What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that is stored on the user’s computer that allows us to recognise them. Cookies help us improve the quality of our website, thus allowing us to personalise each visitor’s use of our website to a certain extent. They are currently essential for the operation of the internet, providing innumerable advantages in the provision of interactive services, facilitating the navigation and usability of a website.
Bear in mind that cookies cannot damage your computer and that, in return, the fact that they are activated help us to identify and resolve errors and improve the navigability of the site, providing a better experience.
Cookies are used to:
- Ensure that web pages function properly.
- Store preferences such as language or font size.
- Learn about the user’s browsing experience.
- Collect anonymous statistical information, such as pages the user has visited or how long they have been on the site.
Type, purpose and operation
Cookies can be divided into session and persistent cookies, depending on their permanence. The former expire when the user closes the browser. The latter remain on the computer until the objective for which they serve has been fulfilled or when they are manually deleted.
In addition, depending on their purpose, cookies can be classified as follows:
- Required cookies are those strictly necessary and essential for the proper functioning of the website. They are normally generated when the user accesses the website or logs in to it and are used to identify the site for the following purposes:
- They keep the user identified in such a way that, if they leave the website, the browser or the device and access the same page at another time, they will continue to be identified, facilitating browsing without the user having to identify themselves again.
- They check whether the user is authorised to access certain services or areas of the site
- Preference cookies allow all information related to the way in which the site behaves or its appearance to be recorded, such as the language or the region where it is located.
- Statistical/analytical cookies are used to analyse and improve the browsing experience, optimise the operation of the website and to see how visitors interact by collecting and reporting information. This is normally done anonymously, although they sometimes also allow the user to be uniquely and unequivocally identified in order to obtain reports on the user’s interest in the services offered by the website.
- Marketing cookies collect information about the ads shown to website users. They can be of two types:
- Anonymous: These cookies only collect information about the advertising spaces displayed on the website, regardless of the user who accesses it and without expressly identifying them.
- Customised: These cookies collect personal information on the user of the website for a third party in order to personalise these advertising spaces.
- Geolocation: These cookies are used to find out in which country or region the user who accesses a website service is, in order to offer content or services appropriate to their location.
Correct privacy and cookie management:
For more information on appropriate configuration of cookies and their activation, restriction and/or disabling options, go to the help section of your browser to learn more:
The user should be informed that on disabling cookies, some of the site’s functions and services may be disabled or behave differently than expected, such as, for example, remaining identified, keeping purchases in the cart, their location etc. and that site navigation might be noticeably poorer.
Updating the cookies policy
The data controller may modify this cookies policy as a result of legislative or regulatory requirements, or in order to adapt the policy to the instructions issued.