A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. It is intended to recognize you the next time you browse that website. Cookies usually store technical information such as personal preferences, personalisation of content, usage statistics, links to social media networks, access to user accounts, etc. The purpose of the cookie is to adapt the content of the website to your personal profile and needs. Without cookies the services offered by any page would be significantly diminished.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the service more useful to you. Although most people are not aware of this, cookies have been used for decades, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What is NOT a cookie?
A cookie is not a virus, nor a trojan, worm, spam or spyware and it does not open any pop-up.
What kind of information is stored by a cookie?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, pictures, your ID card or any other kind of personal information. The data they do store is mostly technical: personal preferences, adaptation of content,etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try bowsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the web does not realise that you are the same person because the information is actually associated to the browser, not to the person.
What type of cookies are there?
- Technical cookies: these are the most basic ones. They allow to know when a human or an automated application is browsing and when an anonymous user and a registered one are browsing. These are basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Analysing cookies: these cookies collect information on the type of browsing you are doing, the pages you visit the most, the products you check out, at what time you are active, the language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: these cookies show advertising based on your browsing habits, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are first-party and third-party cookies?
First-party cookies are those generated by the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter or Google.
What happens if I disable cookies?
Here are som examples to make you understand the consequences that disabling cookies can have:
- You won’t be able to share content of that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website won’t be allowed to adapt the content to your personal preferences, as it is usually the case of online stores.
- You won’t be able to access your personal area on that website, such as My Account, My Profile or My Orders.
- Online stores: you won’t be able to shop online. Instead, you will have to shop by calling or going in person to the store (if there is any).
- It won’t be possible to customize your geographical preferences, such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website won’t be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, making it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments or rate content. The website will also not be able to tell whether you are a human or an automated application posting spam.
- It will not be possible to display targeted advertising, which will reduce the website’s advertising revenue.
Can cookies be deleted and/or blocked?
Yes, you can delete and block cookies. Below, we provide links to the settings of the most commonly used browsers so that you can proceed according to your preferences:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es-419
Cookies used on this website
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
- Google Analytics: Stores cookies to compile statistics on traffic and volume of visits to this website, as well as the language used. By using this website you are consenting to the processing of information about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any rights in this regard must be done by communicating directly with Google. (e.g.: -APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, SID, _ga, _gat)
Deactivation or deletion of cookies
On this website, users can easily access a form to enable or disable the cookies used by us according to their personal preferences at any time.
On the other hand, with regard to the add-ons from external entities (such as Google Inc. services) used on our website, we recommend that all users access the privacy policies of each service provider for further information:
- Neither this website nor its legal representatives are responsible for the content or the veracity of the privacy policies of the third parties mentioned in this cookies policy.
- Web browsers are the tools responsible for storing cookies and this is the place where you should exercise your right to delete or deactivate them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
- In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept them.
- In the case of Google Analytics cookies, Google Analytics stores cookies on servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share them with third parties, except where this is necessary for the operation of the system or where required by law. According to Google, it does not store your IP address. Google Inc. is a company that adheres to the Safe Harbour Agreement, which guarantees that all data transferred will be treated with a level of protection in accordance with European regulations.
- If you have any doubts or queries about this cookies policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.