WHAT ARE COOKIES?
In English, the term “cookie” refers to a type of baked treat, but in the context of web browsing, a “cookie” is something entirely different. When you access our Website, a small amount of text called a “cookie” is stored in your device’s browser. This text contains various information about your browsing, habits, preferences, content personalizations, etc.
There are other technologies that work in a similar way and are also used to collect data about your browsing activity. We’ll refer to all these technologies collectively as “cookies.”
The specific uses we make of these technologies are described in this document.
WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR ON THIS WEBSITE?
Cookies are an essential part of how the Website functions. The primary purpose of our cookies is to enhance your browsing experience. For example, they remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) during your current and future visits. The information collected in cookies also allows us to improve the website, tailor it to your interests as a user, speed up your searches, etc.
WHAT ARE COOKIES NOT USED FOR ON THIS WEBSITE?
The cookies we use do not store sensitive personally identifiable information such as your name, address, password, etc.
WHO USES THE INFORMATION STORED IN COOKIES?
The information stored in cookies on our Website is used exclusively by us, except for those identified below as “third-party cookies,” which are used and managed by external entities that provide services to enhance the user experience. For example, statistics on the number of visits, preferred content, etc.
If you have accepted them, we will not ask you again unless you delete the cookies on your device as indicated in the following section. If you want to revoke your consent, you will need to delete the cookies and reconfigure them.
- ACCEPT or REJECT the installation of cookies or withdraw previously given consent.
- Change cookie preferences from the Customize Cookies page, which you can access from the Cookie Notice or from the Customize Cookies page.
To restrict, block, or delete cookies from this Website (and those used by third parties), you can do so at any time by modifying your browser settings. Please note that this setting varies for each browser.
In the following links, you will find instructions on how to enable or disable cookies in the most common browsers.
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE?
Each website uses its own cookies. On our website, we use the following:
ACCORDING TO THE ENTITY THAT MANAGES THEM
These are sent to the User’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the requested service is provided.
These are sent to the User’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes data obtained through cookies.
In the event that cookies are served from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered first-party cookies if the third party uses them for its own purposes (e.g., improving the services it provides or providing advertising services on behalf of other entities).
ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE
These are necessary for the navigation and proper functioning of our Website. For example, they control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access sections, submit registration or participation requests for an event, count visits for billing software licenses used by the Website service, use security elements during navigation, store content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enable dynamic content (e.g., loading animation of text or image).
These allow quantifying the number of users and thus conducting statistical measurement and analysis of users’ use of the Website.
Preference or customization cookies:
These allow remembering information so that the User can access the service with certain characteristics that differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as language, the number of results to display when the User performs a search, the appearance or content of the service based on the type of browser through which the User accesses the service, or the region from which the User accesses the service, etc.
ACCORDING TO THE TIME PERIOD THEY REMAIN ACTIVE
These are designed to collect and store data while the User accesses a web page.
They are usually used to store information that is only of interest for the provision of the service requested by the User on a single occasion (e.g., a list of purchased products) and disappear when the session ends.
These are those in which data continues to be stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years. In this regard, it should be specifically considered whether the use of persistent cookies is necessary, as privacy risks could be reduced by using session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are installed, it is recommended to minimize their temporary duration based on their purpose of use. In this regard, Opinion 4/2012 of the WP29 indicated that for a cookie to be exempt from the obligation of informed consent, its expiration date must be related to its purpose. Therefore, session cookies are much more likely to be considered exempt than persistent ones.