Cookies are files sent to a browser through a web server to record user activities on a specific website. The first purpose of Cookies is to provide the user with faster access to the selected pages.
Likewise, the ########### website will be able to know all the pages visited by users, so that it can provide or offer information appropriate to the tastes and preferences of each user.
Typology, purpose and operation of Cookies
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is met (for example, so that the user remains identified on the pages of ###########) 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 on the pages, so you do not have to reconfigure it each time you visit it. As an example, this typology includes:
- Video or sound player volume settings.
- The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
- Objects stored in the “shopping cart” in E-commerce Services such as stores.
GEO-LOCATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when browsing the web. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help guide the content to your location.
REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration Cookies are generated once the user has registered or subsequently opened his session, and are used to identify him on the pages with the following objectives:
- Keep the user identified so that, if they close a page, the browser or the computer and at another time or on another day enter the page again, they will continue to be identified, thus facilitating their navigation without having to identify themselves again. This functionality can be suppressed if the user clicks on the “close session” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the user enters the page, they will have to log in to be identified.
- Check if the user is authorized to access certain pages, for example, to participate in a contest.
Additionally, some pages may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the user registers on a page with credentials from a social network, they authorize the social network to save a persistent Cookie that remembers their identity and guarantees access to the pages until it expires. The user can delete this Cookie and revoke access to the pages through social networks updating their preferences in the specific social network.
ANALYTICAL COOKIES: Every time a user visits a page, a tool from an external provider (in our case Google Analytics) generates an analytical Cookie on the user’s computer. This Cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will serve in future visits to the pages of ########### to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives pursued are:
- Allow the anonymous identification of browsing users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate count of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
- Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore the most attractive for users.
- Know if the user who is accessing is new or repeats visit.
Important: Unless the user decides to register on the ########### website, the “Cookie” will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the user experience on the site.
How to disable Cookies in the main browsers
Normally it is possible to stop accepting the Cookies of the browser, or stop accepting the Cookies of a particular page.
All modern browsers allow you to change the cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “Options” or “Preferences” of your browser menu.
The ########## website offers user guidance on the steps to access the cookie configuration menu and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:
- Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Configuration.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
- Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help.
- Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.
For more information, you can consult Google support or browser Help.
- Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.
What happens if Cookies are disabled
Some functionalities of the pages will be disabled, such as staying identified, keeping purchases in the “shopping cart” on an e-commerce page, receiving information directed to their location or viewing some videos.
Updating and changes in the Cookies Policy
The ########### website may modify this Cookies Policy depending on legislative, regulatory requirements, or in order to adapt said policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, by Users are advised to visit it regularly.
When significant changes occur in this Cookies Policy, they will be communicated to users through the web.