What are cookies?

Cookies are small files installed on the hard drive or browser of the device. Their purpose is to improve navigation and help. They:

  • Customize the services of the website owner.
  • Facilitate navigation and usability.
  • Obtain aggregate information of the website’s visitors.
  • Make possible the reproduction and visualization of multimedia content.
  • Allow interaction elements.
  • Enable security tools.
  • Other functions related to the website’s use.
  • Definitions
  • Usability
  • User experience when browsing and using a website or application.

Aggregate information

This is "non-nominal" information, which means that the user cannot be identified. It is generally used for statistical purposes.

Device or terminal

Equipment that the user uses to browse the website. The most common are desktops or laptops, tablets and smartphones.


The person responsible for the page.

Third party

Entity related with the publisher in order to provide certain services. Therefore, it intervenes in the management of some cookies.

Cookie controller

According to our definitions, it is the editor, the third party. It is the person implementing and managing the cookie.

Browsing habits

User trends when browsing the Internet. It includes data on sections visited, frequency of return or time spent in each section.

Types of cookies

Based on the managing entity:

  • Own cookies. They are sent to the user's terminal from a computer managed by the editor, from which the service requested by the user is provided.
  • Third-party cookies. They are sent to the user's terminal from a computer managed by a third party.

Based on their duration:

  • Session Cookies. They collect and store data only during the user's session.
  • Persistent Cookies. The data is stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period of time defined by the controller.

Based on their purpose:

  • Technical cookies. They allow the user to navigate the site or application and to use all its features, i.e. login user identification, accessing restricted access areas, integrating orders, using security features...
  • Personalization cookies. They allow the user to customize the features of the service, i.e. choosing a language or an interface configuration.
  • Analytical cookies. They allow the controller to analyse users’ browsing habits, e.g. they measure the website activity and make possible user's profile analysis in order to improve services.

Disabling cookies

Blocking or disabling cookies helps to protect your privacy, while limiting the functionality of the site. Therefore, the website may not work as intended, or some of its services may be disabled.

If you still want to disable cookies, here are instructions on how to do it in most common browsers.

You can also disable some of the cookies (or all of them) through the plugin available at the bottom of our website, as well as upon accessing the website.


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