Cookies policy


WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A “cookie” is a small file or piece of data stored on the user’s computer which we use to recognize them. “Cookies” help us to improve the quality of our website, allowing us to customize each user’s browsing experience to a certain extent. Cookies are now essential for the internet to operate, providing countless benefits in the provision of interactive services, making it easier to browse and use our website.

Remember that cookies cannot damage your device, and having them enabled helps us identify and resolve errors and improve browsing.

WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR ON THIS WEBSITE?

The main objective of our cookies is to improve your browsing experience. For example, they are used to remember your preferences when browsing and during future visits.

Information contained in cookies also allows us to improve the website by estimating user trends and numbers, adapting the website to individual user interests, speeding up searches, etc.

At times, if we have received your prior informed consent, we can use cookies, tags or other similar mechanisms to obtain information which allows us to show you advertising based on an analysis of your browsing habits on our website, third-party websites or any other medium.

WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

  • First-party cookies (internal use): These cookies are used to identify the user during a session, to avoid the user having to repeat web authentication processes, to speed up some website processes, to remember choices made during the session or later visits, to remember visited pages, etc.
  • Analytical cookies: These are cookies processed by us which allow us to count the number of users and carry out statistical analysis and measurement of usage by service users. They are used to measure website visits in general and work out which content is more popular.
  • Personalization cookies: These are cookies which allow the user to access the service with some general pre-defined characteristics depending on a series of criteria on the user’s device, such as the language, type of browser through which the service is accessed, regional configuration from where the service is accessed, etc.
  • Additional social network cookies for tracking: Cookies which enable sharing our content on social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, subject to your consent and login) through systems fully managed by these social networks, as well as videos and other material included in our posts.

If you do not accept these cookies, you cannot share our content through these buttons and, where applicable, you cannot view third-party content which we have included on the website.

Name Purpose Category Duration Management
         
__sharethis_cookie_test__ This cookie determines if the browser accepts cookies Required Session First-party
PHPSESSID Retains user states for all page requests Required Session First-party
lang Remembers the language selected by a user to view a web page Preferences Session Third-party
qtrans_front_language Determines the visitor’s preferred language. Allows the website to identify the visitor’s preferred language when they return to the website Preferences Session First-party
_ga Records a unique ID used to generate statistical data regarding how the visitor uses the website Statistics 2 years First-party
_gat Used by Google Analytics to monitor the rate of requests Statistics 1 day First-party
_gid Records a unique ID used to generate statistical data regarding how the visitor uses the website Statistics 1 day First-party
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics regarding the visitor’s device and their behaviour. Tracks the visitor through marketing channels and mechanisms Statistics Session Third-party
__ab12# Pending Marketing 1 year Third-party
bcookie Used by the LinkedIn social networking service to track the use of services

embedded

Marketing 2 years Third-party
BizoID Used to track visitors to multiple websites to show relevant advertising based on the visitor’s preferences Marketing 29 days Third-party
bscookie Used by the LinkedIn social networking service to track the use of services

embedded

Marketing 2 years Third-party
GPS Records a unique ID on mobile devices to allow tracking based on geographic location using GPS Marketing 1 day Third-party
IDE Used by Google Double Click to record and provide information on user actions on the website after viewing or clicking on an advertiser’s advert in order to measure an advert’s efficacy and

show specific adverts to the user

Marketing 1 year Third-party
lidc Used by the LinkedIn social networking service to track the use of services

embedded

Marketing 1 day Third-party
PREF Records a unique ID which Google uses to keep statistics about how the visitor uses YouTube videos on different websites Marketing 8 months Third-party
test_cookie Used to check if the user’s browser allows cookies Marketing 1 day Third-party
UserMatchHistory Used to track visitors to multiple websites to show relevant advertising based on the visitor’s preferences Marketing 29 days Third-party
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Records a unique ID to keep statistics on which YouTube videos the user has watched Marketing Session Third-party
yt-remote-cast-installed This records the user’s video player settings when watching embedded YouTube videos. Marketing Session Third-party
yt-remote-connected-devices This records the user’s video player settings when watching embedded YouTube videos. Marketing Persistent Third-party
yt-remote-device-id This records the user’s video player settings when watching embedded YouTube videos. Marketing Persistent Third-party
yt-remote-fast-check-period This records the user’s video player settings when watching embedded YouTube videos. Marketing Session Third-party
yt-remote-session-app This records the user’s video player settings when watching embedded YouTube videos. Marketing Session Third-party
yt-remote-session-name This records the user’s video player settings when watching embedded YouTube videos. Marketing Session Third-party

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES NOT USED FOR ON THIS WEBSITE?

We do not store sensitive personal identification information such as your address, password, debit or credit card details, etc.

WHO USES THE INFORMATION STORED IN COOKIES?

Information stored in our website’s cookies is used exclusively by us.

ADEQUATE PRIVACY – COOKIES MANAGEMENT:

If the user prefers, the installation of cookies can be subject to their acceptance when installing or updating their browser.

The user can withdraw their consent at any time using the content and privacy settings on each browser. However, if the user does not allow cookies to be installed on their browser, they might not be able to access certain parts of our website.

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the Tools menu, go to Internet Options, and in the Privacy tab under Settings, move the slider fully upwards to block all cookies, and then click on Confirm. For more information see Microsoft support or the browser’s help.
  • If you use Firefox for Mac, in the Preferences menu, select Privacy, go to the Show Cookies section, and for Windows, in the Tools menu, select Options, go to Privacy and then select “Use custom settings for history”. Tick the Accept cookies option to activate them, and untick to disable them. For more information see Mozilla support or the browser’s help.
  • If you use Safari, iOS 8, click Settings, Safari and then “Block cookies”. Select “Always allow”, “Allow from sites I visit”, “Only allow from current websites” or “Always block”. In iOS 7 or earlier, select “Never”, “Advertising and third-parties” or “Always”. For more information see Safari support or the browser’s help.
  • If you use Google Chrome, in the Tools menu, selecting Settings (Preferences for Mac), go to the Advanced options and the Privacy section, then click Cookies in the Content settings dialogue. To block all cookies, select “Block sites from saving data”. For more information see Google support or the browser’s help.

By browsing and continuing to use our website, you are indicating that you consent to the use of the aforementioned cookies, and the terms in this Cookies Policy.