Cookies are text files that contain small packets of information that are downloaded onto your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the original website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises them. Cookies are useful in that they allow a website to recognise the device of the user. Cookies can perform a number of functions, such as browse between pages in an efficient manner, recording your preferences and, in general, improving the browsing experience of the user.
Cookies are classified according to the entity that manages them. There are own or third-party cookies, session and persistent cookies (depending on how long they remain activated) and technical, personalisation, analysis, advertising and behavioural advertising cookies (depending on their purpose).
Session: Cookies designed to collect and store information when the user accesses a website. Session cookies are used to store information needed only to provide the service requested by the user on a single occasion.
Persistent: Persistent cookies are those that contain data that are still stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a time determined by the entity responsible for the cookie. This time can range from a few minutes to several years.
Technical: These allow users to browse through a webpage, platform or application and to use the various options or services available on the same.
Personalisation: Personalisation cookies allow users to access the service with some predefined general characteristics as a function of a series of criteria on the terminal of the user.
Analysis: These allow the entity responsible for the same to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users of websites to which they are linked.
Advertising: Advertising cookies allow advertising spaces that the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which it provides the required service to be managed in the most effective manner possible, based on criteria such as the published content or the frequency with which the advertisements appear.
Behavioural advertising: These cookies are used to manage the advertising spaces that the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which it provides the required service. These cookies store information on user behaviour obtained through ongoing observation of their browsing habits, making it possible to develop a specific profile to show adverts as a function of said profile.
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The user is free to decide whether or not to accept our cookies on their hard drive or to delete them, following the procedure established in the help section on your browser. The user can also configure their browser to automatically accept or reject all cookies or to receive a notice of the receipt of each cookie on the screen and to decide at the time whether or not to accept cookies on their hard drive.
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If you wish to have greater control over the installation of cookies, you can install programs or complements on your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools. Using these tools, you will be able to choose which cookies you wish to accept.
The fact that the user should configure their browser to reject all cookies or our cookies in particular can prevent them from accessing some services and diminish their experience of our website.