Information on cookies 2018-06-22T10:39:42+00:00

Information on cookies

INFORMATION ON COOKIES

As a result of the entry-into-force of the reference amendment to the Spanish Information Society Services Act (LSSICE) made by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is compulsory to obtain the users’ express consent for the use of unnecessary cookies before they browse the corresponding webpages.

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies and other similar technologies, such as local shared objects, flash cookies and pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and retrieve information about visitors and ensure the correct operation of the website.

These devices enable the web server to remember information about the user, such as their viewing preferences for the pages on the server, usernames and passwords and products that interest them most, etc.

 

COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATION AND EXEMPTED COOKIES

According to the EU directive, cookies that require the user’s informed consent are analytical, advertising and affiliation cookies. Technical cookies and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user are exempted from said requirement.

 

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?

There are five major types of cookie:

  • Analytical cookies: these collect information on how the website is used.
  • Social cookies: these are necessary for external social media.
  • Affiliate cookies: these track visits from other websites with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliation companies).
  • Advertising and behaviour cookies: these collect information about the user’s preferences and personal choices (retargeting).
  • Technical and functional cookies: these are strictly necessary for using the website and providing the contracted service.

 

COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE

  • PHPSESSID: technical cookie that is strictly necessary; it contains the session ID. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
  • _lang: technical cookie that is strictly necessary; it contains the session language. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
  • ac_cookies: technical cookie that is strictly necessary; it contains the value of whether or not the user has agreed to the installation of cookies. It expires 1 year after the last update.
  • _ga: Google Analytics cookie; it enables the unique visit control feature. This cookie is installed the first time a user logs on to the website with a browser. When the user logs on to the website again with the same browser, the cookie will interpret that it is the same user. It will interpret that it is a different user only if there is a change of browser. It expires 2 years after the last update.
  • _gat: this cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It is used to limit request speeds – limiting the collection of data on high-traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
  • _utma: Google Analytics cookie that records the date of the first and last time the user logged on to the website. It expires 2 years after the last update.
  • _utmb: Google Analytics cookie that records the time when the user logs on to the website. It expires 30 minutes after the last update.
  • _utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for interoperability with the urchin.js tracking code. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
  • _utmt: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to process the type of request made by the user. It expires at the end of the session.
  • _utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. It expires at the end of the session.
  • _utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the source of traffic or a campaign to explain how the user arrived at the website. It expires 6 months after the last update.

 

REVOCATION OF CONSENT TO INSTALL COOKIES. HOW TO DELETE COOKIES FROM YOUR BROWSER

Chrome

  1. Select the Tools icon
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Show Advanced Options.
  4. In the “Privacy” section, click on Content Settings.
  • Delete cookies: Click on All cookies and site data…
  • Do not allow cookies to be stored.
  1. Click on Delete browsing data (empty Cache).
  2. Close and restart the browser.

For more information about Chrome, click here: http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es

 

Internet Explorer. Version 11

  1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
  2. Click on the General tab.
  3. In the “Browsing history” section, click Delete browsing history on exit.
  4. Select Delete files.
  5. Select Delete cookies.
  6. Click Remove.
  7. Click on OK.
  8. Close and restart the browser.

For more information about Internet Explorer, click here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/es-419/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9

 

Firefox. Version 18

  1. Select Firefox | History | Clear recent history.
  2. Next to “Details”, click on the down arrow.
  3. Select the following check-boxes: Cookies, Cache, Active session starts
  4. Using the “Time interval to erase” in the drop-down menu, select All.
  5. Click Delete now.
  6. Close and restart the browser.

You can accept or reject cookies individually in Firefox Preferences in the History section available in Tools > Options > Privacy.

For more information about Mozilla Firefox, click here: https://www.mozilla.org/es-ES/privacy/websites/#cookies

 

Safari Version 5.1

  1. Select the Safari icon / Edit | Restore Safari.
  2. Select the following check-boxes: Clear history, Delete all website data
  3. Click on Reset.
  4. Close and restart the browser.

For more information about Safari, click here: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

 

Opera

Options – Advanced – Cookies.

Cookie options control the way in which Opera processes them and therefore their acceptance or rejection. For more information about Opera click here: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/es-ES/cookies.html

 

Other browsers

Check the documentation of the browser you have installed.