What is a cookie and what is it used for?
Type, purpose and operation
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The former expire when the user closes the browser. The latter expire when the purpose for which they are used has been achieved (for example, to keep the user identified on the website) or when they are manually deleted.
In addition, depending on their purpose, cookies can be classified as follows:
- Strictly necessary (technical): These are essential for the correct operation of the website. These are normally generated when the user accesses or logs in to the website and are used to identify the user on the website for the following purposes:
- To keep users identified so that, if they leave the website, browser or device and access the website again at another time, they will continue to be identified, thereby facilitating their browsing experience without having to identify themselves again.
- To check whether the user is authorised to access certain services or areas of the website.
- Performance cookies: These cookies are used to improve the browsing experience and to optimise the operation of the website, for example, to store service configurations, or to store purchases in a shopping cart.
- Advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about the advertisements shown to the users of the website. They can be of two types:
- Anonymous: They only collect information about the advertising spaces displayed on the website, regardless of the user accessing the website, i.e. without explicitly identifying the user.
- Personalised: They collect personal information about the website user on behalf of a third party to personalise these advertising spaces.
- Geolocation cookies: These cookies are used to determine in which country or region the user is located when accessing a service on the website in order to offer them content or services appropriate to their location.
- Analytical: These cookies collect information about a user's browsing experience on the website, usually anonymously, although sometimes they also identify the user uniquely and unequivocally to obtain reports on the user's interests in the services provided by the website.
Depending on the entity that manages the cookies, we use the following types:
- First-party cookies: we use technical cookies, preference and personalisation cookies, which are sent to your computer from our own servers or domains. These cookies allow the website to provide its service, display the contents of the website correctly and remember your preferences, e.g. language or your preferences regarding cookies. Some of these cookies are also session cookies, i.e. they are temporary in nature and expire, and are automatically deleted when the user closes their browser.
- Third-party cookies: No third-party cookies are used.
Cookies used on this website
|ci_session||First-party||Técnica||2 hours||Identify a user who has logged on to our website.|
|cc_cookie||CookieConsent||Technical||182 days||Save the cookie management information.|
|^_ga||Analytical||2 years||Generate a unique user identifier to count user visits, record the dates of access to the website pages, check the need to keep the session open or create a new session, and identify the user's session to determine the approximate location for statistical purposes.|
Cookies will only be installed after obtaining the express consent of users, except in cases where cookies are necessary for browsing the website because they guarantee functions without which this website could not be used.
We consider that we have obtained such consent when the user has clicked on the "Accept" button in the cookies banner on the home page or has configured the cookies based on the selection they have made in the cookie configuration panel.
The fact that the user browses our website or performs certain actions on the site does not constitute acceptance of cookies.
You can reject non-essential cookies at any time and continue to visit the contents of the website.
You can also delete, block or disable cookies at any time by changing your browser settings, as explained in the following section, which will allow you to refuse the installation of all cookies or of certain cookies. If you delete all the cookies on this website through your browser, you will also disable the configuration options you have chosen regarding our cookies (acceptance, rejection or selection of use).
How to refuse, revoke consent or delete cookies
You can block and delete cookies by changing your browser settings. To manage cookies, most browsers allow you to reject or accept all or certain types of cookies. The following links will provide you with all the information you need to configure or disable cookies in some of the most popular browsers:
Furthermore, in addition to the systems for configuring or disabling cookies that we have just explained for the most widely used browsers, there are online tools that allow you to configure and manage your preferences regarding the cookies you accept. Some of them are:
These sites also allow you to manage your preferences regarding targeted advertising.