What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that websites send to the browser and that are stored in the user’s terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as language and preferred options, which can make your next visit easier and make the site more useful for you by personalizing the content. Cookies play a very important role in improving user experiences on the web.
How are cookies used?
By browsing this website the user is accepting that we can install cookies on his or her terminal and lets us know the following information:
- Statistical information on the user’s use of the web.
- The user’s login which keeps the session active on the web.
- The preferred format of web access from mobile devices.
- The latest searches over web services and data customization services.
- Information about the ads that are being displayed to the user.
- Information from the surveys in which the user has participated.
- Connection to social networks data for users that accede with their Facebook or Twitter user.
Types of cookies we use
This website uses both temporary and permanent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user accesses the website and permanent cookies store data in the terminal so that they can be accessed and used in more than one session.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies are processed, the website can use:
These cookies allow the user to navigate through the website or application and use the various options or services there. For example, they allow traffic and data communication control, to identify the session, access restricted web parts, remember the elements of an order, make a request for registration or participation in an event, use security features during navigation and store content for broadcast video or sound.
These allow users to access the service with some predefined general characteristics in their terminals, or user-defined settings. For example, the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, the design of selected content, the terminal’s geolocation and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.
These cookies allow the effective management of advertising spaces which are included in the web page or application from which the service is provided. They allow the adaptation of advertising content for it to be relevant to the user and to avoid displaying ads that the user has already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies
These allow the tracking and analysis of user behavior on websites. The information gathered through such cookies is used in measuring the activity of websites, applications or platform sites, and the profiling of user navigation of said sites, in order to make improvements to the service depending on the usage data that users make.
In some web pages, you can install third-party cookies that allow you to manage and improve the services offered, such as Google Analytics and comScore statistical services.
How can you manage cookies in your browser?
The user has the option to allow, block or delete the cookies installed on its computer by configuring the browser options installed on their terminal:
To adjust the cookie-related permissions in the Google Chrome browser:
- Click on the menu in the toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Click on Show advanced settings.
- In the Privacy section, click on the Content settings button.
- In the Cookies section, you can configure options and settings.
To adjust the cookie-related permissions in the Mozilla Firefox browser:
- At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu.
- Click Options.
- Select the Privacy panel.
- To configure options you can choose Use custom settings for history in the Set Firefox option.
To adjust the cookie-related permissions in the Internet Explorer 9 browser:
- At the top of the Internet Explorer window, click on the Tools menu.
- Select the Security tab and use the Delete browsing history option to delete cookies. Activate the Cookies checkbox and click Remove.
- Select the Security tab and access Settings. Move the slider all the way up to block all cookies or all the way down to allow all cookies. Then, click OK.
In some browsers, you can set up specific rules for managing cookies per website, which gives you more precise control over privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those you trust.