Cookies policy

Use of Cookies

Our website uses “cookies” to improve navigation and obtain statistical data on the visits received.

Cookies are small text files installed on the computer from which you visit our website, and they automatically provide us with information. Cookies can in no way be considered a computer virus.

  • They do not damage the computer or slow down its operation in any way.
  • You can delete our cookies at any time or refuse them by configuring your web browser.
  • Cookies are only associated with the browser of a specific computer (an anonymous user).
  • Thanks to cookies, we can recognise the browsers of registered users after they have authenticated themselves for the first time without having to register on each visit to access the areas and services reserved exclusively for them.
  • Our cookies identify a user session (“session cookies”) on a computer (“temporary cookies”) and do not themselves provide the User’s name or any other personal data.
  • The cookies used cannot read cookie files created by other providers.
  • Users can configure their browser to notify them on the screen of the reception of cookies or to prevent the installation of cookies on their hard disk.

Please refer to your browser’s instructions and manuals for more information.

Cookies can be classified according to different criteria. If we consider their origin, we can classify them as follows:

Third-party cookies:

They are installed on your computer by a third-party company. Their purpose, among others, is to gather valuable data to improve our website. Some data collected are, for example: the number of visits received, the origin of the visits, the keywords used to find us, or the peak times of visitors. You can configure your browser not to receive these cookies, and they will not be installed.

First-party cookies:

Those that are sent to the User’s computer from a computer or domain managed by the Controller and from which the service requested by the User is provided.

As the Spanish Data Protection Agency indicates in its guide on cookies, these can be classified according to their purpose. The Spanish Data Protection Agency itself proposes the following classification, which should not be understood as a closed list:

Technical cookies:

Cookies that allow the User to browse a website, platform or application and use its different options or services, including those that the editor uses to allow managing and operating the website and enabling its functions and services, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, managing payment, controlling fraud linked to the security of the service, making an application for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for billing licenses of the software with which the service works (website, platform or application), using security features during browsing, storing content for broadcasting videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, animation of loading text or images) or sharing content through social networks.

Also belonging to this category, due to their technical nature, are those cookies that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, as another element of the design or “layout” of the service offered to the User, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform based on criteria such as the content edited, without collecting information from users for other purposes, such as personalising that advertising content or other content.

Technical cookies shall be exempt from compliance with the obligations established in Article 22.2 of the LSSI when they enable the service requested by the User to be provided, as in the previous paragraphs. However, if these cookies are also used for non-exempt purposes (e.g. for behavioural advertising purposes), they will be subject to these obligations.

Interface customisation cookies:

These are those that allow information to be remembered so that the User can access the service with certain characteristics that may differentiate their experience from other users, such as the language, the number of results displayed when the User performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the User accesses the service or the region from which the User accesses the service, etc.

If the Users themselves choose these characteristics (for example, if they select the language of a website by clicking on the icon of the flag of the corresponding country), the cookies will be exempt from the obligations of Article 22.2 of the LSSI, as they are considered a service expressly requested by the User, provided that the cookies are exclusively for the purpose selected.

Analytical or measurement cookies:

These are those that allow the party responsible to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impact of advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the website, application, or platform to make improvements based on the analysis of the data on the use of the service.

Regarding the processing of data collected through analytics cookies, WG29 stated that, although they are not exempt from the duty to obtain informed consent for their use, they are unlikely to pose a risk to users’ privacy as long as they are first-party cookies, process aggregated data for strictly statistical purposes, provide information on their uses, and include the possibility for users to express their refusal on their use.

Behavioural advertising cookies:

These are those that store information on user behaviour obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed to display advertising based on the same.

Finally, according to their persistence in the system, we can present the following classification:

Persistent cookies:

These are cookies in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.

Session cookies:

These are designed to collect and store data while the User accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that is only relevant for the provision of the service requested by the User on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.