What are 'cookies'?
In English, the term 'cookie' means a biscuit, but in the context of web browsing, a 'cookie' is something entirely different! When you access our website, a small amount of text called a 'cookie' is stored in your device's browser. This text contains various information about your navigation, habits, preferences, content personalizations, etc.
There are other technologies that work similarly and are also used to collect data about your browsing activity. We'll use the term 'cookies' to refer to all these technologies collectively.
The specific uses we make of these technologies are described in this document.
Why are cookies used on this website?
Cookies are an essential part of how the website functions. The main purpose of our cookies is to enhance your browsing experience. For instance, they remember your preferences (such as language or country) during navigation and on future visits. The information collected in cookies also allows us to improve the website, tailor it to your interests as a user, accelerate searches you perform, etc.
What cookies are not used for on this website?
The cookies we use do not store sensitive, personally-identifiable information such as your name, address, password, etc.
Who uses the information stored in cookies?
The information stored in cookies on our website is used exclusively by us, except for those identified below as 'third-party cookies,' which are used and managed by external entities that provide services to enhance user experience. For example, the statistics collected about the number of visits, the most-liked content, etc... are usually managed by Google Analytics.
Third-party cookies are also commonly used to ensure payment operations carried out through the website.
If you have accepted them, we will not ask again unless you delete the cookies on your device as indicated in the following section. If you want to revoke consent, you will need to delete the cookies and reconfigure them.
- ACCEPT or DECLINE the installation of cookies or withdraw previously given consent.
To restrict, block, or delete cookies from this website (and those used by third parties), you can do so at any time by modifying your browser settings. Please note that this setting is different in each browser.
The following links provide instructions for enabling or disabling cookies in the most common browsers.
What types of cookies are used on this website?
Each website uses its own cookies. On our website, we use the following ones:
ACCORDING TO THE ENTITY MANAGING IT
These are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a device or domain managed by the editor themselves, from which the requested service is provided to the user.
These are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a device or domain that is not managed by the editor but by another entity that processes data obtained through cookies.
In cases where cookies are served from a device or domain managed by the editor themselves, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as first-party cookies if the third party uses them for their own purposes (for example, improving the services they provide or providing advertising services on behalf of other entities).
ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE
These are necessary for the navigation and proper functioning of our website, 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 a registration or participation request in an event, counting visits for billing software licenses used by the service of the website, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (e.g., loading animation of text or image), or sharing content through social networks.
They allow quantifying the number of users and thus conducting measurement and statistical analysis of the use made by users of the website. To do this, their navigation on our website is analyzed to improve the range of products or services we offer.
Preference or personalization cookies:
These are the ones that allow remembering information so that the user accesses the service with specific features that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as language, the number of results to display when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service based on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which they access the service, etc.
ACCORDING TO THE TIMEFRAME THEY REMAIN ACTIVE
These are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page.
They are usually used to store information that is only of interest to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on one occasion (e.g., a list of purchased products) and disappear when the session ends.
These are those in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the responsible party for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years. In this regard, it should be specifically considered whether the use of persistent cookies is necessary, as privacy risks could be reduced by using session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are installed, it is recommended to minimize their temporary duration as necessary based on the purpose of their use. For this purpose, Opinion 4/2012 of the WP29 indicated that for a cookie to be exempt from the obligation of informed consent, its expiration must be related to its purpose. Due to this, session cookies are much more likely to be considered exempt than persistent ones.