INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
On account of the entry into force of the modification of the Law of Information Society Services (Spanish LSSICE), established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is compulsory to obtain the explicit consent of the user in every website that includes expendable cookies before the user browses through it.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels are tools used by web servers to store and retrieve information on their visitors, as well as to ensure the proper functioning of the site. Thanks to the use of these devices, the Web server is able to remember certain data about the user, like his preferences regarding the display of the pages of this server, user name, password, products of interest, etc.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATION AND EXCLUDED COOKIES
According to the EU directive, cookies that require an informed consent from the user are analytic, publicity and affiliation cookies, being the technical, the ones necessary for the proper functioning of the site or the ones for provision of services explicitly requested by the user ones excluded.
WHAT KIND OF COOKIES EXIST?
About the types of cookies, there are 5 main groups:
- Analytic cookies: they collect information on the usage of the website.
- Social cookies: necessary for external social networks.
- Affiliate cookies: they allow servers to keep track of the visits coming from another website, with whom the site established an affiliation contract (affiliation companies).
- Publicity and behavioral cookies: they collect information about the preferences and personal choices of the user (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: strictly necessary for the usage of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.
COOKIES USED IN THIS WEBSITE
List the name of the cookies, type, owner, function and due date, for example:
- PHPSESSID: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the session identifier. It is deleted after you close your browser.
- _lang: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the language of the session. It is deleted after you close your browser.
- ac_cookies: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the value of whether the installation of cookies has been accepted. It will expire one year after its last update.
- _ga: Google Analytics cookie that enables the control function of unique visits. The first time a user enters the website through a server, a cookie will be installed. When this user enters the same website with the same server, the cookie will consider it’s the same user. Only in the case the user uses another server he will be considered a different user. It will expire two years after its last update.
- _gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It’s used to limit the request speed –limiting the data collection in high traffic sites. It expires in 10 minutes.
- _utma: Google Analytics cookie that registers the date of the first and last time the user visited the website. It will expire two years after its last update.
- _utmb: Google Analytics cookie that registers the time of arrival to the website. It will expire 30 minutes after its last update.
- _utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for the interoperability with the tracking code urchin.js. It is deleted after you close your browser.
- _utmt: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to process the type of request requested by the user. It expires after the user logs out.
- _utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. It expires after the user logs out.
- _utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the traffic source or a campaign to explain how the user reached the website. It will expire 6 months after its last update.
WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT TO INSTALL COOKIES
HOW TO DELETE COOKIES FROM YOUR SERVER
- Select the Tools icon
- Click Configuration
- Click Show Advanced Options
- In Privacy section, click Content Settings.
- Delete cookies: click every cookie and sites data…
- Don’t allow cookies to be stored.
- Click delete cache and other browsing data
- Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Chrome, click here: Soporte Google
Internet Explorer. Version 11
- Select Tools / Internet Options
- Click General tab
- In the section Browsing history, click delete browsing history when exiting.
- Select Delete files.
- Select Delete cookies.
- Click Delete.
- Click Accept
For more information on Internet Explorer click here: Soporte Microsoft
Firefox. Version 18
- Select Firefox / History / Clear recent history.
- Next to Details, click the downward arrow.
- Select the following check boxes: Cookies, Caché, active logins.
- Using Time interval to delete in the drop-down menu, click All.
- Click Delete now
Close and restart the browser. You can accept or reject cookies individually in the Firefox preferences, in the History section, available in Tools > Options > Privacy.
For more information on Mozilla Firefox, click here: Soporte Firefox
Safari Version 5.1
- Select the Safari icon / Edit / Restore Safari
- Select the following check boxes: Delete History, Delete all website data.
- Click Restore.
- Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Safari click here: Soporte Apple
Options – Advanced – Cookies
The cookies options control the way Opera manages them, and, therefore, their acceptance or rejection.
For more information on Opera click here:
Check the documentation of your browser.