WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small data files that are received in the terminal from the visited website/APP and are used to record certain browsing interactions on a website/APP, storing data that can be updated and retrieved. These files are stored on your device and contain anonymous data that are not harmful to your computer. They are used to remember your preferences, such as the chosen language, access data or personalization of the website or APP.
Cookies or storage devices have traditionally been associated with web pages. However, they are currently used both on web pages and on other types of platforms and applications (for example, APPs for smartphones and tablets).
Cookies can also be used to record anonymous information about how a visitor uses a platform. For example, from which website/APP an access has been done, or if an advertising “banner” has been used to get there.
The services of the information society can be provided by an editor through a platform, a computer application or a website/APP that a user accesses with their terminal.
Google’s cookies, ANALYTICS: Google ANALYTICS is a free service offered by Google Inc. that collects information about the consulted pages of the web, at what time, which web browser, etc. Subsequently, this information is sent to Google Inc. servers.
2. WHAT USE DO WE GIVE TO THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES?
According to its purpose:
• Technical Cookies: They allow users to navigate through a web page, platform or application and using the different options or services. For example, those that serve for the maintenance of the session, the management of response time, performance or validation of options, use security elements and sharing contents.
• Preference or personalization cookies: allow us to remember certain information that may differentiate the browsing experience from one user to another. Examples of these types of cookies are the language, the number of results to show when a search is made, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses or the region from which he does it, etc.
• Analysis or measurement cookies (analytics): allow the controller of these cookies to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users on the websites or APP, including the quantification of the impacts of ads. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data collected by these cookies.
• Advertising Cookies: They are those that, treated by the web administrator (or APP) or by third parties, allow to analyse the browsing habits on the Internet in order to show advertising related to the user’s browsing profile. Advertising cookies allow the management of advertising spaces based on specific criteria.
They store information about the behaviour of users, which is obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits. This information allows to develop specifics profiles to display advertising based on them.
Types of cookies according to its term:
• Session Cookies: These are designed to obtain and store data while the user accesses a website/APP. They are usually used to store information that only interests to keep for the provision of a requested service by any user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
• Persistent Cookies: They are those whose data keeps stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookies’ controller, which can range from a few minutes to some years. About this fact, it is necessary to assess whether the use of persistent cookies is necessary, since the risks to privacy can be reduced with the use of session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are installed, it is recommended to reduce their temporary duration to the minimum necessary according to the purpose of their use.
The legal obligations imposed by the regulations are two: the obligation of transparency and the obligation to obtain the explicit consent of the user of the website / APP.
According with the nature of the business activity, the business model that is being developed and the scope of the controller’s responsibility, it is recommended to carry out a review of the cookies that are used, either internally or through the advice of specialized entities.
3. LINK FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF COOKIES:
COOKIES IN USE:
The following cookies have been allowed, among others, when visiting this page:
4. WHY DO WE NEED YOUR EXPRESS CONSENT TO USE THEM?
User’s Consent: by accepting with a “Check or Button” with the word “ACCEPT”, the user of this website gives the explicit consent for processing his/her data and information provided through cookies on their device.
With the “Check or Button” of “REJECT” from a user, all cookies must be rejected except those that are exempt from the obligation to obtain consent, such as own cookies or session cookies.
Minor’s consent: The GDPR-UE-2016/679, article 8th, exposes applicable conditions to the consent of the minor in relation to the services of the information society.
1. Where point (a) of Article 6(1) applies, in relation to the offer of information society services directly to a child, the processing of the personal data of a child shall be lawful where the child is at least 16 years old. Where the child is below the age of 16 years, such processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that consent is given or authorised by the holder of parental responsibility over the child.
2. The controller shall make reasonable efforts to verify in such cases that consent is given or authorised by the holder of parental responsibility over the child, taking into consideration available technology.
If you decide to modify your website access settings, you should know that it is possible to remove cookies or prevent you registering this information on your computer at any time by changing the settings on your browser:
These browsers are undergoing upgrades or modifications; we cannot guarantee that they completely fit in the browser version. To avoid these imbalances, you can access directly from your browser options, which are usually the Options menu, in “Privacy” section. (Please see your browser’s help for more information).
5. WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
UPDATE DATE: 11/21/2023.