INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
Due to the entry into force of the clause regarding the 34/2002 “Ley de Servicios de la Sociedad de la Información” (LSSICE) (Act of Information Society Services), established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is compulsory to obtain the express consent of the user of all websites that use dispensable cookies, before it navigates through them.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels, are tools used by web servers to stock up and recover information regarding their visitors, as well as to provide a correct functioning of the site.
The use of these devices allows the web server to remind some data concerning the user, such as its preferences to visualise pages on that server, name and password, products of their interest, etc
COOKIES AFFECTED BY REGULATIONS AND EXCLUDED COOKIES
According to the EU directive, cookies that require informed consent by the user are analytic, publicity and affiliate cookies, being excluded the technical ones and the necessary for the functioning of the site or the provision of services specifically requested by the user.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES EXIST?
There are five types of cookies:
Analytic cookies: they compile information regarding the use is being made of the site.
Social cookies: they are necessary for external social networks.
Affiliate cookies: allow to do some tracking of the visits from other websites, with which the website has established an affiliation contract (affiliate companies).
Publicity and behavioural cookies: they gather information about the user’s preferences and personal choices (retargeting).
Technical and functional cookies: they are strictly necessary for the use of the site and for the provision of the contracted service.
COOKIES USED IN THIS SITE
_utma: Google Analytics cookie that registers the date of the first and last visit the user did to the website. Expires 2 years since the last update.
_utmb: Google Analytics cookie that registers the hour of arrival to the website. Expires 30 minutes since the last update.
_utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for the interoperability with the tracking code urchin.js. It is eliminated when closing the navigator.
_utmv: Google Analytics cookie used to segment demographic data such as gender or age of the visitors for the interoperability with the tracking code urchin.js. It expires 2 years since the last update.
_utmz: Google Analytics cookie that collects the traffic source or a campaign to explain how the user arrived to the website. Expires after 6 months since the last update.