Cookies and other tracking technologies allow us, among other purposes, to remember your preferences and recognise you on future visits. This is achieved by storing certain information on your device.
A cookie is a small amount of data that is saved in your computer that can be updated and retrieved by the company responsible for their installation.
Cookies are part of the website. When you access the website, the browser creates these data on your device (computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc.), small files with information necessary for the proper functioning of the website. These files (or cookies) are part of the technology necessary for this proper functioning and they are not harmful.
Cookies are installed and stored on your device and they allow you to track your Internet activity.
You can completely disable cookies in the configuration section of your browser. You can disable them, but the website or some of its sections may not work properly.
What type of cookies do we use?
Depending on the company that manages them, cookies can be:
The website uses both first-party and third-party cookies.
According to the length of time that they remain active:
The website uses both persistent cookies and session cookies.
For what purposes can website cookies be used?
The table below provides information on the cookies used on the website:
|Name of the cookie||Server||Functionality||Time frame||Type of cookie|
|PHPSESSID||Domain of the website||Necessary for the proper functioning||It does not expire||First-party cookie|
The information below has been provided by these third parties.
|Name of the cookie||Name of the company||Functionality||Type of cookie ||More information about cookies|
|__atuvc||AddThis||This cookie is associated with the social networking widget AddThis, which is commonly integrated into websites to allow visitors to share content across a range of social networks. It stores an updated shared resources count.||Functional||More information|
|__atuvs||AddThis||This cookie is associated with the social networking widget AddThis, which is commonly integrated into websites to allow visitors to share content across a range of social networks. It stores an updated shared resources count.||Functional||More information|
|_ga||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, which is a significant update of Google's most commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to identify users by assigning a randomly generated number as a user ID. It is included in every webpage request on a website and it is used to collect visitors, sessions and campaigns data for website analysis reports.||Analysis||More information|
|_gat||This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to the documentation that is used to restrict the request rate, which limits data collection on high traffic sites.||Performance||More information|
|_gid||This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It’s a new cookie and, since spring 2017, there is no information available from Google. Apparently, it stores and updates a value for each visited webpage.||Performance||More information|
|_fpb||Used by Facebook to offer a range of advertising products, such as real-time offers from third-party advertisers.||Performance||More information|
Each time you enter our website, your Internet browser sends us certain usage data for technical reasons, which are stored in protocol files, known as log files. These usage data are the following: date and time of access to our website; name of the visited website; IP address of your computer or mobile device; website address from which you accessed our website; volume of data that was sent and name and version of your browser.
Analysing log files help us to improve our Internet products and make their access easier, to find and remove errors quickly, and to control server capabilities.
A plug-in is an app (or software) that connects to another app to add a new and usually very specific function.
Web beacons and embedded scripts
Web beacons, or web bugs, and embedded scripts are other technologies we use on the website, as well as in some of our emails and advertisements.
Web beacons (or tags) are code snippets that are included on the website, emails and advertisements to inform the company (or the companies that help us conduct our business) that such websites, emails or advertisements have been viewed or clicked on.
Embedded scripts are fragments of code that are included on the website to measure the use of these webpages, such as the links you click on. We use this information to improve the website and adapt it to the topics you are most likely to be interested in, as well as to conduct market research.
How do I disable cookies?
It is normally possible to disable browser cookies or cookies that have a specific purpose.
All modern browsers allow you to change cookie settings. These settings are usually found in "Options" or "Preferences" of your browser menu. You can also configure your browser or email account.
The following information will help the user to access the cookie configuration menu and, where appropriate, the private browsing in each of the main browsers:
Internet Explorer: Settings -> Privacy & Security. Click on "Learn more about Microsoft privacy" for more information.
Firefox: Options -> Privacy & Security. For more information, visit Mozilla Support or the browser’s help section.
Chrome: Settings -> Advanced -> Privacy and security. To learn more, visit Google Support or the browser’s help section.
Safari: Preferences -> Privacy. For more information, visit Apple Support or the browser’s help section.
Google Analytics cookies can be easily disabled using the add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.