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WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a file that the user downloads onto his/her computer when he/she accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the users’ browsing habits or equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way the computer is used, they can be used to recognize the user. The cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and that user’s computer or device and do not provide references that allow personal data to be known.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATIONS AND EXEMPT COOKIES
According to the EU directive, cookies that require the user’s informed consent are analytics, advertising and membership cookies, while technical cookies and those necessary for website functioning or the provision of services expressly required by the user are exempt.
TYPES OF COOKIES:
a) Depending on the entity that manages them, there are first-party cookies (those sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain managed by the publisher from which the service requested by the user is provided). There are also third-party cookies (those that are sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain not managed by the editor, but instead by a third party).
b) Depending on the amount of time that they remain active, there are session cookies (designed for gathering and storing data while the user accesses the website) and persistent cookies (data remains stored on the terminal and may be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie).
c) Depending on the purpose for which the information is being processed, these may be:
- Technical cookies, which are necessary for use of the website and provision of the service purchased.
- Customisation cookies, which enable users to access services with predefined general characteristics, for example, language, type of browser, regional configuration, etc.
- Analytics cookies, which gather information on use of the website.
- Advertising cookies, which gather information about user preferences and personal selections.
- Affiliate cookies, which enable monitoring of visits from other websites with which the website has an affiliation contract (affiliated companies).
TYPES OF COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
This website uses session and technical cookies. They enable us to store and access information regarding language, browser type used and other general characteristics predefined by the user, as well as to monitor and analyse what is done with the goal of making improvements and providing our services in a more efficient and personalised way. In all cases, the cookies used are temporary and have the sole purpose of making browsing more efficient and disappear when the user's session ends. Under no circumstances do these cookies provide personal data by themselves and will not be used to collect said data.
- It enables the user to browse and access various services the website offers.
- It prevents the user from having to set predefined general characteristics each time they access the website.
- It assists in improving the functioning and services provided via the website following the relevant analysis of information obtained through the cookies installed.
When accessing the website, you are notified that if you continue browsing thereon, you thus consent to the installation of various third-party cookies which will be installed with the sole purpose of recording the accessing of the website in order to compile statistics on visits, always gathering information anonymously. Accepting the installation of these cookies is not necessary; you will still be able to browse our entire website.
There are several sections of the website where third-party cookies may be installed. In particular, they are as follows:
· Twitter cookie, depending on their privacy and cookie use policy.
· LinkedIn cookie, depending on their cookie use.
· Google+ and Google Maps cookies, depending on what their webpage establishes about the type of cookies they use.
At any time, you may access your browser settings to accept or reject all cookies, or select those for which you allow installation or not, by following the following procedure (this will depend upon the browser you use):
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Safari, iPad and iPhone
DEACTIVATION/ACTIVATION AND DELETING COOKIES
To restrict or block cookies, you must do so through the browser settings.
If you do not want websites to install cookies on your computer, you can adjust the browser settings so that you are notified before any cookie is installed. Likewise, you can adjust the settings so that the browser rejects all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also delete any cookie already on your computer. Bear in mind that you will have to individually adjust the settings of each browser and computer that you use.
You must also bear in mind that if you do not wish to receive cookies, we will no longer be able to guarantee the proper functioning of our website. Some features of the website may be lost and it is possible that you may no longer be able to see certain websites. Also, rejecting cookies does not mean that there won’t be any commercial advertisements. The advertisements just won’t adapt to your interests and they will be repeated more often.
Each browser has a different method for adjusting settings. If necessary, consult the browser’s help feature to establish the proper settings.
To deactivate cookies on a mobile phone, consult the device’s manual for more information.
You may also obtain further information about cookies on the Internet at the following link:
Bearing in mind the way in which the Internet and websites work, it does not always have information regarding cookies placed by third parties through our website. This especially applies to cases in which our website contains so-called integrated elements: texts, documents and short films that are stored on another site but are shown on our website.
If you ever come across this type of cookies and they are not listed in our abovementioned list, we ask that you notify us or directly contact the third party to request information regarding the cookies they place, the purpose and lifespan thereof as well as your privacy.