1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are files sent to a browser through a web server to record User activities on a specific website. The first purpose of Cookies is to provide the user with faster access to the selected services. In addition, Cookies personalize the services offered by the Web, facilitating and offering each user information that is of interest to them or that may be of interest to them, based on their use of the Services.
Also, the Web will be able to know all the services requested by users, so that they can provide or offer information appropriate to the tastes and preferences of each user.
2. What kind of Cookies are there?
Cookies, depending on their Permanence, can be divided into:
• “Session Cookies”: The first ones expire when the user closes the browser.
• “Persistent cookies”. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified in the Services) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on their Objective, Cookies can be classified as follows:
• Performance cookies: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service every time you visit.
• Geo-location cookies: These Cookies are used to find out what country you are in when a service is requested. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content to your location.
• Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the user has registered or subsequently opened their session, and are used to identify you in the services with the following objectives:
o Keep the user identified so that, if he closes a service, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day re-enters said service, he will continue to be identified, thus facilitating his navigation without having to identify himself again. This functionality can be suppressed if the user clicks on the “close session” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the user enters the service, they will have to log in to be identified.
OR Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.
• Analytical cookies: Every time a User visits a service, a tool from an external provider generates an Analytical Cookie on the user’s computer. This Cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will serve in future visits to the Web Services to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives pursued are:
• Allow the anonymous identification of browsing users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
• Identify anonymously the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users.
• Know if the user you are accessing is new or repeat visit.
4. How to disable Cookies?
Normally it is possible to stop accepting the Cookies of the browser, or stop accepting the Cookies of a particular Service.
All modern browsers allow you to change Cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” of your browser menu. You can also configure your browser or email manager, as well as install free plugins to prevent Web Bugs from being downloaded when opening an email.
The Web offers guidance to the User on the steps to access the configuration menu for cookies and, where appropriate, for private browsing in each of the main browsers:
• Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Configuration. For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
• Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom settings.
• Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.
• Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.
5. Modification of the Cookies Policy
The Web can modify this Cookies Policy depending on the legislative, regulatory requirements, or in order to adapt said policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, therefore users are advised to visit it periodically.
When there are significant changes in this Cookies Policy, the user will be notified (either by means of an informative notice on the publisher’s website or via email for registered users).