Cookies are a tool used by web servers to store and recover information about visitors or users.
It is just a text file that some servers install during navigation and that permits knowing information such as, for example: the place from which it is accessed, the connection time, the device from which it is accessed (fixed or mobile), the operative system and navigator used, the most visited pages, the number of clicks made and information about the user’s behaviour in Internet.
They do not provide references that allow deducing the user’s first and last names and they cannot read data from user’s hard drive or insert viruses in their equipment.
Furthermore, they cannot read cookies implemented in the user’s hard drive from other servers.
Why are they important?
The website is accessible without having to activate the cookies, although, their deactivation may impede its correct operation.
From a technical point of view, cookies permit the websites to function more smoothly and adapt to the user’s preferences, such as, for example, storing the language, the currency of the country or detecting the access device.
They establish levels of protection and security that impede or make difficult cyberattacks against the website or its users.
They allow media managers to know compiled statistical data to improve the quality and experience of their services.
They serve to optimise advertising that we show to our users, offering that which adjusts better to their interests.
A Cookie Notice appears in the website that the user or visitor may accept, expressly consenting to the use of the cookies as indicated below.
The user can set their navigator to reject by default all the cookies or to receive a notice on the screen of the reception of each cookie and decide whether or not to install them on their hard drive.
This acceptance can be revoked using the settings options for contents and privacy available in it. The Owner recommends that its users consult the help section of their navigator or access the help web pages of the main navigators: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome.
Types of Cookies that are used in the Web
The user who navigates the Web can find cookies inserted directly by the owner, or else cookies inserted by entities other than the owner, according to the details of the following paragraphs:
Session Cookies expire when the user leaves the page or closes the navigator, that is, they are active while the visit to the website lasts and, therefore, are erased from our computer upon leaving it.
Permanent Cookies expire when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled or else when they are manually erased, have an erase date and are used normally in the online process, customisations or in registration, in order not to have to introduce a password constantly.
According to the entity that manages the equipment or domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data that are obtained, we can distinguish between first- and third-party Cookies.
First-party Cookies are those cookies that are sent to the user’s computer and are managed exclusively by us for an improved performance of the website. The information we gather is used to improve the quality of our service and your experience as user.
Third-party Cookies. When the user interacts with the contents of our website, third-party cookies may also be established (for example, by pressing buttons of social networks or viewing videos housed in our website), which are those established by a domain other than our website. We cannot access the data stored in the cookies of other websites when you navigate in the cited websites.
Navigating through this web portal supposes that the following types of Cookies can be installed: