Definition of Cookie
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer or mobile device by the user’s web browser. The purpose of these files is to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for their installation. That way, every time the user returns to the website, the browser retrieves the file and sends it to the server of the website. Cookies have several functions which include collecting and remembering information about the user’s preferences and, in general, making the website easier to use and more useful for the user by personalising its content.
Cookies can be classified based on different criteria:
Ownership: own cookies and third-party cookies: depending on which entity manages the domain from where the cookies are sent and the data obtained is processed.
Duration:session cookies and persistent cookies: according to the period of time they remain stored in the user’s computer.
Purpose:technical cookies, customisation cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies, behavioural advertising cookies: according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed.
Technical cookies: These allow the user to navigate through a website or application and use the different options or services contained within it. For example, monitoring traffic and data communication, identifying a session or accessing restricted parts of the website.
Customisation cookies: These allow users to access a service with certain general characteristics predefined in their computers or which users define. For example, the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed or the selected content design.
Analysis cookies These cookies, which are either processed by us or third parties, allow us to quantify user numbers and, therefore, perform statistical analysis on how the services offered are used. To do so, we analyse how our website is browsed in order to improve the products and services we offer.
Advertising cookies: These allow the most effective management possible of any advertising spaces that the publisher has included on a web page, application or platform from which a requested service is provided based on criteria such as content published or frequency of advertisement display.
Behavioural advertising cookies: These allow the most effective management possible of any advertising spaces that the publisher has included on a web page, application or platform from which a requested service is provided. These cookies store information about the behaviour of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the creation of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
Cookies used on our website
Our website uses both its own cookies, which are sent to your computer and managed exclusively by us to ensure that the website functions as well as possible, and third-party cookies, which serve as a tool for us to analyse user interaction with the website. Thanks to them, we obtain information that can help us improve browsing and provide our users and customers with a better service.
Our 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 user’s computer for access and use in more than one session.
By continuing to browse our website, the user is consenting to the use of the above-mentioned cookies for the periods indicated and under the terms set out in this Cookies Policy.
Withdrawal of consent
The user can use the web browser to restrict, block or delete cookies belonging to any website. Each web browser has its own procedure, which can be consulted using the following links:
For more information about removing, disabling or blocking cookies, you can also visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2
Withdrawal of consent
Last updated: 20 January 2014