Due to the entry into force of the amendment of the “Law of Services of the Information Society” (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is mandatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all websites that use disposable cookies, before the user navigates through them.
¿WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to provide proper functioning of the site.
By using these devices the Web server is allowed to remember some data concerning the user, such as his preferences for viewing the pages of that server, name and password, products that interest him most, etc.
REGULATORY AFFECTED COOKIES AND EXEMPTED COOKIES
According to the EU directive, the cookies that require the user’s informed consent are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, with the exception of those of a technical nature and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
About the types of cookies, there are five main groups:
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
PHPSESSID: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the session identifier. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
_lang: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the language of the session. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
ac_cookies: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the value of whether the installation of cookies has been accepted. Expires in 1 year from the last update.
_ga: Google Analytics cookie that enables the one-time visit control feature. The first time a user enters the website through a browser this cookie will be installed. When this user enters the website again with the same browser, the cookie will consider it to be the same user. Only in the case that the user changes the browser, it will be considered as another user. It expires 2 years after the last update.
_gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It is used to limit the speed of request – limiting data collection on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
_utma: Google Analytics cookie that records the date of the first and last time the user visited the website. It expires 2 years after the last update.
_utmb: Google Analytics cookie that records the time of arrival at the website. It expires 30 minutes after the last update.
_utmc: Google Analytics cookie used for interoperability with urchin.js tracking code. It is deleted when you close your browser.
_utmt: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to process the type of request requested by the user. It expires at the end of the session.
_utmv: Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to segment demographic data. It expires at the end of the session.
_utmz: Google Analytics cookie that stores the source of traffic or a campaign to explain how the user arrived at the website. It expires 6 months after the last update.
REVOCATION OF CONSENT TO INSTALL COOKIES SUCH AS DELETING COOKIES FROM THE BROWSER
Internet Explorer. Version 11
For more information about Internet Explorer click here: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-419/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Firefox. Version 18
You can accept or reject cookies individually in Firefox Preferences in the History section available under Tools > Options > Privacy.
For more information about Mozilla Firefox click here: https://www.mozilla.org/es-ES/privacy/websites/#cookies
Safari Version 5.1
For more information about Safari click here: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Options – Advanced – Cookies.
The cookie options control how Opera handles them and therefore their acceptance or rejection.
For more information about Opera click here: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.60/es-ES/cookies.html
Refer to the documentation of the browser you have installed.