In compliance with the provisions of article 22.2 of Law 34/2002, of July 11, on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce, this website informs you, in this section, about the collection policy and treatment of cookies.
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHY ARE COOKIES USED
Cookies are small files containing a string of characters (text) that are sent to your browser from a website’s server. The cookie may contain a unique identifier but it does not contain personally identifiable information such as your name or email address. Cookies are often only used to measure website usage (such as number of visitors and duration of visit) and effectiveness (such as topics visitors are most interested in) and to allow for ease of navigation or use and, as such, are not associated with any personal information, they are also used at times to personalize a known visitor’s experience of a website by being associated with profile information or user preferences. Over time this information provides valuable insight to help improve the user experience.
Cookies have six parameters that can be passed to them:
The name of the cookie;
The value of the cookie;
The expiration date of the cookie – this determines how long the cookie will remain active in your browser;
The path the cookie is valid for – this sets the URL path the cookie us valid in. Web pages outside of that path cannot use the cookie;
The domain the cookie is valid for – this makes the cookie accessible to pages on any of the servers when a site uses multiple servers in a domain;
The need for a secure connection – this indicates that the cookie can only be used under a secure server condition, such as a site using SSL.
Cookies can be categorized as either ‘Necessary or ‘Non-necessary’.
Necessary cookies: These cookies are required to enable core site functionality like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Non-necessary cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of required cookies, such as cookies used to help us to improve our website, cookies used to analyse your behaviour on the website like ‘analytical’ cookies or cookies used to display advertisements to you ‘marketing’ cookies.
Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can be categorized as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session cookies: help you navigate through the website efficiently, keeping track of your progression from page to page so that you are not asked for information you have already provided during the current visit, or information needed to be able to complete a transaction.
session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire(are erased) when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies on the other hand, store user preferences for current and successive visits. They are written on your device’s hard disk, and are still valid when you restart your browser. These cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
We use persistent cookies, for example, to record your cookie site settings.
If you choose to restrict or block cookies keep in mind that may impact on the functionality of our websites and products. You can also find comprehensive information about cookies in general at www.aboutcookies.org.
3. TYPES OF COOKIES USED
These cookies are required to enable core site functionality like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
We use the following types of non-necessary cookies on our website:
Social Sharing Cookies
Marketing or advertising cookies
Analytical cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage and are not essential for our website or its functionality to work.
We use the following analytical cookies on our website:
MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)
MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).
Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook, Inc.)
Facebook Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Website.
Google AdWords conversion tracking (Google Inc.)
Google AdWords conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google AdWords advertising network with actions performed on this Website.
Google Tag Manager (Google Inc.)
Google Tag Manager is an analytics service provided by Google Inc.
LinkedIn conversion tracking (LinkedIn Corporation)
LinkedIn conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by LinkedIn Corporation that connects data from the LinkedIn advertising network with actions performed on this Website.
Remarketing through Google Analytics for Display Advertising (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics for Display Advertising is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the tracking activity performed by Google Analytics and its Cookies with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.
5. Accepting or rejecting cookies
The Help option on the toolbar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, how to delete cookies or how to disable cookies altogether.
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third-party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.