INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
Due to the entry into force of the reference modification of the “Law of Services of the Information Society” (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is mandatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all web pages that use dispensable cookies, before the user navigates through them.
“Cookies” allow Internet-related service providers to store and retrieve data about users stored on their computers.
When technically possible and effective, the consent of the recipient to accept the processing of the data may be provided through the configuration of the Internet browser (or other application) that is being used.
The foregoing shall not prevent the possible storage or access of a technical nature for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or, insofar as it is strictly necessary, for the provision of a service of the company of the information expressly requested by the recipient. Ex: _, authentication cookies to identify the user once registered, or the shopping cart on an internet page where the items that we are buying are stored before proceeding to the final payment.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are tools used on Web sites to :, ensure the proper functioning of the site and store and retrieve information from its visitors.
Through the use of these tools, the Web server will be able to remember some data concerning the user, their preferences for the display of their pages, names, passwords, products that interest the most, shopping carts, etc.
CLASSIFICATION AND TYPES OF COOKIES
They are those that allow the user to navigate through the website or application and use the different options or services that exist in it. For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access web parts, remember the elements that make up an order, make a request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during the browsing and storing content for broadcasting videos or sound
They are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior on websites. The information collected through this type of ‘cookies’ is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the preparation of navigation profiles of the users of said sites, in order to introduce improvements in the service. based on the usage data made by users.
They are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in their terminal or that the user himself defines. For example, the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the selected content design, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from where you access the service.
Those necessary to link the website with your social networks
Advertising cookies and preferences:
They are those that allow the effective management of the advertising spaces that have been included in the web page or application from which the service is provided. They allow the content of the advertising to be adapted so that it is relevant to the user and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.
They allow to know where visits to the website come from
On some web pages you can install third-party ‘cookies’ that allow you to manage and improve the services offered. As for example, statistical services of Google Analytics and Comscore Depending on their durability, they can be:
Its validity expires when you close the browser
Its validity can be variable, once they have fulfilled the objective that motivated their installation or when the user proceeds to its manual deletion.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATIONS AND EXCEPTED COOKIES
According to the EU directive, the cookies that require the express and informed consent of the user are analytical, advertising and affiliation cookies.
Those that are technical and necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user are excepted.
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES IN THE BROWSER
The user has the option of allowing, blocking or eliminating the ‘cookies’ installed on their computer by configuring the browser options installed on their terminal:
To adjust the permissions related to ‘cookies’ in the Google Chrome browser:
- Click on the menu located on the toolbar.
- Click on the menu located on the toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Click on Show advanced options.
- In the ‘Privacy’ section, click on the Content Settings button.
- In the ‘Cookies’ section you can configure the options.
- More information about Google Chrome
To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Mozilla Firefox browser:
- In the upper part of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu.
- Select Options.
- Select the Privacy panel.
- In the Firefox option you can choose Use a custom configuration for the history to configure the options.
- More information about Mozilla Firefox
To adjust the permissions related to ‘cookies’ in the Internet Explorer 9 browser:
- In the upper part of the Internet Explorer window, click on the Tools menu.
- Select the Security tab and use the Delete browsing history option to delete the ‘cookies’. Activate the ‘Cookies’ box and then click Delete.
- Select the Security tab and access Settings.
- Move the slider all the way up to block all ‘cookies’ or all the way down to allow all ‘cookies’. After that, click OK.
- More information about Internet Explorer
If you block the use of ‘cookies’ in your browser, some services or functionalities of the website may not be available.
In some browsers you can configure specific rules to manage ‘cookies’ per website, which offers more precise control over privacy. This means that ‘cookies’ can be disabled from all sites except those that are trusted.
In any case, the user must know that the deactivation of cookies may hinder or prevent access to certain sections of the Website, or their browsing experience may be degraded.