What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded onto your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to, among other things, store and recover information on a user’s browsing habits or their device and, depending on the information they contain and the way in which their device is used, this information can be used to recognise the user.
However, cookies only collect information regarding the number of pages visited, the location assigned to the IP address used to access the website, the number of new users, the frequency of visits and return visits, visit time, and the browser, operator or terminal type used to visit the website. Data including first name, surname(s), postal address or other complementary information about the user who accesses the website are not collected.
What types of cookies are there?
Technical cookies allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and use the different options and services found on it, including managing and operating the website and enabling its functions and services, such as identifying the session, accessing restricted areas, remembering the items in an order, completing the purchase process and processing payments, among others. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, which is why they are considered necessary.
Preference or personalisation cookies allow the website to remember information that changes the way in which the website behaves or its appearance so that when a user accesses the service, certain characteristics help differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as the language, number of search results to display and the user’s region. If the user themselves choose these characteristics, such as by selecting a flag to change the language, it is considered an expressly requested service, provided that the cookies are used exclusively for the chosen purpose of personalisation.
Analysis or measurement cookies help the website owner understand how visitors interact with their web pages, enabling them to perform a statistical analysis of how users use the services they provide. The information gathered is used to measure activity on the website or application in order to improve the products and services offered by the website owner.
Marketing or behavioural advertising cookies store information on user behaviour which is gathered by continually monitoring their browsing habits, which allows the website owner to develop a specific profile for each user and show them advertisements that are more relevant and attractive to them, which in turn is more valuable to third-party advertisers.
In addition, cookies can be either first-party or third-party. First-party cookies are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain managed by the owner of the website that provides the services requested by the user. Third-party cookies, however, are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain that is not managed by the owner of the website, but by another entity that processes the data gathered by the cookies.
Cookies can also be session or persistent. The former are designed to gather and store data only while the user is browsing a website. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, store data on the user’s device and may be accessed and processed for an indefinite amount of time by the owner of the cookie, which may span from a few minutes to several years.
Who is the controller of the cookies on this website?
The owner of the website and the controller of the cookies used on it, as well as their contact details, can be found in our Legal Notice. There may also be cookies owned by third parties unrelated to the owner of this website, as explained below.
What are the legitimate grounds for using the cookies?
The legal basis for using the cookies is the user’s consent, which is requested when they access this website and which they may withdraw at any moment.
If a user withdraws this consent, this will not prevent them from browsing this website and using the services, however all data processing performed prior to the withdrawal will not become unlawful as a result of this.
Who will the data gathered by the cookies be shared with and who may access them?
When there are third-party cookies, as detailed above, said third parties may access the cookies and use them in the way described.
In accordance with current legislation, all users have the right to receive confirmation of whether or not we are processing any of their personal data. In addition, under this legislation, data subjects have the right to access their data, and to request the correction of any inaccuracy or, if applicable, the elimination of data if they are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected, among other reasons. In the case of cookies, these rights can be exercised subject to the limitations that derive from the nature of these files.
Subject to the requirements set forth in the General Data Protection Regulation, data subjects may request the portability of their data and to restrict their processing, in which case their data will be kept exclusively to file or defend against any claims.
Under certain circumstances, and for reasons related to their specific situation, data subjects may object to the processing of their data. If you have given your consent for some specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, which, however, will not affect the validity of any processing carried out based on this consent prior to its withdrawal. In such an event, we will cease processing your data or, as applicable, cease processing them for that specific purpose, unless there is an impending legitimate cause or a need to file or defend against potential claims.
In the event of any violation of your rights, especially if they have not been exercised to your satisfaction, you may file a complaint with the Spanish Data Protection Agency (contact data available at www.agpd.es) or any other relevant supervisory authority. You may also contact any of these entities to obtain more information on the rights available to you.
How can I manage cookies?
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your device by clicking the “OPTIONS” button that appears when you access this website.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet options > Privacy > Settings.
- Firefox: Menu > Settings > Privacy & Security > Cookies and Site Data.
- Chrome: Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and other site data.
- Safari: Safari > Settings > Privacy > Manage Website Data.
- Safari for iOS (iPhone and iPad): Settings > Safari.
- Chrome for Android: Settings > Site settings > Cookies.
Remember that if you accept third-party cookies, you will have to delete them using your browser’s options or via the system offered by the third party themselves.