INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
Due to the entry into force of the amendment to the Law on Information Society Services (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is mandatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all websites that use unnecessary cookies, before the user browses them.
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 provide a correct functioning of the site.
The use of these devices allows the Web server to remember certain data 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 REGULATION AND EXEMPTED COOKIES
According to the EU directive, the cookies that require the user’s informed consent are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, with the exception of 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 ARE THERE?
There are five main groups of cookies:
- Analytical cookies: these collect information on the use of the website.
- Social cookies: these are necessary for external social networks.
- Affiliate cookies: these enable tracking of visits from other websites with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliation companies).
- Advertising and behavioural cookies: these collect information about the user’s preferences and personal choices (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: these are strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
List cookie names, type, owner, function and expiry, for example:
- PHPSESSID: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the session identifier. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
- _lang: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the session language. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
- ac_cookies:technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the value of whether the installation of cookies has been accepted. It expires 1 year after the last update.
- _ga: Google Analytics cookie that enables the unique visits control function. The first time a user enters the website through a browser, this cookie will be installed. When this user enters the website again with the same browser, the cookie will consider that it is the same user. Only in the event that the user changes browser, it will be considered another user. It expires 2 years after the last update.
- _gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It is used to limit the request rate – limiting data collection on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
- _utma: Google Analytics cookie that records the date of the first and last time the user visited the website. It expires 2 years after the last update.
- utmb: Google Analytics cookie that records the time of arrival at the website. It 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 made by the user. It expires at the end of the session.
- utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. It expires at the end of the session.
- utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the traffic source or a campaign to explain how the user arrived at the website. It expires 6 months after the last update.
REVOCATION OF CONSENT TO SET COOKIES
HOW TO DELETE BROWSER COOKIES
- Select the Tools icon
- Click on Settings.
- Click Show Advanced Options.
- In the “Privacy” section click on Content settings; Delete cookies: Click All cookies and site data; Do not allow cookies to be stored.
- Click Clear Browsing Data (Clear Cache).
- Close and restart your browser.
For more information on Chrome click here.
Internet Explorer. Version 11
- Select Tools | Internet Options.
- Click the General tab.
- In the ‘Browsing History’ section, click Delete browsing history on exit.
- Select Delete files.
- Select Delete Cookies.
- Click Delete.
- Click OK.
- Close and restart your browser.
For more information about Internet Explorer click here.
Firefox. Version 18
- Select Firefox | History | Clear Recent History.
- Next to “Details”, click the down arrow.
- Select the following checkboxes: Cookies, Cache, Active Logins, and Logons.
- Using the “Time range for deletion” drop-down menu, select All.
- Click Clear Now.
- Close and restart your browser. You can accept or reject cookies individually in Firefox Preferences, in the History section available under Tools / Options / Privacy.
For more information about Mozilla Firefox click here.
Safari Version 5.1
- Select the Safari / Edit | Reset Safari icon.
- Select the following checkboxes: Clear history, Delete all website data, Delete all website data.
- Click Reset.
- Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Safari click here.
Options – Advanced – Cookies. The cookie options control how Opera handles cookies and therefore their acceptance or rejection. For more information about Opera click here.
Consult the documentation of the browser you have installed.