What are Cookies?
"Cookies" are small text files that can be stored on your computer through your internet browser, retaining only information related to your preferences, not including, as such, your personal data. They store generic information, namely the form or place/country of access of the users and the way they use the sites, among others. Cookies only retain information related to your preferences.
Types of cookies
Each Cookie used has a function and an expiry date. There are two groups of Cookies that can be used:
Permanent cookies - which are stored in the browser of the access equipment (PC, mobile and tablet) and are used every time you visit a new website. They are generally used to direct navigation to the user's interests, allowing for a more personalized service.
Session cookies - are temporary Cookies that remain in the Cookies file of the browser until you leave the website. The information obtained by these Cookies serves to analyse web traffic patterns, allowing problems to be identified and providing a better browsing experience.
These Cookies allow websites to remember information that changes the behaviour and appearance of the website, such as your preferred language or the region you are in. For example, by remembering your region, a website can provide you with local weather or traffic information. These cookies can also help you to change the text size, font and other customisable parts of web pages. The loss of the information stored in a Preference Cookie may make the Website experience less functional, but should not prevent it from working.
Security cookies are used to authenticate users and prevent the fraudulent use of login credentials and protect data from unauthorised persons. For example, it allows you to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms you fill in on web pages.
Process Cookies help the Website to function and provide services that the Website visitor expects, such as browsing web pages or accessing secure areas of the Website by logging in. Without these Cookies, the Website cannot function properly.
These Cookies are intended to make advertising more engaging for users and more valuable to authors and advertisers. Some common applications of Cookies aim to select advertising based on what is relevant to the user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.
Session Status Cookies
Websites often collect information about how users interact with a particular web page. This can include which pages users visit most frequently and whether users receive error messages from certain pages. So-called "session state cookies" help to improve the services of companies in order to enhance the browsing experience of our users. Blocking or deleting these Cookies does not render the Website unusable.
These Cookies help website and application owners understand how their visitors engage with their websites. They may use a number of Cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors.