What are cookies?
In English, the term “cookie” means biscuit, but in the field of web browsing, a “cookie” is something completely different. When you access our Website, a small amount of text is stored on your device’s browser called a “cookie”. This text contains various information about your browsing habits, preferences, personalisation of content, etc…
There are other technologies that work in a similar way and are also used to collect data about your browsing activity. We will call “cookies” to all these technologies as a whole.
The specific uses we make of these technologies are described in this document.
What are cookies used for on this website?
Cookies are an essential part of how the Website works. The main purpose of our cookies is to improve your browsing experience. For example, to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) during browsing and on future visits. The information collected in the cookies also allows us to improve the website, adapt it to your interests as a user, speed up the searches you perform, etc…
What are cookies NOT used for on this website?
The cookies we use do not store sensitive personal identification information such as your name, address, password, etc…
Who uses the information stored in the cookies?
The information stored in the cookies on our website is used exclusively by us, with the exception of those identified below as “third-party cookies”, which are used and managed by external entities that provide us with services that improve the user experience. For example, the statistics collected on the number of visits, the most liked content, etc… are usually managed by Google Analytics.
If you have accepted them, we will not ask you again unless you delete the cookies on your device as indicated in the following section. If you wish to revoke your consent, you will have to delete the cookies and reset them.
To restrict, block or delete cookies from this Website (and those used by third parties) you can do so, at any time, by modifying the settings of your browser. Please note that these settings are different for each browser.
The following links provide instructions on how to enable or disable cookies in the most common browsers.
What types of cookies are used on this website?
Each website uses its own cookies. On our website we use those listed below:
ACCORDING TO THE ENTITY THAT MANAGES IT
These are those that are sent to the User’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the User is provided.
These are those that are sent to the User’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
In the event that the cookies are served from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself, but the information collected through these is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies if the third party uses them for its own purposes (for example, the improvement of the services it provides or the provision of advertising services for other entities).
ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE
These are those necessary for browsing and the proper functioning of our Website, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, making the application for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for the purposes of billing licenses for the software with which the Website service works, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the broadcast of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, loading animation of a text or image) or sharing content through social networks.
They allow us to quantify the number of users and thus carry out the measurement and statistical analysis of the use made by users of the Website.
Preference or personalisation cookies:
These are those that allow information to be remembered so that the User accesses the service with certain characteristics that may differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to be displayed when the User performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the User accesses the service or the region from which they access the service, etc.
ACCORDING TO THE LENGTH OF TIME THEY REMAIN ACTIVE
These are those designed to collect and store data while the User accesses a website.
They are usually 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 (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
These are cookies in which the data remain stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years. In this respect, it should be specifically assessed whether the use of persistent cookies is necessary, since privacy risks could be reduced by using session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are set, it is recommended to reduce their temporary duration to the minimum necessary, taking into account the purpose of their use. To this end, WG29 Opinion 4/2012 indicated that for a cookie to be exempt from the duty of informed consent, its expiry must be related to its purpose. As a result, session cookies are much more likely to be exempted than persistent cookies.