1. What are cookies and why do we use them?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you access certain websites. This file collects data on the browsing behaviour of the device in question and sends it to us.
Among other things, cookies enable their website of origin to store and retrieve information about the user’s purchasing decisions and browsing habits. We use these data to customise your experience on our websites, identify and remember you as a data subject and to enrich your browsing experience.
It is important to note that cookies do not collect the users’ personal data and that you always remain anonymous.
You can configure your browser to reject cookies, in which case your experience will not be customised although you will be able to keep on accessing the Website’s content as usual.
For further information on what cookies are and how they work you can visit the Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
2. What kind of cookies do we use?
These enable us to quantify the number of visitors and statistically analyse the use made of our services by users. This in turn enables us study browsing behaviour through the website in order to improve the products or services that we provide.
Technical and customisation cookies:
These enable us to monitor aspects related to the user’s session in order to enrich the browsing experience on the Website. For example:
- They enable us to recognise the user’s language.
- They prevent or hinder attacks against the website or its users.
- They help us to provide proper reproduction of multimedia content.
- They improve performance by enabling distribution of our devices’ web traffic among several servers.
For further information you can consult the Cookies Guide on the Spanish Data Protection Agency’s website.
3. How to disable cookies on your browser
Most browsers currently enable the user to configure their preferences with respect to which ones they accept or reject. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.
The following are the instructions to configure cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Settings -> Display advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.
Consult Google support or the browser’s help function for further information.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Log -> Custom Settings.
Consult Mozilla support or the browser’s help function for further information.
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
Consult Microsoft support or the browser’s help function for further information.
Safari: Preferences -> Security.
Consult Apple’s support or the browser’s help function for further information.
4. Complementary guarantees (activation of in-private browsing)
All Internet browsers enables you to limit the behaviour of cookies or disable cookies in the browser settings or options. The steps to do so are different for each browser and instructions can be found in your browser’s help menu.
Many browsers also enable you to activate an in-private mode in which cookies are always deleted at the end of the visit. This in-private browsing mode may be named differently depending on the browser. The following is a list of the most common browsers with a link to cookie settings and the names of the so-called in-private browsing mode.
Internet Explorer 8 and later; InPrivate:
Safari 2 and later; Private Browsing
Opera 10.5 and later; Private Browsing
Firefox 3.5 and later; Private Browsing
Google Chrome 10 and later; InPrivate
5. Updates and changes to the Cookies Policy
The Website’s proprietor may amend this Cookies Policy on the basis of legislative, regulatory or technical-application requirements or to harmonise it with the instructions issued by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection. For this reason we recommend users to visit the page from time to time to check for changes.
We will notify all users either by e-mail or by a notice on access to the Website itself in the event of any significant change to this Cookies Policy.