What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded onto your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or of their computer and, depending on the information contained and how these devices are used, cookies can be used to recognise the user. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and their computer/device and do not provide any references that make it possible to find out any personal data.
Cookies affected by the regulations and exempt cookies
According to the EU directive, cookies that require the informed consent of the user are analytic, advertising and affiliation cookies, with those of a technical nature and those necessary for the functioning of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user being exempt.
Types of cookies
- a) According to the entity that manages them, there are proprietary Cookies (those that are sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain managed by the editor themselves – from where this owner provides the service requested by the user) and third-party Cookies (those which are sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor but rather by a third party).
- b) According to the time that they remain active, session Cookies (designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing the web) and persistent Cookies (data which is stored in the terminal and which can be accessed and processed during a defined period by the cookie manager).
- c) According to the purpose for which the information is collected, these can be:
– Technical Cookies (these are necessary for the use of the website and the provision of the contracted service).
– Customisation Cookies (these allow the user to access the service with predefined characteristics of general nature such as language, browser type, the regional settings, etc.).
– Analytic Cookies (these collect information to see how users make use of the web).
– Advertising Cookies (these collect information on the preferences and personal choices of the users).
– Affiliate Cookies (these track visitors coming from other websites, with whom the website sets up an affiliation agreement – affiliate companies).
TYPE OF COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
The Cookies used on this website are session and technical Cookies which allow us to store and access information on the language, the type of browser used and other general characteristics, predefined by the user, as well as follow and analyse the user’s activity, in order to make improvements and provide our services in a more efficient and personalised way. In any case, the cookies used are temporary in nature, with the sole purpose of making browsing more efficient, and they disappear when the user’s session ends. Under no circumstances will these cookies provide personal data and they will not be used for the collection of this type of data.
It makes it easier for the user to browse and access the various services offered by the site;
– it prevents the user from having to configure predefined general characteristics each time they access the web; and
– after an analysis of the information obtained through the installed cookies, it enables the functioning and services provided through this website to be improved.
Upon accessing on the website, you are informed that if you continue browsing, various third-party cookies will be installed and that you are thereby consenting to their installation. The sole purpose of which is to record access to the web by creating statistics about the visits, with this information always being gathered anonymously. It is not necessary to accept the installation of these cookies, you will still be able to browse throughout our website.
In several sections of the website third-party cookies may be installed, in particular the following:
– Google + and Google Maps Cookies, as defined on its web page on what type of cookies they use.
You may access the settings of your browser at any time accepting or rejecting all cookies, or selecting the installation of those which you allow and rejecting those you don’t, by following one of the procedures below (depending on the browser you are using):
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Safari, iPad and iPhone
DEACTIVATION/ACTIVATION AND DELETION OF COOKIES
Restricting or blocking cookies has to be done through the browser settings.
If you don’t want websites to install cookies on your computer, you can adjust the settings on your browser to notify you before any cookies are installed on it. Similarly, you can adjust the settings so that the browser rejects all cookies, or only third-party cookies. You can also delete any cookies that are already on your computer. Bear in mind that you will need to adjust the settings of each browser and computer you use.
Each browser has a different method to adjust the settings. If necessary, check the browser’s help function to set up the correct settings.
To disable the cookies on your mobile phone, check the device’s manual for more information.
You can also obtain more information about cookies on the Internet through the following link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/
Taking into account the way in which the Internet and web pages work, we do not always have information about the cookies placed on our website by third parties. This applies especially to cases where our website contains items which are referred to as embedded elements: texts, documents, images or short films that are stored in another location but are displayed on our website.
If you encounter these types of cookies and they are not mentioned to our previous listing, please inform us, or contact the third party directly asking for information about the cookies they use, the purpose and duration of the cookie, and how to guarantee your privacy.