Cookies and other tracking technologies, among other things, allow us to remember your preferences and recognise you on subsequent visits. This is achieved by storing certain information on your computer.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a device that is downloaded onto a user’s terminal equipment for the purpose of storing data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation.
Cookies are part of the website. When you access the website, it causes the browser to create small files on your device (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) containing information necessary for the operation of the website. These files (which are the cookies themselves) are part of the technology necessary for the proper functioning of the website and are not inherently harmful.
Cookies are installed and stored on your device and make it possible to keep track of your Internet activity.
What kind of cookies do we use?
Depending on the entity that manages them, cookies can be:
Own cookies. These are those that are sent to the terminal equipment of the interested party from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies. Cookies are those that 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.
The website uses both own and third party cookies.
Depending on the length of time they remain activated:
Session cookies. These are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that is only relevant for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
Persistent cookies. These are a type of cookie in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
The website uses both persistent cookies and session cookies.
For what purposes may cookies be used on the website?
Technical cookies. These are those that allow the user to browse through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist on it such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access areas, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, making the application for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the broadcast of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.
Personalisation cookies. These allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.
Analysis cookies. These are those that allow the party responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of browsing profiles of the users of these sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data on the use made by the users of the service.
Advertising cookies. These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided, based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency at which the advertisements are shown.
Behavioural advertising cookies. These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behaviour of users obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed in order to display advertising based on the same.
Each time you access our website, your Internet browser transmits certain usage data to us for technical reasons which are stored in protocol files, known as log files. These usage data are the following: date and time of access to our website; name of the website accessed; IP address of your computer or mobile device; address of the website from which you accessed our website; volume of data transferred and name and version of your browser.
Log file analysis helps us to improve our Internet products and make them easier to consult, to find and remove errors quickly, and to monitor server capabilities.
A plug-in is an application (or software) that relates to another application (or software) to add a new and usually very specific function to it.
Web beacons and embedded scripts
Web beacons (web beacons, web bugs, web beacons…) and embedded scripts are other technologies we use on the website, as well as in some of our emails and advertisements.
Web beacons (or “tags”) are pieces of programming code that are included in website, emails and advertisements to inform the Company (or companies that help us conduct our business) that such web pages, emails or advertisements have been viewed or clicked on.
Embedded scripts are pieces of programming code that are included in the website to measure the usage of these web pages, such as which links are clicked. We use this information to improve the website and tailor it to the topics you are most likely to be interested in, as well as for market research purposes.
How can I disable cookies?
You can set your browser to refuse all cookies. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. Most browsers allow you to disable cookies completely, so you can choose at any time which cookies you want to work on this website by changing your browser settings. You can find more information in your browser settings.