WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files which are installed on the hard disk or in the browser on your computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with Internet capability. They help, among other things, to personalise the services offered by the website, to facilitate website browsing and usability, to obtain aggregate data about users of the website, to enable the playback and viewing of multimedia content on the website, to facilitate interaction between the user and the website, and to enable security tools, etc.
DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS COOKIES POLICY
- Website usability: The user’s experience when they browse, use and interact with a website.
- Aggregate data: Anonymous data (typically numerical) for statistical purposes.
- Terminal: Equipment (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) facilitating the user’s access to the Internet.
- Publisher: Owner or manager of the website.
- Third party: External entity, collaborator, service provider or another entity linked to the publisher and involved in managing certain cookies.
- Cookies manager: The publisher, manager, website owner or, in some cases, a third party.
- Browsing habits: The user’s tendencies when browsing the website, e.g. time spent on the website, sections visited and most popular sections, origin of the visit, purpose of the visit, among others.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
Depending on the entity that manages them:
Own cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal from a device or domain managed by the publisher and which provides the service requested by the user.
Third party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal from a device or domain not managed by the publisher but by another entity which processes the data obtained via the cookies.
Depending on how long they remain active on the terminal:
Session cookies: Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website.
Persistent cookies: A type of cookie where the data continues to be stored in the terminal and which can be accessed and processed for a period defined by those responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on the purpose of processing the data obtained via the cookies:
Technical cookies: Those that allow the user to browse on a website, platform or application and the use of the different options or services that exist there, such as, for example: controlling traffic and data communication; identifying the session; accessing parts with restricted access; remembering the elements that make up an order; processing an order; processing an application to register for, or participate in, an event; using security elements during browsing activity; storing content for broadcasting video or audio; or sharing content via social networks.
Personalisation cookies: Those that allow the user to access the service with some general features which are predefined depending on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.
Analysis cookies: These enable the cookies manager to monitor and analyse how users interact with the websites which the cookies are linked to. The information gathered via these types of cookies is used for measuring activity on websites, applications or platforms and for creating browsing profiles of the users of these websites, applications and platforms in order to make improvements based on the analysis of how users interact with the service.
Marketing cookies: These facilitate the most efficient management possible of the advertising space that the publisher may have included on the website, application or platform from which the service is provided, based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency with which the advertisements are shown.
Behavioural marketing cookies: These facilitate the most efficient management possible of the advertising space that the publisher may have included on the website, application or platform from which the service is provided. These cookies store information about user behaviour obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits. The information is used to develop a specific profile which in turn is used to determine which adverts are shown.
WHICH COOKIES DO YOU USE?
HOW CAN I UNINSTALL COOKIES?
Blocking or uninstalling all cookies helps to protect your privacy but may limit your experience on some websites as well as limiting their functionality. In some cases you may be unable to properly browse or use some services of a given website. To find out how to uninstal cookies on the most popular browsers, see the following tutorials:
If you have any questions about this Cookies Policy, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.