INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
Due to the entry into effect of the modification of the “Law of Information Society Services” (LISSEC) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, express consent must be received from the users of all websites that use unnecessary cookies, before the user browses on the site.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technology such as local shared objects, flash cookies, or pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and recover information about website visitors, as well as to provide proper functioning of the site.The use of these devices allows the web server to remember certain data about the user, such as preferences for viewing the server’s site, name and password, products that interest the user, etc.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY REGULATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS
According to EU regulations, the cookies that require the user’s informed consent are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, with the exception of technical ones and those necessary for the functioning of the website or the providing of services expressly requested by the user.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES EXIST?
There are five major groups of cookies:
- Analytical cookies: these gather information about the use of the website.
- Social cookies: are those necessary for outside social networks.
- Affiliate cookies: these allow tracking of visits coming from other websites with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliate companies).
- Advertising and behavioural cookies: these gather information about users’ preferences and personal choices (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: these are the ones strictly necessary for the functioning of the website and the providing of the service hired.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
List of the names of cookies, type, owner, function, and expiration, for example:
- PHPSESSID: functional cookie that is strictly necessary, which contains the session identifier. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
- _lang: functional cookie that is strictly necessary, which contains the session language. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
- ac_cookies: technical cookie that is strictly necessary, which contains the information of whether the installation of cookies has been accepted. It expires 1 year after the last update.
- _ga: Google Analytics cookie that allows the function of controlling single visits. The first time that a user goes to the website using a browser, this cookie will be installed. When the user goes back to the website using the same browser, the cookiewill consider that it’s the same user. The user will only be considered to be a different user if he or she uses a different browser. It expires 2 years after the last update.
REVOKING OF CONSENT TO INSTALL COOKIES
HOW TO DELETE COOKIES FROM THE BROWSER
1. Select the Tools icon
2. Click on “Configuration.”
3. Click on “Show Advanced Options.”
4. In the “Privacy” section, click on “Content configuration.”
• Delete cookies: Click on “all cookies and website data…”
• Don’t allow cookies to be stored.
5. Click on “Delete browsing data (empty the cache).”
6. Close and reset 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 the “General” file.
3. In the “Browsing History” section, click on “Delete browsing history upon leaving.”
4. Select “Delete files.”
5. Select “Delete cookies.”
6. Click on “Delete.”
7. Click on “Accept.”
8. Close and reset 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. Next to “Details,” click on the arrow pointing down.
3. Select the following verification boxes: Cookies, Cache, Active session starts
4. Using the “Interval of time to erase” drop-down menu, select “All.”
5. Click on “Erase now.”
6. Close and reset the browser.
You can accept or reject cookies individually in your 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 Safari icon / Edit | Restore Safari.
2. Select the following verification boxes: “Erase history,” “Delete all website data”
3. Click on “Reset.”
4. Close and reset the browser.
For more information about Safari, click here: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Options – Advanced – Cookies.
The cookies options control the way that Opera handles 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
Consult the documentation of the browser you have installed.