Additionally, the Cookies Policy is made available to the User in order to expand and detail the information regarding (i) what a cookie is, (ii) types of cookies used in the Portal and (iii) how to manage them, according to the configuration panel, the characteristics of your browser and the device used to browse the Portal.
1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file containing information relating to multiple variables, such as, for example, the number of times the page has been visited by the user, identifying the registered user, guaranteeing the user's session while browsing the page, allowing operations to be carried out in a secure and stable manner, etc. These files are stored in the User's terminal, through the browser, and communicate with web pages to personalize navigation based on the information provided.
In addition to cookies, other technologies are also used, such as, for example, pixel tags, which make it possible, by means of electronic images, usually of minuscule size, to count page views or access cookies. The pixel tags used do not collect, monitor or share personal information of the user, having a mere analytical technical function of anonymous character. Another example of these technologies is web beacons, which are used to collect certain information such as IP addresses, time of content display, browser type or cookies previously installed on the server.
The cookies used on the Portal themselves do not reveal personal information. Their analytical purpose uses identifiers, including IP, for the sole purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to the website, their geographic origin or their web usage trend, but they do not personally identify the User.
2. Types of cookies
Below, we provide information about the type of cookies used on our website:
2.1. According to the entity that manages them
Depending on the entity managing the domain from which the cookies are sent and treat the data obtained, we can distinguish:
Own Cookies: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from domains managed by THE WEBSITE.
Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity.
2.2. According to the length of time they remain activated in the terminal equipment
Session Cookies: These are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses the Portal. As their name suggests, these cookies are stored on your terminal until the end of the user's browsing session.
Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, and can range from a few minutes to several years.
2.3. According to their purpose
Strictly necessary Cookies: These are those that allow the user to navigate through the Portal and the use of the different options or services that are available such as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the type of browser, identify the session, access restricted areas, use the services made available to the User, use security features while browsing, identify user preferences or share content through social networks. These types of cookies improve the user experience by optimizing performance based on the information collected.
Targeted Cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most effective way possible, of the advertising spaces included in the Portal. These cookies store information on user behavior obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on this.
Performance cookies: these are a type of cookies designed and used for monitoring and analyzing user behavior. This type of cookies offer the owner of the page the measurement of activity on the website through aggregate or statistical information. The Portal uses analytical, own and third party, session and persistent cookies for this purpose.
Functionality Cookies: are those that allow remembering information for the user to access the service with certain features that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to display when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which you access the service, etc..
Preferences regarding the use of this type of cookies, advertising and analytical, can be defined through the configuration panel accessible at any time from the Portal.
4. Cookie management
Likewise, the User may modify the configuration of his/her browser according to his/her preferences at any time. Taking into account the information provided through this Cookies Policy, information is provided below on how to manage the cookies used in the Portal through the different options offered by the most common browsers (Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Android, Windows, phone and Blackberry).
The configuration of the browser in order to avoid the installation of any cookie may affect the operation of some functionalities of the Portal, as well as the visualization of some contents.
In general, browsers offer the User the possibility of managing the cookies installed by a given website, obtaining information on their duration and the possibility of deactivating, restricting, blocking or deleting them.
The user must modify the configuration of the browser used on their terminal (computer, smartphone or tablet). In general, browsers offer the following configuration options in relation to the installation of cookies:
- That the browser rejects all cookies and, therefore, that no cookie from any web page is installed on the user's terminal. That the browser warns you before the installation of the cookie so that the user can decide whether or not to accept the installation of this. That the browser only rejects third-party cookies from the websites you visit, but not those used by the website through which the user browses.
- The option of browsing in private mode whereby cookies are installed on the terminal, but are automatically deleted when you finish browsing the website.
Below are links to the information on cookie management provided by the main browsers:
- Internet Explorer™.
- Windows Phone™
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