COOKIES POLICY

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A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. Cookies allow a website to remember your visit to that page when you return to it. Cookies generally store technical information, personal preferences, customised content, usage statistics, links to social media, access to user accounts and other information. Cookies are used to adapt the content of a website to your profile and needs. Without cookies, the quality of the services offered by a website can be severely affected. If you want more information about what cookies store, how to remove them or disable them, then please refer to section 2.

Cookies used on this website

Following the guidelines of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, we will set out how cookies work on this website in order to give you a detailed explanation of their use.

This website uses the following cookies:

  • Session cookies: to ensure that users who write comments in the blog are real people and not automated applications. This helps prevent spam.
Cookie Name Cookie Type Cookie Purpose
PHPSESSID Session This cookie is used by the encrypted PHP language to allow SESSION variables to be stored on the webserver. This cookie is essential for the website to function.
_utma, _utmb, _ubmc, _utmz Long Term These cookies are used by Google Analytics to track website use. These cookies will be disabled when turning off cookies on this website.

This website uses the following third party cookies:

  • Google Analytics: Store cookies to produce statistics on traffic and volume related to visits to this website. By using this website, you are consenting to the processing of your data by Google. The exercise of any right related to this information must be done by contacting Google directly.
  • Social Media: All social media use their own cookies when you click on buttons to Like or Share something.
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

It’s also possible that when you visit a web page or open an email which contains an advert or promotion related to our services or products, a cookie will be installed in your browser which will later show you publicity related to that search. This allows us to analyse our ads in relation to the number of times they are viewed, where they appear, and the time they are viewed, etc.

Disabling or deleting cookies

You have the right at any time to disable or delete cookies used by this website. The procedures for this can be different depending on the browser you are using. Here is a quick guide to the most popular browsers: section 3.

Additional notes

Neither this website nor its legal representatives are responsible for the content or accuracy of the privacy policies used by third parties referred to in this cookies policy.

Web browsers are responsible for storing cookies and you have the right to remove or disable cookies, but this has to be done via the web browser. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can ensure the correct or incorrect handling of cookies on the part of the aforementioned browsers.

In some cases, you need to install cookies on your browser in order for the browser to remember your decision not to accept cookies.

In the case of Google Analytics’ cookies, this company stores the cookies on servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share them with third parties, except where they are required for the system to operate or when the law requires it. Google Inc. is a company that complies with the Privacy Shield,  which ensures that all transferred data will be given a level of protection that meets European regulations. You can view more detailed information via this link (1). If you would like information about how Google Analytics uses cookies , it can be found via this link (2).

If you have any questions or queries about this cookies policy please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact section.

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More information about cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. Cookies allow a website to remember your visit to that page when you return to it. Although many people do not know it, cookies have been used since the first browsers appeared on the World Wide Web 20 years ago.

What a cookie ISN’T.

It’s not a virus, trojan, worm, spam or spyware and it doesn't open pop-up windows.

What information does a cookie store?

Cookies do not normally store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards, bank details, photographs, your ID card or personal information, etc. Cookiessave technical information, personal preferences and personalised content, etc.

A webserver associates your internet use with your web browser rather than you personally. And if you regularly use Internet Explorer and then switch to Firefox or Chrome you can see that websites do not recognise you individually as they associate the cookies with the browser and not individuals.

What kind of cookies are there?

  • Technical cookies: Are the most basic and allow, among other things, websites to know when an actual person or an automated application is using the browser. They also allow websites to know whether a user is anonymous or registered. These are basic tasks required for any dynamic website to function.
  • Analytical cookies: Collect information on the type of searches you carry out, what you use most, products viewed, time of use, and language, etc.
  • Advertising cookies: Display advertising based on your searches, country of origin and language, etc.

What are first and third party cookies?

First-party cookies are generated by the page you are visiting, and third party cookies are generated by services or third parties such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, etc.

What happens if I disable cookies?

In order to understand what can happen when you disable cookies we have created some examples:

  • You will not be able to share content on this website via Facebook, Twitter or any other social media.
  • The website will not be able to tailor content to your personal preferences as usually happens with online stores.
  • You will not be able to access the personal area of this site, for example, My Account, My Profile or My Orders.
  • Online stores: It will be impossible to make purchases online. Purchases would have to be made over the phone or by visiting the store.
  • It will not be possible to customize geographical preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website will not be able to perform web analytics related to visitors and traffic to the website, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
  • You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments or rate content. The website will also not be able to tell whether you are a person or an automated application that produces spam.
  • It will not be able to display sector specific advertising, which will reduce the website’s advertising revenue.
  • All social media uses cookies and if you turn them off you will not be able to use social media.

Can I delete cookies?

Yes. You can delete and block cookies in general or for a specific domain.

To delete website cookies, you should go to your browser’s settings, and there you will find the cookies associated with the specific domain and the option to delete them.

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Cookie settings for the most popular browsers

Here's how to access specific cookies in the Chrome browser. Note: These steps may vary depending on the version of the browser:

  • Go to Settings or Preferences by using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon at the top right.
  • You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced options.
  • Go to Privacy, Configuration of content.
  • Select all the cookies and site data.
  • You'll see a list of all cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find cookies from a particular domain, enter part or all of the address into the Search cookies field.
  • After applying this filter, the requested cookies should appear on the screen. Select the cookie and press X to delete the cookies.

Follow these steps to access the browser settings for cookies in Internet Explorer (these may vary depending on the version of the browser):

  • Go to Tools, and then Internet Options.
  • Click on Privacy.
  • Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy that you want.

Follow these steps to access the browser settings for cookies in Firefox (these may vary depending on the version of the browser):

  • Go to Options or Preferences according to what your operating system specifies.
  • Click on Privacy.
  • In History select Use custom settings for history.
  • You will now see the option to accept cookies, you can turn it on or off according to your preferences.

Follow these steps to access the browser settings for cookies in Safari OSX (these may vary depending on the version of the browser):

  • Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
  • Here you will see the option to Block cookies and you can select the type of block you require.

Follow these steps to access the browser settings for cookies in Safari iOS (these may vary depending on the version of the browser):

  • Go to Settings, then Safari.
  • Go to Privacy and Security, and you will see the option Block cookies and you can select the type of block you require.

Follow these steps to access the browser settings for cookies on Android devices (these may vary depending on the version of the browser):

  • Open the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
  • Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option to check or uncheck the Accept cookies checkbox.

Follow these steps to access the browser settings for cookies on phones operating on Windows (these may vary depending on the version of the browser):

  • Open Internet Explorer, click More, and then Settings.
  • Now you can check or uncheck the Allow cookies checkbox..
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