What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are installed on the user’s computer when they access a website. Cookies allow, among others, the storage and retrieval of information about a user’s, or their computer’s, browsing habits. Depending on the information they contain and depending on how the equipment is used, certain cookies can be used to recognise the user.
Type of cookies
- According to the organisation that manages the cookies:
- Own cookies: these are sent to the user’s device or terminal from our equipment or domain, which we manage ourselves as the owners and publishers of this webpage.
- Third-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s device or terminal from equipment or a domain that is not managed by us, but instead by a third party that will process the information obtained through the cookies.
- According to their persistence:
- Session cookies: these collect and store the data when the user accesses the webpage and stop once the user leaves.
- Persistent cookies: these have a duration set by the data controller. Their persistence may vary from a few minutes to several years. They are used to save and retrieve certain parameters each time the user visits the webpage.
- According to their purpose:
- Technical cookies: these are essential and strictly necessary for the correct functioning of the website and to use the different options or services we offer. For example, they may be for maintaining the session; managing the response time, performance or validation of options; using safety features; sharing content with social networks, etc.
- Personalisation cookies: these allow the user to specify or customise some features of the webpage. For example, setting the language, regional settings or browser type.
- Analysis cookies: these allow us to monitor and analyse user behaviour on our website to create browsing profiles and be able to learn about user preferences. They are normally used to measure user activity to improve the service we offer based on the results we obtain. For example, an analytical cookie would monitor the geographical areas of greatest interest to a user, which product or service is preferred, etc.
- Advertising cookies: these allow us to manage advertising space on websites.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: these allow us to manage advertising space on our website. The function of these cookies is to store information about users’ behaviour on our website and later display personalised advertising.
What cookies do we use?
- Google Analytics
- Mailchimp / Substrate
Disabling or deleting cookies
Below are links where users can find information about how to activate their preferences in the main browsers:
- Cookie settings for Google Chrome
- Cookie settings for Mozilla Firefox
- Cookie settings for Microsoft Edge
- Cookie settings for Safari