This page aims to inform users in order to fulfill obligations according to article 22 in 34/2002 Spanish Law, from July 11th, about Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, since 2012 modifications.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device by the web server so that the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our sites, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a registered user or subscriber it may collect your name and email address as well, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and help web managers tailor websites to your interests. Data provided by cookies can help website servers to analyse your experience and help servers to provide you with a better user experience.
What is a cookie for?
Cookies are mainly used for providing customised services and/or publicity, for analysing the system's functionality, for recognizing you as a registered user when accessing a website, for locating issues that might appear and solving them faster,.. and also for analysing and measuring web pages' usage and activity.
According to the Spanish Law, there are several types of cookies:
- Depending on the source managing entity:
- Own Cookie:
.. It is sent to your pc or device and is managed through the website owner.
- Third party Cookie:
.. It is sent to your pc or device and is owned and managed by a third party company, apart from the website owner, who treats this colleted information.
- Depending on how long the cookie remains activated:
- Session Cookie:
.. Collects and stores data whilst you access or register to a website. It is only stored during your visit to the website and is deleted from your device when you close the browser. For example, shopping cart information at online stores.
- Permanent Cookie:
.. Collects and stores data and will permanently remain in your device. It can be accessed and treated during a certain period by the cookie's manager, from several minutes up to years.
- Depending on functionality:
- Technical Cookie:
.. It stores user data that has to do with surfing the website and the way the different options are used. For example, controlling traffic and data transfers, identifying sessions, accessing restricted areas, remembering the products included in an order, performing shopping proccess, performing subscription or event joining queries, containing data about video and audio distribution and sharing contents through social media.
- Personalisation Cookie:
.. It stores data about the service's access and customisation performed by you and which predefined options are suited in your visit. For example, language selection, which web browser you are using, location origin and regional settings, etc.
- Analytical Performance Cookie:
.. It manages the performance of a website. For example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided allows the owner to analyse patterns of user behaviour for enhancing your experience or identify areas of the website which may require maintenance. This information is anonymous and it is only used for statistical purposes.
- Advertising Cookie:
.. It lets the owner manage, in a most efficient way, those areas in the web page dedicated to host external ads.
- Behavioural Advertising Cookie:
.. It remembers that you have already visited a website and uses that information to provide advertising tailored to the your interests. This is often called Online Behavioural Advertising and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant. Although behavioural advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet they cannot identify you personally, even if you are signed in to a website. Without this cookie, online adds would be less appealling to you when surfing on the internet.
- More info HERE