INFORMATION ON COOKIES
Due to the entry into force of the amendment of the “Law on Information Society Services” (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is obligatory to secure the explicit consent of users of all webpages that use non-essential cookies before they browse on these pages.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies, such as local shared objects, flash cookies and pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and retrieve information on their visitors, as well as to ensure that the site works properly.
The use of these devices means that the web server can remember some data on the users, such as their page visualisation preferences on that server, names and passwords, the products that interest them the most, etc.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY AND EXEMPT FROM THE REGULATIONS
According to EU directives, the cookies that require informed consent by the user are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, whereas technical cookies and those needed for the operation of the website or the provision of services explicitly requested by the user do not require informed consent.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES EXIST?
There are five major groups of cookies:
- Analytical cookies: They collect information on how the website is used.
- Social cookies: They are needed for external social media.
- Affiliate tracking cookies: They enable the visits from other websites with which the company has an affiliation contract to be tracked (affiliated companies).
- Advertising and behavioural cookies: These collect information on the user’s personal preferences and choices (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: They are strictly necessary to use the website and provide the contracted service.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
- PHPSESSID: strictly necessary technical cookie which contains the session identifier. It is eliminated when the browser is closed.
- _lang: strictly necessary technical cookie which contains the language of the session. It is eliminated when the browser is closed.
- ac_cookies: strictly necessary technical cookie which records whether or not the installation of cookies has been accepted. It expires one year after the last update.
- _ga: Google Analytics cookie which activates the function of monitoring unique visits. This cookie is installed the first time a user enters a website via a browser. When the user enters the website again with the same browser, the cookie considers them the same user. Only if the user changes browsers will they be considered a different user. This cookie expires two years after the last update.
- _gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It is used to limit the request speed – limitation on the collection of data on high-traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
- _utma: Google Analytics cookie which registers the date of the first and last time the user visited the website. It expires two years after the last update.
- _utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for the interoperability of an urchin.js tracking code. It is eliminated when the browser is closed.
- _utmt: Google Analytics cookie used to process the kind of request sent by the user. It expires at the end of the session.
- _utmv: Google Analytics cookie used to segment demographic data. It expires at the end of the session.
- _utmz: Google Analytics cookie which stores the source of traffic or a campaign to track how the user reached the website. It expires 6 months after the last update.
REVOCATION OF CONSENT TO INSTALL COOKIES
HOW TO ELIMINATE COOKIES ON THE BROWSER
- Click on the Tools icon.
2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on Show Advanced Options.
4. In the “Privacy” section, click on content settings.
• Clear cookies: Click on All cookies and website data…
• Prevents cookies from being stored.
5. Click on Clear browsing data (empty the cache).
6. Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Chrome, follow this link: http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
Internet Explorer. Version 11
- Click on Internet Tools | Options.
2. Click on the General file.
3. In the section “Browsing history”, click on Clear exploration history after exiting.
4. Click on Clear files.
5. Click on Clear cookies.
6. Click on Clear.
7. Click on Accept.
8. Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Internet Explorer, follow this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-419/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Firefox. Version 18
- Click on Firefox | History | Clear recent history.
2. Next to “Details”, click on the downward arrow.
3. Tick the following verification boxes: Cookies, Cache, Active logins.
4. Using the “Time interval to clear” on the drop-down menu, click on All.
5. Click on Clear now.
6. Close and restart the browser.
You can accept or reject cookies individually in Firefox’s Preferences in the History section available at Tools > Options > Privacy.
For more information on Mozilla Firefox, follow this link: https://www.mozilla.org/es-ES/privacy/websites/#cookies
Safari Version 5.1
- Click on the Safari icon / Edit | Restore Safari.
2. Tick the following verification boxes: Clear history, Clear all website data.
3. Click on Restore.
4. Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Safari, follow this link: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Options – Advanced – Cookies.
The cookies options control the way Opera deals with cookies and therefore whether they are accepted or rejected.
For more information on Opera, follow this link: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/es-ES/cookies.html
Please check the documentation of the browser installed on your computer.