What are cookies?
In English, the term «cookie» means a type of baked good, but in the context of web browsing, a «cookie» is something completely different. When you access our website, a small amount of text called a «cookie» is stored in your device’s browser. This text contains various information about your browsing, habits, preferences, content personalizations, etc…
There are other technologies that function similarly and are also used to collect data about your browsing activity. We will refer to all of these technologies collectively as «cookies.»
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 cookies also allows us to improve the website, adapt it to your interests as a user, speed up searches you make, 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 cookies?
The information stored in the cookies on our website is used exclusively by us, except for those identified later as «third-party cookies,» which are used and managed by external entities that provide us with services that improve the user experience. For example, statistics collected on the number of visits, preferred 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 want to revoke your consent, you will need to delete the cookies and configure them again.
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 in your browser. Please note that this setting is different in each browser.
In the following links, you will find instructions for enabling or disabling cookies in the most common browsers.
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
What types of cookies are used on this website?
Each website uses its own cookies. On our website, we use the following:
ACCORDING TO THE ENTITY THAT MANAGES IT
These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
If the cookies are served from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself, but the information collected through them is processed by a third party, they cannot be considered first-party cookies if the third party uses them for its own purposes (for example, to improve the services it provides or to provide advertising services on behalf of other entities).
ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE
These are necessary for the navigation and proper functioning of our Website, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, making the registration request or participating in an event, counting visits for billing software licenses with which the Website service works, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, loading animation of a text or image).
They allow quantifying the number of users and thus carrying out the statistical measurement and analysis of the use that users make of the Website.
Preference or Personalization Cookies:
They are those that allow remembering information so that the User accesses the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as the language, the number of results to show when the User performs a search, the appearance or content of the service based 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 PERIOD OF TIME THAT THEY REMAIN ACTIVATED
They are designed to collect and store data while the User accesses a web page.
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 purchased products) and disappear at the end of the session.
They are those in which the data is still stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie controller, which can range from a few minutes to several years. In this regard, it should be specifically evaluated if the use of persistent cookies is necessary, since privacy risks could be reduced by using session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are installed, it is recommended to minimize their temporary duration as much as possible, depending on the purpose of their use. To this end, Opinion 4/2012 of the WP29 indicated that for a cookie to be exempt from the obligation of informed consent, its expiration must be related to its purpose. Therefore, session cookies are much more likely to be considered exempt than persistent ones.