The second section of article 22 of Law 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (hereinafter, LSSI-CE), establishes the following:
Service providers may use data storage and retrieval devices in the terminal equipment of the recipients, provided that they have given their consent after having been provided with clear and complete information on their use, in particular on the purposes of data processing, in compliance with current legislation on the protection of personal data.
Where technically possible and effective, the consent of the recipient to accept the processing of the data may be provided through the use of appropriate parameters of the browser or other applications, provided that the recipient must proceed with its configuration during installation or updating by means of an express action to that effect.
This shall not prevent any technical storage or access for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or, to the extent strictly necessary, for the provision of an information society service expressly requested by the recipient.
Cookies used for any of the following purposes are exempt from compliance with the obligations established in article 22.2 of the LSSI-CE:
Allow only communication between the user’s computer and the network.
Strictly provide a service expressly requested by the user.
TYPES OF COOKIES ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way you use your computer, can be used to recognize the user.
Technical Cookies: These are those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, applying for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.
Personalization Cookies: These are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal such as, for example, the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, and so on.
Analysis Cookies: These are those that allow the person responsible for them to track and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, applications or platforms and to create navigation profiles of users of these sites, applications and platforms, with the aim of introducing improvements based on the analysis of the data used by users of the service.
Advertising Cookies: These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included in a website, application or platform from which it provides the service requested based on criteria such as the content edited or the frequency in which ads are displayed.
Behavioral advertising cookies: These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included in a website, application or platform from which it provides the service requested. These cookies store information on the behaviour of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed to display advertising according to the same.
Third-party Cookies: The Web of this company may use third party services that, on behalf of this company, collect information for statistical purposes, use of the Site by the user and for the provision of other services related to the activity of the Website and other Internet services.
LEVELS OF INTRUSIVITY AND DEACTIVATION OF COOKIES
There are three scales of cookie intrusiveness:
Level 2: corresponds to anonymous cookies of internal use necessary for the maintenance of contents and navigation, as well as cookies managed by third parties within the framework of services expressly requested by the user on their websites (e.g. Facebook Social Plugins or Twitter).
Level 3: corresponds to cookies managed by third parties in the framework of services not expressly requested by the user, allowing their monitoring through websites that the owner of the website visited by the user does not own (eg: graphic advertising management platforms). The specification of this level is accompanied by its owner. The use of level 3 cookies is subject to the user’s prior permission through express confirmation of acceptance.
DEACTIVATION OF COOKIES
You can also delete them at any time via your browser settings.
If you are using your browser in private mode, cookies should be deleted automatically when you close your browser (depending on your internet browser).
If you delete, alter or deactivate cookies it is possible that the website will not be displayed properly.
Here are the links where you can consult everything related to the administration of cookies, including their removal or total or partial non-acceptance, in some of the most common browsers:
In compliance with current legislation on the protection of personal data, we inform you expressly, precisely and unequivocally that the information obtained through cookies installed on your computer will be used in order to ensure the quality, safety and improvement of the services offered, as well as the analysis of our website through Google Analitycs.
PRINCIPLE OF CONSENT
Consent to the installation of cookies shall be understood to have been given by ticking the box relating to the acceptance of the “Cookies Policy” provided for this purpose on our website.
In cases in which the user does not expressly state whether or not he/she accepts the installation of cookies, but continues to use the website or the application, it will be understood that he/she has given his/her consent, expressly informing our entity of the possibility of blocking or eliminating the cookies installed on his/her computer by means of the configuration of the options of the browser installed on his/her computer.
We distinguish between the cookies used on our website:
Required Cookies: The necessary cookies help to make a website usable by activating basic functions such as navigation on the site and access to secure areas of the site. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Preference Cookies: Preference cookies allow the Web site to remember information that changes the way the Web site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region in which you are located.
Statistical Cookies: Statistical cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with websites by gathering and providing information anonymously.
Marketing Cookies: Marketing cookies are used to track visitors to web pages. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and attractive to the individual user, and therefore more valuable to publishers and third party advertisers.
Technical Cookies: Technical cookies serve to help improve the quality of our service, including storing user preferences, search results, as well as tracking user trends.
Third-party Cookies: The Web site of this company may use third party services that, on behalf of this company, collect information for statistical purposes, use of the Site by the user and for the provision of other services related to the activity of the Website and other Internet services.
The information collected by this type of cookie will in any case be anonymous, and it is not possible to establish any link between browsing patterns and individuals.
The cookies that our web uses are: