Cookies – Privacy

A cookie is a small file which is stored in the computer of the User and allows us to recognise it. The set of cookies helps us to improve the quality of our website, allowing us to control which pages our users find useful and which are not.
These cookies are essential for working on the internet, providing innumerable advantages in the providing of interactive services, aiding the navigation and usability of our website. Please note that cookies may not harm your computer and that, in turn, those that are enabled help us to identify and resolve errors.
The information we provide below will help you understand the different types of cookies:

  • Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the webpage, so that none is recorded on the user’s hard disk. The information obtained through these cookies, serve to analyse traffic patterns on the web. In the long term, this allows us to provide a better user experience and improve the content and facilitate its use.
  • Permanent cookies: These are stored on the hard drive and our website reads them every time you visit our site. A permanent cookie has a specific expiry date and the cookie will stop working after that date.

Below is a list of the main cookies used in our Web, in the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies for example, those that allow for a correct navigation or those that allow to perform services requested by the user or cookies that serve to ensure that the content of the web page is loaded efficiently.
  • Third party cookies such as those used by social networks, or external content complements.
  • Analytical cookies are for purposes of periodic maintenance, and in order to guarantee the best possible service to the user, websites usually use “analytical” cookies to collect statistical data of the activity.

The relationship and description of the cookies that are used in our website:

The table below shows in a schematic form the cookies that we use on our website:

Cookie Origen Description Type Validity
_icl_current_language Ours Allows and stores the language selected by the user in your session Strictly necessary
PHPSESSID Ours This cookie is used to establish the session of the user who visits our website. It is a way to identify and manage the state – session variables – for a specific user, and to be able to move that information through our Web. Strictly necessary Session
_utma Google Analytics We support the use of Google Analytics in our website so as to be able to track the website activity. Analytical 2 years
_utmb Google Analytics Google Analytics cookies collect standard registration information and visitor habits data anonymously. Analytical 30 minutos
_utmc Google Analytics Determines whether it is necessary to establish a new session Analytical Session
_utmt Google Analytics Used to process the type of request required by the user Analytical Session
_utmz Google Analytics Stores the origin of the visitor and the path he has followed to access the web Analytical 6 months
_utmv Google Analytics Used to store custom visitor variable data. For more information: Analytical 2 years
PREF The use of location services such as Google Maps implies the installation of these cookies. 2 years
APISID, SAPISID These are used to remember user preferences while browsing. 2 years
SSID Also for Google’s count of the number of users using maps. 2 years
NID To make advertising more attractive. 6 months
HSID, SID And to provide security mechanisms that prevent unauthorized access to user access data or the information they provide in contact forms, eg. 2 years

Additional guarantees – Managing cookies:

As an additional safeguard to those described above, the registration of cookies may be subject to your acceptance during the installation or update of browser used, and this acceptance may at any time be revoked by the settings of content and privacy available.

Many browsers allow you to activate a private mode by which cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on each browser this private mode, may have different names. Below is a list of the most common browsers and the different names of this “private mode”:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and higher; InPrivate
  • Safari 2 and higher; Navegación Privada
  • Opera 10.5 and higher; Navegación Privada
  • FireFox 3.5 and higher; Navegación Privada
  • Google Chrome 10 and higher; Incógnito

Important: Please carefully read the help section in your browser to learn more about activating “private mode”. You can continue to use our website even in “private mode”, although browsing the website may not be optimal and some utilities may not work correctly.

How you can disable the use of cookies

You have the option to not accept the use of cookies, storage devices and data recovery at any time through your browser, or to not accept them every time you start a browsing session in our website.

Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings and data storage and retrieval devices. These settings are usually found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ in the menu of your browser.

Here is a guide to the necessary steps to reach the cookies settings menu and, if appropriate, for private browsing for each of the typical browsers.