Following recent legal amendments, the prior consent of the users of a web page is required for the purposes of installing the cookies.This consent did not be an explicit consent (click and accept), consent will be considered as valid if obtained through an action which is considered binding, whenever it has been notified beforehand.
A possible method to obtain this consent, therefore, would be the appearance of information as regards the cookies appears, and that once a reasonable period of time (for example a minute) has elapsed or once any action carried out on the webpage by the user (such as clicking onto a link or moving the scroll bar), the cookies are installed on the user's device.
It is considered that the simplest manner for the provision of information and the obtaining of consent by the user for the installation of cookies, is the so-called “two tier information” (or layered approach) (a term introduced by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD (its Spanish acronym) in its “Cookies Guidelines”).
•First tier:This information must be visible when the user accesses the web page. It is recommended furnishing the information through a banner or pop up with the following text:
This website uses own and third-party cookies in order to improve our services and optimise your browsing experience.If you continue browsing, it is considered that you accept our cookies policy.
Insisting that the cookies cannot be installed until the user has carried out a certain action or certain time has elapsed since the webpage was last accessed.The mere placement of this notice is not suffice if the cookies are installed from the moment the user accesses the webpage.Nevertheless, currently the AEPD does not impose files for not having obtained consent.
• Second tier:Cookies Policy.
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Thank you for choosing to visit us.We want your experience on the website to be the best it can be and for that reason we have drawn up our Cookies Policy as transparently as possible.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files which contain small amounts of information that are downloaded from the server onto the user's browser and stored on the hard drive of whoever accesses the website.Its main purpose is to recognise the user every time he/she accesses the website, which furthermore allows us to improve the quality and usability of our website.
Cookies are considered essential for the proper functioning of the Internet, and viewing of the website cannot damage the user's computer/device and, if are activated in the configuration of your browser, helps us to identify and to solve possible errors of operation of our website.
Types of Cookies
There are different types of cookiesAll cookies function in the same manner, but have slight differences.
a) Session Cookies.Session Cookies are those cookies which are stored during a user's browsing session and are deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed.Its main purpose is to identify the type of device and underpin the security of the website or its basic functionality.These cookies do not contain personal information which enables a person to be identified.
b) Persistent or Permanent Cookies:Are those cookies which enables the identification of user actions and preferences, to analyse the visits and to understand how users accessed the website and to improve our services.
c) Functional Cookies:Are those cookies which permit recording information as regards decisions taken and choices made by the user such as his/her login or identifier.
The information that these cookies compile is anonymised (that is, it does not contain the user's name, address, or other information).
d) Third party cookies.Third Party Cookies are those cookies which are installed by the owner of a website which the user is not visiting, such as those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or external plug-in content (such as Google Maps).Furthermore, certain advertising companies use these types of files to track the user's visits at each webpage where they are advertised.
e) Analytical cookies:Are those are cookies which are intended for periodic maintenance and so as ensure the best performance and service for the user; compiling information from his/her activity.
Website terms and conditions of use.
By accessing , entails your express acceptance of the use of these type of cookies on your computers.If you disable cookies, your web browsing may not be optimal and some of the utilities may not properly function.
a) Own cookies
In order to recognise and render the user a better service, our website uses its own cookies (small text files that downloaded from the server onto the browsers and stored on the hard drive).The advantages which entail the acceptance of our cookies result in time savings.Likewise the cookies can also be used to recognise the user between successive visits and therefore tailor the content shown to the user, in order to obtain information regarding the date and time of the user's last visit, the measurement of certain traffic parameters within the website itself and estimate the number of visits made, so that we may focus on and adjust the services and promotions in a more effective manner.
No cookie whatsoever enables contact with the user's telephone number, email address or any other means of contact whatsoever.No cookie whatsoever can extract information from the user's hard drive or steal personal information.
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
b) Google Analytics Cookies
The website uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc., an organisation whose head office is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (hereinafter referred to as "Google").
Our website uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc., an organisation whose head office is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (hereinafter referred to as "Google").Therefore, by visiting our website, you expressly consent to the furnishing of this information generated by the Google Analytics Cookies to the servers of Google Inc. located in the United States of America; in particular the information generated by the cookies regarding the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity.
User Settings to prevent Cookies.
Therefore, users can block the cookies through the browser settings tools or can set his/her browser so as to be alerted when a server wishes to store a cookie:
- Further information may be obtained as regards the Firefox browser from here:
- Further information may be obtained as regards the Chrome browser from here:
- Further information may be obtained as regards the Internet Explorer browser from here:
- Further information may be obtained as regards the Safari browser from here:
- Further information may be obtained as regards the Opera browser from here:
What happens if the Cookies are disabled?Certain functionalities of the Services and areas of this website may not function properly if the cookies have been disabled.
Is our Cookies Policy updated?We may update the Cookies Policy on our website, for this reason, it is recommended that you review this policy whenever you access our website in order to be properly advised as regards how and why cookies are used.