What is a Cookie?

First of all we want to inform you that a cookie is not a computer virus or anything similar to damage the device of the person who authorises its use. They are harmless.

A cookie is a small file of letters and figures that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s browser and do not contain or collect personal information.

Their main purpose is to recognise the user each time they access the website and they also allow us to improve the quality and usability of our website.

Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet; they are unable to damage the user’s computer/device and, if they are activated in the setting of your browser, they help us to identify and resolve possible errors in the functioning of the website.

 

Types of Cookies

The Website has different types of cookies. All of them work in the same way, but they have small differences:

Session Cookies: Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device and support the security or basic functionality of the website. They do not contain personal information that enables us to identify a person.

Persistent or Permanent Cookies: They are stored on the hard drive of the device and our website reads them each time you make a new visit to the Website; they have a specific expiry date, after which the cookie ceases to function. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences and review visits and help us understand how users reach our site and improve our services.

Functionality Cookies: These allow the Website to remember decisions made by the user, such as their login or identifier. The information collected from these cookies is anonymous (i.e. it does not contain your name, address, or other data).

Third Party Cookies: Third party cookies are cookies installed by a website that is not the one you are visiting; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content aggregates (such as Google Maps). In addition, some advertising companies use this type of file to track your visits to each site on which they advertise.

Analytical Cookies: These cookies are intended for periodic maintenance and to ensure the best performance and service to the user, collecting data on your activity.

Use of Cookies by the Website

By browsing the Web Site, you expressly agree that we may use such cookies on your devices. If you disable cookies, your browsing of the Website may not be optimal and some of the utilities available to you may not function properly.

 

The following is a list of the cookies we use and their purpose:

Cookie name Type of cookie Origin Expiration date Purpose Description
_ga Third party cookies Google 2 years Analytics and monitoring Used to distinguish users
__utma Third party cookies Google 2 years Analytics and monitoring Used to distinguish users and sessions.  The cookie is updated whenever time data are sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb Third party cookies Google 30 minutes Analytics and monitoring Used to determine new sessions or visits. The cookie is updated whenever time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc Third party cookies Google When browser session ends Analytics and monitoring Used to determine whether you are in a new session or visit.
__utmz Third party cookies Google 6 months Analytics and monitoring Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user got to the site. It is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv Third party cookies Google 2 Years Analytics and monitoring Used to store custom visitor variable data. The cookie is updated whenever time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__atuvc Third party cookies AddThis 2 years Count of sharing a page Used to ensure that the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the action account cache is updated.
__stid Third party cookies ShareThis 1 year They use this cookie to track clicks Used to track the clicks that occur when you click on any ShareThis option.
ow_cookie_notice Persistent or Permanent Cookie Own 1 year Safeguard your choice over acceptance of Cookie Additional cookie to safeguard your choice and ensure you do not have to accept the use of cookies each time you access the Website
PHPSESSID Session Cookie Own When browser session ends System Associates an identifier to a PHP user for all those variables stored in session
frontend Functionality Cookie Own 30 days Keep the user authenticated Used to keep the user authenticated in the system when browsing the different pages of the site.
_jsuid Third party cookies Clicky Web Analytics 20 years Analytics and monitoring A random number used to distinguish new visits or single visits.
_first_pageview Third party cookies Clicky Web Analytics 10 minutes Analytics and monitoring Used to identify the pages of the Website that have been visited.
_dc_gtm_[id_sitio] Third party cookies Google Tag Manager 10 minutes Analytics and monitoring Used to add the Google Analytics tracking code from Google Tag Manager.
heatmaps_g2g_[id_sitio] Third party cookies Clicky Web Analytics When browser session ends Analytics and monitoring Stores information about where the visitor clicks on the Web Site.
_referrer_og Third party cookies Clicky Web Analytics 90 days Analytics and monitoring Stores the external reference of a visitor, if any.
_utm_og Third party cookies Clicky Web Analytics 90 days Analytics and monitoring Stores campaign variables to identify whether visits come from a campaign.
cluid Third party cookies Clicky Web Analytics 20 years Analytics and monitoring Contains the same information as the cookie __jsuid to share it with Clicky
Lu Third party cookies Facebook 2 years Preference Manages the way the Facebook homepage is presented to the user
Datr Third party cookies Facebook 2 years Información de conexión con Facebook Sends information about the connection between the Website and Facebook
Guest_Id Third party cookies Twitter 3 days Información conexión con Twitter Manages the information needed to generate the connection for Twitter and Follows.
Nid Third party cookie Google +1 6 months Analytics and monitoring Controls the +1 of Google Plus

User settings to avoid Cookies or how to disable Cookies

From the Website and in compliance with current legislation, we provide you with the information that will allow you to set your Internet browser(s) to maintain your privacy and security in relation to cookies. For this reason, we provide you with information and links to the official support sites of the main browsers so that you can decide whether or not you wish to accept the use of cookies.

You can block cookies through your browser setting tools or you can set your browser to notify you when a server wants to save a cookie.

Below you will find the links for each browser so you can disable cookies by following the instructions:

– Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

– Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es

– Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/es-ES/cookies.html

Others: If you have another type of browser that is not included in this list of most popular browsers, you should consult the specific documentation of your browser.

Finally, you can go to the Your Online Choices portal (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/) where, in addition to finding useful information, you can set your preferences on third-party advertising cookies, provider by provider.