What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and is stored in your machine, which could be a personal computer, mobile telephone, tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as your language and preferred options, which can make your next visit easier and make the site more useful because its content is personalised. Cookies play a very important role in improving the website user’s experience.
How are cookies used?
When users browse this website, they accept that cookies may be installed in their machine and allow the following information to be revealed:
- Statistical information about use of the website
- The user ‘login’ to keep the session active on the website
- The preferred website access format for mobile devices
- The last searches made using the website’s services and personalised data for these services
- Information about the ads shown to the user
- Information from surveys in which the user has participated
- Data connecting to social networks for users that access the website through their Facebook or Twitter account
Types of cookies used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user is accessing the website and persistent cookies store data in the machine so they may be accessed and used in more than one session.
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, the website may use:
These allow the user to browse a website or application by using its different options or services. This may include controlling the data traffic and communication, identifying the session, entering restricted access sections of the website, remembering the elements of an order, requesting to sign up for or participate in an event, using security aspects while browsing and storing content for disseminating video or sound.
These allow users to access the service with some general characteristics pre-defined in their machine or defined by the users themselves. This may include the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the design of the selected content, the geolocation of the machine and regional configuration where the service is accessed.
These enable effective management of the advertising spaces included in the website or the application used to provide the service. They help to adapt advertising content to be more relevant to each user and to avoid showing ads that users have already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies
These assist the monitoring and analysis of user behaviour on websites. The information gathered through these types of cookies are used to measure the activity of the website, application or platform for creating user browsing profiles for those sites in order to introduce service improvements based on the data of use generated by users.
Cookies from third parties may be installed on some websites in order to manage and improve the services provided. This may include statistics gathered by Google Analytics, for example.
How can I manage cookies on my browser?
You have the option to allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on your computer by configuring your browser options installed on your machine:
You may allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on your computer by configuring your browser options. You can find information on how to do so for the most common browsers at the links below:
- Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/es/products/firefox/cookies
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
With some browsers it may be possible to configure specific rules for managing cookies per website, offering greater control over your privacy. This means that cookies may be inactive for all sites except the ones you trust.