What are cookies and why do we use them.
A cookie is a file that downloads on the user’s device when accessing to certain websites to store and recover the information about navigation made from this device.
Cookies allow the website, among other things, to store and recover the information about the decisions and habits if the user. We use them to personalise the experiences in our websites, identify and remember the registered user to make navigation easier.
In Wikipedia it is possible to get more information about cookies and how do they work. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie)
What kinds of cookies are used?
Statistical analysis cookies: Those are the cookies that allow the control the number of visitors and make a statistical analysis of the use of services made by our users. Thanks to this we can study the navigation around the website and then improve the offer of products and services that we provide.
Technical and personalisation cookies: Those are the cookies that allow the control of the aspects related to the user session, then, we can improve the navigation in the website. For example:
- They allow the recognition of the language of the user.
- They prevent attacks against the website and the users.
- They help to provide the proper reproduction of multimedia contents.
- They improve the performance, allowing the distribution of the website traffic of our machines among several servers.
For further information you can visit the “Guía sobre el uso de las cookies de la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos”
The following table gathers the cookies which are not excluded by this website:
|_ga, _gat||Analytical||Cookies used by Google Analytic to the statistical control of access.
|SESS…||Technical||Session identifier for the management of the framework used to create the web
|cookiesinfo||Technical||Identifies the visualization of the cookies policy bar
|Drupal.toolbar.collapsed,Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight||Technical||Related to tags on grids|
The rest of cookies belong to third parties, mainly of online services of social networks that provide systems to share contents.
How to unable the cookies.
Most of the navigators allow the user to set if they wish to accept the cookies and which of them. These settings are normally in “options” or “preferences” in the menu of the navigator.
These are the instructions to configure the cookies in the main navigators:
Chrome: Settings- Show advanced settings- Privacy- Contents settings.
For more information you can access Google support or the help of the navigator.
Firefox:Tools- Options- Privacy- Record-Settings
For more information you can access Mozilla support of the help in the navigator.
Internet explorer: Tools- Internet options-Privacy
For more information you can access Microsoft support of the help in the navigator.
For more information you can access Apple support of the help in the navigator.
Complementary guarantees (Activation of Private Navigation).
All the Internet navigators allow you to limit the behaviour of a cookie or deactivate the cookies with the settings or options of the navigator. The steps to follow are different on each navigator and the help can be found on the menu of the navigator.
A lot of navigators allow the activation of a private mode with which the cookies are deleted after a visit. Depending on each navigator this private mode might have different names. You will find a list with the most common navigators with a link to the settings of cookies and the different names of this “private mode”:
Internet Explorer 8 and superior; In Private:
Safari 2 and superior; Private navigation
Opera 10.5 and superior; Private navigation
FireFox 3.5 and superior; Private navigation
Google Chrome 10 and superior; Incognito
Updates and changes on cookies policy:
The owner of the website can change the Cookies Policy according to the legal requests and regulations with the purpose of adapting the policy to the instructions dictated by the “Spanish Agency of Data Protection”. For this reason, it is advisable for the users to visit it frequently.
When significant changes of the Cookies Policy are made, the users of the website will be informed on the same website or by email.