Cookies Policy

From our entity, we wish to inform you clearly and precisely about the cookies we use in our Web Site, complying with the provisions of Law 34/2002, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSI), and (EU) Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council dated 27th April 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation) and Organic Law on Data Protection and Digital Rights Guarantee (LOPDGDD, Law 3/2018 5th December).

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file downloaded in the computer, tablet or smartphone of the user, in order to store data and information that may be updated and recovered by the entity responsible for their installation.

Information collected through the cookies can include the date and time when the web site is visited, the different tabs you have viewed or the time you have remained in the same, among other details.

This information can be used by the holder of the Web Site to manage user sessions, to improve its content, to make the Web Site more attractive and to correctly place the content which is more interesting for visitors.

Depending on the entity managing them, cookies can be:

  • Own Cookies: Those sent to the terminal of the data subject from a machine or domain managed by the controller of the Web Site from which the service requested by the user is rendered.
  • Third Party Cookies: Those sent to the terminal of the user from a machine or domain which is not managed by the Web Site controller, it is managed by another entity processing data obtained through cookies. This is the case, for example, of analytical cookies used by Google, or the ones used by social networks to offer the user the possibility to share or recommend content of our web page in the same.

Depending on the term during which they are activated:

  • Session Cookies: They are the type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user gains access to a web page. They are used to store information which is only interesting to preserve to render the service requested by the user on just one occasion (for example, a list of products purchased on an online shop).
  • Persistent Cookies: They are a type of cookies in which data continue to be stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the controller of the cookie, and which can be from several minutes to several years.

Depending on their purpose, cookies can be classified in the following types:

  • Technical Cookies: Those allowing the user to browse through a web page, platform or application and to use the different options or services existing in it, such as, for example, to control data traffic and communication, to identify the session, to gain access to restricted access parts, to remember elements making up an order, to carry out the purchase process of an order, to carry out the registration request or participation in an event, to use security elements while browsing, to store content for disseminating videos or sound, or to share content through social networks.
  • Customisation Cookies: Those allowing the user to gain access to the service with some general characteristics previously defined in terms of some criteria in the user terminal, for example, language, the type of browser through which you gain access to the service, the regional setting from which you access the service, etc.
  • Performance Cookies: They allow adjusting your browsing according to the preferences associated to the device generated on your visits.
  • Geolocation Cookies: Their main purpose is adjusting content to the location of the connection device.
  • Social Cookies: They collect the session information of the connection profile through the chosen social network, with the possibility of revoking the same, following preferences established in your own profiles. Those cookies are set up by the suppliers of services of social networks, who have their own privacy policies to that regard.
  • Analytical Cookies: They are own cookies or third party cookies which allow identifying the connection device, with the purpose of measuring connection time and visited content, mainly in order to measure performance and know browsing habits by the structure of the Web Site, to be able to optimise your design.
  • Advertising Cookies. Those allowing to manage in the most effective way possible the offer of advertising spaces shown in a web page, making the content of the advertisement suitable for the content of the requested service, or for the use you make of that web page.
  • Behavioural Advertising Cookies: Those allowing management, in the most effective way possible, of advertising spaces shown in a web page. These cookies store information about user behaviour obtained after continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to show advertisements in terms of the same.

What Type of Cookies does this Web Site Use?

This Web Sites uses own cookies and third party cookies to improve our services, and offer you a browsing experience related to your preferences, as explained in a later section.

Our entity does not process personal information that can reveal sexual orientation, politic or religious beliefs, information about health or information considered as sensitive (special data categories, as defined in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation).

Own Cookies

This type of cookies are sent to your device, and are exclusively managed by us for the best operation of the Web Site. Their purposes are certain technical and customisation aspects, such as: remembering identifications of user logins, tools preferred in the use of content, interaction with content, location of access to content, data analysis in order to improve performance, user analysis pursuant to specific browsing parameters, elaboration of browsing profiles of users and statistics, in order to introduce improvements in terms of data analysis. This type of cookies can have a specific duration: imminent expiration, expiration when the session ends and temporary expiration.

Third Party Cookies

Those sent to your device from a machine or domain which is not managed by our entity, but by other participating entity.

Following are all third party cookies used by this Web Site, and their characteristics and purposes:

Cookies Domain/Entity Purpose Persistence Cookie type
_ga Identifying the user in a unique way to know its activity 2 years  Third party – Analysis
_gat_gtag_UA_157831770_1 Distinguish users and limit the percentage of requests 1 day  Third party – Analysis
_gid Identifying the user in a unique way to know its activity. 1 day Third party – Analysis
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary Used for the acceptance of analytical cookies. 30 minutes Technical
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary Used for the acceptance of analytical cookies. 30 minutes Technical


What is the legitimation for the use of cookies in our Web Site?

In case of technical cookies, that is, those that are fundamental to browse this Web Site and to receive the service offered through it, the legal base of its use is the agreement through which the user decides to visit this web page and use its services.

The legal base for the use of the rest of cookies is the consent of the user, which is requested from him/her when he/she gains access to this Web Site, and it can be revoked at any time through the setting up of your browser. The withdrawal of that consent will not affect the possibility to browse this web and use its services, and data processing carried out before will not lose its lawfulness because of the consent having been revoked.

To what addressees will cookies be communicated or who can gain access to the same?

Data obtained through cookies will not be communicated to other entities unrelated to our organisation.

However, when there are third party cookies, in accordance with the previous indications, those third parties can gain access to the cookies and use them in the described way.

How can I set up or disable cookies used by this web site?

The user can at any time withdraw his/her consent related to the Cookies Policy, and can delete the cookies stored in his/her machine through adjustments and settings of the Internet browser.

To restrict or block cookies, in general, browsers offer the following setting options with regard to the installation of cookies:

With regard to mobile devices, the following information is included with regard to adjustments or documents about the same:

If the installation of all the cookies of the web page is prevented, some functionalities of the same, together with some contents can be affected.

Legal framework

The legal framework for the use of cookies is defined in Spain by Law 34/2002, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSI), and (EU) Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council dated 27th April 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation) and Organic Law on Data Protection and Digital Rights Guarantee (LOPDGDD, Law 3/2018, 5th December).

With regard to the use of cookies, the second section of article 22 LSSI states the following:

2. Service renderers can use data storage and recovery devices in terminals of the addressees, on condition that the same have given their consent, after having been provided with clear and complete information on their use, in particular, about the purposes of data processing, in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, 13th December, on Personal Data Protection.

When it is technically possible and effective, the consent of the addressee to accept data processing can be given using the suitable parameters of the browser or of other applications, providing he/she must proceed to its setting up during its installation or update by an express action to that regard.

The above will not prevent the possible storage or technical access for the sole purpose of making the transfer of a communication by an electronic communication network or, to the extent it is strictly necessary, for the rendering of a service of the information society expressly requested by the addressee.

In the GDPR, cookies are mentioned in whereas number 30, before the articles of the mentioned Regulation:

(30): “”

Thus, when cookies can identify a natural person, they are considered personal data, together with an IP address.

LOPD states in article 6.1, with regard to the consent for the processing of personal data:

1. In accordance with the provisions of article 4.11 of (EU) Regulation 2016/679, consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her”.

Changes in the Cookies Policy

It is possible for us to update the Cookies Policy of our Web Site. For this reason, we recommend you to revise this policy each time you gain access to our web site in order to be correctly informed about how and for what we use cookies.

The Cookies Policy of our entity was updated last time on the 30th December 2019.

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