What are cookies?

In English, the term “cookie” means biscuit, but in the context of web browsing, a “cookie” is something completely 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 browsing, habits, preferences, content customizations, etc…

There are other technologies that function similarly and are also used to collect data about your browsing activity. We’ll refer to all these technologies collectively as “cookies”.

The specific uses we make of these technologies are described in this document.

What are cookies used for on this website?

Cookies are an essential part of how our website functions. The main purpose of our cookies is to improve your browsing experience. For example, to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) during browsing and on future visits. The information collected in cookies also allows us to improve the website, tailor it to your interests as a user, speed up searches you make, etc…

In certain cases, if we have obtained your prior informed consent, we may use cookies for other purposes, such as obtaining information that allows us to show you advertising based on analysis of your browsing habits.

What cookies are NOT used for on this website?

The cookies we use do not store sensitive personal identification 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 that enhance user experience. For example, statistics collected on the number of visits, most liked content, etc… are usually managed by GOOGLE ANALYTICS.

Third-party cookies are also commonly used to ensure payment operations made through the website.

How can I avoid the use of cookies on this website?

If you prefer to avoid the use of cookies, you can REJECT their use or you can CONFIGURE which ones you want to avoid and which ones you allow to use (in this document we provide detailed information on each type of cookie, its purpose, recipient, duration, etc…).

If you have accepted them, we will not ask you 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.

How do I disable and delete the use of cookies?

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. Keep in mind that this setting is different in each browser, although it is common to find cookie settings in the ‘Preferences’ ‘Tools’ ‘Options’ menu and then in ‘Privacy and Security’ or in ‘Clear browsing data’, etc…
For more detailed information on cookie settings in each browser, you can consult the ‘Help’ menu of the browser itself.

What types of cookies are used on this website?

Each website uses its own cookies.

Classification of cookies

First-party cookies: are those sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.

Third-party cookies: are those sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
In the event that cookies are served from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself, 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 its own purposes (for example, improving the services it provides or providing advertising services on behalf of other entities).

Technical cookies: are those 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 registration or participation requests in an event, counting visits for the purpose of billing licenses for the software used by the service (website, platform, or application), using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, loading animation of a text or image) or sharing content through social networks.
Analysis cookies: allow quantifying the number of users and thus carry out the measurement and statistical analysis of the use made by users of the offered service. For this, their navigation on our website is analyzed in order to improve the offer of products or services that we offer them.
Preference or customization cookies: are those that allow remembering information so that the user can access the service with certain characteristics that may differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, language, the number of results to show 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 he accesses the service, etc…
Behavioral advertising: are those that, processed by us or by third parties, allow us to analyze your Internet browsing habits so that we can show you advertising related to your browsing profile.

Session cookies: are those designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website.
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 a single occasion (for example, a list of purchased products) and disappear when the session ends

Persistent cookies: are those in which the data is still stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years. In this regard, it must be specifically assessed whether the use of persistent cookies is necessary, since privacy risks could be reduced by using session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are installed, it is recommended to minimize their temporal duration necessary according to 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. Therefore, session cookies are much more likely to be considered exempt than persistent cookies.

Cookie Name Origin Type Duration Description
AEC google.es Necessary cookie 6 months Cookie necessary for the use of website options and services
NID google.es Statistics cookies 6 months These cookies are used to collect website statistics and track Google ad conversion rates and customization
SOCS google.es Statistics cookies 15 months This cookie is used as an identifier to track video views