In accordance with Law 34/2002, of July 11, on services of the information society and electronic commerce (LSSI), in relation to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of April 27, 2016, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, on the Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights (LOPDGDD), it is mandatory to obtain the explicit consent of the user of all web pages that use non-essential cookies, before they navigate through them.
What are cookies and why do we use them?
A cookie is a small information file that is saved in your browser each time you visit our website.
Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies, or pixels, are tools used by Web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to provide a proper functioning of the site.
By using these devices, the Web server is allowed to remember some data concerning the user, such as their preferences for the display of the pages of that server, name and password, products that interest them the most, etc.
Their role is essential for the provision of numerous services of the information society. Among others, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about a user’s browsing habits or their equipment and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.
The purpose of cookies is to store the history of your activity on our website so that, when you visit it again, it can identify you and configure the content of the same based on your browsing habits, identity, and preferences.
A cookie is harmless; it does not contain malicious or malevolent code (e.g., viruses, Trojans, worms, spam, does not open pop-up windows, etc.) that can damage your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, or any other device), but it does collect certain information concerning you (browsing habits, identity, preferences, etc.).
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually collect special categories of personal data (sensitive data). The data they store are of a technical nature, personal preferences, content customization, etc.
Cookies subject to regulation and exempt cookies
According to the EU directive, cookies that require informed consent from the user are analytics cookies and advertising and affiliate cookies, with technical cookies and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user being exempt.
What types of cookies are there?
Based on the entity that manages the domain from where the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:
- First-party cookies: These are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from our own equipment or domains and from which we provide the service requested by the user.
- Third-party cookies: These are cookies that are sent to your equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by us, but by another collaborating entity. For example, those used by social networks, or by external content such as Google Maps.
There is also a second classification based on the length of time they remain activated or stored in the client’s browser:
- Session cookies: Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are often used to store information that is only of interest to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g., a list of purchased products).
- Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookies in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed over a period defined by the cookie manager, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Lastly, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained are processed:
- Technical and Functional Cookies: These are the most basic cookies. They allow the user to navigate through a website, platform, or application and use the various options or services therein, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access areas, remembering the elements of an order, carrying out the purchasing process of an order, handling the request for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the broadcasting of videos or sound, or sharing content through social networks.
- Personalization Cookies: These allow the user to access the service with some general predefined characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional configuration from where they access the service, etc.
- Analytical or Analysis Cookies: These allow the person responsible for them to track and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in measuring the activity of websites, applications, or platforms, and for the profiling of user navigation of such sites, applications, and platforms, with the aim of making improvements based on the analysis of the usage data of the service’s users.
- Advertising Cookies: These allow the most efficient management possible of advertising spaces that, where applicable, the editor has included on a web page, application, or platform from which the requested service is provided, based on criteria such as the content edited or the frequency at which the ads are shown.
- Behavioral Advertising Cookies: These allow for the most efficient management possible of the advertising spaces that, where applicable, the editor has included on a web page, application, or platform from which the requested service is provided. They collect and store information about user preferences, behavior, and personal choices (retargeting) through the continued observation of their browsing habits to enable efficient management of the advertising spaces that, where applicable, the editor has included in a website, application, or platform from which the requested service is provided.
- Social Cookies: These are set by social media platforms in the services to allow you to share content with your friends and networks. Social media platforms have the ability to track your online activity outside of the Services. This may affect the content and messages you see on other services you visit.
- Affiliate Cookies: These allow tracking of visits from other websites, with which the website establishes an affiliate contract (affiliate companies).
- Security Cookies: They store encrypted information to prevent the data saved in them from being vulnerable to malicious attacks by third parties.
What Types of Cookies Does Our Website Store?
Below, we identify the cookies that are being used on this portal, as well as their type and function.
Navigating through this web portal implies that the following types of Cookies can be installed:
|Contiene el identificador de la sesión
|Al cerrar el navegador
|Contiene el valor de si se ha aceptado la instalación de cookies
|Contiene el idioma de la sesión.
Se utiliza para recordar el idioma que ha seleccionado el usuario y mostrarle los contenidos en ese mismo idioma a lo largo de su navegación
|Se utiliza para recordar sus preferencias en cuanto a la Política de Cookies establecida
Third-Party Cookies Not Controlled by the Publisher (Google, YouTube, Cloudflare, Bizible, etc.)
Third-party services are outside the control of the publisher. Providers may change their service conditions, purposes, and cookie usage, etc., at any time. Some of our website’s pages display content from external providers such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
To access third-party content, users must previously accept the conditions they impose (which include their cookie policies, beyond our control). If users choose not to access this content, these third-party cookies are not installed on their devices.
External providers of this website: YouTube; Internet Archive, Google Maps, Twitter, Vimeo, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Livestream, SoundCloud.
How Can I Delete Cookies?
Cookies can be deleted, accepted, or blocked as desired, for this you just need to properly configure your web browser.
At any time, you can prevent the installation of cookies (blocking) on your device through the corresponding option of your browser, but in such a case, we cannot ensure the proper functioning of the various features of our website.
To delete cookies from your device: Cookies that are already on a device can be removed by deleting the browser history, which will remove cookies from all visited websites. However, some saved information may also be lost (for example, login details or website preferences).
Manage site-specific cookies: For more precise control of site-specific cookies, users can adjust their privacy and cookie settings in the browser.
Block cookies: Although most modern browsers can be set to prevent cookies from being installed on devices, this may require the manual adjustment of certain preferences each time a site or page is visited. In addition, some services and features may not function properly (for example, logins with profiles).
How to Manage, Delete, or Block Cookies Depending on Your Browser
Below are links to help you manage, delete, or block cookies depending on the browser you use:
- Internet Explorer: How to delete cookie files in Internet Explorer
- Firefox: Cookies – Information that websites store on your computer
- Chrome: Clear, enable, and manage cookies in Chrome
- Safari: Manage cookies and website data in Safari on Mac
- Opera: Security and Privacy in Opera (Clear browsing data)
- Edge: Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge
You can also delete the cookies stored in your browser by going to your browser’s settings options.
How to Disable Third-Party Cookies
If you wish to know the privacy conditions and use of third-party cookies, you can access their cookie policies at:
- YouTube: Google’s Cookie Technologies
- LinkedIn: Retargeting Opt-Out
- Google: Google’s Cookie Technologies
LAST REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 2023