What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. The data we collect using cookies help us understand our customers better so that we can provide a more focused user experience.
As set forth in article 30 on Personal Data Protection, “Natural persons may be associated with online identifiers provided by their devices, applications, tools and protocols, such as internet protocol addresses, cookie identifiers or other identifiers such as radio frequency identification tags. This may leave traces which, in particular when combined with unique identifiers and other information received by the servers, may be used to create profiles of the natural persons and identify them”.
For this reason, when using cookies involves processing personal data, the relevant data controllers must ensure that any additional requirements established by the regulations on personal data protection are complied with, particularly with regard to special data categories.
It must be stated that cookies used for any of the goals described below are exempt from the obligations established (a) Exclusively allowing communication between users’ computers and the network. (b) Exclusively providing a service expressly requested by an user.
Types of cookies
Types of cookies depending on the organisation managing them:
- Own Cookies:
First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Data collected are used for statistical purposes.
- Third-party Cookies:
Third-party cookies are sent to the user’s terminal from a computer or domain not managed by the owner of the website from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Types of cookies depending on the length of time they remain active:
- Session Cookies:
These cookies are designed to collect and store data when the user accesses the Site. They are generally used to store information that only needs to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the
user on a single occasion and disappear when the user logs off or ends the session.
- Persistent Cookies:
Persistent Cookies continue to store data in the terminal and they may be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person/entity responsible for the cookie, which may range from a few minutes to several years.
Types of cookies depending on their purpose:
- Technical Cookies:
Technical Cookies allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and to use the different options or service thereon.
- Preference or Customisation Cookies:
Preference or Customisation Cookies are used to remember information allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.
- Statistics Cookies
Statistics Cookies collect information about how you use a website. None of this information can be used to identify you.
- Marketing Cookies
Marketing Cookies track your online activity to helpn advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see and ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers.
Cookies used on our website
|_utma||User||Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website and the dates of their first and most recent visits. Intrusiveness Level: Two||One year|
|_utmb||Session||Registers a timestamp with the exact time the user visits the website. Used by Google analytics to calculate the length of website visits.||30 minutes|
|_utmc||Status or session (open or closed)||Registers a timestamp with the exact time the user leaves the website. Used by Google analytics to calculate the length of website visits.||Session|
|_utmz||De origen de usuario||Gathers data about where users come from, the search engines used, the links clicked and the search terms used. Used by Google Analytics. Intrusiveness Level: Two.||6 months.|
|PHP_SESSID||Session (Own)||The status of the active visitor’s session. If there is no cookie, it means that the visitor’s session was more than 30 minutes ago and the visit count increases in a pk_id cookie.
How to enable or disable cookies in your Browser
To block or disable the cookies, go to your Browser Settings. You may want to disable some or all cookies at any time.
Below are the links to the cookie configuration instructions for the main Browsers.
Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=es
By disabling cookies, the website may not function properly.
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
- Microsoft Explorer
What happens if you disable your cookie functionality?
If you choose to disable cookies, some of the services available on the Site may not work properly.
The owner of the Site does not assume any responsibility for legal or technical problems caused by the failure of the user to comply with the recommendations included and is not responsible for the content and veracity of the privacy policies of third parties.