What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit certain websites. Among other things, cookies allow a website to store and recall information about the browsing habits of the users of the site, their devices and, depending on the information stored by the cookie and how it is used on the device, they may also be used to recognise users.
However, they only obtain information about the number of pages visited, the city to which the user’s IP address is assigned, the number of new users, the frequency and recurrence of visits, visit duration, the browser or the operator or type of terminal from which the visit is made. They never obtain the name, surname, postal address or any similar details about users of the site.
What are the different types of cookies?
Cookies can be proprietary or third-party. Proprietary cookies are sent to the user’s terminal from a device or domain managed by the editor of the website providing the service requested by the user. Third-party cookies are sent to the user’s terminal from a device or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by a third party who processes the data obtained by the cookies.
Cookies can also be transient or permanent. Transient or session cookies are designed to collect and store data only while the user is browsing the website. With permanent or persistent cookies, data is stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a definite period by the party responsible for the cookie, ranging from minutes to years.
Which cookies are used on this website?
This website uses proprietary cookies for the purpose of analysing traffic patterns on the site and to ensure correct browsing, recognition of user preferences during their visit and provision of the services offered through the site, when applicable.
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
- Google Analytics cookies: These cookies, either processed by us or by third parties, allow us to count the number of users and to analyse their browsing habits, making it possible, through the necessary measurements and statistical analysis, to understand how our site is used. We use these cookies to analyse our users’ browsing habits in order to improve the content on our site and to provide a better online service.
- WordPress Stats cookies: These cookies allow us to count the number of users and to analyse their browsing habits, meaning we can perform WordPress measurements and statistical analysis for blogs and pages programmed in WordPress.
- Gravatar social network cookies: These cookies provide and monitor the connection and publication of content between this website and social networks.
The tools that use these third-party cookies are:
- For analysis cookies, Google Analytics, belonging to Google (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage).
- For social network cookies: Gravatar, belonging to Automattic Inc (http://en.gravatar.com/support/what-is-gravatar/).
- For WordPress Stats cookies, belonging to Automattic Inc. (https://es.wordpress.com/).
In addition, these companies can use the data obtained to improve their own services and to offer services to other companies. For more information about these tools, click on the links provided above.
How can I manage cookies?
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your device in your browser settings. Information about how to do this on the most common browsers can be found at the following links:
- Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
- Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
However, please be aware that deactivating certain cookies may prevent or hinder browsing or the provision of services on this website.