This law applies to any type of file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal in order to store data that will be updated and recovered by the entity responsible of its installation. Una cookie es uno de esos archivos de uso generalizado a los que, denominaremos genéricamente como cookies.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies.
Types of cookies
The following is a list of the existing types of cookies, classified in several categories. Bear in mind, however, that a specific cookie might be included in more than one category at the same time.
Based on the organisation governing the cookies:
- First-party cookies: Those cookies sent to the user’s device from equipment or a domain managed by the editor themselves and from which the specific service is provided.
- Third-party cookies: Those cookies sent to the user’s device from equipment or a domain not managed by the editor, but by a different organisation that manages the data obtained through the cookies.
Based on the time they remain active
- Session cookies: Cookies designed to obtain and store information about the user accessing a website. These are commonly used to store information related to services provided on the site, such as maintaining a user logged in, or maintaining product information in an online shopping cart.
- Persistent cookies: A type of cookies in which data are stored in the user’s device and can be accessed during a certain amount of time specified by the organisation responsible of the cookie, ranging from a couple of minutes to several years.
Based on their use
Technical cookies: those allowing user navigation through a webpage or aplication and the different services it contains, such as identifying and maintaining a user session, access to areas requiring authentication, remembering the elements in a shopping cart or remembering the data previously submitted in a form, or sharing contents via social media.
- Customisation cookies: those allowing customisation of the user’s experience, such as remembering particular language settings, or particulr regional cofigurations according to the user’s location.
- Analytic cookies. Those allowing the organisation in charge of their management analyse user behaviour in the websites they are used in. The information recorded with this type of cookies is used for measuring website ot or application activity, as well as for the creation of navigation profiles in order to improve thr experience based on the data recorded.
- Advertising cookies. Those allowing to efficiently manage the advertising spots a website’s editor may include in a website or application, based on criteria such as the number of times a given advert is shown.
- Behavioural advertising cookies. These cookies work in the same manner as the above-mentioned advertising cookies, but additionally store user behaviour via continuous observation of the the navigation habits, in order to establish a profile allowing to show personalised adverts to a particular user.
How to deactivate cookies in the most commonly used web browsers
What happens if cookies are not accepted
If you wish to know more about the way cookies are used in our website, please e-mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org.