What are cookies?
They are text files with small pieces of data that are stored in the device used to browse on (be that a computer, tablet, or mobile phone) when a user visits a webpage, the pages they visit and the time they are connected to the page, to analyse how the webpage functions and detect technical problems, etc. Depending on the data they contain, and the way in which the terminal is used, they can also be used to identify the user.
A cookie is a text file that is downloaded to a user`s computer when he or she accesses certain webpages. Cookies enable, among other things, the storage and retrieval of information about the browsing habits of the users, or to customise the way that content is displayed.
TYPES OF COOKIES.
Cookies can be classified in the following ways:
Cookies according to the entity they are managed by:
- Own cookies. These are sent to the user`s terminal from a computer or domain that is managed by the publisher itself, and from where the service requested by the user is provided.
- Cookies from third parties. These are sent to the user`s terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher but by a different entity which processes the data obtained by the cookies.
Cookies according to their purpose:
- Technical cookies. These allow the user to browse on a webpage, platform, or application, to utilise the different existing options or services, including those the publisher uses to enable the management and operation of the webpage, and to enable its functions and services
- Preference and customised cookies. These enable information to be remembered so that the user can access the service with certain characteristics that differentiate their experience from that of other users.
- Analytic or mediation cookies. These allow the entity responsible for the same to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked.
Cookies for behavioural advertising.
These enable the most efficient management of the advertising space, which a publisher, where appropriate, includes on a webpage, application, or platform from which the services requested are provided. These cookies store information on user behaviour by means of the continuous monitoring of their browsing habits, which allows them to develop a specific profile to which they can display the appropriate advertising. Likewise, it is possible that, when visiting a webpage, or opening an email where an advertisement, or a promotion of our products or services appears, a cookie is installed which helps us to show you advertising that is related to the search you have carried out, to develop control of our advertisements in relation to the number of times they are viewed, where they appear, and the times at which they are viewed, etc.
Cookies according to the period they remain activated:
- Session cookies. These are designed to collect and store data while the user is browsing a webpage. They are used to store information only while the service requested is being provided to the user on a single occasion. Once the session has expired, the cookies will disappear.
- Persistent cookies. Where data is stored in the terminal and may be accessed and processed during a defined period of time, from a few minutes to several years.
REVOKE AND DELETE COOKIES.
On accessing our website for the first time, you will be able to accept or refuse the use of all our cookies, or if you prefer, you can access the settings and accept the cookies by type, except for the technical cookies, which do not require user consent. You will be able to modify your preferences at any time through our settings panel.
In addition, you can access the settings on the browser you use to restrict, block, or erase the cookies by following the steps below:
Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Safari, iPad and iPhone.
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS.
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