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A cookie is a small text file that websites send to the browser and which is stored on the users’ computer, whether this be a PC, mobile phone, tablet, etc. These files enable the website to remember information about your visit, such as preferred language and options, which helps with your next visit and makes the site more useful by tailoring its content. Cookies play an important role by improving the website experience.
Types of cookies used
This website uses both transient session cookies and permanent ones. Session cookies only store data while the user is accessing the website and permanent cookies store data on the users’ device so that they can be accessed and used for a later session.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained from the cookies are processed, the website may use:
These enable users to browse the website or application and use the different options or services it contains. For example, control data traffic and communication, identify and maintain the user session, access the restricted parts of the website, remember elements in an order, perform the registration application or event participation, use security elements during browsing and store content to broadcast videos or sound.
These are stored on the hard drive and our website reads them every time the site is visited. A permanent cookie has a specific expiry date. The cookies stop working after this date.
These enable users to access the service with some pre-defined general features on their device or which the users themselves set. For example, the language, browser type used to access the service, selected content design, device GPS and regional configuration where the service is accessed.
These enable effective management of ad space on the website or application where the service is provided. They enable the ad content to be adapted so that it is relevant for users and to avoid showing ads users have already seen.
These enable monitoring and analysis of user behaviour on websites. The information collected by this type of cookie is used to measure activity on websites, applications or platforms, and to produce browser profiles for users on said sites, so as to improve the service based on users browsing data.
Some websites may install third-party cookies that enable the offered services to be managed and improved, user identification for statistical purposes, content sharing on social media or the provision of other services related to the website activity and other internet services.
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