INFORMATION ON COOKIES
Due to the entry into force regarding the amendment of the “Law on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce” (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is mandatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all web pages that use dispensable cookies, before browsing.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels, are tools used by Web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to offer a correct operation of the site.
By using these devices, the Web server is allowed to remember some information concerning the user, such as their preferences for viewing the pages of that server, name and password, products that interest them most, etc.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE LEGISLATION AND EXCLUDED COOKIES
According to the EU directive, cookies that require informed consent by the user are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, except those of a technical nature and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES EXIST?
About the types of cookies, there are five large groups:
- Analytical cookies: collect information on the use made of the website.
- Social cookies: are those necessary for external social networks.
- Affiliate cookies: allow you to track visits from other websites, with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliation companies).
- Advertising and behavioural cookies: collect information about the preferences and personal choices of the user (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: are strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.
COOKIES THAT ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE
- List the names, type, owner, function and expiration of the cookies, for example:
PHPSESSID: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the identifier of the session. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
- _lang: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the language of the session. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
- ac_cookies: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the value of if the installation of cookies has been accepted. Expires 1 year after the last update.
- _ga: Google Analytics cookie that enables the control of unique visits. The first time a user enters the website through a browser this cookie will be installed. When this user re-enters the website with the same browser, the cookie will consider that it is the same user. Only in the case that the user changes the browser, another user will be considered. Expires 2 years after the last update.
- _gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It is used to limit the speed of request – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. Expires after 10 minutes.
- _utma: Google Analytics cookie that records the date of the first and last time the user visited the website. Expires 2 years after the last update.
- _utmb: Google Analytics cookie that records the time of arrival to the web page. Expires 30 minutes after the last update.
- _utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for interoperability with the urchin.js tracking code. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
- _utmt: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to process the type of request requested by the user. Expires at the end of the session.
- _utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. Expires at the end of the session.
- _utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the source of traffic or a campaign to explain how the user reached the website. Expires 6 months after the last update.
WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT TO INSTALL COOKIES
HOW TO DELETE THE BROWSER’S COOKIES
1. Select the Tools icon
2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on Show Advanced Options.
4. In the “Privacy” section click on Content settings.
• Delete cookies: Click on All cookies and site data …
• Do not allow cookies to be stored.
5. Click on Delete browsing data (empty the Cache).
6. Close and restart the browser.
For more information about Chrome, click here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Internet Explorer. Version 11
1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
2. Click on the General tab.
3. In the “Browsing history” section, click on Delete browsing history on exit.
4. Select Delete files.
5. Select Delete cookies.
6. Click on Delete.
7. Click on OK.
8. Close and restart the browser.
For more information about Internet Explorer click here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Firefox. Version 18
1. Select Firefox | History | Clean recent history.
2. Next to “Details”, click on the down arrow.
3. Select the following check boxes: Cookies, Cache, Active Logins
4. Using the “Time range to clear” in the drop-down menu, select Everything.
5. Click on Clear now.
6. Close and restart the browser.
You can accept or reject cookies individually in the Firefox Preferences, in the History section available in Tools > Options > Privacy.
For more information about Mozilla Firefox click here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/websites/#cookies
Safari Version 5.1
1. Select the Safari / Edit icon | Restore Safari.
2. Select the following check boxes: Clear history, Delete all website data
3. Click on Reset.
4. Close and restart the browser.
For more information about Safari click here: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Settings – Advanced – Cookies.
The cookie options control the way in which Opera handles them and therefore their acceptance or rejection.
For more information about Opera click here: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/en/cookies.html
Check the documentation of the browser you have installed.