What are cookies?

In English, the term ‘cookie’ means a biscuit, 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 customizations, etc.

There are other technologies that function similarly and are also used to collect data about your browsing activity. We’ll refer to all these technologies as ‘cookies’ collectively.

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 main purpose of our cookies is to improve your browsing experience. For example, to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) during navigation and on 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.

In certain cases, if we have obtained your prior informed consent, we may use cookies for other purposes, such as obtaining information that allows us to show you advertising based on the analysis of your browsing habits.

What cookies are 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 the 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 that enhance the user experience. For example, statistics collected about the number of visits, preferred content, etc.

How can you prevent the use of cookies on this website?

If you prefer to avoid the use of cookies, you can REJECT their use or CONFIGURE which ones to avoid and which ones to allow (in this document, we provide detailed information about each type of cookie, its purpose, recipient, duration, etc.).

If you have accepted them, we will not ask for your consent again unless you delete the cookies on your device as indicated in the following section. If you want to revoke your consent, you will have to delete the cookies and configure them again.

How do I disable and delete the use of cookies?

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 is different in each browser.

You will find instructions to enable or disable cookies in the most common browsers in the following links.

What types of cookies are used on this website?

Each website uses its own cookies. On our website, we use the following:

    • First-party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the requested service is provided by the user.
    • Third-party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher but by another entity that processes data obtained through cookies.

      In case cookies are served from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as first-party cookies if the third party uses them for its own purposes (for example, improving the services it provides or providing advertising services for other entities).

    • Technical cookies: These are necessary for the navigation and proper functioning of our website. For example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, making a registration request or participating in an event, counting visits for billing software licenses used by the website service, using security elements during navigation, storing contents for video or sound broadcasting, enabling dynamic content (e.g., loading animation of a text or image).
    • Analytical cookies: These allow us to quantify the number of users and perform statistical measurement and analysis of how users use the website.
    • Preference or customization cookies: These allow the user to access the service with certain features that differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as language, number of results to show when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which the user accesses the service, etc.
    • Session cookies: These are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that only interests to keep for the provision of the requested service by the user on a single occasion (e.g., a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
    • Persistent cookies: These are cookies in which data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie’s controller, which can range from a few minutes to several years. In this regard, specific consideration should be given to 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 reduce their duration to the minimum necessary, considering the purpose of their use. In this regard, Opinion 4/2012 of the WP29 stated that for a cookie to be exempt from the obligation of informed consent, its expiration must be related to its purpose. Therefore, session cookies are much more likely to be considered exempt than persistent cookies.