Cookies policy

Pursuant to article 22.2 of Law 34/2002 on Information Society Services, we hereby inform the users of our website of our policy for the use of cookies.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to the device that the user uses to visit our website. Their main purpose is the recognise the user (using identifiers that do not make it possible to identify them as any specific individual) every time that they enter the website, and they also allow us to improve the quality and usability of our websites. Cookies are essential for a website to work; they cannot damage the user’s computer/device and, if they are enabled in your browser’s settings, they help us to identify and fix possible bugs on our website.

Types of Cookies

There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but have small differences:

  • Session Cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of the visit and are deleted when the user closes the browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device, supporting the website’s security and its basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that makes it possible to identify an individual.
  • Persistent or Permanent Cookies: These are stored on the device’s hard drive and the website reads them every time the user visits our website. They have a specific expiry or expiration date, after which the cookie stops working. The make it possible to identify the user’s activities and preferences and to analyse visits. They help us to ascertain how users come to the website and improve the services offered by it.
  • Functionality Cookies: These make it possible to remember the decisions made by the user, such as their username or identifier. The information in these cookies is anonymous (i.e. they do not contain names, addresses or other personal data).
  • Third-Party Cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies installed by a website other than the one being visited by the user, such as those used by social networks (like Facebook) or external plugins (like Google Maps).
  • Performance Cookies: These cookies are used for regular maintenance and are intended to ensure the best performance and service for the user by collecting data regarding their activity.

Use of cookies by the Consorcio

The websites for which the Consorcio is responsible use different types of cookies for a variety of purposes, as indicated in the table below:

  • __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz: Estas cookies permiten el funcionamiento de Google Analytics. Este software nos ayuda a recoger y analizar información sobre el visitante como la utilización del navegador, el número de visitantes nuevos, la respuesta a las actividades de marketing y los tiempos de navegación. Esta información nos ayuda a mejorar la web y su experiencia en la misma, así como a destacar nuestras campañas de marketing.
  • JSESSIONID: Esta cookie permite que nuestros servidores web respondan a sus acciones en la página web y a navegar también por ella. Sin esta cookie, la web no funcionaría en su navegador.
  • Cookies de Youtube: YouTube puede utilizar la cookie de DoubleClick para personalizar anuncios.

On accessing our website, the user expressly agrees to us using these types of cookies on their devices. However, if they disable cookies, this will not affect their browsing of our websites.

User settings to block Cookies

By browsing and continuing to use our website you are agreeing to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in this “Cookies Policy”. The Consorcio provides access to this “Cookies Policy” when the website is accessed for the first time, so that the user is informed, although they may exercise their right to block, delete or reject the use of cookies at any time.

In any event, we hereby inform you that, given that cookies are not necessary to use our website, you may block or disable them by changing the settings on your browser, which allows you to reject the installation of all or some of the cookies. Most browsers can be configured to notify you of the presence of cookies or automatically reject them. If you reject them you can continue to use our Website, although the use of some of its services may be limited and, consequently, your experience on our website may be less satisfactory.

The following information tells the user how to change the settings on their internet browser or browsers to maintain their privacy and security in relation to cookies. For that purpose, below we have provided information and links to the official support sites of the major browsers. These aids will enable the user to block cookies using the browser’s configuration tools or change its settings so that it alerts them when the server wants to store a cookie.

  • Internet Explorer™:
    • Versión 5: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955/es
    • Versión 6: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283185/es
    • Versión 7 y 8: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-ES/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
    • Versión 9: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-ES/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9
  • Safari™: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?viewlocale=es_ES http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=es_ES
  • Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es&hlrm=en
  • Firefox™: http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/cookies-informacion-que-los-sitios-web-guardan-en-?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
  • Opera™: http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/es-ES/cookies.html
  • Android: http://support.google.com/android/?hl=es
  • Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/es-ES/how-to/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings
  • Blackberry: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/18578/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp