Cookies Policy

The second paragraph of Article 22 of the LSSI establishes that users must be provided with clear and complete information on the use of data storage and retrieval devices and, in particular, on the purposes of data processing, by the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on the Protection of Personal Data.

Our website uses cookies, which allow us to obtain the following information:

  • The date and time of the last time the user visited our website.
  • The design of the content that the user chose on their first visit to our website.
  • Security elements involved in controlling access to restricted areas.
  • The user can prevent the generation of cookies by selecting the corresponding option in their browser. However, in this case, we will not be able to offer personalised services in the future that will incorporate advantages for our visitors.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file or device downloaded onto a user’s terminal equipment to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. In other words, it is a file downloaded onto your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment. Depending on the information they contain and how they use their equipment, they can be used to recognise the user.

What information does a cookie store?

Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID card or personal information, etc. The data they hold is of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of content, etc.

The web server does not associate you as a person but as your web browser. Suppose you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome. In that case, you will see that the web does not realise that you are the same person because it is associating the browser, not the person.

What types of cookies are there?

There are several types of cookies depending on the entity that manages them, th,e length of time they remain active or their purpose.

  • First-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
  • Third-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
  • Session cookies: designed to collect and store data while the user accesses the website.
  • Persistent cookies: designed to collect and store data for a certain period.
  • Technical cookies allow the user to navigate through the website, platform or application.
  • Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviour and actions of the users of the website as well as for the elaboration of browsing profiles to make technical improvements in operation and service.
  • Advertising cookies enable efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, to verify whether or not the user has already accessed a news item to update it with a new one.
  • Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on users’ behaviour, focusing on their browsing habits. This makes it possible to establish user profiles based on their behaviour and use them to personalise the advertising presented.

Why are they important?

From a technical point of view, they allow websites to work more agile and adapted to users’ preferences, such as storing the language, the country’s currency or detecting the access device.

They establish levels of protection and security that prevent or hinder cyber-attacks against the website or its users.

They allow media managers to obtain statistical data collected in the Cookies to improve the quality and experience of their services. They are used to optimise the advertising we show to users, offering the advertising that best suits their interests.

Examples of types of cookies

__atuvc Third-party cookies User identification cookies and ADDTHIS tracking login time.
Id Third-party cookies, User identification cookies and ADDTHIS tracking login time.
PREF Third-party cookies Google browser preference cookies.
NID Third-party cookies Google advertising cookies.
X-LI-IDC Third-party cookies LinkedIn cookies.
bcookie Third-party cookies LinkedIn cookies.
guest_id Third-party cookies Twitter cookies.
__utma Analytics cookies Google analytics cookies to find out which pages you have visited and information on how you searched for it.
__utmb Analytics cookies Google analytics cookies to know which pages you have visited and information on how you searched for it.
UTMc Analytics cookies Google analytics cookies to see which pages you have visited and information on how you searched for it.
__utmz Analytics cookies Google analytics cookies to see which pages you have visited and information on how you searched for it.

How to manage the configuration of cookies?

In this regard, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a website, specifically to verify the cookies’ existence, duration, or deletion system. On the other hand, users may allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their equipment by modifying the configuration of their browser by the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes, it is suggested that the design of cookies is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser; in any case, you can always go to the help of your browser to solve or resolve any doubts that may arise in this regard.

What happens if I disable cookies?

To help you understand the scope of what can happen if you disable cookies, here are some examples:

  • You will not be able to share content from this website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
  • The website will not be able to adapt the content to your personal preferences, as is often the case with online shops.
  • You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My account, My profile or My orders.
  • Online shops: It will be impossible to make purchases online; they will have to be made by telephone or by visiting the physical shop if you have one.
  • It will not be possible to customise your geographical preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, making it difficult for the website to be competitive.
  • You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, or rate content. The website will not be able to know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
  • You will not be able to display targeted advertising, reducing the website’s advertising revenue.
  • All social networks use cookies; if you disable them, you will not be able to use any social network.

Can cookies be deleted?

Yes, not only delete them, but also block them, either in general or for a specific domain. To delete cookies from a website, you should go to your browser settings, and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and delete them.

Anonymous browsing through the websites only obtains and retains the following information about visitors to our website:

  • The provider’s domain name that gives them access to the network. This enables us to compile statistics on the countries and servers that often visit our website.
  • The date and time of access to our website. This allows us to find the busiest times and adjust to avoid saturation problems at our peak times.
  • The IP address and the Internet address from which the link to our website was sent. Thanks to this data, we can know the effectiveness of the different banners and links that point to our server to promote those that offer the best results to satisfy our visitors’ information needs.
  • The number of daily visitors to each section. This allows us to know the most prosperous areas and to increase and improve their content so that users obtain a more satisfactory result.