What are cookies?

In English, the term “cookie” means a biscuit, but in the context of web browsing, a “cookie” is something entirely different. When you access our website, a small amount of text called a “cookie” is stored in your device’s browser. This text contains various information about your browsing, habits, preferences, content personalization, etc…

There are other similar technologies that also collect data about your browsing activity. We’ll refer to all these technologies collectively as “cookies.”

The specific uses we make of these technologies are described in this document.

Why are cookies used on this website?

Cookies are an essential part of how the website works. The main purpose of our cookies is to enhance your browsing experience. For example, to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) during browsing and future visits. The information collected in cookies also allows us to improve the website, tailor it to your user interests, speed up searches you perform, etc…

In certain cases, if we have obtained your prior informed consent, we may use cookies for other purposes, such as obtaining information that allows us to show you advertising based on the analysis of your browsing habits.

What cookies are NOT used for on this website?

The cookies we use do not store sensitive personally identifiable information such as your name, address, password, etc…

Who uses the information stored in cookies?

The information stored in cookies on our website is used exclusively by us, except for those identified later as “third-party cookies,” which are used and managed by external entities that provide services that enhance the user experience. For example, statistics collected about the number of visits, the most liked content, etc… are usually managed by Google Analytics.

Third-party cookies are also often used to ensure payment operations carried out through the website.

How can you avoid the use of cookies on this website?

If you prefer to avoid the use of cookies, you can DECLINE their use or you can CONFIGURE which ones you want to avoid and which ones you allow to use (this document provides detailed information about each type of cookie, its purpose, recipient, duration, etc…).

If you have accepted them, we won’t ask you again unless you delete the cookies on your device as indicated in the following section. If you want to revoke consent, you’ll need to delete the cookies and reconfigure them.

How do I disable and delete the use of cookies?

To restrict, block, or delete cookies from this website (and those used by third parties), you can do so at any time by modifying your browser’s settings. Please note that this setting is different in each browser.

In the following links, you’ll find instructions on how to enable or disable cookies in the most common browsers.

What types of cookies are used on this website?

Each website uses its own cookies. On our website, we use the following:

ACCORDING TO THE ENTITY THAT MANAGES THEM

First-party cookies:

These are sent to the User’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the requested service is provided to the User.

Third-party cookies:

These are sent to the User’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher but by another entity that processes data obtained through cookies.

In the event that cookies are served from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as first-party cookies if the third party uses them for its own purposes (for example, improving the services it provides or providing advertising services on behalf of other entities).

ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE

Technical cookies:

These are necessary for the navigation and proper functioning of our website, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, managing payment, controlling fraud linked to the security of the service, making requests for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for the purpose of billing software licenses used by the website service, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the distribution of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (e.g., loading animation of text or image).

Analysis cookies:

They allow quantifying the number of users and thus carrying out the measurement and statistical analysis of the use made by users of the website. For this purpose, their navigation on our website is analyzed in order to improve the offer of products or services we offer.

Preference or customization cookies:

These allow remembering information so that the User accesses the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as language, the number of results to show when the User performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the User accesses the service or the region from which the User accesses the service, etc.

ACCORDING TO THE TIME THEY REMAIN ACTIVE

Session cookies:

These are designed to collect and store data while the User accesses a website.

They are usually used to store information that is only of interest to preserve for the provision of the service requested by the User on a single occasion (e.g., a list of purchased products) and disappear when the session ends.

Persistent cookies:

These are those in which the data remains stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years. In this regard, the use of persistent cookies should be specifically assessed as to whether it is necessary, as privacy risks could be reduced by using session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are installed, it is recommended to minimize their duration as much as necessary, considering the purpose of their use. For these purposes, Opinion 4/2012 of the EDPB indicated that for a cookie to be exempt from the requirement of informed consent, its expiration should be related to its purpose. For this reason, session cookies are much more likely to be considered exempt than persistent cookies.