What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that some platforms, such as web pages, may install on your computer, smartphone, tablet or smart TV. Their functions can be very varied: store your browsing preferences, compile statistical information, enable certain technical functionalities, etc. Sometimes they are used to store basic information about the browsing habits of the user or his/her equipment with a view, in certain cases, to recognizing him/her later.
Why are they important?
Cookies are useful for several reasons. From a technical point of view, they enable web pages to function with greater agility and adapted to your preferences, for instance, by storing your language or your country’s currency. They also help the people who manage the websites to improve the services offered, thanks to the statistical information they gather through cookies. Finally, they are used to increase the efficiency of the advertisements we show you, thanks to which we can offer you services free of charge.
The following types of cookies may be installed on your equipment when browsing this portal:
These cookies keep your preferences for certain tools or services so that you will not need to reconfigure them every time you visit our portal. In some cases, these cookies may be provided by third parties. Some examples of the preferences remembered by this type of cookies are: the volume of audiovisual players, preferences regarding the order of articles or the speed of reproduction of compatible videos. In the case of electronic commerce, they make it possible to keep information about your shopping basket.
Statistical analysis cookies
These cookies may be processed by us or by third parties and make it possible to quantify the number of visitors and perform a statistical analysis of how they use our services. Thanks to this we can study browsing habits on our web page and improve our offering of products and services.
These cookies are used by programs which attempt to locate the geographical position of your computer, smartphone, tablet or smart TV in order to offer you better content or services in a fully anonymous way.
Whenever you log into our portal a series of cookies are generated that identify you as a registered user and indicate when you have identified yourself.
These cookies are used to identify your user account and related services. They are kept until you log out, close the browser and turn off your device.
These cookies may be used in combination with analytical data in order to identify individually your preferences on our portal.
These cookies may be processed by us or by third parties and allow us to manage effectively the advertising spaces on our website, adjusting the content of the advertisements to the content of the service requested or to the use made of our web page. They enable us to know your Internet browsing habits and show you adverts which are adjusted to your browsing profile.
Other third-party cookies
Some of our pages enable the installation of third-party cookies which make it possible to manage and improve the services said third parties offer. An example of this are the links to social networks which allow us to share our content.
How can I configure my preferences?
You may enable, block or eliminate cookies installed on your equipment by configuring the options of your Internet browser. If you block cookies, certain services may not be available to you. Find below links with information on how to activate your preferences on the main browsers.
Finally, you may visit the portal Your Online Choices, which offers useful information and shows you how to configure your preferences as regards third-party advertising cookies, for each provider.