Cookie policy

a) Use of cookies and web bugs on the website.
b) Typology, aim and use of cookies.
c) How do I turn cookies and web bugs off the main browsers?
d) What happens if I turn off cookies?

a) Use of cookies and web bugs on the website.

The website uses cookies and other similar mechanism (from now on, cookies). These are files sent to a browser through a web server in order to register the activities of the user on a website o in all websites, apps and/or services of our website (from now on, services). The main aim of cookies is to facilitate the user a quick access to the selected services. Furthermore, cookies customise services offered by our website, facilitating and offering each user information of interest o that might be interesting for him/her, depending on the use they are doing of the services.

The website uses cookies to personalise and facilitate the users browsing. Cookies are associated to an anonymous user and its computer only, and they do not provide references to personal details of the user. The user will be able to set up its browser in order to notify him and reject installation of cookies sent through the website, without any detrimental to the user accessing the contents. However, please note that the quality of usage of the website may decrease.

Registered users logging in may benefit of more personalised and profile-oriented services thanks to the combination of data stored with cookies from personal details when registered. Such user authorizes the use of this information with the aim indicated, without any prejudice to their right to reject or disable the use of cookies.

Furthermore, the website will be able to know all services requested by the user so that it will be able to facilitate or offer appropriate information regarding the user’s taste or preferences.

b) Typology, aim and use of cookies.

Cookies, depending on their permanence, can divide in session cookies or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser; the latter expire when their aim is reached (i. e. the user is identified for the services) o when it is deleted manually.

Furthermore, depending on their aim, cookies can be classified as follows:

PERFORMANCE COOKIES: These cookies remember preferences for service tools and therefore there is no need to reconfigure every time you visit the website. For example, here are included:

• Volume adjustment to reproduce video and sound.
• Video transmission speed compatible with browser.
• Saved objects on the basket of e-commerce websites.

GEOLOCATION COOKIES: These cookies are used to locate your country when requesting a service. It is completely anonymous and only used to help orientate content to location.

REGISTRATION COOKIES: They are generated once the user has registered or has opened his session and are used to identify him/her on the services with the following aims:

• To maintain the user identified so that, if he/she closes the service, the browser or pc will continue identifying him/her facilitating the usage without having to identify again. This can be deleted by clicking on ‘log out’, removing this cookie. Next time he/she uses the service, the user will have to log in to be identified.
• To make sure the user is authorised to access certain services, for example, to enter a competition.

Furthermore, some services may use social Network connectors, such as Facebook or Twitter. When the user registers for a service with credentials of a social network, he/she authorizes the social network to store a permanent cookie remembering his/her log in and guarantees access to services until expiry. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to services via social networks updating preferences on the specific social network.

ANALYTICAL COOKIES: Each time a user visits a service, an external provider’s tool generates an analytical cookie on the user’s pc. This is only generated on the visit and will serve en future visits to identify anonymously the visitor. The main aims here are:

• To allow anonymous identification of users through cookies (identifies users and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate number of visitors and there time tendency.
• To identify anonymously most visited content, and therefore more attractive to users.
• To know whether the user is new or has visited before.

Important: except in the event the user decides to register for a service, cookies will never be associated to any personal detail which may help identify them. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes which may help optimize the user’s experience on the site.

ADVERTISEMENT COOKIES: They allow to increase the information of ads shown to each anonymous user. Among others, it stores the visualization duration or frequency of ad positions, interaction with them or browsing patterns and/or user’s behavior since it helps to create a profile of ad interest. Therefore, they allow to offer ads suitable to user’s interests.

c) How do I turn cookies and web bugs off the main browsers?

Normally it is possible to stop accepting browser cookies, o to stop accepting the cookies of a particular service. All modern browsers allow changes on their cookie’s settings. These settings can be found in the browser menu in ‘options’ or ‘preferences’.

Furthermore, you can set up your browser or your email manager and install a free complement to avoid the download of web bugs when opening an email.

The website offers advice to the user regarding steps to access the cookie’s set up menu and, in your case, of private browsing for each of the main browsers:

Internet Explorer: Tools-> Internet Options-> Privacy-> Settings.
For more information, visit Microsoft support or Help section of the browser.

Firefox: Tools-> Options-> Privacy-> History-> Customized Settings.
For more information, visit Mozilla support or Help section of the browser.

Chrome: Settings-> Show advanced options-> Privacy-> Contents settings.
For more information, visit Google support or Help section of the browser.

Safari: Preferences-> Security.
For more information, visit Apple support or Help section of the browser.

d) What happens if I turn off cookies?

Some service functions will be disabled such as keeping identified, maintain ítems in shopping basket at an e-commerce, receive information related to your location o visualising videos.

UPDATES AND CHANGES IN PRIVACY/COOKIE POLICY:

They website may modified this Cookie Policy according to legislative or regulation requirements or with the aim of adapting the mentioned policy to instructions dictated by the Spanish Data Protection Law. Therefore, we recommend users to review it regularly. We important changes occur to this Cookie Policy, users will be notified through the website or via email to registered users.