A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. Its usefulness is that the website is able to remember your visit when you return to browse that page. Cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of content, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The purpose of the cookie is to adapt the content of the website to your profile and needs, without cookies the services offered by any page would be significantly diminished.
More information about cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The purpose of the cookie is so that the website is able to remember your visit when you return to that page. Although many people do not know it, cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What is not a cookie?
It is not a virus, Trojan horse, worm, spam, spyware or pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they do store is of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of content, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realise that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
What types of cookies are there?
- Technical cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user are browsing, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Analysis cookies: These collect information about the type of browsing being carried out, the sections most used, products consulted, time of use, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: These show advertising based on your browsing, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are first-party and third-party cookies?
First-party cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and third-party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I disable cookies?
To help you understand the scope of what can happen if you disable cookies, here are some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from this website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the content to your personal preferences, as is often the case with online shops.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My account, My profile or My orders.
- Online shops: You will not be able to make purchases online, you will have to make them over the phone or by visiting the physical shop if you have one.
- It will not be possible to customise your geographical preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website will not be able to know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- You will not be able to display targeted advertising, which will reduce the website's advertising revenue.
Can I delete and/or block cookies?
Yes, you can delete and block cookies. Below, we provide links to the settings of the most commonly used browsers so that you can proceed according to your preferences:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es-419
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/proteccion-de-rastreo-mejorada-en-firefox-para-esc
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/microsoft-edge/eliminar-las-cookies-en-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/topic/eliminar-y-administrar-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
Cookies used on this website
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
- Google Analytics: Stores cookies to compile statistics on the traffic and volume of visits to this website, as well as the language used. By using this website you consent to the processing of data about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any rights in this regard must be done by communicating directly with Google (e.g.: -APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, SID, _ga, _gat).
- Social media cookies: "Social plugins" are not integrated into our portal, but only via an HTML link (so-called "shariff plug-in"). This ensures that a connection to the service of the social network provider is not created just by using our website. Clicking on a social network button on our website will open a new window and a link to the service provider's page. For rights and settings options related to protecting your privacy, please refer to the providers' data privacy policies.
Disabling or deleting cookies
This website provides users with an easily accessible form to enable or disable the cookies used by us according to the user's personal preferences at any time.
On the other hand, with regard to the add-ons from external entities (such as Google Inc. services) used on our website, we recommend that all users access the privacy policies of each service provider for further information:
- Web browsers are the tools responsible for storing cookies and this is where you should exercise your right to delete or deactivate them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
- In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept them.
- In the case of Google Analytics cookies, this company stores cookies on servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share it with third parties, except in cases where it is necessary for the operation of the system or where the law requires it to do so. According to Google, it does not store your IP address. Google Inc. is a company that adheres to the Safe Harbour Agreement which guarantees that all data transferred will be treated with a level of protection in accordance with European regulations.
- If you have any doubts or queries about this cookies policy, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact section.