What are Cookies and how do websites use them?
- Ensure that web pages are working properly
- Discover information about your browsing experience
- Compile anonymous statistical information, e.g. which pages you viewed or how long you remained on our site
Using Cookies enables us to enhance your navigation of the site, adjusting the information and services that are offered to suit your personal interests, in order to improve your experience each time you visit.
Cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and his or her computer/device. None of the data that they provide will reveal your personal information. You can change your browser’s settings at any time, modifying and/or disabling the installation of Cookies sent by this website. However, this may affect the quality of the site’s services.
Why are they important?
- From a technical perspective, they enable websites to operate faster and to adapt to suit the user’s specific preferences, e.g. saving the default language or the country’s currency or detecting the device used to access the site.
- They establish levels of protection and security that prevent cyber-attacks on the website and its users, or make such attacks more difficult.
- They compile statistical data and provide it to media managers to improve the quality and overall experience in regard to the services offered.
- They enable the advertisements shown to users to be optimised so that only those most in line with their individual interests are displayed.
What types of Cookies does this website use?
- Session Cookies expire when the user leaves the website or closes the browser, i.e. they are active while the user is on the website but are eliminated from the user’s computer when he or she leaves the site.
- Permanent Cookies expire when their purpose has been fulfilled or when they are manually eliminated. They have a deletion date and are normally used for online purchasing operations and for customisation and registration purposes, eliminating the need to re-enter our password.
In addition, depending on the entity that manages the terminal or domain from which Cookies are sent and where the data obtained is processed, a distinction can be drawn between Own Cookies and Third-Party Cookies.
- Own Cookies are Cookies sent to your computer and managed exclusively by us, in order to improve the operation of the Website. The information that we collect is used to improve the quality of our service and your user experience.
- If you use the content of our Website interactively, you may also encounter Third-Party Cookies (e.g. if you click social network links or view videos embedded in another website). These are Cookies that are put in place by a domain other than our Website. We cannot access the information that is stored in Cookies from other websites when you use such sites.
This Website uses both temporary and permanent Cookies. Session Cookies store information only while the user is connected to the website, while permanent Cookies store information on the terminal in order that these Cookies can be accessed and made use of over more than just one session.
Depending on the purpose for which the information obtained from the Cookies is processed, the website may use:
These are cookies that enable the user to navigate the website or application and use its various options and services, e.g. controlling traffic and communicating data, session ID, accessing restricted areas, remembering the individual components of an order, processing requests for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during browsing and storing content for video or sound broadcasts.
These enable the user to access the service with some general default settings that are taken from settings on the user’s own terminal or defined by the user, e.g. the language, the browser used to access the service, the layout of selected content, geo-location of the terminal or regional settings used to access the service.
These enable efficient management of the advertising spaces contained in the website from which the service is provided. They enable advertising content to be adjusted, making it relevant to the individual user and avoiding the display of advertisements that the user has already seen.
Statistical Analysis Cookies
These enable monitoring and analysis of users’ behaviour on websites. Information collected via these Cookies is used to measure activity on websites, applications or platforms and to create user browsing profiles for such sites in order to improve the service offered based on information collected on how users employ the site.
Some websites may include Third-Party Cookies. These allow management and improvement of the services offered, e.g. Google Analytics statistical services.
How can I adjust the settings on my Cookies?
We inform you, however, that Cookies are not essential in order to use our Website and you may block or disable them by activating the relevant settings in your browser, which will allow you to reject the installation of all or some Cookies. Virtually all browsers can be configured to display a warning indicating that Cookies are present, or to reject them automatically. If you do choose to reject them you may continue to use our Website but you may not be able to make full use of some of its services, which may result in a less satisfying user experience.
Links for the main browsers and devices are given below, with the aim of providing you with all of the information you need to manage Cookies on your browser.
Version 6: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283185/es
Version 7 and 8: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-ES/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Version 9: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-ES/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9