What are cookies?
Cookies are small text and number files that websites install on the hard drive of your computer or mobile via your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari ...) or via a Flash application.
Cookies allow web pages to "remember" you, for one or more visits, and they store information about your preferences in order to offer personalized, easier and faster navigation. The information can only be read by the server that installed the content and which is anonymous. As they are only text and numbers, even if they are installed in your hard drive, , they are unable to access your personal information in your computer or transfer a virus, they only keep a trace of your browsing on the web.
There are several types of cookies, and they are classified according to the time spent in your computer, who installed them, according to their purpose, techniques, advertising, analysis, customization, etc.
Here is an explanation of the cookies according to their function
Session cookies: Session cookies are cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses the website. Generally they are used to store information that is worth keeping for providing the service requested only once by the user.
Persisten cookies: Persistent cookies are a type of cookie which stores data in the terminal and which can be accessed and treated for a specific length of time by its creator, which varies from a few minutes to several years.
First party cookies: They are cookies created by the host domain, which can only be read by the site creator..
Third party cookies: They are created and managed by other domains such as technical, customisation, analysis and advertising providers. These third party cookies provide anonymous information.
Technical cookies: They allow users to browse through a web page, platform or application and use the various options and services on it such as, for example, controlling data traffic and communication.
Customisation cookies: They allow the user to access the service with general predefined characteristics, such as language, type of browser used to access the service, regional configuration from which the service is accessed etc.
Analysis cookies: They allow the creator to follow-up and analyse web user behaviour on its site. The information collected via cookies is used to monitor the activity on the website, applications or platforms and to draw up browser profiles of users of the site.
Advertising Cookies: They enable the management of the advertising space, in the most effective way, which the editor will have included on the webpage, application or platform from which it provides the service requested on the basis of criteria such as the edited content or the frequency with which it displays advertisements.
Behavioral advertising cookies: They enable the management of the advertising space, in the most effective way, which the editor will have included on the webpage, application or platform from which it provides the service requested. These cookies store behavioral data of users by continuously observing their browsing habits which enable to develop a specific profile to display personalized advertisements relevant to the user.
To instal cookies in your computer we need your permission which we may expressly request or, if once informed, you decide to continue your visit to our web page we will assume that we have your permission.
Revoquing your consent:
If for any reason you decide that you do not want cookies to be installed on your computer, we must inform you how to do it and you will need to configure your browser. Below are the links to configure cookies of the main browsers.
Deactivation of cookies:
Below are the links with the necessary information to deactivate cookies from the main browsers:
- Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Configuration. For more information, check the Microsoft support or the browser help. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies
- Firefox: Tools -> Options-> Privacy-> History -> Personalised configuration. For more information check Mozzila support or the browser help. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Chrome: Configuration -> Show advanced settings -> Privacy -> Configuration of content. For more information check Google support or the browser help. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en-GB
- Opera: Configuration > settings > Quick preferences > Cookies. For more information check Opera support or the browser help. http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/gb-GB/cookies.html
- Safari: Preferences -> Privacy. For more information check Apple support or the browser help. https://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042?locale=gb_GB
When you access information or videos external to our web pages, the open page may contain other cookies. You should read their cookies policy to adjust the configuration as it is beyond our control.
If you want to eliminate advertising cookies created by third parties, you can install in your browser a plug-in such as Adblock, which will block the ads, or you can include in your browser the Privacy Badger extension that protects you from third party cookies
You can also apply the "Ghostery" extension in your browser and individually block cookies, plug-ins and widgets which do not interest you. In all cases, we recommend you always clean your browsing history and cookies from your computer.
Finally, you can manage cookies installed by Adobe Flash Player from the Adobe website.
Third party cookies may be changed, implemented or canceled by the domain owner without notifying us. Therefore, we cannot be liable if the information provided is not up to date at all times as required by the law. To provide a better information service we have created links to access third parties’ Cookies and privacy policies, so you can view them at any time on their updated version. We will also review them regularly to update our texts.
The policy of cookies may be modified by the domain owner.
A widget is a small application or program, usually presented in small files executed by Widget Engine. One of its aims is to facilitate access to frequently used functions and provide visual information. Although this is not a prerequisite, widgets, are usually "grafted" to other web pages by copying the code that the widget makes available to the user. Because they are small applications, widgets can do everything imaginable and interact with the services and information distributed on the Internet.