- What are cookies and what do we use them for?
A cookie is a small file of information, which is saved in your browser each time you visit our webpage.
Cookies work by saving the history of your activity on our web page, in such a way that when you visit again, it can identify you and match the content to your navigation habits, identity and preferences.
A cookie is harmless, it does not have any malicious or harmful code (e.g. virus, trojans, worms, etc.) that can damage your device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc), but it does have some impact on your data protection rights, as it collects certain information about you (browsing habits, identity, preferences, etc.).
- What information does a cookie save?
Cookies don’t tend to collect special categories of personal data (sensitive data). Data which is collected are of a technical character, personal preferences, content personalisation, etc.
- What types of cookies exist?
Generally there are five types of cookies:
These are the most basic cookies. They allow the user to browse through a webpage, platform or application and the usage of different options or services that exist in it, for example, control the movement and the communication of data, identify the session, access parts with restricted access, remember the elements involved in a request, carry out the shopping process of an order, carry out the sign up request or participation in an event, use safety features whilst browsing, backup content for the broadcasting of videos or sound, or share content through social network sites.
These allow the user to access the service with some pre-defined characteristics based on a series of criteria on the user’s device like for example the language, the type of browser through which the service is being accessed, the regional set-up from where the service is being accessed from etc.
These allow for monitoring and analysis of user behaviour on the websites linked with it. The information collected through this type of cookie is used in the measurement of website activity, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigational profiles of users on said sites, applications and platforms, with the aim of incorporating improvements according to the analysis of the usage data that service users make.
These allow the advertising spaces to be used in the most effective way, the organisation responsible might have included on the web page, application or platform from the offering of the service requested based on criteria like edited content or the frequency in which adverts are shown.
- Behavioural advertising cookies:
These allow the advertising spaces to be used in the most effective way, the responsible organisation might have included on the web page, application or platform from the lending of the service requested. These cookies store behavioural information about users obtained through the continuous observation of their navigation habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed to show advertising based on these habits.
What are first-party and third-party cookies?
First party cookies are those which are generated and managed by the company providing the service desired by the user.
These are generated by someone else other than the website owner (services or external providers, like for example Google).
What can I do with cookies?
Cookies can be deleted, accepted, blocked as you wish, to do this you just need to make adjustments to your web browser.
You can stop the installation of cookies (blocking) on your device at any time through the related option in your browser, but in this case we will not be able to assure the correct running of the different functionalities of our webpage.
Next, we provide you the links for managing and blocking cookies depending on the browser you use:
You can also delete cookies you have stored in your browser by going to its options settings.