COOKIES POLICY

INFORMATION ON COOKIES
 

Following the entry into force of the Law of Information and E-Commerce services (LSSICE) introduced by the 13/2012 Royal Decree is mandatory to obtain the express user consent for all Websites that use extendable cookies before the user browses them.

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES? 

 Cookies and other similar technologies such as shared objects, flash cookies or pixels are tools used by Web servers for storing and retrieving information about their visitors, as well as for offering a proper site performance.

 
The use of these tools allows the web server to store some information of the user such as visualization preferences, name and password, user interested products, etc.

 

COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATION AND COOKIES EXCLUDED

 
According to the EU directive, analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies require express user consent. On the other hand, those cookies of technical nature or required for the Website performance or for providing services expressly requested by the user are excluded.

 
WHAT KIND OF COOKIES EXIST?


There are five major cookies groups:

 
Analytical cookies: they gather information on the use made of the Website.
Social cookies: those required for external social networks.
Affiliation cookies: they allow the tracking of visits from other Websites that have established an affiliation contract with the Website (Affiliated companies).
Advertising and behavioural cookies: they gather information about user preferences and personal choices (retargeting).
Technical and functional cookies: they are required for the use of the Website and for providing the contracted services.

COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE

 

We use the following kind of cookies:

 

  • PHPSESSID: technical cookie strictly required to identify the session. It is deleted at the end of the browser session.
  • _lang: technical cookie strictly required to identify user’s preferred language. It is deleted at the end of the browser session.
  • ac_cookies: technical cookie strictly required which contains user’s preference about acceptance of cookies installation. It is expired 1 year after the last update.
  • _ga: Google Analytics cookie which enables the function of monitoring the visits to the Website. This cookie will be installed the first time that the user visits the Website. Once the user returns to the Website using the same browser, the Website may identify the user. Only if the user changes the browser, will the user be considered as another person. By default this cookie lasts two years after the last update. Please click here here for more information.
  • _gat: Google Analytics cookie used to limit the rate at which page view requests are made (throttle request rate) – Restriction for the collection of data in high traffic Websites. It expires in 10 minutes.
  • _gid:  Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users and expires in 24 hours.

WITHDRAWAL OF COOKIES INSTALLATION CONSENT


By configuring the browser settings, users may be able to allow, find out more information, block or remove cookies already installed on the computer. Please check the following links for more information:
 

Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/cookies-informacion-que-los-sitios-web-guardan-en- 
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/es-ES/cookies.html

Other browsers: Please check your browser’s documentation for instructions.