What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that some platforms, such as web pages, may install in your computer, smartphone, tablet or connected television. Their functions may be very varied: they may store your browsing preferences, compile statistical information, enable certain technical functionalities, etc. Sometimes, cookies are used to store basic information regarding the browsing habits of the user or of his or her equipment, to the extent that they are able, if applicable, to recognise him/her.
Why are they important?
Cookies are useful for several reasons. From a technical point of view, they allow web pages to work with more agility and to adapt to your preferences, such as, for example, storing your language or the currency of your country. Furthermore, they assist the people responsible for web sites to improve the services they offer, thanks to the statistical information they collect through them. Finally, they serve to increase the efficiency of the advertising we show you, allowing us to offer services free of charge.
Browsing in this portal means that the following types of cookies may be installed:
– Cookies to improve performance
Cookies of this type conserve your preferences for certain tools or services so that you do not have to reconfigure them every time you visit our portal and, in some cases, they may be provided by third parties. Some examples are: the volume of audiovisual reproduction devices, sorting preferences for items or reproduction speeds of compatible videos. In the case of electronic commerce, they allow the storage of information regarding the shopping basket.
– Cookies for statistical analysis
These cookies, whether processed by us or by third parties, allow quantification of the number of visitors and statistical analysis of the use made by the users of our services. This allows us to study how our web page is browsed, and thus improve the supply of products or services that we offer.
– Geolocation cookies
These cookies are used by programs that attempt to geographically locate the position of the computer, smartphone, tablet or connected television, in order to offer the most appropriate contents and services completely anonymously.
– Registration cookies
When you register in our portal, cookies are generated that identify you as a registered user and indicate when you logged into the portal. These cookies are used to identify your user account and its associated services. These cookies are kept until you sign out of the account, close the browser or switch off the device.
These cookies may be used in combination with analytical data to identify your preferences in our portal individually.
– Advertising cookies
These cookies, whether processed by us or by third parties, allow efficient management of the advertising spaces of our web site, adapting the contents of the advertisement to the contents of the service requested or the use made of our web page. This enables us to know your browsing habits on the internet and to show you advertising related to your browsing profile.
– Other third party cookies
On some of our pages third party cookies may be installed that allow the management and improvement of the services offered by such third parties. An example of this use is the links to social networks that allow our contents to be shared.
How can I configure my preferences?
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed in your equipment by configuring the options of your internet browser. If you block them, certain services that require their use may not be available to you.
Finally, you can connect to the portal Your Online Choices where, as well as finding useful information, you can configure, provider by provider, your preferences regarding third party advertising cookies.