What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of information about the user of a website that is stored on the user's computer. This information is retrieved the next time you visit and browse the same website.
There are different types of cookies, depending on who manages them, and the computer or domain that sends cookies and processes the obtained data. The different types of cookies are as follows:
First-party cookies: These cookies are sent to the user's terminal from a computer or domain managed by the website editor itself and which provides the service requested by the user.
Third-party cookies: These cookies are sent to the user's terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the website but by another entity responsible for processing the information obtained by means of cookies.
When cookies are placed on your terminal by a computer or domain managed by the website editor itself, and the information collected through them is processed by a third party, they are not considered first-party cookies.
Types of cookies according to the period of time they remain activated
According to the time they remain on your terminal, the following cookie types exist:
Session cookies: These cookies are designed to collect and store data as the user browses a website. They are normally used to store information that is only needed for the purposes of providing the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of purchased products).
Persistent cookies: These cookies are stored on your terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period that is defined by the person responsible for the cookie. This can range from a few minutes to several years.
Types of cookies according to their purpose
Depending on the purpose for which the information is processed, cookies can be classified as follows:
Technical cookies: These cookies enable the user to browse through a web page, platform or application and use the various options or services found on it. They help us monitor data traffic and communication, identify user sessions, access restricted website areas, remember the items included in an order, pay for an order, register or participate in an event, use security elements while browsing, store content for video or sound playback, or share content on social media platforms.
Preference or personalised cookies: These cookies enable the user to access the service using a number of predefined general characteristics based on certain criteria in relation to the user's terminal, such as language, browser type, settings associated to the region from which the services are accessed, etc.
Analytical or measurement cookies: These cookies allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse user behaviour when they use the associated website. The information collected through these cookies is used to measure the activity of the website, application, or platform and to create browsing profiles of the users who access these websites, applications and platforms, in order to improve the website function based on the analysis of the usage data pertaining to the users of the service.
Advertising cookies: These cookies allow the efficient management of advertising space that, where appropriate, the editor has included in a web page, application or platform providing the requested service, based on criteria such as edited content or how often the ads are to be displayed.
Behavioural advertising cookies: These cookies allow the efficient management of advertising space that, where appropriate, the editor has included in a web page, application or platform providing the requested service. These cookies store information about user behaviour which is obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits. This information is then used to create a specific profile for the user and display pertinent advertising.
This website uses the information collected by means of the following types of cookies in order to improve its content and usage:
Blocking and deleting cookies
Through your browsers you can allow, block, restrict and even delete cookies. All browsers have settings which allow you to do this; this can be done via any of the procedures detailed below:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
- Microsoft Edge
Some third parties also offer opt-out systems or other solutions to prevent the use of the data collected through their cookies:
Facebook: ad preferences and ad settings
Google: Add-on to disable Google Analytics, disable ad personalisation and the Google Chrome extension to opt-out of DoubleClick advertising cookies
Lastly, it is important to note that when you disable or delete certain cookies, some features or functionalities of our website may no longer work properly, or we may not be able to offer you personalised services.