What are Cookies?

A cookie is a text file that a web server can save on your computer's hard drive to store some kind of information about you as a user. Cookies are used for various purposes such as storing data for future visits, to recognize the user and avoid asking for authentication again, to know which pages you visit, or to save your preferences in customizable areas...). Usually websites use cookies to obtain statistical information about their web pages, and to analyse the behaviour of their customers/users.

Types of cookies

Cookies can be classified according to the following criteria:

Depending on who installs the cookie they can be:

  • First-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
  • Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment either from a computer or domain managed by us or by a third party, but the information collected by the cookies is managed by a third party other than the owner of the website.

Depending on their conservation period, cookies can be:

  • Session cookies: These are those that last as long as the user is browsing the website and are deleted when browsing ends.
  • Persistent cookies: These remain stored in the user's terminal for a longer period of time, thus facilitating the control of the preferences chosen without having to repeat certain parameters each time the website is visited.

Depending on their purpose, cookies can be:

  • Technical cookies: Technical cookies are those that are essential and strictly necessary for the correct functioning of a website and the use of the various options and services it offers.
  • Personalisation cookies: These allow the user to choose or personalise characteristics of the website such as language, regional configuration or type of browser.
  • Analytical cookies: These are used by web portals to create browsing profiles and to find out user preferences in order to improve the range of products and services on offer.

Cookies used on our website uses the following types of cookies on the website:

  • Technical cookies
  • Personalisation cookies
  • Analysis cookies
  • Advertising and behavioural advertising cookies
Cookie namePurposeOwn/third partDurationWhen is it installed?
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is native to PHP and allows the website to store serialised status data.OwnSessionWhen accessing the website
_gaGOOGLE Analytics analytics cookie used to distinguish between users.Third partPersistent 2 yearsWhen accessing the website

This website, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties.

The third party cookies used on our website installed by third party domains are as follows:

HeadlineNameWhen is it installed?DescriptionDurationFurther information cookies are acceptedGoogle Analytics used to distinguish users2 yearsClick here

How can I prevent the installation of cookies?

The user can configure their browser to accept or not accept the cookies they receive or for the browser to warn them when a server wants to save a cookie. If some technical cookies are disabled, the correct functioning of some of the utilities of the website is not guaranteed.

The user may exclude Google Analytics "analytical and advertising" cookies from being stored on their terminal by means of the opt-out systems provided by Google Analytics.

Below are also some examples of how to disable cookies:

  • Functional
  • Always active
  • Statistics
  • Marketing

a) Through the configuration of the browser itself:

  • Internet Explorer:
  • Block or allow cookies
  • Firefox:
  • Enable and disable cookies
  • Safari:
  • Manage cookies in Safari
  • Chrome:
  • Manage cookies in Chrome
  • Opera:
  • Manage cookies in Opera

For more information, see the Spanish Data Protection Agency's page on how to configure privacy settings on social networks, browsers and mobile operating systems. More information.

b) Using third-party tools:


Links to other websites

If you choose to leave our website via links to other websites not owned by us, we are not responsible for the privacy policies of those websites or any cookies they may store on your computer.

How do we collect and use IP addresses?

The Web servers4 may automatically detect the IP address and domain name used by users.

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when it connects to the Internet. This information allows the subsequent processing of the data in order to know if you have given your consent to the installation of cookies, to carry out statistical measurements that allow us to know the number of visits made to the website, the order of visits, the point of access, etc.

Updating our cookies policy

This policy is reviewed periodically to ensure its validity, and may therefore be modified. We recommend that you visit the page regularly where we will inform you of any updates.