A cookie is a small text file which stores itself of your browser when you visit almost any website. Its purpose is to allow the website to be able to remember your visit when you return to that page. Cookies usually store technical information, personal preferences, content personalisation, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The objective of the cookie is to adapt the content of the website to your profile and needs; without cookies, the services offered by any website would be significantly reduced.
MORE INFORMATION ON cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file which stores itself on your browser when you visit almost any website. The purpose of the cookie is to allow the website to remember your visit when you return to that page. Although many people do know it, cookies have been used for 20 years, since the first World Wide Web browsers appeared.
What is a cookie not?
It is not a virus, trojan horse, worm, spam or spyware and does not open pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank information, photographs, your DNI identity number or personal information, etc. The data it stores is of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalisation, etc.
The web server does not associate it with you as an individual, but instead with your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the website does not realise that you are the same person because in reality it is associating with the browser, not the individual.
What types of cookies exist?
- Technical cookies: These are the most basic, and among other features, allow it to be known when a human or automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user or registered user is browsing, and carries out basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Analysis cookies: These gather information on the type of browsing being carried out, the sections used most, products consulted, time zone of use, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: These show advertising based on your browsing, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are own and third party cookies?
Own cookies are those generated by the website that is being visited, and third party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I deactivate cookies?
So that you understand the different effects that deactivating cookies may have, we will give some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from the website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the content to your personal preferences, as usually happens in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of the website, such as My Account, My Profile or My Orders.
- Online shops: It will be impossible to shop online; you will have to shop by phone or by visiting a physical store, if one exists.
- It will not be possible to personalise your geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to carry out web analysis on visitors or traffic on the website, which will impede the website from being competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, or evaluate or rate content. The website also will not know whether you are a human or an automated application which posts spam.
- It will not be possible to show you sectorised advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the website.
Can cookies be deleted and/or blocked?
Yes, cookies can be deleted and blocked. Below, we provide links to the configurations of the most commonly used browsers so that you can proceed based on your preferences:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es-419
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/proteccion-de-rastreo-mejorada-en-firefox-para-esc
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/microsoft-edge/eliminar-las-cookies-en-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/topic/eliminar-y-administrar-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
Cookies use don this website
This website uses the following third party cookies:
- Google Analytics: Stores cookies to allow statistics to be created on traffic and volume of visits to this website, as well as the language used. By using this website, you consent to the processing of information about you by Google. Therefore, exercising any right in this regard must be carried out by communicating directly with Google. (e.g.: -APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, SID, _ga, _gat)
Deactivation or deletion of cookies
This website offers users an easily accessed form to activate or deactivate the cookies used by us according to the personal preferences of the user at all times.
Additionally, with regard to the add-ons of external entities (such as the services of Google Inc.) used on our web portal, we recommend that all users access the privacy policies of each service provider to obtain more information:
- Web browsers are the tools in charge of storing cookies, and from there the right of their deletion or deactivation must be exercised. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect manipulation of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
- In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision to not accept them.
- In the case of Google Analytics cookies, this company stores the cookies on servers located in the United States and commits to not sharing them with third parties, except in cases where it is necessary for the operation of the system or when the law makes it obligatory. According to Google, it does not store your IP address. Google Inc. is a company following the Safe Harbour Agreement which guarantees that all data transferred will be processed with a level of protection in line with European regulations.