Information about cookies

Due to the coming into force of the amendment to the “Law of Services of the Information Society” (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is obligatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all web pages that use dispensable cookies, before browsing through them.

What are cookies?

Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and recover information about their visitors, as well as to provide correct functioning of the site.

Through the use of these devices the web server can recall data concerning the user such as their preferences for visualising the pages of this server, name and password, products that interest them most, etc.

Cookies affected by the regulation and exempted cookies

According to the EU directive, the cookies that require the informed consent of the user are analytical cookies and those of publicity and affiliation, being exempt those of a technical nature and those necessary for the functioning of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user.

What type of cookies are there?

Regarding the types of cookies, there are five large groups:

  • Analytical cookies: they compile information of the use made of the website.
  • Social cookies: they are those necessary for external social media.
  • Affiliate cookies: they enable monitoring of the visits from other webs, with which the website establishes a contract of affiliation (affiliation companies).
  • Publicity and behavioural cookies: they compile information about the preferences and personal choices of the user (retargeting).
  • Technical and functional cookies: they are those strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the service contracted.

Cookies that are used in this website

  • PHPSESSID: technical cookie and strictly necessary that contains the identifier of the session. It is eliminated on closing the browser.
  • _lang: technical cookie and strictly necessary that contains the language of the session. It is eliminated on closing the browser.
  • ac_cookies: technical cookie and strictly necessary that contains the value if the installation of cookies has been accepted. It expires 1 year after the last updating.
  • _ga: cookie of Google Analytics that enables the function of controlling sole visits. The first time a user enters into the website via a browser this cookie is installed. When this user returns to the website with the same browser, the cookie will consider that it is the same user. Only in the case that the user changes browser will it be considered another user. It expires 2 years after the latest updating.
  • _gat: this cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It is used to limit the speed of request – the limitation of the collection of data in the high-traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
  • _utma: cookie of Google Analytics that records the date of the first and last time the user visited the website. It expires 2 years after the last updating.
  • _utmb: cookie of Google Analytics that records the time of arrival at the web page. It expires 30 minutes after the latest updating.
  • _utmc: cookie of Google Analytics used for the interoperability with the urchin.js monitoring code. It is eliminated on closing the browser.
  • _utmt: cookie of Google Analytics. This cookie is used to process the type of application made by the user. It expires at the end of the session.
  • _utmv: cookie of Google Analytics. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. It expires on ending the session.
  • _utmz: cookie of Google Analytics which stores the source of traffic or a campaign to explain how the user reaches the website. It expires 6 months from after the latest updating.

Revocation of consent to install cookies

HOW TO ELIMINATE COOKIES FROM THE BROWSER

Chrome

  1. Select the Tools icon.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Show Advanced Settings.
  4. In the “Privacy” section click on Setting of content.
    • Eliminate cookies: click on All cookies and site data…
    • Do not allow cookies to be stored.
  5. Click on Eliminate browsing data (empty Cache).
  6. Close and reopen the browser.

For more information about Chrome click here: http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es

Internet Explorer. Version 11

  1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
  2. Click on General file.
  3. In the “History” section, click on Eliminate history on leaving.
  4. Select Eliminate files.
  5. Select Eliminate cookies.
  6. Click on Eliminate.
  7. Click on Accept.
  8. Close and reopen the browser.

For more information about Internet Explorer click here: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-419/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9

Firefox. Version 18

  1. Select Firefox | History | Clean recent history.
  2. Beside “Details”, click on the down arrow.
  3. Select the following verification boxes: Cookies, Cache, Starts of active sessions
  4. Using the “Time interval to erase” in the folding menu, select All.
  5. Click on Erase now.
  6. Close and reopen the browser.

You can accept or reject cookies individually in Firefox Preferences, in the History section available in Tools > Options > Privacy.
For more information about Mozilla Firefox click here: https://www.mozilla.org/es-ES/privacy/websites/#cookies

Safari Version 5.1

  1. Select the icon of Safari / Edit | Restore Safari.
  2. Select the following verification boxes: Erase history, Eliminate all website data
  3. Click on Re-establish.
  4. Close and reopen the browser.

For more information about Safari click here: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Opera
Options – Advanced – Cookies.

The cookies options control the way in which Opera manages them and therefore their acceptance or rejection.
For more information about Opera click here: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/es-ES/cookies.html

Other browsers
Consult the documentation of the browser you have installed.