1.- What are cookies and what’s their purpose?
Cookies are small files that contain certain information about the user’s browsing through the website. Cookies are sent to the user’s browser and stored on the user’s computer.
Cookies are used to capture information about the user’s browsing in order to find out how the user interacts with the website (by analysing the information collected) and thus improve their browsing experience.
2.- Cookies used by this website
2.1 Own Cookies:
- Session Cookies: to ensure that users who post comments on the blog are human, not automated applications. This is how spam is combated.
- Cookie _utma: It expires 2 years after the last update. This cookie generates a unique user ID and records the date, first and last time the user visited the website. It is used to count how many times a single user visits the site.
- Cookie _utmb: It expires 30 minutes after the last update. This cookie records the time of arrival to the page and expires 30 minutes after the last page view recorded. It is automatically deleted when you change websites or close your browser. It is used to calculate the time a user spends on a page.
- Cookie _utmc: The purpose is similar to the one above, but for those webs where the old tracking code urchin.js is installed.
- Cookie _utmz: It expires after 6 months. This cookie stores the origin of the visitor, the path he/she has followed to access the website, whether it was direct access, from a link on another website, from an email link, using certain keywords in a search engine, through a display campaign, or through an AdWords ad. This cookie is used to calculate traffic coming from search engines (organic and PPC), advertising campaigns on display and browsing patterns within the same website (internal links). The cookie is updated each time you visit the site.
- Cookie SESSxxxID: It expires after one week. This cookie stores a unique identifier that links the current session in a database configuration table with the purpose of preventing the user from having to log in several times in a single browsing session.
2.2. Third-party Cookies:
Google Analytics: it stores cookies to be able to compile statistics on traffic and volume of visits to the website. By using this website, you consent to Google’s processing of information about you. Therefore, to exercise any rights in this regard you may do so by communicating directly with Google.
Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies that enable you to click on buttons such as Like or Share.
3.- Options related to cookies
Users may, at any time, express and modify their choice of cookies by the means described below:
3.1 Options offered by the browser
Users may configure the browser to allow cookies to be installed on their device or, alternatively, to reject them, either systematically or depending on the issuer of the cookies. Users may also configure the browser so that it requests the acceptance or rejection of cookies in each case, prior to their installation on the device.
3.1.1 Acceptance of cookies
The installation of cookies on a device is essentially dependant on whatever its user wishes to allow, a wish that he/she may express and modify at any time and free of charge through the options offered by the browser.
If the user, through the browser configuration, has accepted the installation of cookies on the device, the cookies integrated on the pages and contents that he/she visits may be temporarily stored in a specific space on this device. These cookies can only be read by their respective emitters and may be deleted at any time by means of the appropriate browser option.
3.1.2 Rejection of cookies
We decline any liability for the consequences associated with the degraded functioning of our services and that may derive from the impossibility, on our part, of installing the cookies necessary for the functioning of said services when the user has rejected or deleted them.
3.1.3 How to modify the options according to the browser used
Each browser has different procedures to manage cookies and user options. This configuration is described in the browser’s help menu and will allow the user to modify their cookie options. For more information on modifying the options, including deactivating cookies, visit the cookie modification and deactivation guidelines for any of the four most commonly used browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
Below we provide the links to various browsers, through which you can makethese changes:
Firefox from here: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-sitios-web-rastrear-preferencias
Chrome from here: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
Explorer from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/es – es/internet – explorer/delete – manage cookies#ie=ie – 10
Safari from here: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph17191?locale=es_ES
Opera from here: http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/es – ES/cookies.html
Finally, remember that you must update the table on the document Cookies Policy, which includes all the Cookies that the website installs when browed by the user.
3.2 If the user shares the use of the device with other people
If several people use the same device and whenever several browsers coexist in the same device, we cannot guarantee with certainty that the services and advertising directed to the user’s device correspond to the use of the device by the user and not to that of any other user of the same device.
In any case, the user is free to chose and, hence, solely responsible for his/her choice to share the use of the device with other people and the configuration of the browser parameters related to cookies.
4.- Other issues
Web browsers are the tools in charge of storing cookies and, thus, the right to delete or deactivate them must be managed from said browsers. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect management of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget the user’s decision not to accept them.
What IS NOT a cookie?
It’s not a virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, spyware, or a pop-up window.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card numbers or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they store are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of contents, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but rather your web browser. In fact, if you browse regularly with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the website does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
What kinds of cookies are there?
Technical Cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know whether the browsing is being done by a human or by an automated application, whether the user browsing is an anonymous user or a registered one, basic tasks for the functioning of any dynamic web.
Analysis Cookies: They collect information about the type of browsing being done, the sections being used the most, the products consulted, the time of use, the language, etc.
Advertising Cookies: They display advertising based on your browsing, country of origin, language, etc.
What are the website’s own cookies and those of third parties?
The website’s own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and those of third parties 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 consequences of you disabling the cookies preference, here are a few examples:
· You will not be able to share content from that 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 usually the case on online shops.
· You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My Account, or My Profile or My Orders.
· Online stores: You will not be able to make purchases online, they will have to be made over the phone or by visiting the physical store, if there is 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 traffic to the website, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
· You will not be able to write on the blog, you will not be able to upload photos, publish comments, rate or rank content. Also, the web will not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
· It will not be possible to show sectorized advertising, which will reduce the advertising income of the web.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, not just deleted, but also blocked, either generally or for a specific domain.
To delete cookies from a website, go to browser settings and search for those cookies associated with the domain in question. Then, proceed to delete them.