WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and that is stored on the user’s terminal, which may be a personal computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as language and preferred options, which can facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful by personalising its content. Cookies play a very important role in improving the experience of using the website.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Depending on the entity that manages them, cookies can be:
- Own cookies: These are sent to the User's terminal equipment from a computer or domain personally managed by the publisher, from which the service requested by the User is provided.
- Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies are those sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
According to how long they remain activated:
- Session cookies: These are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are often used to store information that is only relevant to the provision of the service requested by the user on one occasion.
- Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a pre-defined period by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, the website may use:
Technical cookies - These allow the user to navigate through the web page or application and use the different options or services that exist within it. For example, to control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted-access website areas, remember the elements that make up an order, make an application for registration or participation in an event, use security features while browsing and store content for broadcasting video or sound.
Personalisation cookies - These allow the effective management of advertising spaces that have been included in the web page or application from which the service is provided. They allow you to tailor advertising content to make it relevant to the user and to avoid displaying ads that the user has already seen.
Advertising cookies - Son aquellas que permiten la gestión eficaz de los espacios publicitarios que se han incluido en la página web o aplicación desde la que se presta el servicio. Permiten adecuar el contenido de la publicidad para que esta sea relevante para el usuario y para evitar mostrar anuncios que el usuario ya haya visto.
Statistic analysis cookies - These allow tracking and analysis of user behaviour on websites. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, applications or platforms and to create browser profiles of the users of these websites, applications and platforms, in order to make improvements based on the usage data provided by users.
Note: “Own” cookies are used only by the owner of this website and "Third-party" cookies are also used by the service provider detailed in the table above.
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES ON YOUR BROWSER.
You have the option of allowing, blocking or deleting cookies installed on your computer by configuring its installed browser options:
- Internet Explorer:
- Microsoft Edge:
On some browsers, you can set specific rules to manage cookies for each site, giving you more precise control over your privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those that you trust.