Last updated: 11/03/2023
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files that are installed on the hard disk or in the browser of the computer, tablet, smartphone, or equivalent device with internet browsing functionalities. They help in various ways, such as personalizing the services of the website owner, facilitating navigation and usability through the website, obtaining aggregated information from the website visitors, enabling the playback and display of multimedia content on the website, allowing interaction elements between the user and the website, enabling security tools, and so on.
- Data: It is the information obtained through the user’s terminal equipment via the data storage and retrieval device (cookies or others). The data will be personal when it concerns identified or identifiable natural persons, in the terms established by Article 4 of the GDPR.
- Aggregated information: non-nominal information, typically numerical, for the purpose of providing statistical information.
- Terminal equipment: It is the device from which the user accesses the service, such as a personal computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc., and from which information is obtained.
- Publisher: responsible or owner of the website.
- Third party: external entity, collaborator, service provider or related to the publisher, involved in the management of some cookies.
- Cookie controller: the publisher, responsible, owner of the website or even the third party in some cases.
- Browsing habits: trends shown by the user when browsing through a website such as, for example, time spent on the page, parts visited, most frequent sections, origin of the visit, destination of the visit, among others.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
According to the entity that manages them:
First-party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
According to the length of time they remain activated in the terminal equipment:
Session cookies: These are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that only interests in preserving for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g., a list of purchased products) and disappear at the end of the session.
Persistent cookies: These are cookies in which the data continue to be stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie controller, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies are processed:
Technical cookies: These allow the user to navigate through a website, platform, or application and use the different options or services that exist therein, including those used by the publisher to allow the management and operation of the website and enable its functions and services, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, managing payment, controlling fraud linked to the security of the service, making the request for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for the purpose of invoicing software licenses with which the service (website, platform or application) operates, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, loading animation of a text or image) or sharing content through social networks. Also included in this category, due to their technical nature, are those cookies that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of advertising spaces that, as one more element of design or “layout” of the service offered to the user, the publisher has included in a webpage, application, or platform based on criteria such as the edited content, without collecting information from users for other purposes, such as personalizing that advertising content or other content.
Preference or personalization cookies: These allow remembering information so that the user accesses the service with certain features that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as the language, the number of results to show when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which they access the service, etc.
Analytics or measurement cookies: These allow the cookie controller to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impacts of the ads. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in measuring the activity of websites, application or platform, with the aim of introducing improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by the service users.
Advertising cookies: These allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included in a web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service, based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency at which the ads are shown.
Behavioral advertising cookies: These allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included in a web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service. These cookies store information on user behavior obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows developing a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
SPECIFICALLY, WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?
|Own / Third-Party*
|Type of Cookies
|Data Transfer outside of the European Union
|(e.g.) Third-Party (Google Analytics)
|(e.g.) Analysis or Measurement
|(e.g.) This cookie keeps a record of the number of times a user has been on a site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred
|(e.g.) It is a cookie with a duration of 2 years
|(e.g.) Yes, Google LLC
Through these cookies, user profiles are not created for those who navigate through the web, and therefore, no automated decisions are made based on this data.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES?
Blocking or disabling all cookies helps to protect privacy but can also limit the experience on some websites, as well as limit functionalities or even not allow proper navigation or use of some of their services.
You can activate or deactivate the cookies described above (except for technical cookies, which are necessary for proper functioning) through the configurator that appears in the cookie use notice when accessing our main page. Keep in mind that if you accept third-party cookies, you must delete them from the browser options or from the system offered by the third party itself.
You can allow, block or remove cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer: