1 – What are Cookies?
Likewise, the Website will register all the services that have been requested by the users, for the purpose of offering and providing information that suits the interests and preferences of each user.
2 – Which are the existing cookie types?
Depending on their expiration time, they may be categorized into the following types:
|TYPES OF COOKIES|
|Session Cookies||They expire when the user closes the browser.|
|Persistent Cookies||They expire depending on when the purpose for which they serve is met (for example, for the user to remain identified on the services) or when they are manually deleted.|
|COOKIES ACCORDING TO OBJECTIVE|
|Performance Cookies||This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service upon each visit. As an example, this typology includes:|
|Geolocation cookies||These Cookies are used to define the country you are in when requesting a service. This Cookie is completely anonymous and is solely used to help target content to your location.|
|Registration cookies||Registration Cookies are generated upon user registration or subsequent log-in. They are used to identify you in the services for the following purposes:|
Keep the user identified so that, if they close a service, the browser or the computer, and at another time or on another day re-enters that service, they will continue to be identified, thus facilitating their browsing without having to re-identify themselves. This functionality can be turned off by the user clicking on the “log out” option. This Cookie is then deleted and, the next time the user connects to the service, the user will have to log in again to be identified.
Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a competition.
Each time a user connects to a service, an external provider’s tool generates an analytical cookie on the user computer. This Cookie, which is only generated upon visiting, will serve for future visits to the Web Services to anonymously identify the visitor. These are the pursued main objectives:
Allow anonymous identification of browsing users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and the therefore the approximate count of the number of visitors and the trend over time.
Anonymously identify the most visited and therefore most attractive user content.
Know if the accessing user is new or is repeating a visit.Important: Unless the user decides to register for a service on the Website, the “Cookie” will never be associated with any personal data that can identify them. Such Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimise the experience of Users on the website.
|Behavioural advertising cookies||This type of “Cookies” allows us to expand the information of the advertisements displayed to each anonymous user on the Web Services. Among others, it stores the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or browsing patterns and/or user compartments as they help to form a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow us to offer advertising related to the interests of the user.|
|Third-party advertising cookies||In addition to web-managed advertising on its Services, the Website offers its advertisers the option to serve advertisements through third parties (“AdServers”). In this way, these third parties may store Cookies sent from the Web Services from users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored therein.|
What cookies do we use?
The cookies we use on our website are:
FROM THIRD PARTIES
These are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
|_ga||Google Analytics||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, which is an important update to the analytics service most commonly used by Google. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request on a website and is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for website analysis reports. By default, it is set up to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.|
|_gid||Google Analytics||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of spring 2017 there is no information available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.|
|_gat||Google Analytics||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to the documentation used to regulate the filing fee, which limits the collection of data on high-traffic websites. Expires after 10 minutes.|
4- How to disable Cookies?
It is usually possible to stop accepting browser cookies, or to stop accepting Cookies from a particular Service.
All modern browsers allow to change your Cookie settings. These settings are usually found under “Options” or “Preferences” of your web browser menu. You may also configure your browser or email software, as well as install free add-ons to prevent Web Beacons from being downloaded when you open an email.
The Website offers user instructions on the steps that need to be taken in order to access the cookies settings menu and, where necessary, private browsing explained for the most common browsers:
|Internet Explorer||Tools –> Internet Options –> Privacy –> Settings. For more information, contact Microsoft support or refer to the browser Help section.|
|Microsoft Edge||Settings and more –> Settings –> Clear browsing data.|
|Firefox||Tools –> Options –> Privacy –> History –> Custom settings.|
|Chrome||Settings –> Advanced settings –> Privacy and security –> Clear browsing data.|
|Safari||Preferences –> Security. For more information, contact Apple support or refer to the browser Help section.|
5- Can there be changes to the Cookies Policy?
The Website may modify this Cookies Policy according to legislative, regulatory requirements, or in order to adapt this policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, therefore users are advised to visit it periodically.
When there are significant changes to this Cookies Policy, users will be informed either through the website or via email to the registered users.