Version 1.2 published on 15 June 2019
INFORMATION ON COOKIES
Due to the entry into force of the amendment to the “Law on Information Society Services” (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is mandatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all websites that use disposable cookies, before the user 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 store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to provide correct site performance.
Through the use of these devices, the Web server is allowed to remember some data concerning the user, such as their preferences for viewing the pages of that server, name and password, products that interest them most, etc.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATIONS AND EXCLUDED COOKIES
According to the EU directive, cookies that require the informed consent by the user are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, with the exception of 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?
There are five main groups of cookies:
Analytical cookies: collect information on how use is made of the website.
Social cookies: these are necessary for external social networks.
Affiliate cookies: they allow us to track visits from other websites, with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliate companies).
Advertising and behavioral cookies: they collect information about the user’s personal preferences and choices (retargeting).
Technical and functional cookies: these are strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the delivery of contracted services.
OOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
Phpsessid: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the session identifier. It is deleted when the browser is closed
_lang: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the language of the session. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
ac_cookies: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the value of whether the installation of cookies has been accepted. It expires in 1 year from the last update.
_ga: Google Analytics cookie that enables the one-time visit control function. The first time a user enters the website through a browser this cookie will be installed. When this user enters the website again with the same browser, the cookie will consider it to be the same user. In the case that the user changes browser, it be considered to be another user. It expires 2 years after the last update.
_gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. It is used to limit the speed of request – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
_utma: Google Analytics cookie that records the date of the first and last time the user visited the website: It expires 2 years after the last update.
_utmb: Google Analytics cookie that records the time of arrival at the website. It expires 30 minutes after the last update.
_utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for the interoperability with the tracking code urchin.js. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
_utmt: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to process the type of request requested by the user. It expires at the end of the session.
_utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. It expires at the end of the session.
_utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the source of traffic or a campaign to explain how the user got to the website. It expires 6 months after the last update.