1. What are cookies?
Registered users who sign in or log in will benefit from customized services more closely adapted to their profile due to the combination of the data stored on the cookies with the personal data provided on registration. These users expressly consent to the use of this information for the indicated purposes without prejudice to their right to reject or disable cookies.
The website will also have a record of all the services requested by the user and thus be able to provide or offer information suitable for the user’s tastes and preferences.
2. What different types of cookie are there?
Cookies can be divided as follows depending on their DURATION:
- Session cookies: These are deleted when the user ends the browsing session.
- Persistent cookies: These expire when they have performed the function for which they were sent (for example, to keep the user identified in the services) or when they are deleted manually.
Cookies can also be classified depending on their PURPOSE:
- Performance cookies: This type of cookie stores your preferences for the tools you find in the services so that you don't need configure the service every time you access the website. For example, this type of function includes:
- Volume level for audio or video playback.
- Ensuring that the video transmission speeds are compatible with your browser.
- Geolocation cookies: These cookies are used to find out the country you are in when you request a service. This cookie is totally anonymous and is only used to help selection of the content in your location.
- Registration cookies: Registration cookies are created once the user has registered and subsequently when he/she opens a session. They are used to identify you in the services for the following purposes:
- To keep the user identified over time so that you will not have to identify yourself repeatedly if a service, the browser or the computer is closed and accesses the service again at a later time. This function can be cancelled if the user presses the “log out” tab, deleting the cookie, so that the next time you access the service you will have to start a new session to be identified.
- To check that the user is authorized to access certain services: to take part in a contest, for example.
- Analysis cookies: Every time a user visits a service, an external provider’s tool creates an analysis cookie in the user’s browser. This cookie, which is created on the first visit, will be used in succeeding visits to the website services to anonymously identify the visitor. Analysis cookies have the following purposes:
- To enable identification of browsing users through the cookie (it identifies browsers and devices, not persons) to count the approximate number of visitors and trends over time.
- To anonymously identify the content with the most hits and therefore those that are attracting more users.
- To know if the current user is new or is a recurrent visitor.
- Important: The cookie can never be associated with personal data that could identify you unless the user decides to register with a website service. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the experience of users on the site.
- Behavioral advertising cookies: This type of cookie enables the information on advertisements to be enriched by reporting all anonymous users of the website services. The duration and frequency of display of advertising position, interaction with the same and the user’s browsing and/or sharing patterns are stored because they help to construct a profile of public interest. Thus they enable us to provide advertising aligned with the user’s interests.
- Third party advertising cookies: In addition to the advertising managed by the website and is services, the website provides its advertisers with the option of serving ads through third-party “adservers”. Thus, these third parties can store cookies sent from the website’s services from the users’ browsers and access the data stored on the same.
3. Which cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies on our website:
- Own cookies: These are cookies sent to the user’s terminal device from the device or domain managed by the owner of the website from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Session cookies
- Third party cookies: These are cookies sent to the user’s terminal device from the device or domain NOT managed by the owner of the website but from another entity that processes data obtained through cookies.
- Google Analytics
4. How can I disable cookies?
You can refuse to accept most browser cookies or those of a particular service.
All modern browsers enable the user to change the cookie configuration. These options are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” tabs on the browser menu. You can also configure your browser or e-mail manager or install free complements to prevent downloading website bugs when you open an e-mail.
The website provides advice to the user on the steps to take to access the cookie configuration menu and, as required, use of private browsing in the main browsers:
- Internet Explorer: Tools- > Internet options- > Privacy - > Settings.
- Consult Microsoft support or your browser help feature for further information.
- Firefox: Tools- > Options- > Privacy - History > Custom Settings.
- Chrome: Settings - > Advanced - > Privacy - > Content settings
- Safari: Preferences - > Security.
- Consult Apple support or your browser help feature for further information.
5. Can the Cookies policy be changed?
Since the website may amend this Cookies Policy depending on the legislative and regulatory requirements or in order to adapt it to the instructions issued by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, users are advised to check it from time to time.
Users will be notified either through the website or by e-mail for registered users whenever there are significant amendments to the Cookies Policy.