There follows some general information for the User on what cookies are, and the various types of cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies and other similar devices such as pixels, web bugs etc. are image or text files which are installed in the user’s browser when he/she accesses an online service.
Among other functions, cookies store and retrieve information on the user, his/her browser, devices and the activity of users in the service they connect to.
What are the different types of cookies?
There are many different types of cookies. Below we have provided the user with some cookie classifications, although this does not necessarily mean that this service makes use of all these types of cookies:
- Depending on the organisation managing the cookies:
- First-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s device or terminal from the terminal or domain belonging to the operator of a service, and are managed by this operator.
- Third-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s device or terminal from the terminal or domain which is not managed by the operator of a service, but by a third party which will process the information obtained through the cookies.
- Depending on conservation time:
- Session cookies: these gather and store data when the user accesses a service, and cease their activity when the user leaves the service.
- Persistent cookies: these have a certain duration defined by the data controller. Conservation times may range from a few minutes to several years. They are used to keep and retrieve certain parameters every time the user visits a service.
- Depending on the purpose:
- Technical cookies: these cookies are essential and strictly necessary for proper functioning of the service, allowing users to use the various options or services offered by the operator. For example, cookies for maintenance of the session, management of response time, performance or validation of options, utilisation of security features etc.
- Customisation cookies: these enable the user to specify or customise certain characteristics of a service. For example, define the language, regional configuration or type of browser.
- Analysis cookies: these count the number of single visitors and conduct an analysis of the use of a service to measure the interest of this or certain areas of it. For example, an analysis cookie can ascertain the geographic areas where the largest percentages of users connect, which product or service is the most popular etc.
- Advertising cookies: these manage advertising spaces in a service.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: these manage advertising spaces in a service. The function of these cookies is to store behavioural information of users of a service, and subsequently display customised advertising.
- Other technologies:
- Pixels, web bugs or trackers: also known as tracking pixels, tag pixels or conversion pixels or web beacons, these are minute 1×1 transparent pixels inserted into a service to gauge activity. When a certain page is loaded on a browser, the image will be loaded as well, and this data may be measured. Tracking pixels generally track the path of a certain user IP in an online service.
- HTML5 Storage: this uses the capacities of HTML5 to store certain parameters on the user’s browser that may be used to identify his/her browser.
- Local Shared Objects (LSO): also called “flash cookies”, are pieces of data that are saved on the user’s computer with Adobe Flash Player technology.
- E-tags: these are an HTTP protocol mechanism to validate the web cache stored by the user on a browser. This technology is chiefly used to save bandwidth, preventing dual downloading of contents. It may, however, also be used to recognise the user’s browser.
- Canvasfingerprinting: this generates a single form on the user’s browser using the standard HTML web technology to identify the user’s computer.
- Source detection: this identifies the setup of sources in the user’s computer to obtain full identification of the computer.
- Browser cache: as the name implies, this technique consists of storing information in the browser cache.
- WebGL: this uses capacities to represent 3D figures of modern browsers to obtain unique identification of the computer, due to the different configurations of each.
Who is responsible for this service?
This service is the responsibility of AUDEA SEGURIDAD DE LA INFORMACIÓN, S.L., tax number B83230326, address Centro Europa Empresarial / Edificio París, Calle Rozabella, 6, Planta baja, Oficina nº 13, 28290 Las Rozas – Madrid (Spain).
Which technologies do we use?
|Analytical||2 years||Google (*)||Google Link|
|Advertising||6 month||Google (*)||Google Link|
(*) Suppliers not located in the European Union or in countries with equivalent data protection legislation.
The information obtained by means of these cookies is stored on the servers of suppliers not located in the European Union or in countries with equivalent data protection legislation.
These suppliers, however, provide the following proper data protection guarantees:
- Google: It is affiliated to the Privacy Shield, and also has authorisation from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) to transfer personal data to the United States.
Google is also affiliated to the Web Choices tool, which can disable cookies: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
Finally, installation of Google Analytics can be prevented with an extension to the browser.
How to disable or eliminate cookies
When users access the service for the first time, they will see a cookie notice informing them of how to grant or refuse consent.
If users have granted consent, they may disable or eliminate cookies at any time by setting up the options of the browser used on their device or terminal.
However, users must bear in mind that, if they refuse or delete cookies, we cannot maintain their preferences and some characteristics will not be operational, and therefore we cannot offer them customised services, and each time they attempt to use the service they will be treated as a new user, and will be asked for authorisation for use of the cookies.
Below we have provided some links where the user will find information on how to disable cookies and similar devices on the main browsers:
- Configuration of cookies for Google Chrome
- Configuration of cookies for Mozilla Firefox
- Configuration of cookies for Internet Explorer
- Configuration of cookies for Safari
Most cookies gather anonymous information which cannot pinpoint the identity of the user, although some of the codes used can singularise or individualise the browser of the device used, and personal data protection regulations may be applicable. Thus we inform you that the information obtained through the cookies will be processed for the purposes stated in this Cookies Policy. This information will also be processed by companies furnishing cookies for the purpose stated in their respective privacy policies.
However, bearing in mind that these codes do not identify the User, the rights of access, rectification, erasure, opposition, limitation and portability acknowledged in data protection regulations will not be applicable, unless the User can supply any further information that links his/her identity to the identification codes of the cookies.