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Information on cookies


Since going into effect the change of the "Law of Services of the Information Society"

(LSSICE) established by the Royal Decree 13/2012, it is mandatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all web pages that use dispensable cookies, before they navigate 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 store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to offer correct workings of the site. By using these devices, the Web server is allowed to retain some information concerning the user, such as his preferences for the display of the pages of the server, name and password, products that are of interest, etc.


Cookies affected by the legistation and exempted cookies


According to the EU directive, cookies that require apprized consent by the user are analytical, advertised and affiliated cookies, except for those of a technical nature and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user.


What types of cookies exist?


Regarding the types of cookies, there are five major groups:

  • Analytical cookies: collects information thru the use of the website.
  • Social cookies: are those necessary for external social networks.
  • Associated cookies: allow you to track visits from other websites, with which the website establishes an association contract (associated companies).
  • Advertising and behavioral cookies: collect information about preferences and personal choices of the user l (retargeting) in the contracted service.

  • Cookies that are used on this website


  • PHPSESSID: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the identifier of the session. It is eliminated when closing the browser.
  • _lang: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the language of the session. It is eliminated when closing the browser.
  • ac_cookies: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the value of whether the cookie installation has been accepted. Expires in 1 year from the last update.
  • _ga: Google Analytics cookie enables the control of individual visits. The first-time a user enters the website through a browser this cookie will be installed. When the user re-enters the website with the same browser, the cookie will understand that it is the same user. Only in the case the user changes browser, it will consider user to be different. Expires in 2 years from the last update.
  • _gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It is used to limit the request speed – the limitation of data collection in high traffic sites. Expires at 10 minutes.
  • _utma: Google Analytics cookie that records the date of the first and last time the user visited the website. Expires in 2 years from the last update.
  • _utmb: Google Analytics cookie that records the time of opening at the website. Expires at 30 minutes from the last update.
  • _utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for interoperation with the urchin.js tracking code. It is deleted when browser is turned off.
  • _utmt: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to process the requests by the user. Expires at the end of the session.
  • _utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. Expires at the end of the session.
  • _utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the traffic source or a campaign to explain how the user came to the website. Expires after 6 months from the last update.
  • 1P_JAR: Google Analytics cookie that transfer data to Goole. Expires one week from the last update.
  • NID: Google Analytics cookie for viewing maps throw Google Maps. Expires 6 months after the end of the last session.
  • _gid: Google Analytics cookie that is used to distinguish each user, expires 24 hours after the start of the session
  • Eliminating consent to install cookies. how to eliminate the browser's cookies


    Chrome

    1. Select the Tools icon.
    2. Click on Settings.
    3. Click on Show Advanced Options.
    4. In the "Privacy" section, click on Content settings.
      • - Delete cookies: Click on All cookies and site data...
      • - Do not allow cookies to be stored.
    5. Click on Delete browsing data (empty the Cache).
    6. Close and restart the browser.

    Internet Explorer. Version 11

    1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
    2. Click on the General tab.
    3. In the "Browsing history" section, click Delete scan history when exiting.
    4. Select Delete files.
    5. Select Delete cookies.
    6. Click Delete.
    7. Click OK.
    8. Close and restart the browser.

    Firefox. Version 18

    1. Select Firefox | History | Clear recent history
    2. Next to "Details", click on the down arrow.
    3. Select the following check boxes: Cookies, Cache, Active session starts.
    4. Using the "Time interval to erase" in the drop-down menu, select All.
    5. Click on Delete now.
    6. Close and restart the browser.

    Safari Version 5.1

    1. Select the Safari / Edit icon | Restore Safari.
    2. Select the following check boxes: Clear history, Delete all website data.
    3. Click on Reset.
    4. Close and restart the browser.

    Opera

  • Options - Advanced - Cookies.
  • The cookie options control the way in which Opera handles them and therefore their acceptance or rejection.
  • For more information about Opera click here: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/es-ES/cookies.html

  • Other browsers

  • Check the manual of the browser you have installed.