What are cookies?
Cookies are small files of information from some platforms, such as web sites, that can be installed on your computer, smartphone, tablet or smart television. These files are stored on the user’s computer and contain anonymous information that are not harmful to your device. Their purposes can be very diverse: store your navigating preferences, such as selected language, gather statistical information, allow certain technical functions, etc. At times cookies are used to store basic information about the user’s or computers navigating habits, up to a certain point, as appropriate, so as to recognize it later.
Why are they important?
Cookies are useful for various purposes. From a technical point of view, they help web sites work correctly and faster and adapt to your preferences, for example, such as storing your language or your country’s currency. In addition, they help those responsible for the site to measure use and performance, in order to improve the services that are provided, thanks to the statistical information that is gathered from cookies.
Navigating on a web site assumes that the following types of cookies can be installed, according to the purpose:
Technical cookies are those that are essential and strictly necessary for the proper use of a web site and the use of various options and services that it offers.
For example, they serve to maintain the session, manage the response time, performance or validity of options, using security elements, etc.
Improved performance cookies
This type of cookies keeps your preferences for certain tools or services so that you do not have to reconfigure them each time you visit our web site and, in some cases, they can be provided to third parties. Some examples are: volume of audiovisual players or the speed of compatible videos.
These cookies allow a user to specify or personalize some characteristics from the general options on the web site, for example, such as defining the language, regional configuration or type or browser.
These cookies are used by programmers who attempt to geographically locate the computer, smartphone, table or smart television, in order anonymously offer it more adequate content and services.
Statistical analysis cookies
These are those cookies that, when dealt with properly by us or third parties, allow us to quantify the number of visitors and statistically analyze the how much users use our services. Thanks to these, we can study the browsing trends of our web site and improve the services or products that we offer.
Registry cookies are created when the user registers for a web site or service or when, having previously received access information, registers for that web site or service. They allow access to the different sections of the Web without having to submit credentials on every page.
In summary, these cookies allow the user to stay identified and be able to access certain services after signing out, closing the browser or turning off them connected device.
These are cookies used by us or third parties. These cookies allow for the efficient management of publicity spaces on our web site, adapting the content of the announcement to the content of the service requested or to the user to uses our web site. Thanks to these we can learn your internet browsing habits and show you publicity related with your browsing profile.
These are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal from the computer or domain that is managed by us once the service that the user requested is provided.
Third party cookies
These are cookies that are sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain that is not managed by us, rather by another organization that deals with information obtained from installed cookies. An example of how this is used on our web site is with Google Analytics, which obtains information about browsing to measure and analyze the audience.
Also, depending on the period, cookies are distinguished between:
Session cookies are those that last the length of time that the user is browsing on this web site and they are erased when finished.
These cookies stay stored on the user’s device, for a longer time, to make the control of chosen preferences easier and without having to repeat certain parameters each time that you visit this web site.
How can I configure my preferences?
If you need more information about administering cookies, please consult the Official Gazette of the State, published this past 31st of March, 2012 (for Spain) where the directives for material in electronic communication is presented. You can also see the directive at http://www.ico.gov.uk
If you wish to contact us regarding our Cookies Policy, please write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org