What is a Cookie?
First of all we want to inform you that a cookie is not a computer virus or anything similar to damage the device of the person who authorises its use. They are harmless.
A cookie is a small file of letters and figures that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s browser and do not contain or collect personal information.
Their main purpose is to recognise the user each time they access the website and they also allow us to improve the quality and usability of our website.
Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet; they are unable to damage the user’s computer/device and, if they are activated in the setting of your browser, they help us to identify and resolve possible errors in the functioning of the website.
Types of Cookies
The Website has different types of cookies. All of them work in the same way, but they have small differences:
- Session Cookies: Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device and support the security or basic functionality of the website. They do not contain personal information that enables us to identify a person.
- Persistent or Permanent Cookies: They are stored on the hard drive of the device and our website reads them each time you make a new visit to the Website; they have a specific expiry date, after which the cookie ceases to function. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences and review visits and help us understand how users reach our site and improve our services.
- Functionality Cookies: These allow the Website to remember decisions made by the user, such as their login or identifier. The information collected from these cookies is anonymous (i.e. it does not contain your name, address, or other data).
- Third Party Cookies: Third party cookies are cookies installed by a website that is not the one you are visiting; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content aggregates (such as Google Maps). In addition, some advertising companies use this type of file to track your visits to each site on which they advertise.
- Analytical Cookies: These cookies are intended for periodic maintenance and to ensure the best performance and service to the user, collecting data on your activity.
By browsing the Web Site, you expressly agree that we may use such cookies on your devices. If you disable cookies, your browsing of the Website may not be optimal and some of the utilities available to you may not function properly.
The following is a list of the cookies we use and their purpose:
|Cookie name||Type of cookie||Origin||Expiration date||Purpose||Description|
|_ga||Third party cookies||2 years||Analytics and monitoring||Used to distinguish users|
|__utma||Third party cookies||2 years||Analytics and monitoring||Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated whenever time data are sent to Google Analytics.|
|__utmb||Third party cookies||30 minutes||Analytics and monitoring||Used to determine new sessions or visits. The cookie is updated whenever time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__utmc||Third party cookies||When browser session ends||Analytics and monitoring||Used to determine whether you are in a new session or visit.|
|__utmz||Third party cookies||6 months||Analytics and monitoring||Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user got to the site. It is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__utmv||Third party cookies||2 Years||Analytics and monitoring||Used to store custom visitor variable data. The cookie is updated whenever time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
|__atuvc||Third party cookies||AddThis||2 years||Count of sharing a page||Used to ensure that the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the action account cache is updated.|
|__stid||Third party cookies||ShareThis||1 year||They use this cookie to track clicks||Used to track the clicks that occur when you click on any ShareThis option.|
|PHPSESSID||Session Cookie||Own||When browser session ends||System||Associates an identifier to a PHP user for all those variables stored in session|
|frontend||Functionality Cookie||Own||30 days||Keep the user authenticated||Used to keep the user authenticated in the system when browsing the different pages of the site.|
|_jsuid||Third party cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||20 years||Analytics and monitoring||A random number used to distinguish new visits or single visits.|
|_first_pageview||Third party cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||10 minutes||Analytics and monitoring||Used to identify the pages of the Website that have been visited.|
|_dc_gtm_[id_sitio]||Third party cookies||Google Tag Manager||10 minutes||Analytics and monitoring||Used to add the Google Analytics tracking code from Google Tag Manager.|
|heatmaps_g2g_[id_sitio]||Third party cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||When browser session ends||Analytics and monitoring||Stores information about where the visitor clicks on the Web Site.|
|_referrer_og||Third party cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||90 days||Analytics and monitoring||Stores the external reference of a visitor, if any.|
|_utm_og||Third party cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||90 days||Analytics and monitoring||Stores campaign variables to identify whether visits come from a campaign.|
|cluid||Third party cookies||Clicky Web Analytics||20 years||Analytics and monitoring||Contains the same information as the cookie __jsuid to share it with Clicky|
|Lu||Third party cookies||2 years||Preference||Manages the way the Facebook homepage is presented to the user|
|Datr||Third party cookies||2 years||Información de conexión con Facebook||Sends information about the connection between the Website and Facebook|
|Guest_Id||Third party cookies||3 days||Información conexión con Twitter||Manages the information needed to generate the connection for Twitter and Follows.|
|Nid||Third party cookie||Google +1||6 months||Analytics and monitoring||Controls the +1 of Google Plus|
User settings to avoid Cookies or how to disable Cookies
You can block cookies through your browser setting tools or you can set your browser to notify you when a server wants to save a cookie.
Below you will find the links for each browser so you can disable cookies by following the instructions:
- Internet Explorer: Click here to see how to
- Mozilla Firefox: Click here to see how to
- Google Chrome: Click here to see how to
- Safari: Click here to see how to
- Opera: Click here to see how to
- Others: If you have another type of browser that is not included in this list of most popular browsers, you should consult the specific documentation of your browser.
Finally, you can go to the Your Online Choices portal (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/) where, in addition to finding useful information, you can set your preferences on third-party advertising cookies, provider by provider.