What is a cookie?
Cookies are files that are downloaded to the user’s device (computer/smartphone/tablet) when accessing certain websites, and stored on the device’s memory. Among other things, they make it possible to store and retrieve information about the user’s browsing habits or their computer, see which pages are visited, the length of time spent online, analyse the functioning of a webpage, see if there are technical problems, and so on. Depending on the information they contain and the way the device is used, cookies can be used to recognise the user.
What kinds of cookies are there?
There are several types of cookies which are based on different criteria – including:
Based on ownership:
Own cookies. These are owned by the domain.
Third-party cookies. These are owned by a third party, other than the domain, that will process the information collected.
Based on purpose:
Technical and/or personalisation cookies. These are used to improve the service, locate incidents, recognise the user, and so on.
Analytics and/or advertising cookies. These are used to analyse browsing information and display advertising – whether generic or personalised.
What are cookies for?
Cookies are used for a range of purposes – including: to offer you personalised services and/or advertising; analyse how the system is functioning; recognise you when you access as a user; locate any issues and problems that arise and solve them as quickly as possible; and analyse and measure website use and activity.
Is my consent required to install cookies?
Consent is not required for installing technical cookies or those that are strictly necessary to provide an information society service expressly requested by the user.
For others, the data subject’s consent is required, and this can be requested by different means. In the case of the domain, your consent will be deemed to have been granted if you continue using the website – notwithstanding the fact that you can revoke such consent at any time and deactivate the cookies.
What cookies does this domain currently use?
TECHNICAL: These are OWN cookies, session cookies, identification cookies, configuration cookies and registration cookies that are strictly necessary to identify the user and provide the services requested by the user. The information obtained through them is processed by the domain only.
ANALYTICS: These cookies are processed either by us or by third parties and enable us to quantify the number of users and perform statistical measurement and analysis of the way users use our service. To do this, we analyse browsing behaviour on our website in order to improve the range of products or services we offer.
Analytics cookies used by the domain are as follows:
The information collected by these is processed by the domain and the third party Google Ireland Limited
The information collected by these is processed by the domain and the third party Adobe Systems
The information collected by these is processed by the domain and the third party Affilinet Spain SL
The information collected by these is processed by the domain and the third party Tradedoubler.com
“Adition Adserver cookies”
The information collected by these is processed by the domain and the third party Adition technologies AG
These companies provide us with a service to analyse our website’s audience and they may use these data to improve their own services as well as offer services to other companies.
You can find out more about these and other uses via the links provided above.
These tools do not collect data regarding the names or surnames of users or the postal address from which they are connecting. The information they collect relates to: the number of pages visited, language, social networks on which our news is published, the city where the user’s access IP address is assigned, the number of users who visit us, the frequency and recurrence of visits, the time of visits, the browser they use, the operator or type of device from which they access the website.
We use this information to improve our website, identify new requirements, and assess improvements that could be introduced to provide a better service to users who visit our website.
How do I disable cookies?
Most browsers tell you how to configure your browser such that it does not accept cookies, and notifies you when you receive a new cookie, as well as how to disable cookies completely. To control what you want your information to be used for, you can configure your device’s browser to suit you.
In any case, please note that if technical and/or operational cookies are deactivated, the quality of the website may be reduced or it may be harder to identify you.
Please note the following links, where you will find more information about different browsers: