Cookies are small text files sent to users by the website they visit. They are stored on the computer’s hard disk in order to allow the website to recognize users and memorize specific information about them to permit access to or improve the services offered. There are various types of cookies. Some are necessary in order to browse the Site, others have different purposes such as guaranteeing internal security, administering the system, carrying out statistical analyses, understanding which sections of the Site are of greatest interest to users or offering a personalized experience of the Site.
The aforementioned refers both to the user’s computer and to any other device the user may utilize to access the Site.
Technical cookies can be divided into browsing cookies and session cookies, which guarantee normal browsing and operation of the website; analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies in that they are used directly by the site operator to collect information in aggregated form on the number of users and how they access the site; and functional cookies, which allow the user to browse the site according to a series of criteria selected to improve the service offered to said user. Disabling cookies may limit the possibilities of Site use and prevent the user from taking full advantage of the features and services present on the Site. To help you decide which cookies to accept and which to refuse, a description of the cookies used by the Site follows.
Types of cookies used
Permanent cookies: permanent cookies are stored on the user’s device between browsing sessions, allowing a site to remember a user’s preferences and actions. They can be used for various purposes, for example, remembering preferences set and selections made while using the Site.
Essential cookies: these cookies are required for the Site to function. Without the use of these cookies, some parts of the Site would not function. Including, for example, cookies that allow access to protected areas of the Site. These cookies do not collect information for marketing purposes and cannot be deactivated.
Functional cookies: these cookies are used to recognize a user returning to the Site. They allow for the personalization of content and remember user preferences (for example, the language or region selected.) These cookies do not collect information that can be used to identify the user. All the information collected is anonymous.
Cookies for sharing on Social Networks: these cookies allow for the sharing of site content via social networks, for example Facebook or Twitter. To consult their respective privacy and cookie policies you can visit the websites of the social networks. In the case of Facebook and Twitter, the user may visit https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies and https://twitter.com/privacy.
How to modify your cookie preferences
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but the user can normally modify certain settings to disable some functions. It is possible to block all types of cookies, or elect to receive only certain kinds and disable the others. The “Options” or “Preferences” sections in the browser menu allow you to avoid receiving cookies and other user tracking technologies, and to receive notifications from your browser in case of activation of these technologies. Alternatively, it is also possible to consult the “Help” section in the toolbar present in most browsers. Remember that deactivating browser or functional cookies may cause the Site to malfunction or result in a limitation of the services offered.