:
We can distinguish the following cookies, according to the entity managing the device or domain from which that cookies are sent and which processes the data obtained:
Own cookies: They are sent from the user´s terminal from a device or domain managed by the editor and from that which provides the service requested by the user.
Third: Are those sent to the user´s terminal device from a computer or domain which is not managed by the editor, but by another entity which processes the data obtained from the cookies,
In a case where the cookies are installed from a device or domain managed by the editor, but the information collected by them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
Types of cookies according to the tie period for which they remain active:
Types of cookies can be distinguished by the period of time they remain active in a device:
Session cookies: These types of cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses the website. They are usually deployed to store information that only serves for providing the service requested by the user on one occasion only (e.g. a list of products acquired).
Persistent cookies: With these cookies data remains stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the cookie manager, which can range from a few minutes to a number of years.
Types of cookies according to their purpose:
Types of cookies can be distinguished by the purpose of processing the information obtained:
Technical cookies: These cookies enable the user to browse the website or platform and use the different options or services, for example, traffic control and data communication, session identification, access to restricted areas, remember the elements that make up an order, carry out a purchase process of an order, perform event registration or participation, use of security elements while browsing, storage of contents for broadcasting video or sound or share via social networks.
Personalisation cookies: These cookies allow the user to access the service with some predefined characteristics of a general nature, based on a series of criteria in the user´s terminal, such as language, the type of browser being used to access this service, regional settings from the point of access to the service, etc.
Analytics cookies: These cookies enable their managers to monitor and analyse user behaviour, as well as that of associated websites. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure activity of a web page, application or platform and to create user browsing profiles of these websites, applications or platforms, with the aim of making improvements based on usage data analysis of those using the service.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. Not just delete, but also block, generally or particularly for a specific domain.
To delete a website’s cookies, you must go your browser’s settings and there you can find the cookies associated with the domain in question and delete them. Should cookies be deleted, some parts of the website may not work efficiently or may run with a reduced quality.
What happens if I disable cookies?
So you can understand the effect that disabling cookies may have, below are some examples:
- You won’t be able to share contents from that web page on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website won’t be able to adapt its contents to your personal preferences.
- You won’t be able to access your personal area of the website, My account.
- You won’t be able to personalise your geographical preferences, such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website won’t be able to make web analysis on web visitors and traffic, which will make the web less competitive.
- You won’t be able to write on the blog, upload photos, publish comments, value or score content. The web won’t know whether you are a human or a bot that publishes spam.