What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you open certain web sites. Cookies allow a web site to store and retrieve information about a user’s browsing habits or anyone using their computer, and may be used to recognize the user depending on the information they contain and how the computer is used, among other tasks.
What kinds of cookies does this web site use?
- Analysis cookies: They are handled by us or third parties. They quantify the number of users and perform statistical measurements and analysis of the services available to users. Therefore, they analyse your browsing on our web site, in order to improve the range of products or services that we provide.
- Advertising cookies: They are handled by us or third parties. They efficiently manage the adverts on the web site, and adapt the advertisements to the service content or to how our web site is used. Therefore, we analyse your browsing habits and we can display adverts relating to your browsing profile.
- Third party cookies: Provided by third parties.
|Name||Description / Purpose||Supplier||Expiry date||Deactivate|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to limit the percentage of requests||1 minute|
|__utma||Used to distinguish users and sessions||2 years|
|__utmt||Used to limit the percentage of requests||10 minutes|
|__utmb||Used to determine new sessions or visits||30 minutes|
|__utmc||Not used in ga.js. It is configured to interact with urchin.js.||Session end|
|__utmz||Stores the traffic source or the campaign that explains how the user found the site.||6 months|
|__utmv||Used to store customized variable user data.||2 years|
What happens if cookies are disabled?
Some service features and sections of this web site may not function properly if cookies are disabled.
How can you configure your cookies?
Browsing and continuing to use our web site implies that you consent to cookies being used under the conditions contained in this Cookies Policy. You can exercise your right to block, delete and disable cookies at any time by amending your browser options. For example:
- Microsoft Edge: Settings> Advanced Settings> Cookies.
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- Mozilla Firefox: Tools> Options> Privacy> History> Personalized Settings.
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- Google Chrome: Settings> Show advanced options > Privacy> Content settings.
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- Safari (Apple): Preferences> Security.
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- Opera (Opera Software): Settings > Options > Advanced > Cookies
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If you use another browser, please refer to its cookie installation, use, and blocking policy. However, the tool www.youronlinechoices.com provides useful information on how to configure your cookie preferences, provider by provider.
Are there only cookies?
There may be web sites that use other forms of storage similar to cookies but with greater capacity, such as other forms of local data storage on the user’s computer, for example:
- LocalStorage and HTML5 sessionStorage: Storage area that the web can use in the user’s computer. These can normally be deleted by deleting browsing history.
- Flash “Local Shared Objects” (the “isolated storage” of Silverlight): They are stored within the Microsoft folder with the user profile. You have to find the folder and delete it. (For example: vimeo videos). Flash is used to incorporate multimedia into a web site, so it stores files on the user’s computer.
- A web beacon tracks your browsing, by inserting a mini-image that you don’t even notice. When you browse the web, it is loaded along with the page and the server from which photos are downloaded. It records the time the page was opened, or the number of times it was opened.
These files are more intrusive than cookies, as they are more complicated to delete, they store more information, and are independent of the browser. We do not use these kinds of storage.