What is a cookie?
We comply with the Spanish law “Ley de Servicios de la Sociedad de la Información y Comercio Electrónico”, a ruling that has taken up the EU Directive 2009/136/CE, and is known as the “Cookies Law”.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be classified using the following criteria:
a) According to the time they remain active:
“Session Cookies” or “Persistent Cookies”: The former are eliminated when you shut your browser whilst the latter remain in your equipment.
b) According to who manages them:
“Own cookies”: Are those that are sent to your equipment directly from the domain or the website that you are accessing.
“Third Party Cookies”: Are those that are sent to your equipment NOT directly from the domain or the website that you are accessing but from another entity that processes the information from the cookies.
c) According to the use of the Cookies:
“Technical Cookies”: Are those that permit the user to navigate through the web, platform or application and the use of different options or services that exist in it such as controlling traffic and the communication of data, the identification of sessions, access to restricted areas of the web, remembering parts that make up an order, processing orders, processing inscriptions or reservations for events, the use of security elements in the web, store contents for onward sharing of videos or sound, or sharing on social networks.
“Personalization Cookies”: Are those that permit the user to access services based on generalized predefined characteristics in function of a series of criteria in the users equipment such as language, the type of browser through which they access a regional configuration to be able to access the services.
“Analytical Cookies”: Are those that allow the entity responsible for them tracking and behavioural analysis of the users in the web to which the cookies are associated. The information collected using this type of cookie is used in the measurement of the activity of the web site, application or platform and for the profiling of visitors of said sites, applications or platforms, with the objective of improving the analysis of the users that are using the services.
“Advertising Cookies”: Are those that allow the management in the most efficient way of the advertising space in the web, application or platform if the owner of the the same has included them, based on the criteria of the content or the frequency that the adverts are shown.
“Behavioural Advertizing Cookies”: Are those that allow the entity responsible for them the tracking and behavioural analysis of the users in the web to which the cookies are associated. These cookies store information based on the behaviour of the users obtained through continuous observation of their navigational habits and that allow for a specific profile that allows for advertizing material to be showed to them of a personalized basis.
What cookies do we use?
Cookies from Google Analytics:
These cookies are persistent and are Third Party.
Objective: This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new _utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.
Duration: Two years from the moment of its installation.
_utmb y _utmbc
Objective: These cookies function together to store information about the visit activity and in principle the time you are on our site.
Duration: 30 minutes and session.
Objective: This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an advert or email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.
Duration: Six months from the moment of its installation.
Objective: This cookie is employed to distinguish users anonymously.
Duration: 2 years.
These cookies do not identify you personally and only supply us with statistical information about the navigation within our web; nonetheless you can disable these cookies directly by changing the settings of your browser.
Google have developed a tool to allow you to opt out of their cookies based on the usual browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari y Opera. To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, please visit:
Third Party Cookies stored by Google:
khcookie, NID, PREF, testcookie
Objective: The Cookies are written to the browser when the following applications are loaded Google Maps, Street View and YouTube videos.
Duration: Expires: Ranges from the end of the session to two years.
Visit the following link to learn more or reject or eliminate cookies from Google:
How to opt out or deactivate the cookies and revoke permissions granted
You can configure your browser to accept or reject the installation of all or some types of cookies or receive a notification when a cookie is about to be stored.
Each browser has a specific series of instructions. Below are a series of links that have information about cookies for the more commonly used browsers: