1. What are cookies and why do we use them on this website.
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s device when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that is done from said device.
Cookies allow said website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user’s decisions and habits. On this website we use them to improve the experience within our website, identify and remember the registered user and facilitate navigation.
On the Wikipedia page it is possible to obtain more information about what cookies are and how they work. Access Wikipedia here.
2. What kind of cookies use our website?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first expire when the user closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified on the web) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on their objective, Cookies can be classified as follows:
· 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 every time you visit. As an example, this typology includes:
Volume settings of video or sound players.
The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
· Geolocation cookies: these Cookies are used to find out what country you are in when a website or service is requested. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help orient the content to its location.
· Registration cookies: Registration cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened his session, and they are used to identify him on the websites and services with the following objectives:
Keep the user identified so that, if you close a service or web, the browser or computer and at another time or another day re-enter that service or web, you will continue to be identified, thus facilitating your navigation without having to identify yourself again. This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the “Exit” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time he enters the web the user will have to log in to be identified.
Check if the user is authorized to access certain services or functions of the Web.
Additionally, some services may use third-party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user registers in a service with credentials of a social network or third-party identification system, he authorizes it to keep a persistent cookie that remembers his identity and guarantees access to the web until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the web through social networks or third-party identification system by updating their preferences in the social network that you specify.
· Analytical cookies: Each time a User visits a Web or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and the like) generates an analytical cookie on the user’s device. This cookie that is only generated during the visit will be used to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives pursued are:
Allow anonymous identification of navigating users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
Anonymously identify the most visited and therefore most attractive content for users
Know if the user who is accessing is new or repeats visit.
· Advertising cookies: these types of cookies allow you to expand the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous user on the Web. Among others, the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the navigation patterns and / or user behaviors are stored as they help shape a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow to offer advertising related to the interests of the user.
3. How to disable cookies in the browser
Most browsers currently allow the user to configure whether they want to accept cookies and which of them. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ of your browser menu.
These are the instructions to configure cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.
For more information, you can consult Google support or browser Help.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help.
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.
If you want to know the detailed information of the New Spanish Cookies Law click here. (document in .PDF)