Cookies, or data storage and retrieval devices, are files sent by websites to users’ browsers that are automatically stored on their devices so that the website is able to check users’ previous browsing habits and “recognize them”.
Cookies are able to remember other kinds of personal information, such as a user’s password so that it does not have to be entered each time a website is visited, or the user’s preferences regarding a website’s settings.
Cookies are essential for the Internet to work properly, as well as having many advantages in the provision of interactive services, since they make browsing and using the website easier. Cookies cannot harm your devices, and having them enabled helps identify and solve errors.
Cookies used on our website:
– Session cookies: cookies that are designed to collect and store data while a user is accessing a website; these cookies are deleted once the session is over. The information obtained through these cookies serves to analyse Internet traffic patterns. In the long run, this allows for an improved browsing experience, enhanced content and easiness of use.
– Analytical cookies: they enable cookie managers to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users on the websites to which they are linked.
This website uses both session cookies and analytical cookies to enhance the users’ browsing experience.
Service → Google Analytics
Provider → Google
More information → http://www.google.es/intl/es/policies/ (1)
_utma: Google Analytics. The cookie generates a unique user ID that registers the date of the user’s first visit to the website. It is used to keep track of the number of visits made by the user to the website. 2 years’ time
_utmb: Google Analytics. Know how long the user stays on the page. Expires at 30 minutes from the last update. It is removed to change the web or close the browser.
_utmc: Google Analytics. Know the user’s visit time on the web, where the urchin.js tracking code is installed. Expires when the browser is closed.
_utmz: Google Analytics. Store the origin of the visitor and the access that he has followed. Whether using links or Adwords. Expires at 6 months. The cookie is updated every time you access the web.
All Internet browsers enable users to restrict a cookie’s behaviour or to disable cookies by changing a browser’s settings or options. The steps for doing so are different in each browser. You will find specific instructions in your browser’s help menu.
Similarly, the user may enable any of the following options to limit the scope of the cookies installed or the way they run, depending on the browser: Private browsing option: the browser history, website passwords and cookies are not stored. Do Not Track (DNT) function: the browser requests the websites visited not to track browsing habits in order to, for example, post relevant advertising to you on the websites you visit.
Depending on your browser, the private mode will have different names. Below you will find a list of the most common browsers with a link to their respective cookie settings and the different names of this “private mode”
Internet Explorer 8 and above; InPrivate
Safari 2 and above; Private Browsing
Opera 10.5 and above; Private Browsing
Firefox 3.5 and above; Private Browsing
Google Chrome 10 and above: Incognito
Cookies warning text