Following the entry into force of the reference amendment to the ‘Services of the Information Society Law’ (LSSICE) introduced by Royal Decree 13/2012, there is a mandatory requirement to obtain the express consent of users for all web pages that use non-essential cookies, before browsing can begin.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies, or pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and recover information about their visitors, as well as to ensure the correct functioning of the website.
The use of these devices allows the web server to remember some data concerning the user, such as their preferences for viewing web pages on that server, their name and password, the products they are most interested in, etc..
COOKIES AFFECTED BY AND COOKIES EXEMPTED FROM THE REGULATIONS
Under the EU Directive, analytical, advertising, and affiliation cookies require the informed consent of users, while technical cookies and those necessary for the functioning of the website or to provide services expressly requested by users are exempted.
WHAT KINDS OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
There are five main types of cookies:
- Analytical cookies: they collect information about how the website is used.
- Social cookies: these are necessary for external social media.
- Affiliate cookies: they allow visits originating from other websites to be tracked, where the website establishes an affiliation contract with them (affiliation companies).
- Advertising and behavioural cookies: these collect information on the preferences and personal choices of the user (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: these are strictly necessary for use of the website and for the provision of the service procured.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
- _utma: Google Analytics cookie which records the dates of the first and last time that users visited the website. It expires 2 years after the last update.
- _utmb: Google Analytics cookie that records the time of arrival at the website. It expires 30 minutes after the last update.
- _utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for inter-operability with the urchin.js tracking code. It is eliminated when the browser is closed.
- _utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. It expires when the session ends.
- _utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the traffic sources or a campaign to explain how users arrived at the website. It expires 6 months after the last update.
REVOCATION OF CONSENT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF COOKIES
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES ON THE BROWSER
1. Select the Tools icon
2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on Show Advanced Settings.
4. Under the ‘Privacy’ section, click on Content Settings.
• Remove cookies: Click on All cookies and site data …
• Do not allow cookies to be stored.
5. Click on Clear browsing data (empty Cache).
6. Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Chrome click here: http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
Internet Explorer. Version 11
1. Select Tools | Internet Options.
2. Click on the General tab.
3. Under the section ‘Browsing history’, click on Clear browsing history on exit.
4. Select Remove files.
5. Select Remove cookies.
6. Click on Delete.
7. Click on Done.
8. Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Internet Explorer click here: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-419/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-in...
Firefox. Version 18
1. Select Firefox | History | Clear recent history.
2. Beside ‘Details’, click on the down arrow.
3. Select the following checkboxes: Cookies, Cache, Active logins
4. Using the ‘Time interval for deletion’ in the drop-down menu, select All.
5. Click on Delete now.
6. Close and restart the browser.
You can accept or reject cookies individually under Firefox Preferences, under the History section in Tools > Options > Privacy.
For more information on Mozilla Firefox click here: https://www.mozilla.org/es-ES/privacy/websites/#cookies
Safari Version 5.1
1. Select the Safari icon / Edit | Restore Safari.
2. Select the following checkboxes: Delete history, Eliminate all website data
3. Click on Reset.
4. Close and restart the browser.
For more information on Safari click here: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Options - Advanced - Cookies.
The cookies options control the way in which Opera manages them, and as such their acceptance or rejection.
For more information on Opera click here: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/es-ES/cookies.html
Consult the documentation that comes with the browser you have installed.